corporate sustainability Articles

  • Corporate Sustainability: Sustainable Profitability

    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 ...


    By SolaVis

  • Corporate sustainability communications

    Many companies are beginning some sort of sustainability program, recognizing its financial benefits. While many companies are instituting programs, many do not realize the importance of developing metrics and properly communicating progress. What type of data needs to be collected? Should sustainability be communicated at all or should it be delayed until after most goals are achieved? Many ...


  • Crowdsourcing corporate sustainability strategies

    This paper provides cameo case studies of the way in which two large companies namely, J. Sainsbury and Unilever, have employed crowdsourcing to review and develop their corporate sustainability strategies and it offers some wider reflections on this process. The paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of crowdsourcing and this is followed by a discussion of the concept of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate education for sustainability

    Development - a necessity to meet the demand of growth and the living conditions of mankind; though it only makes sense if it is made subject to environmental sustainability. This process requires changes in the way of life in society and in the way companies do business, i.e., new competences in this great challenge of education. This article aims to discuss the importance of corporate education ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate sustainability increases profitability

    New survey reveals that sustainability strategies deliver wider commercial and operational benefits for businesses, but requires meaningful benchmarks. Major new survey of senior global executives has revealed that corporate sustainability strategies are delivering a wide range of commercial and operational benefits for many of the world's leading companies. Consultancy giant KPMG and the ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Linking stakeholders and corporate reputation towards corporate sustainability

    The purpose of this paper is to understand the interdependence of corporate reputation within the sphere of stakeholder management with the goal of achieving corporate sustainability. The paper investigates literatures in corporate sustainability, stakeholder management, social marketing, corporate communication, and reputation management in order to build a new framework. This study suggests ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate sustainability - the elusive new and improved sustainability brand

    Translating sustainability into tangible business value has been a focus of many sustainability practitioners since the seminal 1992 United Nations Rio Summit. At the heart of that discussion has been the corporate brand. Practical benefits that contribute to the bottom line, such as increased market share or enhanced shareholder value, have been important objectives to aspire to because they ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Corporate sustainability - the elusive new and improved sustainability brand

    Translating sustainability into tangible business value has been a focus of many sustainability practitioners since the seminal 1992 United Nations Rio Summit. At the heart of that discussion has been the corporate brand. Practical benefits that contribute to the bottom line, such as increased market share or enhanced shareholder value, have been important objectives to aspire to because they ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How to achieve a corporate sustainable strategy

    Organisations can achieve energy savings and capitalise on the financial incentives from carbon emissions reduction by implementing an effective sustainable strategy. A potential £1.6bn of available energy savings can be achieved in the UK corporate sector every year, yet hardly a fraction of these energy savings are being realised, according to a Carbon Trust estimation. A ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Corporate sustainability efforts -- Feast or Famine

    Is corporate sustainability on the wane or growing more important to top executives? At the beginning of the year, two big-picture reports on the state of green business painted divergent pictures. In GreenBiz's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A vision of real corporate leadership on sustainability

    The basics of sustainability excellence are fairly well known by now: reduce your footprint, create products and services that help customers do the same, drive employee engagement, think value chain, track data and enable transparency, and on and on. But real leaders will go further and address the scale of the sustainability challenges we face by fundamentally remaking their companies. Here's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Extending the discourse in research on corporate sustainability

    This paper is based on the notion that the discourse of corporate sustainability is becoming institutionalised at a time when it is just getting started. It therefore attempts to contribute to research approaches that question and go beyond the dominant normative discourse of corporate sustainability. It poses the question of what would be some of the assumptions needed to open up the discourse ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainable corporation: lessons from Avatar

    This article uses the fictitious company RDA from the movie Avatar as a textbook case of corporate non–sustainability. We provide a list of mistakes RDA made and provide parallel corporate examples in our own society in the areas of stakeholder analysis, corporate governance and systems thinking using the triple bottom line. For each area we present a framework that companies could use to operate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Corporate instruments for sustainable management: characteristics and thematic priorities

    Recently the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative 'Corporate Instruments for Sustainable Management' (Ina) encouraged a total of 17 joint projects to develop new sustainable management instruments and to implement these instruments in the participating enterprises. Universities, research institutes and corporations were engaged in the projects. The key thematic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to formulate and realise a corporate sustainability strategy

    The main aim of this study is to develop, test and implement a working method for the graphic arts industry to formulate and realise a corporate sustainability strategy. This study is based on the case studies of two companies in the supply chain for printed products. The working method is inspired by the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology in ISO 14001 and the SWOT methodology. The working ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Social responsibility and sustainability in motorway corporate governance

    This paper analyses how a motorway concessionaire faces the challenge posed by the raise of road traffic volumes in the North-East of Italy. The concessionaire has planned to invest in the near future a large amount of money in the network upgrade. The construction phases will predictably induce the risk of traffic congestions. Then an intelligent traffic management system becomes necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond Reporting – Systematic Approaches to Sustained Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility (CR) is undisputed as an essential component of any successful business strategy. In addition, the transparent disclosure and reporting of CR information to a wide range of interested stakeholders is a requirement in the current market place - a part of the Licence to Operate. However, CR as an all-encompassing business management approach is still widely misunderstood ...


    By BSI

  • The opportunities and challenges for a general definition of corporate sustainability

    In recent years, academics and corporate analysts have suggested that the business world should incorporate sustainable development into their decision making, given that it is considered key to their long-term viability. The corporations which implement such strategies are usually labelled sustainable. In this paper, a number of definitions of corporate sustainability, each with different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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