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PUNE: Leaders of Sustainability joint together as Pune-headquartered Treeni Sustainability Solutions presents its first edition of Sustainability for Breakfast focused on circular economy.
Sustainability for Breakfast, powered by Treeni Sustainability Solutions, is an initiative to get experts and decision makers in the domain of sustainability together to drive change and build a community of change-makers. The first of its kind initiative is centered on discussing the emerging trends in Sustainability for reimagining the way businesses are run today. The event was an opportunity to connect, converse & conceptualize new ideas that will help sustainability leaders to further their agendas in their respective organizations.
The first edition of the platform took place at MCCIA, Pune, with a focus on Circular Economy along with industry professionals and with an intent to provide methodologies and tools to drive the circular economy concepts within the respective organizations.
Dr. Sunita Purushottam, Head of Consulting at Treeni Sustainability Solutions said, “It is important to discuss the concept of circular economy wherein the thrust is to move away from the linear model (Take, Make, Dump) and move towards a more sustainable processes and cycles that mimic how nature works. Circular models identify new ways of doing business while reducing resource consumption.”
“It is heartening to note that there exists an intention to explore the opportunity circularization offers; however as with any new “concept” industry is wary of it. To understand what is circular economy, companies need to look at two key indicators – materials procured and wastes generated. Then identifying how one can drastically reduce its resource consumption by reconsidering its design, processes, reuse and repurpose. I am glad that we were able to have a detailed discussion on this concept.”, further added.
Peter D Souza, Lead – Environment Management, Tata Motors who actively participated in the meeting said, “The concept of ‘Circularity’ is the natural conclusion to the debate on sustainable growth of industrial societies. The current approach of dealing with ‘end-of-pipe’ wastes will eventually overload the carrying capacity of ecosystems and hence, businesses will have to re-design their processes around the principles of a circular economy. Several examples of ‘Circularity’ already exist which have created ecological and social value while creating new profit centers for business. Sustainable organizations are targeting this ‘win-win’ situation and working towards achieving it.”
The meeting was attended by corporate leaders from the sustainability domain from various companies including Whirlpool, Tata Motors, Mahindra CIE, Mahindra Sanyo, Sterlite, Inora, to name a few.
During the meeting the discussion revolved around how businesses need to progress from linear to circular models. The role of technology solutions enabling circularity was discussed. Key areas where companies can initiate steps for circularization along their value chain was discussed and how these aspects contribute to job creation and societal value were discussed in detail. Treeni looks to continue its flagship series Sustainability for Breakfast on a regular basis to discuss leadership commitment, strategic thinking and reassessment of business models related to sustainability.
Treeni is a software product company created by sustainability practitioners and technology experts. At Treeni’s core is the ‘Resustain’ platform that offers integrated data management and analytics focused on enterprise sustainability.
Sustainability for Breakfast: An initiative by Treeni Sustainability Solutions to discuss, debate and innovate on sustainability.