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Sustainability best practice manual development – Case Study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 18, 2015)

Challenge: The Brewers Association, a nonprofit membership organization with over 1,400 organization members and 50,000 individual members required assistance in developing and launching its first association-wide sustainability initiative: compiling three craft brewing industry sustainability manuals and accompanying online resources. These ...

A Smaller Footprint - Sustainable Processes for Manufacturing

by ASTM International  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Manufacturers working to adopt sustainable practices will find support from a new ASTM International guide. This standard (E2986, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes) will serve as a key reference tool in helping business and industries find consistent ways to collect data and evaluate metrics ...

Sustainability 101 Case Example: Ashland

by Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI)  (Nov. 19, 2015)

Ashland is a global specialty chemical company operating in more than 100 countries. The chemistries Ashland provides enable pharmaceuticals that excel in form and function, anti-aging ingredients in skin-care products, more sustainable ...

Developing Decentralised Distributed Generation in Africa

by Clarke Energy  (Oct. 27, 2015)

Many countries in the developed world created power generation networks based upon large centralised power generation stations with significant investment in power transmission and distribution networks. From the African context this has not happened yet there is a huge need to increase power generation capacity. The thought of addressing this ...

Envisioning and co-designing a sustainable future for African cities

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Nov. 17, 2015)

It was with the powerful phrase in mind: “What if the only way to predict the future is to design it,” that Jeff Robinson, Aurecon’s Sustainable Buildings Group Leader, presented at the Green Building Council South Africa’s annual convention as one of the event’s innovation speakers. ...

View From The Top - How Corporate Boards can Engage on Sustainability Performance

by Ceres  (Oct. 1, 2015)

Today’s corporations, faced with the extraordinary challenges of global climate change, water scarcity and workplace inequality, are at a crossroads. They can take proactive steps to adapt to pressing environmental and social issues – the two core categories of “sustainability” – or they can risk being left behind. ...

Two Ways to Solve Your Sustainability Business Case Problems

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 12, 2015)

Linking sustainability to value creation is becoming a new imperative for business leaders. But how do you know you are making the right investments and optimizing business value? When it comes time to crunch the numbers, sustainability initiatives may seem too abstract, too intangible. Frequently, benefits of this sort are difficult to quantify ...

Models of sustainability and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 3, 2004)

This paper proposes a general model of sustainability, which offers a comprehensive theoretical framework integrating ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The model exhibits the underlying ethical principles, broad goals and measurable objectives. It contains as special cases the more limited models of the "Natural ...

What do a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility have in common? More than you think

by ABUTEC LLC  (Oct. 30, 2015)

You may think that a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility are about as similar as day and night, hot and cold, old and young. But they have more in common than you think. ABUTEC has worked with both to ensure their waste-to-energy systems function at top capacity. Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, needed a way to save money, ...

The evolution of EHS software systems: why integrated platforms are replacing point solutions

by Rivo Software Ltd.  (Oct. 29, 2015)

“No man is an island, entire of itself.” These famous words written by John Donne in 1624 ring completely true in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) software arena today.   The EHS business function is finally catching up with the rest of the enterprise in terms of adopting integrated software solutions that ...

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