Category: "Grow Sustainable"

Sustainability is the buzzword for the fashion industry in 2018

Sustainability is the hot new thing in the fashion world: circular economy, environmental responsibility, renewable energy and recycling are some of the sector’s latest buzzwords.
Increasingly, the fashion industry is abandoning appearance for substance.
At the heart of the sustainable movement is the acknowledgement that the situation within the fashion industry has strayed into the realms of the extreme.

The Milan of the future will be circular

From consumption to waste to new life. The heart of the circular economy is beating harder than ever.
This virtuous cycle – which centres on the reuse of discarded resources – is in the process of broadening its horizons.
So what’s the latest trend in the circular economy? To transform solid organic waste (SOW) into eco-chic design materials and green bricks for the construction projects of the future.
It is an ambitious dream – one that could soon become a reality in Milan.

The Greener, the Happier

“The objects we produce are beautiful because the hands creating them are happy”, Tiziana Terenzi

When I heard this quote for the first time, I was at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management, attending the Sustainable Luxury Academy event organized by the School in partnership with Mazars.
Representatives from the most important luxury companies gathered to discuss and to share their own formula to make their hands “happy”. For the sake of more sustainable — and beautiful — products.

The Circular Economy

“We are so bound by time. By its order… But now I’m not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life. Like the day they arrived.” –“Arrival”
When it comes to business, we can easily fall into the stereotype of a linear mindset, believing it all starts from getting the customers and ends with offering them the products or services they expect.

The second-hand market: a growing sector and a good business opportunity

The world of consumption has stopped consuming.
That’s according to the Osservatorio Second Hand Economy by Doxa, which identified significant growth in the second-hand market in 2016.
It is evidence of the gradual establishment of the circular economy, the virtuous business model oriented towards sustainability and responsibility, which promotes informed consumption and aims to increase the lifecycle of products.

Time to go circular: Circular Economy as a new industrial paradigm

Ever heard of Circular Economy? Read the interview with Professor Davide Chiaroni, Vice Director & Co-Founder of the Energy & Strategy Group at Politecnico di Milano, and learn more about one of the most important challenges of our time.

Circular economy: the winners at The Circulars 2017

The World Economic Forum in Davos – one of the most important business events on the planet – paid tribute to the sustainable, or rather, the circular economy at its latest meeting between 17 and 20 January 2017.

Buy less, buy better and boost your image: the Patagonia case

Buy less, buy better, extend the life of a product. It’s a wise, shareable, smart message. The author behind this message of responsibility, this call to be more aware of our personal consumption habits, is none other than a clothing brand. We’re referring to Patagonia, a company for whom sustainability has always guided their decision-making across production, raw materials and environmental policy.

Clean technology: 5 MIP students launch FoodMe, the app that’s all about sustainability and business in its purest form

Clean technology has for some years now been the focus of a contest open to the most promising business minds of tomorrow. Since 2009, the CleanTech Challenge has been taking place every year in London. The contest is sponsored and hosted by London Business School and University College London, with candidates having to propose their own clean technology business ideas.

CSR at the core of the MBA DAY

On 23 January, from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, MIP will be opening its doors and presenting the MBA world. Corporate Social Responsibility will be the strategic theme of the MBA Day, which will offer an outstanding opportunity to meet people and learn more about the matters at hand.

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