The research team of Close the Loop has been assigned to conduct a Postdoctoral program, in collaboration with Democritus University of Thrace, focusing on Ecolabels. The overall objective is to develop a coherent Ecolabel Decision Support System (EDSS) that will help businesses identify the ecolabel which is more appropriate for them. The research project aims […]
The OECD has recently completed the project on Green Business Models and published the report “Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth“. This report explores the potential contribution of new business models to green growth and examines how successful models can be scaled up and accelerated through appropriate policy action. It draws on 55 case studies […]
On March 28, 2012, Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos, OECD Representative in Greece on issues pertained to Eco-innovation and Sustainability, organized a press luncheon to introduce the six (6) eco-innovations that were recognized by OECD as radical and systemic. During the event, Mr. Panagiotakopoulos presented the rationale behind this effort, conducted by the OECD on a global scale, […]
On January 19-20, the OECD and the European Commission implemented the Conference on «The Future of Eco-Innovation: The Role of Business Models in Green Transformation», bringing attention to the Project on Green Growth and Eco-Innovation. The aim of the Project is to collect, assess and utilize experiences and lessons learned concerning the development of eco-innovations, […]
Professor D. Panagiotakopoulos has been appointed by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) a Member of the Experts’ Panel that will deal with the Environment Industry. Specifically, SEV is administering a project for the study of Changes in the Regional Production Systems and in the Local Labor Markets aiming at policies for getting the Greek Economy out of the current crisis by improving enterprises’ competitiveness. […]
Article (in Greek) by Dr. P. Panagiotakopoulos on “green growth” and “greenwashing” for the People & Ideas community site.
Close the Loop participated at the 11th Conference of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA) titled “Sustainable Production and Green Entrepreneurship”, which took place in Athens on December 9-10 2010. Dr. P. Panagiotakopoulos presented 2 scientific papers at the conference: 1. “Wind Farms: A Systemic Assessment of their Contribution to Sustainable Development” (in Greek) This paper was developed in collaboration with S. […]