01/15/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/15/2018 06:50
Sant'Anna School invited all new postgraduate students to the official welcome event on January 15, 2018. This exclusive event gave the students the opportunity to meet with leading academics and managers who are at the forefront of cutting-edge research and innovation across the Master's programs in 'Gestione e controllo dell'ambiente: economia circolare e management efficiente delle risorse (Geca) ' and in 'Management, Innovazione e Ingegneria dei servizi (Mains)' - (Mains- management, innovation, service engineering) and Geca - Environmental Management and Sustainability). All candidates will attend an intensive one-year programme designed for managers and decision makers in Environmental Management and Circular Economy.
Professors Marco Frey and Roberto Barontini, as the Master's programs directors, together with Fabio Saponara, director of Tuscany INPS (Regionsl Institute for Social Security), Giuseppe Sardu, president of Acque, Claudio Nardecchia, president of Avr, Massimo Canducci of Engineering, Antonio Lugarà of Hitachi, and Professor Andrea Piccaluga, director of Sant'Anna School Institute of Management, have officially welcomed new students to the Sant'Anna School community and provided valuable insights into the latest research in business and technology.
The event included a formal welcome, a chance to hear from Silvia Velo, Under Secretary of State for the Environment. Silvia Velo, as Parliamentary Member of the Department for Environment, gave a speech on 'Circular Economy and Innovation'.
'We need to adopt a circular economy approach that reduces environmental impacts by minimizing waste and excessive resource use - said Silvia Velo. 'And we need to focus on the 'circular economy' as a way to increase national and global growth and value creation. Decision makers and companies will explore regenerative product design, reverse logistics, business model innovations, and cross-sector collaborations. Our linear economic growth, which proved to be incompatible with environmental protection as air pollution, urban pollution and water pollution reports demonstrate also showed the Environmental Protection system has not been effective and many materials are used in dissipative ways along the product life cycle. A 'circular economy' policy and effective environmental control are recommended as the only solutions to address climate change and air quality. The Ministry of Environment will undertake implementation of methods to prevent emissions of greenhouse gases and new strategies as a means of reaching the targets for a better quality of life, including human health'.