ERM Principal Consultant Stefano Pennese is seconded at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is working with the plastics team on the Global Information Platform, one of the projects of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

The goal of the Alliance is to eliminate plastic waste in the oceans by reducing, and possibly stopping, the plastic leakage from the human economy to the environment. The focus of the Global Information Platform is to develop a global database of plastic waste leakage point hotspots, so that those in the plastic value chain (local and regional authorities, Alliance’s member companies, etc.) can make better-informed decisions on how and where to invest capital and operational expenditures to provide solutions.

During his secondment, Stefano has conducted a landscape analysis to understand what similar plastic waste data-related initiatives are already underway, and evaluate which of these initiatives would likely partner with the Alliance. Stefano is also bringing his digital services expertise to the Alliance by gathering user requirements in order to determine the functional and technical requirements that the Global Information Platform will need to fulfill.

The WBCSD is recruiting companies and organizations to join the Alliance as members, and also engaging with the Alliance members on internal and external communications.