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Assoreca, working with the Green Economy Network, is organising the first "Sustainability in Manufacturing" international conference. The aim is to outline the state-of-the-art of the studies and research on sustainability at an international level and to combine it with the real cases observed among the best of Italian manufacturing industries.

The conference, scheduled for 20 November 2014, will be held in Milan (Italy), in the Auditorium Assolombarda. An exceptional guest, Prof. Robert Stavins, the Chairman of the Environmental Economics Programme at Harvard University, is participating in the event.

In addition to professor Stavins, other important characters (from the public and private sectors) involved in environmental economics and sustainability in Italy will be taking part, including Professor Edo Ronchi (Fondazione per lo sviluppo sostenibile -Foundation for Sustainable Development), Professors Edoardo Croci and Fabio Iraldo (IEFE Bocconi University) and Professor Marco Taisch (Politecnico di Milano).

The event's focus is the presentation of best cases in terms of product and/or process sustainability achieved by some of the main Italian industries from various manufacturing sectors. The companies selected to give a talk have been chosen by the technical-scientific committee. The talks, which are to be presented at a round table,will address actual situations and solutions that have already been implemented and that have given positive results in terms of environmental protection, social issues or have made the company more competitive.

The information collected will be available on this web site when the conference is over.


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Poster for the 1st International Conference

Here is the final version of the poster of our 1st International conference "Sustainability in Manufacturing " ...continue

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Guests and Speakers

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    Prof. Robert N. Stavins 

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Keynote Speaker : Professor ROBERT N. STAVINS

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in Political Economy and Government, and Co-Chair of the  Harvard Business School-Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. He is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Co-Editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and a Member of:  the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future, the Board of Academic Advisors of the Regulatory Markets Center, the Board of Directors of the Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Editorial Boards of Resource and Energy Economics, Climate Change Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Environmental Economics Abstracts, Environmental Law and Policy Abstracts, B.E. Journals of Economic Analysis & Policy, and Economic Issues. He is also a Vice-President of the American Association of Wine Economists, an editor of the Journal of Wine Economics, and the Chair of the Expert Advisory Board of the Harvard Alumni Alliance for the Environment. 
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    Gaetano Maccaferri

    Vice President for the Environment, Regional Policy and Simplification, Confindustria

    Read the presentation
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    Rosario Bifulco

    Chairman of the Green Economy Network, Assolombarda Counsellor for territorial Competitiveness, Environment and Energy

    Read the presentation
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    Vittorio Biondi

    Director of the Territory, Environment and Energy, Division of Assolombarda

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    Francesco Andretta

    Chairman, Assoreca

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    Edoardo Croci

    Director of IEFE Research, Università Bocconi

    Read the presentation
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    Fabio Iraldo

    Associate Professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa

    Read the presentation
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    Marco Taisch

    Full Professor at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

    Read the presentation
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    Ennio Lucarelli

    President, Confindustria Innovative and Technological Services

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    Paolo Pipere

    Head of the Environment and Sustainability Service, Chamber of Commerce of Milan

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    Edo Ronchi

    President of Fondazione Sviluppo Sostenibile

    Read the presentation
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    Gloria Zavatta

    Sustainability Manager for EXPO 2015

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Round tables coordinators

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    Dario De Andrea

    Editorial coordinator, Ambiente&Sicurezza magazine
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    Domenico Macerata

    Assoreca Counselor
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When and where

Thursday 20 November 2014

kick off 9:00am
Auditorium Assolombarda

Via Pantano, 9, 20122 Milan (IT)


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Programme and documents


Registration of participants


Introduction and Talks by Institution Representatives:

  • Gaetano Maccaferri - Vice President for the Environment, Regional Policies and Simplification - Confindustria [read the presentation]
  • Rosario Bifulco - Chairman of the Green Economy Network - Assolombarda [read the presentation]
  • Vittorio Biondi - Director of the Territory, Environment and Energy Sector - Assolombarda
  • Francesco Andretta - Chairman - Assoreca

Introductory report:

  • Robert N. Stavins - Director of the Environmental Economics Program at Harvard University [read the presentation]

Academic talks:

  • Edoardo Croci -Director of IEFE Research, Università Bocconi [read the presentation]
  • Fabio Iraldo - Associate Professor, Institute of Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa [read the presentation]
  • Marco Taisch - Full Professor, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano [read the presentation]

Representatives of organisations:


Round Table:

Focus on Food

Presentation of cases from industry, with the participation of:




Parallel Round Tables:

Focus on the Chemical Industry

Presentation of cases from industry, with the participation of:

Focus on the Mechanical Industry

Presentation of cases from industry, with the participation of:



Videos of the conference are divided by moments. To selec a video click on playlist or visit the youtube ASSORECA channel

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To participate in the Conference please complete the form below and state clearly which of the two afternoon round tables you wish to attend.

State which of the afternoon two round tables you are interested in:

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