Unlike other roundtable discussions addressing sustainability, NiSE complements face-to-face and web-based conversations with parallel, ongoing research. Our initiatives are developed collaboratively by practitioners and researchers, designed to develop cutting-edge methods and reflect the information and decision-making needs of key stakeholders. By bringing together the best resources from academia and practice to tackle persistent sustainability challenges, NiSE initiatives accelerate change toward new sustainable enterprise models.
The bio-economy initiative is focused on the sustainable development of bio-refineries, which utilize renewable plant-based materials to produce bio-fuels, bio-chemicals and other types of bio-based products.
The supply chain sustainability initiative is focused on developing decision support tools aimed at helping organizations more quickly and effectively reach their sustainability targets and objectives, specifically around reducing CO2e and water use in the supply chain.