corporate environmental impact Articles

  • How small green team can transform large corporation

    Small green teams tasked with transforming large corporations, governments, cities, and neighborhoods face some tough challenges. TD Bank’s three-person green team employed a range of strategies to inject sustainability thinking into 27,000 employees dispersed in 1,300 locations. I find four of their tactics very smart and can be readily adapted by green teams everywhere. Green teams are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Supply Chain Management

    The significant impact that members of the supply chain have on organisations’ environmental performance, either through their actions or the products they supply, is increasingly becoming recognised throughout business. Examples of organisations which have faced legal action, financial loss, and damage to corporate image as a result of their supply chain partners' activities are numerous, and as ...


    By WYG

  • Environmental careers & salary survey

    Allen & York, international leaders in sustainability recruitment, have come together with Environment Analyst an expert in market intelligence for the environmental sector, to produce the UK’s most comprehensive Environmental Careers & Salary Survey. 2,500 UK environmental professionals completed an online survey including questions relating to career satisfaction, future prospects, changing ...


  • The economics of global environmental sustainability

    We will soon be at a global crossroads when it comes to sustainability, and Dr. Wiebe believes that creating more resilient cities and sustainably responsible countries will reshape the world as we know it. Mediaplanet: People are often overwhelmed by the environmental challenges facing the world. How do you maintain optimism in the face of so much adversity? Dr. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Education for environmentally responsible behaviour in business

    The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of teaching the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to higher education students. Increasingly, business activity is recognised as impacting, often negatively, on the environment. Calls to mitigate this result in a response usually called CSR. CSR may be regarded as the means by which businesses deliver sustainable development. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Protection Partners: Teck and Gemcom bring environmental quality software to the world

    In March 1998, two Canadian companies, mining giant Teck Corporation and earth resources software developer, Gemcom Software International Inc., announced that they had joined forces to bring environ-mental data management and reporting soft-ware into the global marketplace, through a separate joint venture company, GemTeck Environmental Software Ltd. Companies whose operations may have an ...


  • Corporate social responsibility and the challenge of triple bottom line integration: insights from the Lebanese context

    The notion of sustainability has been evolving and is increasingly understood to encompass considerations of economic viability, as well as environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This paper examines how linking these three legs of sustainability remains a challenge and explores empirically the performance of a sample of Lebanese organisations in the three strands of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Footprint - a game changer in sustainability?

    One of the potential hot topics for the near future is the Environmental Footprint. Do you think that this is becoming a game changer in sustainability? How are companies preparing for this? Ramon Arratia, Sustainability Director EMEAI, Interface. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Empowering environmental entrepreneurs in emerging economies

    This is the fifth installment of a five-part blog series on scaling environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets. In this series, experts in the field provide insights on how business accelerators, technical assistance providers, investors, and the philanthropic community can work with developing market ...

  • How the recession is affecting environmental careers

    “This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” President Barrack Obama spoke with concern about the future of our planet calling for immediate action to be taken to secure a sustainable future for the next generation. This article ...


  • Planning your EHS budget for 2013? the regulatory trends that might impact your company and budget

    As a global EHS manager, you may be tasked with planning for your entire corporate EHS program. Although most companies believe that environmental, health and safety issues are a top priority, resources assigned to managing compliance vary by company. It’s that crucial time of the year, when most companies around the globe make their best efforts in planning for 2013. Goals are set, ...

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • An environmental reporting tool for small scale entrepreneurs

    This article gives full details of the derivation and operation of a tool that has been devised to enable small business to track their environmental footprint. We present the case of the Australian company – Oztech – in which we developed the tool. The case uses emissions factors applicable to Australia. However, the tool can easily be converted to the local conditions of any country if the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Kuwait oil company streamlines emissions data management for corporate social responsibility and efficiency gains

    The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has long been a leader in addressing environmental sustainability issues. In the early 1990s, Kuwait faced the worst environmental catastrophe in recent history as a result of the bygone Iraqi regime's invasion of the country. Oil wells and gathering centers were ablaze and uncontrolled oil flow was filling hundreds of vast oil lakes and fouling mile after mile of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Environmental and productivity management: the business sustainability syndrome

    Every organisation must ensure that its responsibilities are encompassed within its legal, social and economic domains. Environmental and productivity issues thus need to be entwined to form the foundation of such an effective corporate strategy. The inter-relationships of sustainability, growth and the improvement in quality of life are discussed through a stakeholder approach where 'green' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enhancing environmental awareness in future business leaders

    In this paper the limitations of the current business education paradigm are discussed along with the consequential adverse impact on business decision making and society. The leadership role undertaken by some corporations in internalising sustainability measures into their strategies are then briefly discussed. Some of the commonly taught topics in management strategy and accounting courses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Critical success factors for environmental management systems

    Public concern about environmental degradation from human activities is putting increasing pressure on businesses around the world to reduce or eliminate the environmental impacts of their operations. To improve envi ronmental performance, organizations should implement effective environmental man agement systems (EMSs) that allow them to better control the environmental impacts of their ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • 3 Ways Multinational Corporations Can Help Vulnerable Communities Adapt to Climate Change

    Multinational companies (MNCs) typically have operations and supply chains in many parts of the world. The way they respond to climate change, therefore, can affect many populations, including poor communities in developing countries, where many people are especially vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. MNCs sometimes find themselves in tension with local ...

  • Effects of environmental measures on the sustainability indicators health and quality

    An entrepreneur that just strives for maximizing profit risks loosing his social “licence to produce”. Companies do not only have a responsibility towards their shareholders, but also towards their employees and the environment. The concern for social and environmental neffects should become part of the company’s core business. In this way, corporate social responsibility consists of three ...


  • Aligning profit and environmental sustainability: Stories from industry

    Many large companies have established sustainability goals and targets, and it is becoming increasingly common for these goals to address significant environmental challenges like climate change. More efficient use of natural resources, like energy, reduces operating costs and therefore makes business sense. In response to consumer preferences, some companies are also taking steps to reduce the ...

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