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

“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 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

More information on The Centre for Sustainable Design


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:

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR,  T:  01403 711177   E:


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