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Join us for the 10th Convergences World Forum

Join us for the Convergences World Forum and contribute to a “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” World!
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The 10th edition of the Convergences World ForumLet’s innovate for a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty world will take place on Spetember 4&5 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.


Italian Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23, 2017


Fino Mornasco, Italy, June 23rd, 2017: D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way at the end of its mission through a dedicated device, has been launched on Friday June 23rd, 2017, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India atop a PSLV rocket.

The satellite, built and operated by D-Orbit LLC, is the first in-orbit demonstration of D-Orbit Decommissioning Device (D3), a smart and independent propulsive system designed to decommission a satellite with a direct and controlled propulsive maneuver at the end of a space mission even if the main satellite has become unresponsive. The same technology can be scaled up to decommission spacecraft of up to 5 tons.

“This mission is a milestone in how we deal with the problem of space debris” said Luca Rossettini, D-Orbit founder and CEO. “We believe that everything that goes up should come down as soon as it served its purpose, and we want to provide a practical and affordable solution to enable this vision. Our dream is to have a D3 installed in every new satellite by 2025.”

The development of D-Sat is funded through a EU Horizon 2020 grant called “SME instrument”, under grant agreement No 711193 for D3 Project. The scientific part of the mission is partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter accessible from the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433487168/d-sat

D-Orbit LLC is an Italian space system company specialized in products and services to streamline commissioning and decommissioning of satellites and constellations, reducing system complexity and cost of operation, and increasing lifetime, reliability, and revenues.

For more information, check the mission website dsat.space.


For additional information and to schedule an interview with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!


Caterina Cazzola
Communication Office – Crowdfunding Campaign Manager
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Best Practice of the month with Mäder

MÄDER: Environment-friendly innovation

LogoMADER2015The group is a forerunner in the use of "clean" technologies and products. The group's activity has a strong impact on the environment: consumption of raw materials, use of sensitive products, emissions and emissions ...


Growth within : a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe

fondation EMAIn a circular economy, growth comes from ‘within’, by increasing the value derived from existing economic structures, products and materials. This major report quantifies the benefits for Europe – in terms of growth, household income, and environmental outcomes – of adopting a circular development path compared with our current linear one.

Incorporating in-depth analysis of three of Europe’s largest basic needs, mobility, food and the built environment, the report provides a vision of how the circular economy could look, and highlights wide-ranging implications for government and business leaders.

This report was sponsored by SUN (Stiftungsfonds für Umweltökonomie und Nachhaltigkeit) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment.

View the full report

Best Practice of the month with Plastic Banc


David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank is an entrepreneur of the circular economy with a triple bottom line (people, planet and profits). 

Discover the approach on Bipiz.org

Friday, September 19th : Workshop « Rebuilding Trust in Finance »

The 19th September in Brussels, CSR Europe and KPMG co-organise a workshop dedicated to the banking sector in Europe. The main theme about this workshop is to reflect on the « European Rebuilding Trust in Finance ».

Join this workshop, in order to:
  - Engage with the European Commission
  - Listen to presentations on responsible banking from expert speakers
  - Discuss challenges on rebuilding trust in finance with peers
  - Draw up a possible action plan for a European financial sector working group

For more information concerning the topics and the detailed agenda click here.

5th International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy


Manila, The Philippines, 15-18 October 2013



Circular Economy 100 Summit

Wednesday 19th June sees the largest ever gathering of thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the transition to a circular economy.

Members of the Circular Economy 100 programme will be joining together for the first CE100 Annual Summit at the Royal Institution, London, on Wednesday 19th June.

This series of talks and discussions will bring together recognised global thought leaders, academics, companies and practitioners to provide a global wrap-up of the most current thinking on key circular economy topics.


Colloque Fillières et Recyclages - 23 & 24 octobre 2012 (2)


Le World Forum Lille Institute co-organise la session Plénière d'Ouverture du colloque le :


Mardi 23 Octobre de 9h30 à 12h45

Paris 7ème - Maison de la Chimie

Animée par Jean-Michel LOBRY, Journaliste

Programme complet et inscription, cliquez-ici

  • 9 h 30 : 

Ouverture officielle du colloque

Delphine BATHO, Ministre de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie (Sous réserve de disponibilité)

Introduction aux travaux

François LOOS, Président, ADEME

Filières REP : point d’actualité, évolutions depuis 2010

Alain GELDRON, Chef du service filières REP et recyclage, ADEME

  • 10 h 15 : 

Économie circulaire : des enjeux pour le développement des territoires

La logique actuelle de notre économie de marché est principalement fondée sur un modèle linéaire de consommation des ressources, “extraire-fabriquer-jeter”. Malgré d’importants efforts pour développer le recyclage, les bilans réalisés au cours des dix dernières années sont unanimes : ce modèle n’est pas soutenable dans la durée. L’estimation de l’état des stocks naturels, notamment de nombreux métaux, laisse entrevoir une perspective d’épuisement à la fin de notre siècle.

Face à ce constat, l’appel en faveur d’une économie basée sur un nouveau modèle, l’économie circulaire, se fait de plus en plus pressant.

Qu’appelle-t-on “économie circulaire” ? Quels en sont les principes ? Quels sont ses atouts ? Quelles déclinaisons concrètes sur le terrain ? Autant de questions auxquelles les intervenants apporteront leur éclairage et leur retour d’expérience.

Table ronde avec la participation de :

Jocelyn BLÉRIOT, Directeur éditorial, Fondation Ellen MacArthur

Frédéric DELETOMBE, Directeur industriel, Groupe ELIS

Suren ERKMAN, Directeur, Institut de Politiques Territoriales et d’Environnement Humain (Suisse)

Alain GELDRON, Chef du service filières REP et recyclage, ADEME

Kurt GHIJSBRECHT, Président directeur général France, Groupe Van Gansewinkel

Véronique GUIRAUD, Chef de projet écologie industrielle, MACEO

Jean-Philippe HERMINE, Directeur du plan environnement, Groupe Renault

Grégory LANNOU, Coordinateur, Club d’Écologie Industrielle de l’Aube (CEIA)

Doris NICKLAUS, Chef du Bureau de l’évaluation des politiques des risques de l’eau et des déchets, Commissariat Général au Développement durable



Jean-Paul DELEVOYE, Président du Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental