The 10th World Sustainability Forum 2023

The 10th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2023) will be a 24-hour event, held in 3 locations, as well as online. We believe that this will optimize worldwide participation in this global event.

Start Date 14.09.2023 - 09:00
Event End 14.09.2023 - 18:00
Location Online Conference

The forum will have four main subjects distributed in three locations:
Kicking off in Singapore, the focus will be on sustainability for social community impact. We will then move onto Basel, where our Chairs will lead discussions on sustainability in the industry, and at university and corporate settings. Finally, our last hub in Toronto will focus on sustainability in the built environment.

WSF2023 is part of a global sustainability forum series that is organized by and supported by MDPI. As a hybrid event, it will provide scholars with the opportunity to attend the event in person at one of the three conference sites or, most sustainably, online. Arrangements have been made for a state-of-the-art online event.

Track A of WSF2023 – Basel hub is focusing on Sustainability in Interdisciplinary Sciences – Tools, Organization, Approaches

In this track there are two sessions:

Session 1: Towards low carbon emissions processing and digitalisation in the Food industry

Session 2: Impact of food research on society, economy, and environment

The aim of this sessions is to focus on hot/critical spots in food supply chain, strategies to implement innovative approaches to recycle, reduce and reuse food waste and food loss. Use of nonthermal technologies and advanced thermal technologies in line with sustainable development goals, calculation of carbon/waste/water footprints, life cycle assessment (LCA) in valorisation and utilisation of (food) waste/by-products/surplus are highly welcomed. Another pillars of sustainability are socio-economical aspects of innovations in the food supply/production chain, in line with Agenda 2030. and sustainable development goals (SDGs), ESG principle (environmental/social/governance in food industry and circular economy (CE) approach in promoting upcycling, innovation, and earth-friendly economic development model in the food industry.

Central scope of the session are innovations towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the food industry.

Track B of WSF2023 – Basel hub is focusing on Sustainable Transition

The focus is on the recent changes regarding sustainability in higher education and programs that are substantially contributing to having leaders of tomorrow adequately equipped with the required skills and knowledge for sustainable transition, as well as the legislative changes and practical movement in sustainable behavior of companies today, focused on the EU developments in the field of corporate governance and law. The present session is aimed at showcasing the intrinsic interrelation between the two topics, based on the current ever growing need for additional consulting services which should gradually be replaced with inherent inside knowledge on sustainability related concerns at the level of C-suite and below.

The WSF2023 – Basel hub is accepting abstracts covering 4 topics:

  1. Towards Low Carbon Emissions Processing and Digitalisation in the Food Industry (Track A)
  2. Impact of Food Research on Society, Economy and Environment (Track A)
  3. Sustainability in higher education (Track B)
  4. Corporate Sustainability (Track B)