The Centre for Sustainable Design® : Sustainable Innovation series of conferences

The Centre for Sustainable Design®

The Centre for Sustainable Design® (CfSD) organizes the internationally recognized ‘Sustainable Innovation’ series of conferences, which is in its 20th year (2015) and has attracted more than 2,000 delegates from over 50 countries. Borderstep is regularly involved in the Sustainable Innovation series of conferences by serving on the review board, chairing sessions and giving keynote speeches.

CfSD has organized and co-organized conferences in Europe, North America and Asia covering sustainable innovation and product sustainability. In addition, events have been organized with partners on new or emerging issues, e.g. major European and Asian conferences on sustainable consumption & production (SCP), eco-design and product-service-systems (PSS).

CfSD has also set up and facilitated a range of expert workshops related to sustainable innovation and product sustainability with a particular focus on green electronics, packaging, marketing, corporate social responsibility (CSR), electronic reporting, “producer responsibility” legislation and product policy.

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