Fundación Chile -an organization that has been developing innovation for 33 years in the country- has joined the Sustainability Consortium, a new global organization with aims to improve the sustainability of consumer products. The Sustainability Consortium, co-directed by the University of Arkansas and Arizona State University, drives scientific research and the development of standards and IT tools, through a collaborative process, to enhance the ability to understand and address the environmental, social, and economic implications of products.
Fundación Chile aims to adapt TSC’s work to Chile while contributing to the global LCA database, through Chile’s main exports. Also to take TSC’s work to relevant organizations and companies to help increasing the momentum in Chile and maybe other Latin American countries.
“This initiative represents our effort to be aware of international trends affecting the competitiveness of our economy and at the same time, this is an incentive for companies to become more efficient and sustainable”, said Marcela Angulo, VP of Environment & Energy.
“The Sustainability Consortium is excited to have Fundación Chile join our team,” said Dr. Kevin Dooley, Co-Director of the Consortium. “As our first Latin American member, Fundación Chile will help us learn about Chilean and Latin American innovations and aid us in collaborating with other organizations and stakeholders.”
About Fundación Chile
Fundación Chile is an organization with 33 years of experience in developing innovation in the country. It aims to detect new ideas, present transformative undertakings and establish high impact initiatives.
The organization has created 76 companies in many different areas, combining the advantage of natural resources, transfer, and the development of new technologies and business models. These enterprises have made a valuable contribution of over US$2 billion to the country.
Its founders and co-founders are ITT Corporation of the United States, the Chilean Government and BHP Billiton, Escondida Mining. This public/private corporate governorship allows the big challenges facing the country and the world, to be handled by choosing and bringing about the best solutions. More information can be found at www.fundacionchile.cl
About The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation for innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. It develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a transparent process and system, not individuals or organizations. The University of Arkansas and Arizona State University jointly administer the Sustainability Consortium. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.