Environmental Retail Management
05.11.2014 : EXPO 2015

At the EXPO Milano 2015 the Bocconi University will organize an international student competition in collaboration with the Expo, the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies and the European Commission - under the patronage of UN for Expo, FAO and the World Food Programme. Bocconi University will invite 200 undergraduates from around the world for a week of study, teamwork and challenges of food waste (more : www.foodsavingbec.com)

Prof.Dr.B.Hallier is chosen by Bocconi University as an Ambassador for Food Waste Management . He will support Expo 2015 via the European Retail Academy , the www.european-retail-academy.org/GGU (Global Green University) and the input of the EU-project FoRWaRd .

15.10.2014 : CSR Asia/Pacific

The publishing House Retail Asia gathered info from its top players about CSR and Green issues in their area. Among the points mentioned are:

- transforming the traditional economic model for local farmers with the aim of boosting their income

- building libraries in primary and secondary schools

- helping underpriviledged groups

- environmental responsibility ; low-carbon technology

- helping customers to choose greener products

- supporting a variety of charities and community programmes

- ISO 14001 ; environmental systems

- member of The Forest Trust

- support of a nature recovery programme

- member of the Cancer Patients Aid Association

- adopting a climate change policy

- scholarship scheme

- working for renewable energy, water efficiency and GHG emissions

- supporting children health screening

- support of planting trees

More about the competion of Retail Asia at www.european-retail-academy.org

15.09.2014 : FORWARD-Communication

The EU-FORWARD project about Food Waste Management is in its final steps. The status quo is described in the Newsletter No.5 : English, German. FORWARD offers public discussions in its Duesseldorf-Workshop at Sept.30th 2014.

The FORWARD-Consortium wants to prepare additionally an English/German print-version of the e-learning handbook. Sponsors from the Total Supply Chain are welcome to give a focus to their special sights by advertising (see : flyer).

05.08.2014: GGU

Pursuing the idea of GGU about sharing the knowledge, Alina Pukhovskaya has submitted in March 2014 an article for the international scientific competition of young scientists. The program is organized by international youth movement called “Eurasian Youth Economic Forum” (Link), which takes place every year in Yekaterinburg.

The paper “Internet marketing in academic research: case study of Global Green University “ was selected for publishing in the Collection of scientific papers on “Management and Marketing Challenges of the XXI Century” (Link, p 93)

15.07.2014 : Penetration FORWARD

Started in late 2012 the Consortium of the EU-project FORWARD is now in the test-phasis of its four tools : awareness-video, e-learning-handbook, mini-game, exchange/brokerage platform . Also the FORWARD-Homesite got a new brush and will carry each month two news from the partner-countries from June 2014 onwards.

The German partner European Retail Academy introduced the status quo among others in June to the Consumers Association of North-Rhine Westfalia and to students of the University Kiel (photo) . The final meeting of the FORWARD Consortium will be at Sept.29/30th 2014 in Duesseldorf/Germany.

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