Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

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  • Why is it important to promote employabilty within a sustainable development model of firms?

    Why is it important to promote  employabilty within a sustainable development  model of firms?
    05.04.2017 | Lisa Frigerio | Views: 913

    The Employability has become a key issue in our society where numerous factors, including the gap between the world of education and the workplace, the decline of the traditional career and the advent of boundaryless career, have replaced the emphasis on the responsibility of the individual to...

  • Commitment to Biking - towards a more sustainable mobility system

    Commitment to Biking - towards a more sustainable mobility system
    31.03.2017 | Fernanda Pinto Amorim | Views: 843

    Sustainable mobility has been gaining increasing prominence in Europe and Portugal, both by the impact of public investments in large cities (even in those characterized by a trend of little bicycle use) and by the recognition in public policies of their importance as a means of transport. ...

  • Can sandy beaches be the answer to a better energy storage?

    Can sandy beaches be the answer to a better energy storage?
    23.03.2017 | Alba Avarello | Views: 1091

    Coming from a Sicilian family, I know very well the heat of Sicilian sandy beaches. A memory of my childhood is the burning feet when walking on the sand: for going from your sunbed to the shore for a bit of freshness, you had to run very quickly. At the time, I never thought that the sand...

  • Environmental Responsibility in the Tourism Industry

    Environmental Responsibility in the Tourism Industry
    21.03.2017 | Boris Borchev | Views: 2594

    The travel and tourism sector has developed into an industry with a substantial economic impact.  It changes the world but not always for the better. In a book titled, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism , the American journalist Elizabeth Becker uncovers that what was...

  • The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport

    The Importance of Sustainable Innovation in Sport
    20.02.2017 | Boris Borchev | Views: 1280

    The purpose of this blog post is to address the challenge how sports can be engaged as an important channel to reach citizens and to inform them about society’s challenges related to environment and resource efficiency. Additionally, by providing information and setting an example by...

  • Environment education and sustainability in schools

    Environment education and sustainability in schools
    14.02.2017 | Minna Kaarakainen | Views: 1383

    Green flag – program is an international sustainable development program and recognition for schools and kindergartens. School or kindergarten that fulfills certain criteria is allowed to use ‘Green flag’ as a sign of their dedication and work in sustainable development....

  • Public engagement as one of the key dimensions of Resposible Research and Innovation

    Public engagement as one of the key dimensions of Resposible Research and Innovation
    02.02.2017 | Elisabeth Unterfrauner | Views: 774

    By Elisabeth Unterfrauner and ilse Marschalek (Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna)   Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) gained importance in the last years in the European Research Area as it has become one of the cross-cutting themes of the European Commission’s...

  • Europe's eyes on Earth

    Europe's eyes on Earth
    30.01.2017 | Guillermo Velasco | Views: 1051

    During the last decade Europe has undertaken substantial research efforts towards the development of Earth observation systems.The most important one has been the Global Monitoring for Environmental Security (GMES), which later on turned into the ongoing Copernicus programme. Copernicus...

  • Electronic Waste: Producers’ Responsibility?

    Electronic Waste: Producers’ Responsibility?
    17.01.2017 | Floridus Beck | Views: 22995

    Every year millions of tonnes of e-waste are produced worldwide. This number has always been growing since we started using electronic devices, but in the past decade the rise was higher than ever before. The relatively young segment of consumer electronics has surely added to the trend. But...

  • Understanding sustainable human resource management through corporate websites

    Understanding sustainable human resource management through corporate websites
    10.01.2017 | Silvia Strada | Views: 2652

    Many companies now advertise their commitment to sustainability. In order to strengthen their employer brand and improving their ability to attract and retain talents, companies make known to the public the actions taken for a sustainable management of human resources. But which arguments...

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