October 20, 2009 : Monsanto Company participates in our conference

Mr. Michael Doane, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, Monsanto Company will participate in the Conference with the topic "Toward a Sustainable Agriculture".

Sustainable development comprises global stakes and issues that professionals from the agriculture industry strongly face. Leading player in the industry, Monsanto company focuses on innovative strategies and technologies that can help fostering a sustainable agriculture, able to answer tomorrow's challenges (meet the increasing food demand, preserve the resources, improve farmers and communities lives). Global agriculture must reliably increase productive potential to meet rapidly growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Increasing productivity and crop yields while operating within natural resource constraints, minimizing ecosystem impacts and maximizing ecosystem provisioning services is essential. Increasing agricultural productivity and the welfare of the world's farmers will create much needed economic development in farm households and communities. Monsanto Company proposes a strategy for the agriculture sector to accomplish these objectives, simultaneously, based on research and innovation, as well as enhanced partnerships among farmers, allied industry, NGOs and government. This strategy toward a more sustainable agriculture is discussed and methods to objectively measure progress are proposed.


October 19 , 2009 : Tomoo Machiba, OECD will participate in the Round Table

We are proud to announce that Mr. Tomoo Machiba, Senior Policy Analyst (Project Manager, Sustainable Manufacturing & Eco-innovation), Structural Policy Division (SPD), OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI). The topic of his presentation is: Eco-innovation as a key engine for green growth.

The presentation will provide key findings from the research and analysis carried out during the first phase of the OECD Project on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-innovation . Companies in OECD countries have been developing sustainable production practices to fulfil their corporate social responsibility, but progress falls far short of meeting the pressing global sustainability challenges. Eco-innovation will be a key driver of industry efforts to make more radical improvements in the post-Kyoto regime. It calls for faster introduction of breakthrough technologies and for more systemic application of available solutions, including non-technological ones. It also offers opportunities to involve new actors, develop new industries and increase competitiveness. Structural change in economies will be imperative in coming decades. Ministers of 34 countries at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting of June 2009 endorsed a mandate for the OECD to develop a Green Growth Strategy. In coming few years, the OECD will strive to more comprehensively understand the full cycle of eco-innovation processes and the role of innovation for green growth, following the completion of the OECD Innovation Strategy in 2010. More about OECD Innovation Strategy and Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-innovation Project

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October 15, 2009 : Rhodia becomes partner of MESD 2009

Rhodia is an international chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers' performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around six Enterprises, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, electronics, flavors and fragrances, health, personal and home care markets, consumer goods and industrial markets. The Group employs around 14,500 people worldwide and generated sales of €4.8 billion in 2008. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris .

For further details, please visit Rhodia institutional website


October 2, 2009 : ENSIC becomes partner of MESD 2009

Founded in 1887, The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC Nancy) trains highly skilled engineers in Chemical Engineering and Process Technology. ENSIC Nancy is one of the seven schools of the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), France's largest technological university.
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July 10, 2009 : Registration is now Open

Registration is now open for the Conference. Come join us as we explore Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations. It's the meeting of executives, sustainable development experts, government officials, and academics. We invite academics, research-oriented practitioners, experts, consultants and other professionals in the area of Sustainable Development, and encourage the participation of individuals whose role is to influence the future strategies used by their businesses. The Conference may be especially interesting for various representatives from multinational companies: Senior Executives in Sustainable Development, Resource Management, and/or Strategic Planning. This conference has also been designed to address the needs of Governmental and Legislative Bodies, the UN, and Non-Governmental Organizations.

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June 26, 2009 : Plenary Keynote Speaker


We are proud to announce that, John C. Crittenden, director of Georgia Tech's Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, has kindly accepted to give the keynote address "Understanding and Engineering the Complexity of Sustainable Urban Systems" to our conference plenary session.

John C. Crittenden, Ph.D., is an accomplished expert in waste management, pollution prevention and sustainable and environmental engineering. He joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Eminent Scholar in Sustainable Systems. He is also slated to fill the Hightower Chair in Sustainable Systems and serves as director of Georgia Tech's Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems.

June 19, 2009: Schneider Electric becomes partner of MESD 2009

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy™”.


February 20, 2009: Coca-Cola Entreprise becomes the main partner of MESD 2009

Coca-Cola Enterprises is the world's largest marketer, producer and distributor of Coca-Cola products. Coca-Cola Enterprises operate in 46 U.S. states and Canada, and are the exclusive Coca-Cola bottler for all of Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco and the Netherlands. Their sales represent 18 percent of The Coca-Cola Company's worldwide volume. Coca-Cola Entreprise is a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. It is the exclusive Coca-Cola bottler for continental France and the main French producer and distributor of non alcoholic beverages. Coca-Cola Entreprise has been committed to reducing the impact of its activity on the environment for years : reduce the quantity of water used to produce drinks by 10% before 2010; reduce the weight of packaging and to recycle 100% of factory waste; set goals to reduce our CO2 emissions by 5% before 2015. In France, Coca Cola Company invests in and sponsors local and national sports, cultural, and charitable events. All of their factories have ISO 9001 certification. Every day, in each of the 5 French factories, 6000 quality controls carried out on our products.


February 19, 2009: Xerox becomes partner of MESD 2009

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) is the world's leading document management technology and services enterprise. A $17.6 billion company, Xerox provides the document industry's broadest portfolio of offerings. The company's operations are guided by customer-focused and employee-centered core values - such as environmental sustainability, citizenship, diversity and quality - augmented by a passion for innovation, speed and adaptability.


February 17, 2009: AJE becomes partner of MESD 2009

American Journal Experts (AJE) provides professional language editing services to authors around the globe who wish to publish in scientific, technical, medical and humanities journals. AJE employs expert editors with post-graduate training in a wide variety of fields who will check your manuscripts not only for terminology and language specific to your field but also for proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, and phrasing. In addition, AJE's professional editors will make sure the text sounds natural and the sentences are well constructed. Visit their website for more information or to submit a document for their scientific editing service. As an attendee of the 2009 MESD Conference, you will receive a 15% discount off of your submission. Simply enter referral code 'MESD2009' to receive your discount. That, along with their 10% welcome coupon you receive while creating an account will bring your total discount amount to 25% off!


February 10, 2009: Inderscience publishers becomes partner of MESD 2009

Inderscience is a publisher of high quality peer-reviewed international journals and celebrates its 30th year of publishing in 2009. With over 260 published journals and almost 25,000 online papers, it is a major publisher, specializing in four main areas: science, engineering and technology; management and business administration; energy, environment and sustainable development; and computing, internet and IS/IT. It is also developing seven further areas: economics, accounting and finance; education, learning and HRD; healthcare and medical engineering; sport and leisure; public policy and administration; risk, security, safety and emergency management; and society and culture. Inderscience works with centres of excellence worldwide to identify and support leading-edge research.


February 3, 2009 : Plenary Keynote Speaker

We are proud to announce that Dr. Paul Shrivastava of Bucknell University will be the keynote speaker at the plenary session. The topic of his presentation is: Driving Sustainable Innovation.

Innovations that contribute to sustainability can be surprisingly easy to implement. They need not involve large budgets and cutting edge high technologies. To identify characteristics of sustainable innovations I will draw lessons from three case studies (Montreal Protocol implementation of CFC reduction, 3M Corp's Pollution Prevention Pays program, and Walmart's Truck Fleet Efficiency program). These characteristics include, specific pressure, systemic view of problem, simplicity in design, economic and ecological savings, and institutional space. I will present some ideas for driving sustainable innovation in organizations.



January 30, 2009: On-line submission of full papers is opened.

Two types of papers have to be submitted on-line: scientific and "Best Practices" papers. Submitted papers will be prescreened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness for the conference. A double-blind peer-review process will then be applied to ensure that evaluations are as high quality and error free as possible.
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