Economy November 2, 2017 | 7:23 pm

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Sustainability, the private sector’s new development model

Julio Brache, Francisco Domínguez, Rafael Izquierdo, Lorenzo Jiménes

Santo Domingo. – With presentations, panels and conferences by representatives of world organizations, official and business authorities, the role of the private sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) was analyzed Thurs. in the fourth international sustainability meeting “Sustainable Profits 2017″ : The new development model,” organized by the National Environmental Protection Business Support Network (ECORED).

In the event, held at El Embajador Hotel, moderated by the leader of sustainable entrepreneurship, Edison Santos; the concept of “circular economy,” its benefits, challenges and the “road map” to transform the country’s productive model was also discussed.

ECORED president Rafael Ernesto Izquierdo and UN resident coordinator Lorenzo Jiménez de Luis began the meeting attended by dozens of representatives from companies grouped in ECORED and committed to a sustainable corporate responsibility model.

This fourth meeting continued with two conferences, the first in charge of the Regional Coordinator of Efficiency of Resources and Sustainable Consumption and Production of UN Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean, Adriana Zacarías; and the second by Environment minister, Francisco Domínguez, who spoke about the State’s vision of the issue.

In the high level panel themed “The challenges of the new development model” participated Juan Tomás Monegro, of the Industry and Commerce Ministry; Antonio Ramos past president of the National Organization of Commercial Companies (Onec); Vielka Guzmán, of the Coca-Cola Company, and Izquierdo, moderated by Thony Da Silva, of Pizzolante.

In closing, Integral Waste Management Consultant Izarelly Rosillo Pantoja presented the Circular Economy concept, its advantages, challenges and roadmap as a new productive model, necessary for sustainable development.

The fourth edition of “Sustainable Profits” was sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Bepensa, Grupo Universal and Grupo Rica; in addition to AES Dominicana, Banco Popular, Banco BHD León, Tropigas Foundation, Gerdau Metaldom, Gildan and Grupo SID; and with the support of the UN Development Program (UNDP), UN Environment, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Pizzolante Strategy + Communications and Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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