The Centre for Sustianable Design has developed strategic partnerships in Europe, North America and Asia.

Action Sustainability CIC, UK

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Action Sustainability is a not for profit social enterprise aiming to continuously extend, lead and inspire sustainable procurement, by extending the boundaries of best practice. We provide consultancy, training, benchmarking, research, case studies and support. In addition, Action Sustainability were the lead technical authors of the world’s first standard for sustainable procurement, BS 8903: Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainability, launched in 2010, and so are perfectly placed to help you to apply the standard and embed sustainable procurement into your own organisation.

E-Square Inc, Japan

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E-Square Inc. is one of Japan’s leading sustainability consulting firms, providing strategic CSR/environmental consulting to more than 300 Japanese companies. E-Square Inc. provides solutions in the following five approaches to implement effective CSR/sustainability management=sustainable value creation leading to competitive superiority: Formulation of visions and strategies, Education and Training, Communications, Marketing, and Business Planning.

J P Kusz Ltd, US

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JohnPaul Kusz FIDSA is a founding member and later chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America,s ecodesign section, and the co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise in Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. JohnPaul currently advises organizations and businesses on strategies for a viable future, facilitating the making and remaking of innovative product, business, and system models that are intentionally designed to address the inherent risks of our current models while advancing a healthier environment, society and economy.

J. Ottman Consulting Inc, US

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J. Ottman Consulting Inc are New York based experts in green marketing and eco-innovation founded in 1989 by Jacquelyn Ottman, author, The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding (Greenleaf Publishing, 2011). With a focus on consumer products, they have advised over 60 of the Fortune 500, including 3M, Nike, IBM and Johnson & Johnson, and several eco-labelling programs including Energy Star, Green Seal and USDA Certified Biobased.

National Physical Laboratory, UK

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s national measurement institute and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. For more than a century NPL has developed and maintained the nation’s primary measurement standards. These standards underpin an infrastructure of traceability throughout the UK and the world that ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement.

Renmin University of China, China

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The School of Environment and Natural Resources was established in November of 2001. Its objective is to become a multi-disciplinary school in environmental protection and sustainable development incorporating economics, management and science. The School provides undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes, and has participated in a series of projects related to environmental issues and the electronics sector.

The ResponseAbility Alliance, UK/Kenya

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The ResponseAbility Alliance – founded by Gary Waterworth Owen in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit – is an alliance of ‘EcoVenturers’ – explorers and social / entrepreneurs – all committed to restoring water resources, improving food security, community based development, nature conservation, sustainable product design, eco tourism and responsible leadership that contributes to a more prosperous and equitable world. The inherent diversity of vision, creativity, passion and experience is what makes this alliance unique.

Technopolis Group, Belgium

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Technopolis Group offers practical policy advice and conducts advanced policy research in the fields of science, technology, innovation, higher education and social and economic development. The company has developed a strong track record and expertise in eco-innovation and sustainability aspects in science, technology and innovation. Since December 2009, Technopolis Group has coordinated the European Eco-Innovation Observatory, the flagship three-year project on eco-innovation analysis funded by the European Commission, DG Environment.

UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany

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The Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international non-profit organisation, born from the collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Our international team shares the vision of living in dignity and happiness based on shared values and within planetary limits. In order to realise our vision we bring together all stakeholders and facilitate creative dialogues in the process of designing sustainable practices. We conduct research and implementing projects promoting sustainable products, sustainable lifestyles and sustainable entrepreneurship. As think- and do-tank we assist policymakers, civil society organisations, retailers and businesses alike in sharing knowledge, understanding the latest trends and the implications for them, so that they can be instrumental in accelerating the shift towards a sustainable society.