‘The aim of “Responsible Consumption and Production” by the year 2030 is among the most challenging of the global Sustainable Development Goals, not least for Sweden with our high, largely import-based consumption. But our composition, with researchers and a variety of stakeholders, is well judged for the purpose of devising practical means to this end. Their solutions will help to bring about a sharing economy, resource efficiency, use of recycled and recovered materials — and sustainable business models that pave the way for business and entrepreneurship.’
Researchers in the programme took part in various events, including one concerning the UN global Sustainability Development Goals with Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and another on how science and art can explore the challenges associated with sustainable development, with the artist duo Bigert & Bergström.
The Centre also held international seminars on themes such as how sustainability can be quantified; how the concept of corporate sustainability and responsibility (CSR) is being developed in Japan; and ‘doughnut economics’, about staying within planetary boundaries.
In the autumn, the book "CSR and Sustainable Business" (an English version, as well as an updated Swedish edition) was issued. The first edition of this book, a Misum production, came out in 2012.
An evaluation showed that Misum had established itself strongly, and will focus even more on research quality and increased international presence.