Dublin City Council is delighted at the success of its first SoCircular Trade Expo, which was held in the Mansion House. The Expo was run as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development week and featured over 50 Irish exhibitors showcasing the latest efficient and environmentally sustainable products, solutions and services available to businesses.
At this free event organisations met with local social and circular enterprises to find out about the benefits and how they could collaborate with other local sustainable businesses. There are numerous benefits for companies to work with or purchase from local social and circular enterprises including enhancing existing Corporate Social Responsibility or Environment Social Governance initiatives and reducing costs by shortening supply chains.
At the opening of the SoCircular Trade Expo Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, said, “Dublin is currently facing many challenges and will face many more as the impacts from climate change, global economic uncertainty and various trends are felt. Organisations are going to have to transform themselves if they are to thrive in a circular society. Early adopters will benefit from the enterprise opportunities and from working with local social and circular enterprises. We need more businesses to work with or purchase from local social and circular enterprises in order to make Dublin a more sustainable city.”
Social and circular enterprises are at the forefront of addressing and responding to key challenges in society and the economy. This includes providing solutions to climate change, developing sustainable approaches in the supply chain, supporting marginalised people and helping Dublin and Ireland to become a more sustainable, inclusive and innovative place.
The Trade Expo showcased leading suppliers of efficient and environmentally sustainable products and solutions. In addition to the exhibition, the event also had free expert talks, live demos, networking opportunities for businesses with representative professional associations, and it celebrated the circular economy through artistic and cultural displays that were available during the afternoon.
Source: Dublin City Council