Fundamental concepts concerning sustainable consumer behavior + strategies and instruments to design sustainable consumption interventions.
Tool to assist the design process to produce sustainable and innovative solutions to change consumer behavior.
Projects, companies, campaigns and governmental strategies who are forerunners in terms of sustainable production and consumption strategies.
Inspire yourself to start a constant improvement to make a real difference for the environment, the people, the economy and the planet.
We need a global commitment to sustainability if we want to live in a responsible, safe and prosper world, and most of all if we want to give this to our children and future generations.
Designers play a key role linking manufacturing processes and consumers to seek alternative solutions to the wasteful lifestyles of contemporary society. Their role is to influence a positive change through the creation of responsible and sustainable interventions and goods aligned to planetary boundaries.
This book is intended to offer readers an integral perspective about strategies to change consumer behavior and promote sustainable consumption. It combines theories, concepts, and methodologies from a variety of disciplines to facilitate the conception and design process of sustainable products, services, processes, strategies and consumption patterns, from start to finish.
Designers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, creatives, marketers, policymakers, and anyone else who has the power to influence or change the living conditions of one person, or an entire society.
Adriana Olaya Rodriguez is a passionate design thinker. She graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia with a BA in Industrial Design, followed by an MSc in Eco-Design from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy. She also recently finished the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Program from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Along with her academic background in systemic design and sustainability, Adriana has a proven track record in business storytelling and design research.
In 2015, Adriana was selected to be the Sustainability Reporter of the Nudge Sustainable Hub to write reports about sustainable projects in Colombia and around the world. In 2016, she won a place as Bluebook trainee at the DG Agri of the European Commission to help develop the rural development programs for Italy, Malta and Hungary. This was followed in 2017 by a research stay funded by the program ‘International Climate Protection Fellowship for young climate experts from developing countries’ of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research on her two favorite topics: design and sustainable consumption.
She have been working for over 10 years providing strategic guidance on a broad range of projects for different organizations and NGO's like UNICEF and UNDP, and different companies across sectors including food & beverage, cosmetics and personal care, consumer goods, luxury, and pharma.
In 2019 she joined Quantis, a sustainability consultancy firm and today she is the Stakeholder Engagement Global lead. Her job is to guide top organizations to define, shape, and implement intelligent and credible environmental sustainability programs and engage their stakeholders to achieve a real positive change using science-driven communications, engagement and behavior change strategies and plans.