2015-18 Speaker Series


The 2015-18 Speaker Series in association with SMART Community Exchange (SCE) and Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) is now in production. From live events and select local venues, to an on-line presence that enables the worlds of social media and live performance to seamlessly meet, the ECE experience is about collaborative learning, discovering new business opportunities and unique contacts.The ECE is always open and just waiting to be discovered. 



The Speakers have at least one thing in common - they share insight, provoke thought and stimulate conversation about compelling and timely issues, stories and events. By offering entertaining educational opportunities that are unique and unavailable elsewhere, ECE continues to attract expert Speakers from around the world. 

The first Speaker Series in 2013 featured a number of highly regarded experts in the field of Eco Commerce. The lecture program has since expanded to include internationally renowned business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists, scientists, authors, media experts and other luminaries.

The Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) has become a well-established and highly regarded highlight of the global commerce, and an integral part of the international business community. 

For topic suggestions, speaker engagements, and sponsorships:

International Audience

The ECE works closely with organizations around the planet to identify Speakers who have particular appeal for ECE's fast growing international audience of over 2 million business executives, values-based investors and donors, entrepreneurs, and policy leaders. 

Public Service 

The Speaker Series also addresses an important role of ECE's global mission - public service in the communities - by dedicating speakers to address education and other societal issues and concerns.

All production expenses for the Speaker Series are covered by sponsorships. NO state funds, research foundation funds, donations or general gifts are used to fund or support the Speakers or programs.

Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

We help business executives, investors, and philanthropists seeking potential partnerships to find projects and engage investors with enterprises, organizations and communities around partner projects by region. 

Collaborative Online Learning 

This speaker series is about bringing best practices to market. ECE brings together individuals and organizations in a way that does not require a large investment of funds and time. By pooling our contacts and resources, we can find new opportunities to bring innovations to market in a quick and efficient manner. Together, we can overcome market penetration challenges and remove barriers accelerating access to markets, funding and government approval process.

This Speaker Series will discuss the following: 

Eco Design 

Consumers, sensitive to the environmental quality of goods and services, are responding to Eco products and demanding product-specific information that would allow more informed purchasing decisions. A number of helpful guides to choosing Eco products have been published by consumer and environmental organizations and even by governments, further amplifying the role of consumers in shaping the market for Eco goods. 

Many consumer surveys suggest that there is a willingness to pay for products with lower environmental impacts. This consumer-led change is closely associated with policies and programs to introduce Eco-labels or Environmental product declarations and government supported systems of Eco Labeling’ and Eco Consumerism. 

We focus on improving a product, development of solutions that change not only the product but also the whole product system, including the way the product is produced, used and disposed of. For example, if a product can be improved by ensuring that its constituent materials are collected and re-used/recycled at end-of-life (a common Eco design outcome) then changes may be needed in the organization of the system through which that product is distributed and sold to consumers. There is a need to be effective and efficient Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), mechanisms for collecting products, and separating their constituent materials, at the end of their first life. 

We address the:

  • Selection of materials for the product - materials that can be recycled
  • The identification of components that may be able to be refurbished/reused at end of life
  • Way the product is assembled (so that it can be efficiently disassembled at end of life)
  • Mechanisms for collecting the used product - such as free postage return, collection boxes at retailers, offering trade-in discounts on products returned to the manufacturer, changing from sales to leasing of products etc...
  • Effective new uses for recycled materials or refurbished components

A progressive change in the market for consumer goods, moving from price driven to quality driven (valuing reliability and technical functionality), is a feature of the transformation of post-war industrialized economies; a transformation strongly associated with the growth of industrial design. As government attention to the environmental impacts of products, and consumer demand for greener goods, became more obvious, environmental impact became a new dimension of product quality and a new competitive terrain for manufacturers. Experimentation and research in design for the environment, more commonly shortened to ‘Eco Design’ has grown within companies and design research organizations.

Many governments have invested substantially in industry linked programs to develop Eco Design methodologies and to demonstrate the potential to deliver Eco Innovative products through design. These programs have produced new Eco Design methodologies and the outcomes generated considerable attention from industry and government policy makers. 

Our Global Community

We are a global community of Eco Designers, and Business and Policy Leaders.  


We create awareness for Eco Design and incorporate charitable planning into our business. We embrace the concept that winning companies do not only provide strong returns to their shareholders, but also share their successes with community and employees. We are very proud of our efforts. 

We have decades of combined experience at international marketplace. Our unique approach and obvious passion make an impact everyday - everywhere around the world. We are proud of our contributions. We are making a difference.

It goes without saying... every time you purchase a product or service from our Designers, your purchase will benefit a specific cause, charity or non-profit organization. We make it easy, simple, fast and convenient for you to regularly make a difference – everywhere around the world. 

It is amazing what a group of committed people can do! We inspire, identify and empower consumers, business leaders and professionals. We bring them together to take action:

  • We raise awareness for Eco Design.
  • We support workforce training. 
  • We help charities, foundations and non-profits raise much needed funds.
  • We connect non-profits/for-profits, communities, companies, organizations and individuals.
  • We communicate to affinity memberships and high-value clients through partner programs. 
  • We empower individuals with knowledge. 
  • We create and manage partner programs.
  • We deliver news.
  • We develop communities.
  • We build collaborative platforms.
  • We create shared value and opportunities. 

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