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With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

by Ensia  (Oct. 9, 2014)

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and competition ...

This Month’s Featured Report – Spotlight On Ups

by Global Reporting Initiative  (Oct. 1, 2014)

Founded in 1907, United Parcel Service of North America, Inc. (UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Why did you decide to start issuing sustainability reports? The rationale for why we published our first report in ...

A Biodiesel Filled Future For Your Car - case study

by Green Fuels LTD  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Future vehicles require a level of robustness to the legislated future introduction of bio-diesel. This research aims to understand the future of biodiesels in world markets and the characteristics of these fuels. The Need In recognising that sustainable sources of biodiesel will be dependant upon the particular local circumstances where the raw ...

Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 16, 2014)

The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building ...

Jewson Sustainable Development Review 2013

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Jewson Sustainable Development Review 2013 The client Jewson has over 600 branches around the UK and is a Saint-Gobain brand so it’s part of one of the largest construction businesses in the world - designing, manufacturing and distributing construction materials, and delivering innovative products and services ...

Saint-Gobain 2012 sustainable development review - case study

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 21, 2014)

An interactive and up-to-date review of Saint-Gobain’s progress towards its roadmap targets.  The client Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the design, production and distribution of construction materials, with brands such as Jewson, Graham and British Gypsum. The challenge For the third consecutive year, IMS Consulting was ...

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI)

by IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd  (Aug. 20, 2014)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) Stakeholder Mapping and Communication Platform Development and Management The client After water, cement is the most widely used material on earth. The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a ...

Q&A: Helping the poorest nations with development goals

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Next week’s Climate Summit in New York is one of a few remaining stepping stones to the internationally binding agreement to tackle climate change expected to be agreed at a UN summit in Paris next year. At the same time, the global community is negotiating sustainable development goals that will become a part of global development ...

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 9, 2014)

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, ...

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