Department of Commerce at Ethiraj College for Women


Ethiraj College for Women(Autonomous)

Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce


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Circular Economy- The Frontier of Sustainability

The corporate sector is facing an unprecedented number of challenges, including global supply shortages, geopolitical tensions, and inflation. The climate crisis and unsustainable resource consumption have also increased over the years, demanding immediate attention. As per a study carried out by the Global Footprint Network in 2019, Humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet's ecosystems can regenerate. The possible solution is a CIRCULAR ECONOMY, which has the capacity to reshape industries. Circularity represents the decoupling of economic growth from resource consumption. Companies have to now think in terms of conserving materials, extending a product’s lifetime through repair and reuse, and ultimately recycling it. The need to embrace circularity is increasing, and circular disruption is underway in many industries. A well-designed circular product can boost growth, cut costs, and build resilience. It will prepare the enterprise for a low-carbon future.
Developing circular products or strategies requires new ways of thinking. The conference will be a converging point to identify problems, reasons and innovative solutions towards the creation of an economy that works on the lines of MAKE, USE AND RECYCLE.

Call for Papers

Original research papers relating to the following topics are invited from academicians, research scholars, and corporate professionals.



Regenerative agricultural approaches

Re-cycling, Reuse or composting of products

Circular economy in cities

Pollution control solutions

Green initiatives and sustainable urbanism

Rethinking our food and bio-based system

Energy efficient urban areas

Circular concepts for a greener infrastructure

Sustainable manufacturing & environmental pollution

Marine litter and tourism waste

Sustainable designs for greener infrastructure

Recycling and reuse strategies

Urban biocycles

Energy sustainability


Behavioral determinants of sustainable strategy adoption

Entrepreneurship and markets for secondary materials

Private and public nudges for sustainable behavior

Attitude/intentions-behavior gap

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Sustainable cities

Embedding circularity into HR management


Circular design

Industrial organization

Recycling and reuse strategies

Supply chain

Rethinking design and manufacturing

Circular and climate smart business models

Pollution control solutions

Repair, maintenance and upgrade

Product development, Remanufacturing and Refurbishment

Innovative and new models for a sustainable city design

Production and transportation with renewable energy

Tourism and hospitality sectors in the circular economy

Circular concepts for a greener infrastructure

Innovative approaches to Urban and architectural design towards sustainability

Beyond plastic recycling: innovations for sustainable packaging

Creativity and innovation in Circular Economy


Circular Economy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

Circularity in nano, micro, meso or macro level

Economic transition

Sustainable economic growth

Circular investment opportunities

Circular economy in cities

Linear and circular economy models


Sustainable consumer behavior

Circular and climate smart business models

Fintech and SMEs models

Marketing approaches for a circular economy

Green Marketing

Green Finance

New Age Finance

Sustainable Finance

Standardization of circular metrics and models.

Re-orienting loans & investments towards sustainable technologies.

Product cycle for self-identity and congruity

Waste to Resources Strategies

Sustainable Development and the role of the financial world.

Block chain technology


Role of policy makers for a low carbon future

Policies on circular economy

Intellectual Property Rights

Challenges of Eco-Design and Recyclability Standards

International Cooperation on Circular Economy Value Chains

Sustainable Development and the role of the financial world

Role of Government and financial institutions-a new economic framework


Any original research work associated with the Conference’s main theme, apart from the above-mentioned sub-topics, can be submitted under this track.


Only registered delegates can attend the conference.

All participants and presenters must register individually

Registered candidates cannot claim a refund due to absence or withdrawal of registration.

No TA/DA will be paid to delegates



  • Students - ₹250
  • Research Scholars - ₹750
  • Faculty Members - ₹1200
  • Corporate Executives - ₹2000

Publication amount of the journal would be additionally charged*


Beneficiary Name: Department of Commerce National Seminar Account
Name of Bank: Indian Overseas Bank, Women entrepreneur branch
Bank Account Number: 153801000023582
IFSC Code: IOBA0001538
MICR Code: 600020090
Branch Code: 1538



The abstracts not exceeding 500 words must include the purpose, methodology, major findings of the research and keywords.

Manuscripts should be original and unpublished.

The length of the full paper, including tables, charts, diagrams, references, etc., should not exceed 10 pages.

The plagiarism report for the submitted work should be below 10%.

The first page of the abstract and final manuscript should include the title of the paper, author and co-author’s name, designation, affiliated institution, e-mail id and WhatsApp number.

The paper should adhere to the format specified below:

Typing & Paper

MS Word & A4 Size

Line spacing


Length of Full article page

5000 - 6000 words excluding title/cover


1 inch on all sides

Font & Font Size

Times New Roman & 12px


APA Style



All manuscripts will be scrutinized by an expert committee and based on the willingness of the author, the selected papers will be published in Scopus/UGC-CARE listed journals/ Edited Book with ISBN, on payment of additional charges apart from the registration.

All the accepted papers should be presented by the author/co-author at the conference with a PPT.

Based on the discretion of the panel members, the PRESENTED papers will be considered for the BEST PAPER AWARD.

Important dates

Last date for Full paper submission

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper

DECEMBER 15, 2022

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