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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The future of corporate reporting is sustainable business performance management

    The future of corporate reporting is Sustainable Business Performance Management. Today, this seems to be true more than ever. Non-financial disclosure is a marketplace expectation for any company reporting information to stakeholders. It is more crucial than ever to give stakeholder a throughout picture of your organisations performance. Integrating non-financials to Corporate Performance ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Corporate Competencies in Sustainability and CR – the next business challenge

    Just because your company has a CR policy doesn’t mean that your company practice will be any more responsible – any new policy commitment must always be underpinned by training which allows staff to understand how their activities will be affected, and how they can support the delivery of new corporate commitments. In recent years, businesses have become increasingly comfortable with ...


    By Terrafiniti LLP

  • 2005 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Gravimetric and chemical treatment with land-farm application discharge had significant design shortcomings during routine process upsets, becoming under-sized as production increased, or as heavy rainfall resulted in uncontrolled storm runoff of the wastewater. API O/W/S technology certainly can’t be expected to be deployed effectively for remote oil and gas fields or offshore sites produced ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • Corporate Sustainability Officers’ “Back Story” Revealed

    With “sustainability” no longer just the domain of economic viability for business, a new order has emerged. With the advent of more rigorous voluntary reporting of a company’s sustainability efforts, companies have realized that gathering, collating, and assimilating the necessary information requires the assistance of a number of different ...

  • 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

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