Archive for June, 2011

CfSD announces programme for its annual Conference on Sustainable Innovation & Design – October 24-25th 2011 and now in its 16th year

June 13th 2011, Farnham, Surrey, UK. The Centre for Sustainable Design [CfSD], founded in 1995 under the stewardship of internationally renowned “green” innovationconsultant, author and speaker Martin Charter, has announced its 16th annual conference in the Sustainable Innovation series – “Sustainable Innovation & Design” – and the chair for day one is the BBC World News presenter David Eades. 

The conference runs from October 24-25 2011, at Farnham Castle, Farnham, Surrey,  UK, and also lined up is Oliver Heath, the “green” specialist on  BBC TV’s Changing Rooms. Oliver, who is also the Founder of EcoCentric and Director of Heath Design Ltd, opens the first day’s proceedings and will be a keynote speaker.

Other keynote speakers on day one are Dr Richard Miller, Head of Sustainability, Technology Strategy Board (TSB),  Professor Fred Steward, Policy Studies Institute.

In addition Tomoo Machiba, Senior Consultant, Organisation of Economic, Cooperation & Development (OECD), France Michal Miedzinski, Senior Consultant, Technopolis, Belgium, will separately discuss  eco-innovation. Jacquie Ottman, Founder and CEO, J. Ottman Consulting, US, will look at “Marketing and Sustainable Innovation” and will also be signing copies of her new book – “The New Rules of Green Marketing” – at the conference. Michael Kuhndt, Head of Centre, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany, will focus on “Niche to Mass Market: Strategies for Sustainable Consumption”.

Day one also sees the presentation of two case studies –  “Belu water”, by Reed Paget, CEO, One Earth Innovation, and “Tesco – Re-use New Business Model”, by  Mark Griffiths, Partner, SecondNature. In addition, there will be a panel on “Sustainable Innovation and Design I: Planning and Implementation”.

Day two will be chaired by Lawrence Bloom, Chairman, B.e Energy, UK/Canada and will look at  (i) “Doing More With Less: Linking Design for Sustainability with Corporate Competitiveness in a Smaller World”, with Bruce Piasecki, President & Founder, AHG Group Inc, US (ii) “Sustainability, Innovation and Supply Chains”, with Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability, UK (iii)  “Social (sustainable) Innovation”, with Trudy Thompson, Founder, Bricks and Bread, UK.

 There will also be a panel discussion on “Sustainable Innovation & Design II: Tools and Techniques”.

Full details of  each days’ panel and itineraries are at http://www.cfsd.org.uk/events/tspd16/

“CfSD’s “Sustainable Innovation” series of  annual conferences has run unbroken since the first in 1995,” says Charter, CfSD’s director. “It is still the only one of its kind and this year  we again have a great line up of speakers, panel members and other participators and subject matter. Booking early for a place is advisable.”

About CfSD  

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) was established in 1995 at University for the Creative Arts http://www.ucreative.ac.uk The Centre provides a range of services focused on “product sustainability” and “sustainable innovation” issues: research; training; consultancy; and events. CfSD organises the “Sustainable Innovation” series of international conferences, now in its 16th year – see http://www.cfsd.org.uk/events/tspd16

More information on The Centre for Sustainable Design

http://www.cfsd.org.uk

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Note to the press:  for further information please contact:

Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts T: 01252-892772   E: mcharter@ucreative.ac.uk

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,http://www.western-pr.com  T:  01403 711177   E: paul@western-pr.com


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Dinamiks Ltd appoints HR Solutions as a channel partner for its online employee performance and talent management solution

Chichester, June 8th 2011. Dinamiks Ltd has appointed Kettering and London based HR Solutions (Consultancy) Ltd (trading as HR Solutions) as a channel partner for its web-based employee performance and talent management solution, Dinamiks.

The appointment enables HR Solutions – now in its 10th year – to expand its offerings to its regional, national and international client base while staying true to its long-held focus on excellent customer service.

Says HR Solutions’ Director Greg Guilford, “Becoming a partner for Dinamiks is an important step for us, because Dinamiks automates some Human Resource functions, including performance appraisals, allowing us to offer a wider, deeper and ‘smarter’ range of services. It also frees us up to provide higher level consultancy and help guide our clients through the current demanding economic, HR and employee legislation cycle.

“Importantly, we are also users of Dinamiks and that gives us real, hands-on experience of it. With that comes the confidence to offer Dinamiks to our clients and the wider market in the knowledge that it can help them in a number of ways.”

Shirley Barnes, Client Services Director at Dinamiks Ltd, comments, “We welcome HR Solutions to our channel partner programme, which is designed to assist HR firms in the work they do in the UK and across countries and continents. Partners can re-sell Dinamiks and/or integrate it into their offerings and optionally provide it via an own-brand portal, to improve the profitability and effectiveness of themselves and their clients.”

Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access, Dinamiks reduces costs and inefficiencies, develops and motivates staff, aligns employees with business goals, helps deliver up to the minute appraisals, improves HR processes, shows where training or coaching is required – and helps with compliance and employment law across sectors.

More about Dinamiks at dinamiks.com

About HR Solutions Ltd

HR Solutions primarily supports businesses that require the skills of a professional human resources manager with the experience and knowledge to support specific business needs just when they need it.

With over 30 years experience, HR Solutions offers a wealth and variety of experiences to draw upon to provide valued professional, practical ‘hands on’ advice and support.

More about HR Solutions at http://www.hrsolutions-uk.com

For further information please contact:

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd
Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835 shirley@dinamiks.com

Greg Guilford, HR Solutions Ltd,
Tel (+44) (0)1536 484 552 gmg@hrsolutions-uk.com

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By Paul Whitehead.  paul@western-pr.com

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