First assignment of group n° 078


Resources used by the team

Kevin HA
  • Video 1 : Liberate your company!: Isaac Getz at TEDxESCP‬‬‬‬

  • Video 2 : Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen‬‬‬‬

  • Video 3 :The Circular Economy‬‬‬‬

Book : Braungart, M. et McDonough, W. (2011), Cradle to cradle: Créer et recycler à l'infini, Edition Alternatives


  • Article 1 : Imagine a world without waste: it's possible with a circular economy‬‬‬‬

  • Article 2 : Fast Company‬‬‬‬

  • Article 3 : Net Positive: The Future of Sustainable Business‬‬‬‬

  • Article 4 : MCA Recycling‬‬‬‬

  • Article 5 : The sustainable development goals: we’re all developing countries now‬‬‬‬

Clément GIMENO
  • Video 1 : Yochai Bencher : The new open-source economics‬‬‬...

  • Video 2 : Dame Ellen Mac Arthur : The surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world‬‬‬...)-

  • Video 3 : Rachel Botsma : A propos de la consommation collaborative‬‬‬‬

Book : Rifkin, J. (2011), La troisième révolution industrielle, Editions Les Liens qui Libèrent3 vidéos:- Rachel Botsma : A propos de la consommation collaborative


  • Article 1 : Why the sharing economy could be the internet’s most divisive revolution.‬‬‬

  • Article 2 : Quand les acteurs publics cherchent la voie du collaborative‬‬‬

  • Article 3 : Carnets de voyages collaboratifs ‪‬‬‬

  • Article 4  : Unilever, WWF, German Government Seen as Setting High Bar by Sustainability Experts

  • Article 5  : The clock is ticking for energy companies

Aketi GRAT
  • Video 1 : Earth day ‪‬‬‬‬

  • Video 2 : A third way to l'aide humanitaire‬‬‬‬

  • Video 3 : L'énergie de capsule d'algues‬‬‬‬

Book : Manier B. (2012), Un million de révolutions tranquilles : travail, argent, habitat, santé, environnement, ... Comment les citoyens changent le monde, Editions Les Liens qui Libèrent


  • Article 1 : A zero waist business…/circular-economy-ellen-macarth…

  • Article 2 : UK and diesel…/uk-government-wrong-to-subsidi…

  • Article 3 : How to Really, Truly Integrate Sustainability Into Your Business…/how-to-really-truly-integra…

  • Article 4  : Shower loop

  • Article 5  : Co-recyclage : les déchets des uns font le bonheur des autres !…

  • Video 1 : Katja Hansen - The Cradle to Cradle concept in detail
  • Video 2 : Documentaire L'urgence de ralentir
  • Video 3 : Bernard Lietaer - The potential of complementary currencies

Book : Brown A. (2009), Just Enough, Lessons in living green from traditional Japan, Kodansha International


  • Article 1 : The 5 Cs of Business Model Innovation for Sustainability‬‬‬‬

  • Article 2 : Ten Trends from 2013: Waste Not, Want Not‬‬‬‬

  • Article 3 : Sustainable to the Core‬‬‬‬

  • Article 4  : The Battle for Sustainable Cities‬‬‬‬

  • Article 5  : The Power to Change, The Need to Change‬‬‬

  • Video 1 : Lattitude responsable danone community‬‬‬‬

  • Video 2 : Save the ocean‬‬‬‬

  • Video 3 : Peniset‬‬‬‬

Book : Ostrom, E. (2011), La gouvernance des biens communs : Pour une nouvelle approche des ressources naturelles, Edition De Boeck


  • Article 1 : B&Q – breathing new life into neglected woodlands ‪‬‬‬

  • Article 2 : SC Johnson makes steady progress on improving its ingredients list‬‬‬

  • Article 3 : A third of natural heritage sites are at risk from mining - investors can save them‬‬‬

  • Article 4  : WBCSD ‪‬‬‬

  • Article 5  : Unsustainable Careers in Sustainable Development‬‬‬

  • Video 1 : Cruel sera le réveil, le crash pétrolier
  • Video 2 : Les nanotechnologies
  • Video 3 : Dame Ellen Mac Arthur : the surprising thing I learned sailing solo around the world

Book : Benyus, J.M. (2011), Biomimétisme: Quand la nature inspire des innovations durables, Edition Rue de l'échiquier


  • Article 1 : Recycling pianos

  • Article 2 : Pourquoi il faut manger autrement…

  • Article 3 : 4 Ways Demand Flexibility Can Enable a Low-Carbon Grid…

  • Article 4  : Projects City – states -

  • Article 5  : Smartphones are a lifeline for homeless people…/smartphones-are-lifeline-for-h…

  • Video 1 : Latitude Responsable Danone Communities : Projet grameen Danone

  • Video 2 : Latitude Responsable : Pesinet

  • Video 3 : L’obsolescence programmée

Book : Anderson, C. (2012), Makers: La nouvelle révolution industrielle, Edition Pearson


  • Article 1 : Erwin Auduit, Crédit Coopératif - La finance collaborative, et après ?…

  • Article 2 : Les villages des alternatives d’octobre:En france et au-delà…/les-villages-des-alternatives-doc…/

  • Article 3 : Non, la consommation collaborative n’est pas une menace…

  • Article 4 : Animated heat maps reveal the loudest neighborhoods…/animated-heat-maps-reveal-the…

  • Article 5 : SC Johnson makes steady progress on improving its ingredients list…/sc-johnson-makes-steady-progre…

First description of our project

First description of our project's idea
How to change people's mentality into a sustainable one

1. What Problem do you want to solve ?

Although occupying only 2% of the Earth’s land surface, cities account for more than 60% of global energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions. Over 3.5bn people are city dwellers today, and by 2050 that number is projected to almost double. The averagely amount of waste per French person is 375kg/year.With figures like these, it’s not a stretch to say that our battle for a sustainable future will be won or lost in our cities. What emerged from our discussion is that there are two big barriers to transforming our cities. Firstly, city governments are generally not structured in a way that enables joined-up decision making, so it’s hard for companies to sell city-wide solutions. Secondly, there is often not enough hard evidence concerning the cost/benefit of particular solutions, so it’s hard for city governments to build a compelling business case for investing in them.

2. Why does this problem exist?

Sustainability needs cities as much as cities needs sustainability We are not suggesting that the sustainability of cities or cities positive influence on sustainability will be easy or certain. What we are suggesting is the potential of a mutual beneficial relationship and that cities must become an even bigger focal point for sustainable development to take advantage from it. The purpose of cities states is to seek the dialogue and the central question of which is: how might business and others come together to strengthen and leverage the unique characteristics and advantage of cities to accelerate progress in sustainability?

3. What breakthrough are you commited to creating?

Not only the Government and the firms are important members to develop sustainability in cities, the city dwellers have a major role in it. Our aim is to help the cities to be more effective about sustainability and to prevent more the citizens about it so they can feel involved in this issue. What is at stake is to encourage the people to evolve at the same pace of their environment.

Potential experts already identified

  • Bernard CHARLES, Adjoint délégué au développement durable (likelihood: 3/5)