Business https://business-spirit.news/ en Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership </span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/innovative-circular-program-to-scale-up-under-new-leadership" data-a2a-title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " title="Innovative circular program to scale up under new leadership " class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/994.png?itok=uWrpI4Vh" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">System change specialist appointed to lead game-changing circular economy initiative in the UK.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2948 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2949 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The trial program of the re-use model ‘<a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">Re</a>’ that already saved over 4 million plastic bottles from landfills, has brought Doug Morwood system change specialist, to take the initiative to the next level as MD.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ukri.org/" target="_blank">UK Research and Innovation’s</a> (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has recently announced £3 million in funding to further develop ‘Re’ across the UK and save over 100 million bottles from landfills within the next three years.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2952 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2950 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/995.jpg" width="450" height="450" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Doug Morwood system change specialist, new MD for the &#039;Re&#039; circular economy program.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2951 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Newly appointed MD Morwood aims higher than expected and wants to ‘reduce single-use plastic on a grand scale.'</p> <p>“I am honoured to join the Re team and look forward to delivering a truly circular economy system for the UK.</p> <p>We must move beyond the linear system that results in so much waste, both in terms of materials and energy,” said Morwood on his appointment as Managing Director for the ‘Re’ program.</p> <p>The new MD aims to lead a data-driven change and engage various stakeholders in a ‘re-use revolution’ within and beyond the border of the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2954 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2953 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He believes that engaging small and big brands alongside retailers is critical in changing the current wasteful practices, and with 'Re' they ‘have to offer a compelling alternative to the current linear system that damages our environment so much.”</p> <p>Morwood adds:</p> <blockquote> <p>“Bringing businesses together to tackle the climate and waste crises is the only way we can solve the problem; collaboration is crucial."</p> </blockquote> <p>Customers can also easily join the movement by using the<a href="https://www.refill.org.uk/" target="_blank"> Refill App</a>, managed by the <a href="https://www.citytosea.org.uk/" target="_blank">City to Sea project</a>, showing users the nearest refill station and places to eat, drink, and shop using less plastic.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2955 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/996.png" width="600" height="600" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Advanced Refill Stations – interactive stations where customers can fill a ‘Re Smart Bottle’ with a product of their choice; Image: &#039;Re&#039; program</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2956 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Co-Founder of <a href="https://beautykitchen.co.uk/" target="_blank">Beauty Kitchen</a> and the ‘Re’ program, Jo-Anne Chidley, is excited about expanding the impact of this project and seeing the build-up of a team under the visionary leadership of Morwood.</p> <p>She emphasises that ‘this is an open initiative for all brands in the cosmetics, beauty and personal care industries’ and that they will support implementing the ‘Re’ system and help partners deliver change and ‘enter this ecosystem.’</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">HeadlineImage: <a href="https://returnrefillrepeat.com/" target="_blank">'Re' program</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Tue, 15 Mar 2022 08:18:25 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 225 at https://business-spirit.news How can freelancing bridge social inequalities? https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-freelancing-bridge-social-inequalities <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/how-can-freelancing-bridge-social-inequalities" data-a2a-title="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img 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field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/freelancing" hreflang="en">Freelancing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/tech-for-good" hreflang="en">Tech for Good</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?" title="How can freelancing bridge social inequalities?" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/990.png?itok=th-2Ooyq" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Leveraging digital technology, social innovator designed a platform that matches freelancers with purposeful organisations while offering decent work for people worldwide.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2933 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2934 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Geoffrey Hucker, Founder and CEO of the <a href="https://www.workforimpact.com/" target="_blank">Work for Impact</a> (WFI) freelance platform, wanted to design a solution that matches freelancers with impactful organisations with whom they share similar values.</p> <p>He developed a solution specifically for socially, environmentally responsible and non-profit organisa¬tions to source talent while offering decent work for people regardless of their social situation or location.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2937 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2935 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">From shock to action</p> <p>Hucker's passion for social change dates back to 2002 when he was dismayed to witness first-hand the disparity of wealth in Ethiopia. An airline pilot by trade, he always had an interest in Ethiopian history, and when he visited Addis Ababa, it was at the height of the HIV AIDS pandemic.</p> <p>He saw a beautiful country rich in history and culture, but he was shocked at the plight of the vulnerable street kids.</p> <p>“Through a series of events, I ended up in a small orphanage, the Kidane Mehret Chil¬dren's Home,” he recalls.</p> <p>“The kids there were the same age as my son at the time, probably 5 or 6, so I connected with them. I hung out and played soccer. When I went to leave, one of the kids said to me, ‘You white people come, but you never come back. Please come back’. So I came back a month later. What had happened was that some of the kids had passed away from AIDS.”</p> <p>Hucker remembers this as an eye-opening experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2936 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/991.png" width="327" height="547" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Geoffrey Hucker, Founder of Work for Impact online freelance platform</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2939"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2938 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“There I am flying around the world as an airline pilot and staying in 5-star hotels, thinking nothing of spending $20 on a meal and here are these beautiful kids who are dying because they didn’t have $20 for a month of medicine.</p> <p>It touched something really deep in my soul, and it led me on a journey. So I started working with the orphanage in Addis Ababa, which was run by Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2940 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>He wanted to do more and founded an organisation in 2007 called <a href="https://beyondtheorphanage.org/" target="_blank">Beyond the Orphanage</a>, which is based on a foster care/kinship model that looks at the children holistically and helps them become happy and well-educated adults. However, as it turned out, employment opportunities are often limited because of their location.</p> <blockquote> <p>Not to be defeated, Hucker wondered how he could level the playing field to ensure social and economic background would not determine the future of these bright young people.</p> </blockquote> <p>These experiences were the seeds to found the Work for Impact platform in April 2020.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2941 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">The power of remote freelancing to change lives</p> <p>The working landscape has changed irrevocably for employees and organisations since the Covid pandemic.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2944 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2942 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/992.png" width="1347" height="1025" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Work for Impact platform offers equality and empowerment to skilled professionals while improving unemployment issues and job readiness in low-income countries. Image: Getty Images</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2943 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Remote working is on the rise alongside the trend that socially and ethically responsible organisations are the first choice for many job-seekers.</p> <p>“We only work with for-purpose organisations. They need to adhere to the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit), be a social enterprise, BCorp or Not for Profit organisations, trying to do good for the world, not just making a profit.</p> <p>We connect them with on-demand talent passionate about working with for-purpose organisations.”</p> <p>The platform operates in a transparent and straightforward way to support its clients and freelancers.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2945 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>“Just because you were born in a remote part of Ethiopia does not mean that you are not talented in coding, designing or writing. And if you are based in Africa, you can still work for an Irish business or a company in New York.</p> </blockquote> <p>In many cases, it may only mean you haven’t had the opportunities.”</p> <p>Aside from the charitable, ethical and socially responsible work practices, there are other advantages to using this platform, like having access to a global talent pool that you can scale up or down very quickly as required.</p> <p>“We have talent in 170 countries, and we use time zones to work to our benefit and also different price points. We give 6% of our revenue to our charity partners, and we also give back through our Pathways in-house program,” Hucker explains.</p> <p>This initiative is based on the premise that the future of work doesn’t require a conventional career path or even physical presence at a specific workplace. Instead, it focuses on the skills and experiences to perform a role.</p> <p>Giving hope and creating opportunities for young people in developing countries has been the driving force behind Hucker's work for the last twenty years.</p> <p>Through his dedication, hard work and support from his team, he has changed the lives of many children, providing safe homes, education and a future that previously would have been only a dream.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://www.istockphoto.com/" target="_blank">Getty Images</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2947"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2946 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Read the full interview with more insights in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/winter-2021-22-edition" target="_blank">Winter 2021/22 issue</a> of the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine </a>&gt;&gt;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. March</div> Mon, 14 Mar 2022 10:47:00 +0000 Sinead Connolly 224 at https://business-spirit.news Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis https://business-spirit.news/news/business-guide-to-address-the-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/business-guide-to-address-the-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis" data-a2a-title="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis" title="Business guide to address the Ukraine humanitarian crisis" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/983.jpg?itok=wE5ojtdp" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) appeals to the private sector to help people affected by the Russian military offensive in Ukraine.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2905 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2906 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The UN <a href="https://www.unocha.org/" target="_blank">Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)</a> has launched a Business Guide document as part of their humanitarian response to the military offensive in Ukraine.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.connectingbusiness.org/publications/ocha-business-guide-ukraine-humanitarian-crisis" target="_blank">OCHA Business Guide</a> refers to the need for immediate action, stating that “the intense military escalation has resulted in loss of life, injuries and mass movement of the civilian population throughout Ukraine and to neighbouring countries, as well as severe destruction and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential housing”.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2909 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2907 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/984.png" width="426" height="395" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">OCHA Business Guide: Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis, Image: OCHA</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2908 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>OCHA appeals to corporates and enterprises to join forces with their humanitarian projects to provide financial support and assistance for the most vulnerable people in regions affected by the war.</p> <p>One of the five highlighted actions is joining the <a href="https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/Ukraine%20Flash%20Appeal%202022.pdf" target="_blank">Ukraine Flash Appeal</a> that runs for a duration of three months, from March to May 2022.</p> <p>The goal is to raise US$1.1 billion that would be required to help more than 6 million people impacted by the drastic Russian Federation military attacks started on 24 February 2022.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2910 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Other options to express support included in the brief are making financial and in-kind contribution, advocating and making a commercial offer.</p> <p>The organisation asks that financial contributions be made through the <a href="https://crisisrelief.un.org/ukraine-crisis" target="_blank">UN Ukraine Humanitarian Fund </a>(UHF).</p> <p>The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates humanitarian action to ensure that crisis-affected people receive assistance and protection.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:11px">Headline image: Annie Spratt on <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/gq5PECP8pHE" target="_blank">Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean 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March</div> Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:04:02 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 220 at https://business-spirit.news Changemaker pop quiz with Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert https://business-spirit.news/news/changemaker-pop-quiz-with-vojtech-vosecky-circular-economy-expert <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Changemaker pop quiz with Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/changemaker-pop-quiz-with-vojtech-vosecky-circular-economy-expert" data-a2a-title="Changemaker pop quiz with Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/changemaker" hreflang="en">Changemaker</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/interview" hreflang="en">Interview</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Changemaker pop quiz with Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert" title="Changemaker pop quiz with Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/978.jpg?itok=oztDprax" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Thoughts on transforming cities, mindsets and making change happen on the field to mainstream Circular Economy.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2888 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2889 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Changemaker Profile</p> <p><strong>Name:</strong> Vojtěch Vosecký</p> <p><strong>Field of work:</strong> Circular Economy</p> <p><strong>Roles:</strong> Associate at <a href="https://www.circle-economy.com/" target="_blank">Circle Economy</a>; Chairman of the Circular Economy Steering Committee at the City of Prague; Co-founder of Institute of Circular Economy</p> <hr /> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2890 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Personal motivation</p> <p>I have always been shocked by how wasteful our society is.</p> <p>I have also wondered how we can have a good quality of life without ruining our planet. We will be 10 billion people in the next 30 years, and we are already seeing the extreme impacts our society has on the local and global ecosystems. I think that a circular economy is one of the essential tools to solve climate change. Back then, when I was still studying, I had this lightbulb moment when I realised that I would spend the rest of my life working with the concept.</p> <p class="font-subtitle">Experiencing change</p> <p>Ten or even five years ago, the Circular Economy was a niche concept. Many people on a corporate or governmental level have never heard about it, not to mention average citizens. We have spent a lot of time explaining the concept, the benefits and the needs.</p> <p>Today, the discussion is very different.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2893 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2891 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Circular Economy is becoming mainstream, and there is tremendous momentum, myriad of solutions, startups, local and governmental initiatives, or jobs opening for circular economy specialists.</p> <blockquote> <p>It is hard to point a finger on why it has changed, but I think that the EU had a lot to do with its <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/environment/strategy/circular-economy-action-plan_en" target="_blank">Circular Economy Action Plans </a>and directives that followed.</p> </blockquote> <p>This has set a new and very attractive vision for the whole continent. As the concept matured, it was as if both the business and environmental movements got a new source of inspiration that was appealing from both perspectives. I think a lot of people feel like this has been missing in the debate around climate change.</p> <p>And of course, as the discussion about climate change also advanced, and Circular Economy successfully piggybacked on the whole movement.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2892 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/979.jpg" width="2177" height="3000" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Vojtěch Vosecký, Circular Economy expert</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2894 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">What is missing?</p> <p>Circular Economy is definitely not the new business as usual yet - maybe in sustainability departments of cities, governments and companies, but not in your average local food store. Buckminster Fuller once said that to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. We still have a long way to go before we make the linear Economy obsolete. Still, we are starting to see a number of disruptive changes, especially in the mobility and retail sectors.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2896"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2895 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>It sounds like a cliché, but regulation needs to keep up with the latest trends. It is hard to create products and services that are more durable, repairable, recyclable, and at a competitive price.</p> <p>Linear Economy is still thriving because we were not able to properly account for negative externalities, such as carbon footprint, material toxicity, or the social aspects of global supply chains.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2897 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">Biggest hope</p> <p>I hope the Circular Economy movement will manage to redefine the discussion about purpose and growth and start producing and promoting inherently sustainable solutions.</p> <blockquote> <p>But I am also concerned that the Circular Economy community is avoiding the inconvenient truth about unsustainable consumption.</p> </blockquote> <p>We keep promoting countries like Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands as sustainability pioneers, yet if everyone lived like Denmark, we would need five planets to sustain our needs.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2898 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="font-subtitle">What inspires you?</p> <p>I love the stories that keep popping up on a city level. For example, in Prague, we have made tremendous progress. I'm passionate about transforming the city of Prague to become a genuine inspiration for adopting Circular Economy principles.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2901 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2899 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/980.jpg" width="1008" height="567" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">One of the projects Vosecký is passionate about is transforming the city of Prague to become a leading exampe of adopting Circular Economy. Image: Unsplash</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2900 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>My favourite story is about the food systems. Food waste prevention campaigns and collection schemes enable us to put valuable nutrients back to the farms in and around Prague. Waste collection trucks can run on the bioCNG, which we will produce from digesting the biomass collected in the city. Farmers now have to abide by eco-certified principles while managing the 500 hectares owned by the town. We have seen a positive spike in biodiversity, amongst other indicators.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2902 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Schools are starting to procure locally sourced and sustainably produced food for children, combined with awareness-raising campaigns. The number of urban farms is also increasing. And it is all part of the same story – closing the biomass loop on a local level.</p> <p class="font-subtitle">Plans for the future</p> <p>I want to keep doing what I am doing: Helping Prague be a regional leader in Circular Economy, advocating for the concept in various venues while supporting the Nordics in becoming a true leader in Circular Economy together with Circle Economy.</p> <p>But the distant plan would be to keep my eyes open for a truly disruptive and scalable circular economy solution available to the whole world. Once I find the right people with the same ideas, I will get to work with the same passion as always.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2904"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2903 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Read the full interview with more insights in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/winter-2021-22-edition" target="_blank">Winter 2021/22 issue </a>of the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine &gt;&gt;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. February</div> Tue, 08 Feb 2022 12:12:01 +0000 Anonymous 219 at https://business-spirit.news New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy https://business-spirit.news/news/new-program-preparing-dublin-based-businesses-for-rapidly-growing-green-economy <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-program-preparing-dublin-based-businesses-for-rapidly-growing-green-economy" data-a2a-title="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy" title="New program preparing Dublin-based businesses for rapidly growing Green Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/971.jpg?itok=T4RwJdJ4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Micro and small enterprises in Dublin can join a new Circular Economy training program to become more sustainable and unlock business potential.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2871 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2872 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="http://modos.ie/" target="_blank">MODOS Circular Economy</a> training and mentoring program provides practical knowledge and networking opportunities to SMEs in the Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown areas in March and April 2022.</p> <p>With business trends shifting rapidly towards sustainability, it is inevitable for all shapes and sizes of enterprises to take up this challenge and turn it into an opportunity for innovation and growth.</p> <p>The four interactive online training modules are designed to help embed sustainability into business strategy efficiently and effectively while fostering innovation and profitability.</p> <p>Up to twenty participants per program will learn from highly renowned experts about Circular Economy, carbon management, resource efficiency, supply chain sustainability, and engagement.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2874"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2873 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“MODOS helped me to apply circular economy principles in my business. I was able to appraise in real terms how small changes in processes can yield big results (and higher margins). Completing the <a href="https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Training-Events/Management-Development/Modos-Circular-Economy-Dublin-Training-Programme-2022.html" target="_blank">MODOS program</a> was an important step in working towards the goal of carbon neutrality for my company,” says John Burke from Burke’s of Rathnew <a href="https://homevalue.ie/" target="_blank">Homevalue</a> business about his experience of the training.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2875 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Besides the learning sessions, enterprises can benefit from networking, mentoring and an opportunity to promote their sustainability credentials.</p> <p>Free to join online information sessions will be held on 2nd and 3rd February 2022, where businesses can learn more insights.</p> <p>The program is designed for businesses active in all sectors who have been trading for a minimum of 6 months, with 1 to 250 employees.</p> <p>Kate Purcell from Green Aware, who participated in a previous MODOS training, said that</p> <blockquote> <p>’the information and guidance provided during MODOS were instantly practical’ and that ’the course resources are relevant to every organisation, no matter where they are on their sustainability journey.’</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.dublincity.ie/business" target="_blank">Dublin City Council</a> and <a href="https://www.dlrcoco.ie/" target="_blank">Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council </a>brought the program to life in response to the challenges facing micro and small enterprises in building their capacity and understanding of Green Business and the Circular Economy.</p> <p>With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the cost of the programme is subsidised, making the course more accessible.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline Image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/VtKoSy_XzNU" target="_blank">LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. January</div> Fri, 28 Jan 2022 12:51:15 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 216 at https://business-spirit.news Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users https://business-spirit.news/news/dating-app-for-vegans-and-vegetarians-breaks-record-with-over-half-a-million-users <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/dating-app-for-vegans-and-vegetarians-breaks-record-with-over-half-a-million-users" data-a2a-title="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/vegetarian" hreflang="en">Vegetarian</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/plant-based-diet" hreflang="en">Plant-based diet</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/application" hreflang="en">Application</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/digital-technology" hreflang="en">Digital technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users" title="Dating app for vegans and vegetarians breaks record with over half a million users" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/962.jpg?itok=dQCzchW6" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Specialised dating app taps into growing plant-based diet trends to reach over two million pair matching.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2846 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2845 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.veggly.net/" target="_blank">Veggly</a>, a global dating app designed for vegans and vegetarians, has revealed that they doubled in size since late 2020, reaching over 500,000 users worldwide.</p> <p>The unique matchmaking platform was created to help people prefer a plant-based diet to find love or simply connect with like-minded peers.</p> <p>Commenting on the new user milestone, Founder of Veggly, Alex Felipelli, said: “It is the best time in history to be a vegan looking for love!”</p> <p>Felipelli believes that one of the reasons behind their success is the continued global growth of veganism.</p> <blockquote> <p>“So many of us want to be with someone who shares the same love for animals, so it’s no surprise we have hit the 500,000 user mark so quickly!”</p> </blockquote> <p>he adds.</p> <p>Veggly is set to continue its rapid growth and launched an enhanced 2.0 version with many extra features to make the matchmaking process even more effective and fun.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2849 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--25-75"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2847 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/963.png" width="432" height="751" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Veggly, a global dating app designed for vegans and vegetarians; Image: Veggly</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2848 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The new version will offer users a cleaner and smoother experience with fresh visuals while maintaining the familiar style of the app.</p> <p>The new range of improvements is based on user feedback from around the world and includes new customisation settings to enhance further the app's ability to find the best match.</p> <p>They also re-launched a new series of blog posts sharing heart-warming success stories of couples who met on the app.</p> <p>One of the stories is about a Brazilian couple who <a href="https://www.veggly.net/brazilian-couple-welcomes-first-baby-after-meeting-on-veggly/" target="_blank">welcomed their first baby</a> thanks to the match made on the platform.</p> <p>Thanks to their active volunteer base, the app has been made available in Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Danish and Polish, with many more languages on the way.</p> <p>At present, this is the only vegan and vegetarian dating app available on mainstream digital stores.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2850 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/@ba-tik?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Ba Tik</a> from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-in-gray-tank-top-holding-white-ceramic-mug-3754293/?utm_content=attributionCopyText&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pexels">Pexels</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. December</div> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 17:28:59 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 213 at https://business-spirit.news Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/early-stage-startups-in-berlin-can-apply-for-business-award" data-a2a-title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/berlin" hreflang="en">Berlin</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/award" hreflang="en">Award</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/awards" hreflang="en">Awards</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/start-up" hreflang="en">Start-up</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/berlin" hreflang="en">Berlin</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" title="Early-stage startups in Berlin can apply for business award" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/915.jpg?itok=XrHmXAKp" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Berlin Newcomer Startup Award is open for business ideas that are not yet on the market.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2793 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2794 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The<a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank"> Berlin Newcomer Startup Award 2021</a>, managed by <a href="https://singabusinesslab.de/" target="_blank">Singa Business Lab</a>, is looking for newcomers with great business ideas who are not yet on the market.</p> <p>Early-stage businesses that are on the verge of turning their concept into reality, but who may still be lacking capital, contacts or advice can apply for the award to receive support and get recognised.</p> <p>With digital event formats ranging from Q&amp;A sessions and networking events to the pitches at the award show, organisers want to enable more people to get involved.</p> <p>The winner of the award can access up to 10.000€ seed capital, and additional coaching budgets, while the amount of seed capital in total is 27.500€ to be split between finalists.</p> <p>Besides finalist projects get to enjoy more visibility and opportunities for networking and co-creation sessions.</p> <p>Applications can be <a href="https://newcomeraward.de/" target="_blank">submitted online</a> by the end of <strong>2nd November</strong>.</p> <p>Eligibility criteria to apply for the Berlin Newcomer Startup Award:</p> <ul> <li>Live in Berlin, Germany.</li> <li>Moved to Germany within the last 8 years, i.e. in 2013 or later.</li> <li>The applicant has the nationality of one of the countries from the DAC List of ODA Recipients.</li> <li>Aged over 18 years.</li> </ul> <p>The six finalists preselected by the jury will be presented on the award's website for 2 weeks where public can vote on their favorite project.</p> <p>Winner of the public voting will we rewarded with an extra prize of 5.000€ and 2.500€ additional budget for coaching and consulting.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. November</div> Tue, 02 Nov 2021 11:11:00 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 209 at https://business-spirit.news New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/new-action-plan-urges-finance-sector-to-scale-nature-based-investments" data-a2a-title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/nature-based-solutions" hreflang="en">Nature-based Solutions</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact-investing" hreflang="en">Impact investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/investing" hreflang="en">Investing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/natural-capital" hreflang="en">Natural Capital</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" title="New action plan urges finance sector to scale nature-based investments" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/906.jpg?itok=N4ksLV0A" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ was launched to call upon investors to embrace natural capital solutions at scale to address climate challenges.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2763 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2764 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A natural capital investment firm, <a href="https://cultivo.land/" target="_blank">Cultivo </a>launched a ‘Triple Crisis Action plan’ to call upon financial institutions, corporate investors and private capital to address the triple planetary crisis of global warming, biodiversity loss, and water stress.</p> <p>With this 5-step action plan, Cultivo wants to help unlock investment opportunities in nature at scale to address these emerging global threats.</p> <p>The company promotes the approach that natural capital is an emerging asset class that values the natural world.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2767 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2766 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In their opinion, this economic strategy makes it clear why a tree is worth more alive than dead.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The triple crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and water stress are interconnected, and we must address them together and with urgency.</p> </blockquote> <p>High-quality nature-based solutions can tackle these triple crises, and we need to unlock investment in nature at scale and at speed.</p> <p>It is critical we take a holistic approach when it comes to investing in nature,” says Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, on why they created the action plan.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2765 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/907.jpg" width="357" height="404" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Dr Manuel Piñuela, Co-Founder and CEO of Cultivo, Image: Cultivo</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2768 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>In the light of the latest alarming <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/" target="_blank">IPCC report</a> (Sixth Assessment Report), Dr Pinuela and his team felt the need to activate the finance sector and mobilise more private capital in investing in nature-based solutions.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.ipcc.ch/" target="_blank">Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change</a> (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change.</p> <p>It provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies since 1988.</p> <p>The recent IPCC report provides new estimates of the chances of crossing the global warming level of 1.5°C in the following decades and finds that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2771 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2769 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/908.png" width="612" height="792" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">IPCC-2021 report, The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers, Image: IPCC</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2770 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Dr Piñuela adds: “We hope that the hard-hitting nature of this year’s IPCC report helps galvanise us all into action and gives private financial institutions and corporations across the world the motivation to work with us and adopt the plan we are launching today.”</p> <p>According to Cultivo, research shows that by 2050, total investment needs for nature-based solutions will amount to USD 8.4 trillion cumulatively, reaching over USD 536 billion per year, four times the amount invested today.</p> <p>Currently, only 14% of finance for nature-based solutions comes from private capital.</p> <p>Therefore, scaling investment from private capital companies is essential to fill the trillions of dollars of financing needed.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2772 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>To bridge this gap, Cultivo is proposing a 5-step action plan for investors and private capital:</p> <ol> <li>Offer nature as an attractive asset for investment</li> <li>Use technology to reduce transaction costs and create market efficiencies</li> <li>Take a holistic approach</li> <li>Measure the right attributes, and choose the right standards</li> <li>Make data transparent</li> </ol> <p>One example of Cultivo’s Action Plan at work can be seen in Northern Mexico, where they are working with landowners to restore degraded land using Sustainable Grasslands Management.</p> <p>The project will reintroduce bison to the area, which is a step towards restoring the region to pre-human levels of biodiversity.</p> <p>The region acts as an international biodiversity corridor that serves as a habitat to species, such as an endemic subspecies of black bears, puma, wildcat, coyote, etc.</p> <p>Of the animals, 63 of these species are under some risk category, out of which 8 are endangered species.</p> <p>The restoration of grasslands will also generate certified carbon credits and means the project aligns to SDG goals related to Life on Land and Climate Action.</p> <p>Dr Piñuela and his team work passionately to prove that investing in natural capital can generate healthy financial returns for investors, nature and society.</p> <p>They use proprietary algorithms and technologies to find high-quality nature-based projects and then packages them into investment products targeted at financial institutions.</p> <p>Offsets generated by these projects are then sold, providing returns to investors and a long-term reliable income to landowners and local communities.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/tGTVxeOr_Rs" target="_blank">niko photos on Unsplash</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field 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October</div> Fri, 08 Oct 2021 15:01:33 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 206 at https://business-spirit.news A week dedicated to celebrating and promoting Circular Economy across Europe https://business-spirit.news/news/a-week-dedicated-to-celebrating-and-promoting-circular-economy-across-europe <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>A week dedicated to celebrating and promoting Circular Economy across Europe</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/a-week-dedicated-to-celebrating-and-promoting-circular-economy-across-europe" data-a2a-title="A week dedicated to celebrating and promoting Circular Economy across Europe"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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hreflang="en">Sustainable Development Goals</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/collaboration" hreflang="en">Collaboration</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/conference" hreflang="en">Conference</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="A week dedicated to celebrating and promoting Circular Economy across Europe" title="A week dedicated to celebrating and promoting Circular Economy across Europe" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/824.jpg?itok=a-YAPAg4" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Series of events will be held as part of the fourth Circular Week, an international congress promoting sustainable solutions and Circular Economy.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2586 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2587 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The fourth edition of the <a href="https://circularweek.org/en/" target="_blank">Circular Week </a>will be held 11-17 October 2021 to raise awareness and bring together stakeholders from the field of sustainable development and circular economy.</p> <p>This year's congress will be held under the motto "Together for a sustainable future".</p> <p>It will include a series of expert panels, webinars, workshops and networking sessions where representatives of businesses, start-ups, think tanks, and public administration can learn and connect.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2590 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2588 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>“Last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Circular Week was attended by over 3,500 people from around the world.</p> <p>We organized 56 events in cooperation with 17 countries - says Agnieszka Sznyk, president of the Board of the Institute for Innovation and Responsible Development <a href="https://innowo.org/en" target="_blank">INNOWO</a>, lead organizer of the Circular Week.</p> <p>This year's edition will focus on solutions addressing critical challenges of the modern economy, like extended producer responsibility, building circular cities, wise food management, development of bioeconomy, sustainable production in the fashion industry, and changes in the plastics industry.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2589 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/825.jpg" width="635" height="507" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Agnieszka Sznyk, president of the Board of the Institute for Innovation and Responsible Development INNOWO</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2591 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>During Circular Week 2021, daily thematic sessions are also planned for business representatives, such as Business Circular Matchmaking Sessions, devoted to circular industry issues, including textiles and food waste or sustainable agriculture and industry.</p> <p>“Climate change, which we not only hear about in the media but also experience more and more often, requires decisive action.</p> <blockquote> <p>Circular Week is an opportunity to exchange knowledge necessary for activities for the benefit of our planet,”</p> </blockquote> <p>comments Cezary Ludwikowski from the National Centre of Climate Change, one of the partners of the Circular Week 2021.</p> <p>Over 30 institutions, companies and start-ups, and embassies of European countries have been already joined as partners.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2593"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2592 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Partner organizations that want to <a href="https://circularweek.org/en/" target="_blank">get involved with the Circular Week</a> can still submit their projects and events to be listed and promoted as part of the agenda.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2594 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Szynk adds: “This year we will be joined by partners from Scandinavia, Canada and Israel, which is why we focus even more on the topics of innovation that can be implemented and scaled to all markets.</p> <p>I am pleased with the growing interest in the congress, which proves the growing need for implementing circular economy solutions.”</p> <p>As every year, the Mazovia Circular Congress will be one of the highlights of the Circular Week 2021, which will take place on October 15 in Warsaw, Poland.</p> <p>The week-long event is organized in partnership with the<a href="https://circulareconomy.europa.eu/platform/" target="_blank"> European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform</a>, an EU organization associating Circular Economy stakeholders from the European Union.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://circularweek.org/en/" target="_blank">Circular Week</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. August</div> Thu, 19 Aug 2021 15:22:19 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 189 at https://business-spirit.news Choosing a sustainable lifestyle becomes easier for people living in Galway https://business-spirit.news/news/choosing-a-sustainable-lifestyle-becomes-easier-for-people-living-in-galway <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Choosing a sustainable lifestyle becomes easier for people living in Galway</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/choosing-a-sustainable-lifestyle-becomes-easier-for-people-living-in-galway" data-a2a-title="Choosing a sustainable lifestyle becomes easier for people living in Galway"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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lifestyle</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/business" hreflang="en">Business</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Choosing a sustainable lifestyle becomes easier for people living in Galway" title="Choosing a sustainable lifestyle becomes easier for people living in Galway" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/718.jpg?itok=jhD4xx-M" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Family-run supermarket chain Joyce’s Supermarket starts a new collaboration with minimal waste store, reuzi, to bring sustainable products to their customers.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2168 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2169 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Over 100 sustainability items, from shampoo bars to reusable cups, will now be available at <a href="http://joycesupermarket.ie/default.html" target="_blank">Joyce’s Supermarket</a> Knocknacarra store in Galway, Ireland, as part of a new partnership with sustainable lifestyle shop, <a href="https://reuzi.ie/" target="_blank">reuzi</a>.</p> <p>Besides the great variety of product range, there will be community-led programmes, custom sustainable setups with information and facts about sustainability.</p> <p>This unique collaboration is the first time for these independent Irish businesses to join forces with the aim to make it easier for customers to choose sustainable alternatives on a larger scale.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2172 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2170 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/710.jpg" width="570" height="380" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Hundreds of sustainable products became available at Joyce&#039;s Supermarkets in Galway, Ireland</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2171 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Joyce’s Supermarket has been planning to bring more eco-friendly and sustainable choices for their customer over the last couple of years.</p> <p>"Partnering with reuzi has allowed us to stock over 100 new sustainable products and also tap into the fantastic knowledge of Pat Kane and her team, learning more about what contribution we can make to the environmental cause but also using our platform to help educate the community in which we operate.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2173 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>We are just starting on our journey but are excited to see what difference we can all make,"</p> </blockquote> <p>says Aisling Joyce, Operations Director of Joyce’s Supermarket.</p> <p>The Dublin-based minimal waste store, reuzi, founded by Pat Kane sustainability educator, writer and speaker, aims to spread the word about sustainability while promoting ethically sourced, eco-friendly products to enable change.</p> <p>Kane highlights the advantages of this special cooperation:</p> <blockquote> <p>“At reuzi, we believe sustainable living should be straightforward and accessible, and our friends at Joyce's agreed with us.</p> </blockquote> <p>As an independently owned and operated Irish business, we are truly delighted to be joining forces with the team at Joyce's to bring Galway and surroundings the best of sustainable living.</p> <p>We’re proud to say this partnership is grounded in our shared values of sustainability.”</p> <p>Providing quality fresh food with a friendly and personal service to local communities and surrounding areas at nine locations in Galway have made Joyce's Supermarket well-known in the area.</p> <p>With this initiative, the family-run retail chain can become a trailblazer in promoting sustainability while supporting locally made natural products.</p> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Images: reuzi</span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. July</div> Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:57:21 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 159 at https://business-spirit.news