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Nabil Nasr, associate provost, director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and CEO of REMADE Institute, served as a panelist on “Circular Business Models” during the annual Climate Week Conference in New York City on Sept. 25. The conference, titled “A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth” was co-hosted by the founders of Danish Cleantech Hub, Confederation of Danish Industry and State of Green.


Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been renewed as a member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s International Resource Panel for a second term through May 2021. The panel is widely considered the most authoritative scientific forum for scientists and experts working in the area of natural resource management worldwide. Nasr is one of only three U.S. members.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, led a discussion and presentation on a revised first draft of the report titled “Assessment of Resource Efficiency and Innovation in Circular Economy through Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse,” at the 21st meeting of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) International Resource Panel in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 20-21. Nasr is the report’s lead author.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, received the Chairperson’s Award at the inaugural Technology and Manufacturing Awards, sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association. Nasr was recognized for his remarkable impact on the manufacturing industry regionally, nationally and domestically over the last three decades, including his naming earlier this year as CEO of the RIT-led REMADE Institute.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and Michael Thurston, technical director and research faculty at GIS, recently participated in a special session, "The Manufacturing USA initiative meets industrial ecology: The New REMADE Institute," during the ninth biennial conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and the 25th annual conference of the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), held jointly in Chicago.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, was a key presenter at the World Circular Economy Forum and at the 20th meeting of the U.N. Environment Programme's (UNEP) International Resource Panel (IRP) and its Steering Committee—both held last week in Helsinki, Finland. Nasr participated in a June 5 session focused on future technologies for the circular economy at the economic forum sponsored by Sitra. He later highlighted the main findings of an IRP report on remanufacturing and the circular economy at the UNEP session on June 8.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, led a Feb. 7-8 workshop in Brussels sponsored by the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) International Resource Panel (IRP), under the aegis of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency. He presented IRP's preliminary findings on concrete measures for overcoming research-, market- and policy-related barriers to remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse. Nasr is leading the project with the assistance of two Ph.D. students from GIS.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, led an Oct. 10 workshop sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), for which he is the lead author on a study, "Assessment of Resource Efficiency and Innovation in Circular Economy through Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse." He led another UNEP workshop at Tsinghua University in Beijing Oct. 14.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, delivered the keynote address, "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy," to nearly 1,000 attendees at the Congress on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Oct. 5-6.




Nabil Nasr,

associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, delivered the opening session, "Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) - Why SMM and Why Now?" at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC) Regulatory Cooperation Advancement Mechanism dialogue on SMM in Lima, Peru. He also served as a session moderator.




Nabil Nasr,

director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, was appointed to the independent review committee for Argonne National Laboratory’s Energy Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate. He will participate in a review of the directorate’s policies, programs and facilities.




Nabil Nasr,

director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, presented Sustainability and Reuse in the Electrical Industry at the Electrical Safety and Reliability Conference & Exhibition April 24-26 in Denver.




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