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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, ...

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 ...

Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in Canada, promising opportunities abound according to a snapshot of the State of Waste Management in Canada ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Welcome to Net-Zero

by ASTM International  (Aug. 29, 2014)

For most people (and for most homes) the likelihood of going through a whole year spending next to nothing on energy is a goal that seems far out of reach. In fact, it is only relatively recently that insulation technologies, coupled with cutting-edge renewable energy tools, have made the concept of a net-zero energy use home anything more than a ...

Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

by GLOBE Foundation  (Aug. 20, 2014)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a short but informative White Paper on business sustainability to deepen business understanding of the breath and importance of sustainability for the future of enterprise. The WEF argues that in the 21st century, business sustainability needs to be better understood by corporate leaders in terms of the ...

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 ...

Break It Down, Build It Up - Sustainable Science Has Roots in ASTM Standards Development

by ASTM International  (Jun. 30, 2014)

It was back in the 1980s,” Richard Wool, Ph.D., recalls. “A lot of waste management sites were running out of space. Barges full of garbage were plowing up and down the East Coast with no place to dock. The idea of having biodegradable plastics would address a number of issues like getting rid of the trash and cleaning up marine waste, ...

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