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Measuring sustainable development in industrial minerals mining

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2014)

This paper presents a set of SD indicators for mining with a specific focus on the extraction of industrial minerals. The proposed metrics are based on the International Council of Mining and Metals 10 SD Principles and are organised into a mining life cycle framework that includes four stages: 1) exploration and mining; 2) processing; 3) ...

Sustainable Development/Water Interactions

by IWA Publishing  (Oct. 2, 2012)

Even though it is probably true that in more recent times the water planning and management procedures used in most parts of the world appear to have been reasonably adequate, it is now becoming increasingly questionable. A sustainable approach is now required. Yet, it is quite one thing to say “sustainable” in every breath, and ...

Sustainable developments in knitting

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 26, 2012)

The global community is aware that policies and practices regarding human consumption of resources need to change. Sustainability is a dominant factor within government policies worldwide. A recent report compiled on behalf of the European Union identified clothing and textiles as key industries in terms of reducing environmental impact. In ...

The serving organisation and leadership for sustainable human development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2013)

The paper outlines the development of the foundational anthropological and leadership perspectives on dominant human resource management models. Two influential HRM models (the Michigan model and the Harvard model) are described in detail, with consideration of the assumptions they make about human nature and the leadership principles they are ...

Maintainable city models for sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 1, 2013)

3D city models are getting more important as a field of research and business and received an increasing amount of attention from both the scientific community and the professional field. 3D city models are one of the new tools for sustainable city development. Since development questions occur repeatedly, the used city models should be ...

Sustainable development with renewable energy resources: a review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Nov. 20, 2013)

The most visible effects of the sustainable development movement are found in several global issues such as the greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone depletion, and loss of biodiversity. Combustion of fossil fuels and global warming are closely associated with each other. There is an urgent need to replace fossil fuels to renewable energy ...

Insights from guiding material development towards more sustainable products

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 15, 2013)

Faced with current challenges in society, many companies will need to develop more sustainable products in order to continue operations in the long term. Therefore, ways of identifying important sustainability considerations already in the early stages of material or product development are of importance. The article is based on action research in ...

Sustainable planning and design of large–scale metropolitan development projects

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 30, 2013)

Actors in the built environment are increasingly considering environmental issues alongside functional and economic aspects of development projects. However, to date in Australia and internationally, there have been few practical examples of integrated applications of sustainability principles in the built environment across all lifecycle phases. ...

Partnership for biodiversity and sustainable development

by IWA Publishing  (Jan. 9, 2013)

Partnership with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a global program that since 2000 has provided grants to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations to help protect the world's biodiversity hotspots, enhanced synergies between the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development (BCSD) project's aims ...

Corporate Sustainability: Sustainable Profitability

by SolaVis  (Feb. 6, 2014)

Since there is no agreed definition of what corporate sustainability actually is, it will not make any difference to add another to the long list of entrances. In essence, corporate sustainability consists of very few main pillars that influence the way management decisions processes are taken. In most ways, it is a ...

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