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The global, online Sustainable Innovation 2023 conference – for Creative Industries and Creative Economy – announced for March 20-26th

8-3-23, Farnham, Surrey, UK. The global, online Sustainable Innovation 2023 (SI23), the 24th in the series of Sustainable Innovation conferences, will feature many of the leading lights of Creative Industries (CI) in innovation and sustainability, among them 50 speakers and panellists.

With a theme this year of “Accelerating Sustainability in the Creative Economy and Creative Industries”, SI23 will cover subjects of interest to all sectors of CI, including fashion, advertising, music, film and broadcast/tv and radio, design, createch, architecture, materials, gaming, metaverses, publishing, crafts, the performing arts – and more.

Supported by leading CI organisations, SI23 – – is organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (CfSD), UCA, and will discuss how sustainability, net zero and circular economy does, and will, impact business models, products, services, technologies and innovation in CI and the wider, related, Creative Economy.

“SI23 will give delegates a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability across CI sectors,” says CfSD Director Professor Martin Charter, “and help guide them through the sustainability maze with practical examples, new thinking and thought leadership. And how to recognise, and avoid green washing. Also being online, it has a much lower carbon footprint than a ‘physical’ conference of this size would have.”

In detail, SI23 will feature…

  • Presentations and panels by many of CI’s leading lights in innovation and sustainability. Fifty speakers and panellists will give new insights and perspectives, and opportunities and challenges presented by being more sustainable
  • Panels with leading thinkers and practitioners focused on sustainability in specific sectors: advertising, fashion, music, and metaverses; and cross-cutting issues across CI sectors 
  • Practical, hands-on case studies and examples, of implementing sustainability change in the CI
  • Topics for suppliers to CI sectors including supply chains and networks, materials innovation, ethical production, smart manufacturing, and circular economy. Case studies include use of bioplastic in the music industry as a step towards circular products and production systems
  • Speed networking among delegates, to grow your contacts, opportunities and knowledge
  • Creative Sustainable Ventures Lab – featuring new concepts from entrepreneurs for sustainable businesses in CI

Booking is open to all interested parties including businesses, NGOs and students.



Supporters of CI23 include UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries, Green Product Award, EIT Culture & Creativity, Creative Industries PEC, Purpose Disruptors, Creative Business Network, and Cumulus. 

Leading-edge knowledge and expertise will be delivered by CI specialists and researchers. Expert panels will focus on accelerating sustainability, creative industries, advertising, fashion, music and metaverses. There will also be 28 research papers under the themes of “Consumers, education & advertising”, “Games, music, film, theatre & museums”, “Fashion, clothing & textiles”, “Design and Materials” and “Case Studies“.



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The Centre for Sustainable Design announces fully revamped website – second major redesign since launch in 1995

August 8th 2011.  The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) – established in 1995 in Farnham, Surrey, UK, at what is now known as the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) – has announced a full revamp of its website, live now at
“The website marks the second major redesign of its original website, designed in 1995. That in itself was an early trailblazer, not only in promoting eco-design but in adopting the web based approach to collaboration and information dissemination,” says CfSD founder and director Martin Charter.
“It attracts millions of hits a year and has grown into one of the world’s biggest resources in sustainable innovation and product sustainability, including eco-design,” adds Charter. “Website visitors will recognise its ‘look and feel’ from the old design but notice that the layout has been improved and navigation made easier.”
Since 1995, and supported by the website, CfSD has led and participated in many high quality research projects and organised more than 100 conferences, workshops and training courses. This year sees its 16th annual conference on Sustainable Innovation & Design [October 24-25th, 2011] –
CfSD is recognised worldwide for its knowledge and expertise, having worked closely with business, policy making and research communities for 16 years. CfSD offers six services focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability:
Research, Projects, Training, Events, Networks, and Resources. Content on the website includes an extensive number of research-based reports [], videos and pages on eco-innovation, eco-design, marketing and sustainability [].
More information on CfSD at
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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