The world is changing at a breakneck speed. In a time of profound changes it is necessary to be part of those changes, to promote them and to help people to adapt and ensure that no one is left behind.
The desire to get back in touch with nature and away from overcrowded urban centres has increased since the confinement and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the phenomenon of counterurbanization or neo-ruralism, i.e. the exodus from the city to the villages in search of healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, has been revitalised around the world.
Circular design goes hand in hand with the circular economy, which is committed to reusing products and abandoning the paradigm of using and throwing away. Specifically, this form of design advocates rethinking the process of creating a product from the beginning and, to do so, designers must adopt sustainability and respect for the environment as a starting point.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a priority for companies that are truly committed to the communities they operate in. In the midst of the climate crisis, which has been aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, their contribution will be fundamental to achieving a green recovery that drives sustainable economic growth, accelerating the transition to low-carbon societies. Against that background, ESG criteria, which cover aspects related to the environment, society and corporate governance, are key when it comes to making more responsible investments towards the planet.
Iberdrola group acts as a motor for economic and social development by creating stable and quality employment. In this sense, it has committed to investing €75bn until 2025, that will increase to €150 billion in 2030, to boost the industrial fabric and employment in the countries in which it operates.
In a world threatened by climate change, the drive towards a more environmentally friendly economy is not an option, it is an obligation. To achieve such sustainable development, the bioeconomy, which the FAO defines as "knowledge-based production and the use of biological resources, processes and methods to provide goods and services in a sustainable manner in all economic sectors", becomes essential.