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Meet Our Partners | Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

CSCP played an important role in disseminating the project’s most recent questionnaires so we were curious to discover the full extent of their role in CE-RISE.

I am pleased to introduce myself: My name is Marianne Isabel Magnus Melgar and I work as a Project Coordinator at the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Wuppertal, Germany. Over the past couple of years, my interest has grown significantly in the topic intersection of Circular Economy and digitalisation. Consequently, I am very excited to be part of CE-RISE, which gives me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in this field and actively contribute to the transition towards a more circular society.

I share the workload with Raymond Slaughter, Senior Expert with more than 25 years of experience with global organisations across the public, private and civil society sectors. He advises and coaches organizations on developing and implementing holistic strategies to increase shared benefits for society, ecology and economy.

Passionate about sustainability, innovation and collaboration, Raymond loves co-creating effective and efficient solutions to constantly improve organizations, maximise value and scale up positive impact for a better world. He is a visionary and engaging leader and has built and led organizations and multi-stakeholder collaborations worldwide as well as advised leaders and organizations on creating powerful strategies and continuously enhancing programs and operations. He has successfully directed projects in various fields such as energy, mobility, logistics, information and communication technology, manufacturing, healthcare and investment.

For the CSCP, Raymond advises clients and leads projects on circular economy, sustainable business and entrepreneurship and maximising positive impact for people and planet.

The CSCP is an international, non-profit think and do tank established in 2005 by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Together with companies, political organisations and civil society actors, the CSCP pursues its mission to mainstream sustainability as a means to achieve a good life for all.

The Centre was established with a focus on enabling sustainable consumption and production patterns. With its collaborative approach, the CSCP accelerates change based on our expertise in the areas of Lifestyles & Behaviour, Infrastructure, Products & Services, Business & Entrepreneurship and Policy. Within these areas, we work as a think and do tank, specialising in collaboration with diverse organisations around the globe and across multiple sectors.

One of our key topics where we see great potential for achieving positive impact and advancing our vision of a good life for all is the circular economy. At the CSCP, we support circularity by enabling collaboration and seeking to ensure that circular strategies are sustainable and socially inclusive. Furthermore, it is important for us to include consumer perspectives in these strategies and to support in co-developing circular business models and to enable circular skills. Discerning between just circular and sustainably circular is pivotal when it comes to generating positive impact on social, environmental and economic levels.

Accordingly, the CSCP sees the need for collaboration as a fundamental step to implement circular solutions, as we need all value chain stakeholders and their perspectives and expertise to take a systemic approach. CE-RISE gives us the opportunity to work in a large consortium with knowledgeable partners to achieve a common goal: developing a resource information system to minimise the loss of secondary raw materials and optimise their reuse across value chains, while raising awareness among various stakeholders, including policy makers and consumers. Our role in this project is about bringing our partners together and serving as a sparring partner for consumer and sustainability aspects. We support our consortium partners with the theoretical groundwork of case studies and at a later stage, will develop training and learning materials for the different actors in the supply chain.