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Sustainable financing: We know we can… but how?

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 21, 2016)

Ensuring water and sanitation services for all depends on securing appropriate financing, an issue that has long been a major challenge for the water sector. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) makes this challenge all the more urgent. How much money do we need to expand and improve water services infrastructure? What about ...

3 Steps for Building Your Tech Company`s Sustainability Strategy

by Antea Group - USA  (Jun. 2, 2016)

For many companies, sustainability efforts are no longer just about compliance—they’re an essential component of the company’s overall business strategy, reputation, and brand. Why? Because sustainability programs not only improve the environment, but also offer a competitive advantage. In fact, 66% of consumers say they are ...

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 ...

Leveraging the capacity of the informal water sector workforce

by IWA Publishing  (May 31, 2016)

The global shortage of skilled professionals in the water sector is a major industry challenge, particularly in an era of growing water scarcity and increasing demand for water from agriculture, industry and domestic consumption. As utilities move to improve their performance in water service delivery, to meet the demands of both consumers and ...

Post-(sustainable) development?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 19, 2008)

This paper critically reviews the application of a post-development analysis to sustainable development by employing a defined target for post-development analysis – the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). Data from the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) for 146 countries are used to generate statistically significant EKC models, and the ...

Sustainable development: legitimisation to internalisation

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The recent flurry of sustainable development activity gives researchers an unparalleled opportunity to explore a sweeping societal phenomenon and its complex implications to the firm. This paper addresses the factors that contribute to intrafirm complexity such that they inhibit the execution of sustainable development initiatives. Unlike other ...

Leapfrogging into the future: developing for sustainability

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 18, 2005)

It has become almost a platitude that radical and sustainable improvement of need-fulfillment has to be reached in one generation to prevent the possibility that Nature will break down under the combined pressure of population growth and growth in wealth per capita This requires 'radical' or 'system' innovations. In this respect, there is an ...

Sustainable Development Commission to close

by Vital Efficienci Ltd.  (Jul. 22, 2010)

Coalition government plans to cut public sector spending could include the Sustainable Development Commission, reports ...

Sustainable development: paradigm or paranoia?

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

Sustainable development is the globally embraced paradigm for integrating environment and development policies. Agreement ends with attempts at quantifying the elusive notion of sustainability. A contentious debate among "environmentalists" and "environmental economists" has brought about a confusing proliferation of indicators ...

Indicators for sustainable development in forestry

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

Long-term preservation of forest ecosystems and resources is a major stake for sustainable development. An accurate assessment of these ecosystems and resources is necessary for defining, implementing and monitoring sustainable forestry management policies. The question of designing forestry indicators is situated in this context. This paper does ...

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