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Sustainability: doughnuts and water bottles

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March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 am

Dear members,

We hereby invite you to our next WEBINAR:

“Sustainability: doughnuts and water bottles”


Sustainability, SDGs, they are on the mind of all companies these days.
In this webinar we will focus on the so-called “doughnut economy” and hear from a social entrepreneur in Japan.


While Johan Rockström proved that the planetary boundaries are constantly being exceeded, Kate Raworth additionally showed that the economic system of the 20th century fails in guaranteeing a minimal social foundation for everyone. She combined the idea of the ecological ceiling and the social foundation in the visually very appealing concept of the Doughnut Economy i.e., a safe and just place for humanity.
Our first speaker Prof. dr. Tom Kuppens, assistant professor in environmental economics and economics teaching methodology at Hasselt University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, will briefly explain the 7 steps proposed by Kate Raworth to redefine the goals of the economy and link them to the concept of the circular economy. By means of inspirational examples of circular entrepreneurship in Belgium, it will be shown that doing business in a circular way has the potential to contribute positively to the ambitions of the Doughnut Economy.


Our second speaker is Robin Lewisa social entrepreneur based in Japan. He is Co-founder of mymizu – an initiative to reduce consumption of single-use plastics, and Co-founder of Social Innovation Japan – a platform for social good focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He will share his insights on plastic waste in Japan and globally; discuss how technology and community may be leveraged to address sustainability related challenges; and present other trends and opportunities in the sustainability space.


You can find the biography of both speakers in attachment.


Thursday 18 March
18:00-19:00 Japan time / 10:00-11:00 Belgian time
Presentations + Q&A in English
Free of charge
BLCCJ Members only


If you are interested, please send an email to, and we will confirm your registration.


This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a ZOOM invitation link and password on the day itself.


We hope to welcome many of you at this webinar!


The BLCCJ office