Stakeholders Trends and Insights

Engaging consumers through purpose

By Maggie Crespo Mijares, Project Executive- Somos Quiero/ Sustainable Brands Madrid When describing a consumer these are some of the key descriptions one can find: “Someone who can make the decision of purchase”, “A purchaser of a good or service” “an end user”… revised and reformulated, we would like to define the consumer as a human being […]

Hello Madrid, hello world!

 HELLO WORLD! We are pleased to announce that the third edition of Sustainable Brands in Spain will take place in Madrid on May 7th, 8th, 9th 2017. Join us to debate How to Activate your business purpose with sustainability led-innovation, generating scalable impact and profitability with our theme: We will make productive use of our […]

Roundtable: How to Become a Relevant brand for Millennials Now

Tuesday afternoon’s roundtable topic of discussion was How the Become a Relevant Brand for Millennials Now. The session began with moderator, Britt Hysen, giving the audience a brief overview of how to ‘define’ millennials. As founder and editor-in-chief of MiLLENiAL magazine, Britt has a unique perspective on the term. As social impact and sustainability are […]

How to embed circular economy thinking into a multinational’s culture now

Markus Laubscher, Director of Sustainability and Circular Economy of Philips, discussed with us ways of intervention that moves a multinational towards a circular economy thinking. Philips is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Markus told us the adoption of sustainable practices has been accelerating in the last 15 years in Philips. In 2003, the company had its first […]

Falling in Love with Solutions

Trust someone involved in innovation for a living to find a link between women’s rights, statistics, Darwin and sustainability. This was precisely what Giulio Quaggiotto, Senior Programme Manager in Innovation Skills, NESTA, did during his session. Quaggiotto started the session with a thought-provoking idea, challenging the audience try to solve a problem without defining it. […]

Living Life, Sustainably

Suthat Ronglong, Founder & CEO of Do in Thai Co. Ltd. opened his session with a heartfelt question: “as my life is not sustainable, I have a chance to ask… what is a sustainable life?” Born prematurely due to the presence of heavy metals in his body, Ronglong and his doctors continued to face questions […]

The Robots are Coming!

“I don’t want to work with humans” – anonymous robot Mention cognitive computing and artificial intelligence (A.I.), and what might come to mind are Hollywood movies featuring autonomous super intelligent killer robots that threaten mankind. Indeed, various prominent individuals such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Yuval Noah Harari, have all warned about the threats […]

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