carbon strategy Articles

  • Developing a Carbon Strategy

    Business leaders are being barraged with ‘facts’ about climate change.  With so much information and so little history, executives are trying to examine the problem and make critical decisions that will have the most significant ramifications on the future of their organization. Within some sectors, these decisions could prove to be the most important of their tenure. Organizations of all ...


  • Carbon footprint, corporate strategy

    Virgin Group includes nearly seventy companies across a diverse range of sectors from aviation to wine distribution, each facing different carbon management challenges. The companies range from small office based organisations with a few employees to large multinationals with thousands of employees. Greenstone was commissioned by Virgin Group to undertake a carbon mapping exercise to identify ...


    By Greenstone

  • Carbon management strategy

    SAB Miller Group plc is one of the major global brewing and beverage companies, being the second largest brewer and bottler in the world and one of the largest bottlers to Coca-Cola.  SAB Miller owns 200 brands and is organized into 5 geographic hubs - North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, and South Africa. Greenstone Carbon Management was commissioned by SAB Miller to undertake ...


    By Greenstone

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Carbon Fiber Emission Control Strategies

    Problem Carbon fiber (fibre) and graphite reinforced polymers are materials that have, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use everyday by making them stronger, lighter and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and immediate danger to human health if careful consideration is not given to emission control at the ...

  • Offshore wind costs and development risk

    How procurement strategies, manufacturing costs and new technology stack up against development risk in Offshore Wind Projects. Offshore wind is changing, and it is changing for the better. In 2006, offshore wind deployment costs started rising significantly, from £1.5m/ MW, in 2016 prices, to over £4m/MW in 2012, without a clear indication as to what the price ceiling would ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Designing With Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    In construction, preventing the penetration of liquids and gases is essential to maintaining the integrity of a structure. Often, containment is just as important, especially when dealing with chemical contaminants or other waste. When looking to stop the spread of contaminated liquids and gases, there are few tools as effective as geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). Read on to learn how to design ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • The benefits of monitoring compressed air

    Compressed air is used in many manufacturing processes for many different reasons, from the actuation and control of pneumatic valves and cylinders to the operation of process machinery and tooling. It can also be used as a transport medium for bulk materials or as a purge gas. For all its uses it is nonetheless expensive. This is why, through detailed monitoring, a business can enjoy the ...


    By Contrec Europe Limited

  • Sustainability isn’t for later. 10 ways any business can build a more credible sustainability story

    Sustainability isn’t a priority right now. We need a full sustainability strategy before we can start. I need to calculate what the ROI would be first. All of these are common objections to taking the first steps on any organization’s sustainability journey. In fact, credible sustainable action can be accomplished by organizations of any size and it doesn’t have to be costly or ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Carbon footprint, scenario planning, reduction strategies, benchmarking

    Ocado Limited, the unique and independent online grocer, is the first newcomer to the UK grocery market for a generation. The company has created a blueprint for the future of sustainable grocery shopping offering an alternative to going to the supermarket that is simple, fast, fun, greener and more accurate. Ocado delivers orders out of a single fulfilment centre, not a network of stores, and ...


    By Greenstone

  • Energy strategy for carbon dioxide emission reduction in Taiwan

    A linear programming model is proposed to find the energy strategy for reducing carbon dioxide emission in Taiwan. Scenarios that include energy switching and energy conservation under different emission levels are considered, and the corresponding economic impacts are evaluated. Emissions from thirty-nine sectors are reduced by two major mechanisms. Energy switching is assumed to be induced by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economics of a global strategy for reduction of carbon emissions

    The evolution of natural systems that feed and sustain human populations, and indeed the evolution of modern society, has occurred in the context of a moderate and stable climate. Therefore, recent trends in climate change, most likely caused by increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiative trace gases in the atmosphere, and the expected consequent global warming, are now a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon management strategies - a quest for corporate competitiveness

    This multiple case study analysis examines the extent to which five global car manufacturers apply carbon management strategies. Following a clear business strategy standpoint, the theoretical arguments are based on a framework developed by Orsato (2006). For this context, we highlight two key differences between carbon management and general environment strategies: the option of compensation and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and carbon management are cornerstone to risk mitigation strategies

    The landscape for national compliance reporting thresholds for facilities was about to dramatically increase in scale and the company did not have the resources and systems to measure, manage and report the required data in a timely and accurate manner. This organization with vast resources deployed across much of Western Canada was suddenly exposed to an alarming degree of financial risk for ...


  • Strategies for success

    Petroleum Review recently asked Chris Finlayson (right), Chief Executive, BG Group, about the company’s E&P strategy and how it is tackling the skills gap in the industry. He will be addressing these and other issues as the IP Week Dinner speaker on 19 February 2014. Q. BG Group has an excellent track record in exploration, but will these successes be repeated? A. ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Product carbon strategy, carbon footprint, offset, client propositions

    Zenith Provecta commissioned Greenstone to develop a market leading car leasing carbon footprinting product that could be integrated into their main business. Greenstone provided: Market analysis of the fleet industry ‘green’ offerings. Stakeholder engagement - conducted workshops with stakeholders to flesh out the framework provided by Greenstone to deliver a product that was best ...


    By Greenstone

  • The role of nuclear energy in the post-Kyoto carbon mitigation strategies

    Policy scenarios examined in this paper provide insights into the long-term role that nuclear power could play in abating CO2 emissions. Impacts are quantified for a strict phase-out of nuclear generation capacities, and are contrasted with scenarios allowing for a nuclear technology breakthrough under a specific carbon-tax regime. The energy-related global CO2 emissions are reduced by nearly 50% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental strategies and global environmental governance: the experience of carbon disclosure project/Brazil

    Through content analysis, this paper identifies the environmental and political-institutional strategies used by Brazilian companies in the carbon disclosure project (CDP) to fight against climate change. An exploratory study was made with a literature review and the content analysis technique was used for data treatment. The results show that political-institutional strategies are used by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Activated carbon mat instrumental as part of overall remediation strategy case study

    Project: Grand Calumet River - West Branch, Reach #3 Location: Hammond, IN Products: Reactive Core Mat Background: In 2009. clean up began on a one-mile stretch of the West Branch of the Grand Calumet River. This project involved the mechanical dredging and removal of 82,000 cubic yards of sediments and soils impacted with ...


    By CETCO

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