On invitation by the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), ADFIAP participated in the conference on “The Future of Sustainable Products and Services” held on September 27-28, 2009 in Essen, Germany.
The international event, attended by about 200 participants from 30 countries, brought together key players from a variety of disciplines to further the understanding and to drive processes that are currently ongoing in the field of sustainable products and services.
Sustainable product and service design is becoming a new point of leverage for brands wishing to retain their competitive advantage in the coming years. Enterprises, policy makers and civil society players have already started to understand sustainable products and services as a framework for driving growth, increasing shareholder value, heightening stakeholder satisfaction and protecting and enhancing environmental and socioeconomic standards.
The CSCP www.scp-centre.org was ADFIAP’s partner-institution in the Associations’ environmental governance standards project from 2005 to 2007 that was funded through a grant under the European Commission’s EU-Asia Pro-Eco Programme. ADFIAP was represented by its Secretary General, Octavio B. Peralta, and its consulting unit. Mr. Peralta was one of the panelists during the closing session of the event. Ms. Corazon Conde and Mr. Alberto Reyno, represented the ADFIAP Consulting group.