green business Articles

  • Greening business: Green grows the opportunity

    China´s prodigious economic growth and galloping resource demands are often portrayed as an eco-threat. Now, business and investors are waking up to the huge commercial opportunities presented by China´s sustainability challenge, writes Nick Robins. ´The rapid rise in world energy costs, increasing import dependency for energy and the emergence of new carbon markets has generated real demand ...

  • Eco-Friendly Tips That Can Save Your Business Money

    Creating a green business plan usually ends up costing your business more money than what you might have planned. Fortunately, there is a way to help save your business money while creating a green plan for your business. Use these tips from Earthwise Environmental to help create an eco-friendly business while saving ...

  • Top tips for a green business

    International standards experts IMSM regularly visit businesses and organizations to help them achieve ISO14001, the environmental management system. While every business is different, here are some areas to consider when considering “going green”. Start with your purchasing department. By looking at your regular purchases, whether stationery and computer supplies, packaging, or parts, you can ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • 21 or 22 good reasons to be a green business

    Increased Revenue • Client base Clients and prospective customers prefer to do business with companies with common values. Client retention will increase while the base of new clients will expand. Public and private sector purchasing practices will increasingly consider a company’s environmental policies in the selection process. • Reputation and public image Employees, ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • The pros and cons of a green business

    If you haven't heard the saying, "there is an elephant in the room", it refers to a blatantly evident concern that people choose to ignore, while busying themselves with smaller, often less important issues. In this case, the room represents many global mindsets that have chosen not to acknowledge the green elephant that sits in our conscience, and the elephant represents the rapidly growing ...


    By green24

  • Day of Celebration - Earth Day

    Deborah K. Jones US Ambassador to Kuwait, mentioned EarthSoft in her statement on Earth Day, 2010, “On the commercial side, American companies have technology that can help Kuwait meet these goals. Respected American companies in Kuwait such as Tetratech and ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Educating for sustainability: A double-edged sword?

    Evidence from three sections of an undergraduate Business, Government and Society (BG&S) core course suggests that heightened awareness of corporate and executive wrong-doing vis-a-vis the natural environment, and/or emphasis on the business case for greener business practices, may contribute to student cynicism regarding the normative value that business executives place on environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Green Entrepreneurship`: An actual reality or a convenient alibi?

    The latest developments in the global technology markets; the devastating effects on the environment; the increasing pressure from consumers for better quality and more environmentally friendly products; the enhanced role of NGOs in the global economy; the gradual weakening of the traditional role of the state; the increased contribution of the stakeholders to business ethics and corporate ...


    By LDK Consultants

  • Is 6 Percent The World’s Most Important Number?

    In his latest book “The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World,” green business guru Andrew Winston writes, “the six-percent-per-year target ...


    By Ensia

  • Green business among certified companies in Malaysia towards environmental sustainability: benchmarking on the drivers, initiatives and outcomes

    In recent years, environmental issues become more intense and widespread. This calls for considering the issues of sustainable development in business operations. This paper utilised interviews with three organisations to identify green initiatives adopted in Malaysia, their drivers and outcomes. Analysis of the interviews indicates that the most adopted green initiatives in Malaysia are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing the narrative of sustainable development: "discipline" of an "inefficient" concept

    This paper overviews two contested narratives of sustainable development. One employs sustainable development as a key concept in the rhetoric of eco-modernism and 'green business', following a 'managerial' model. The opposing narrative frames the concept as capable of emancipating more democratic and inclusive approaches to living with nature and with each other. Some of the ways in which that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Step-by-Step: Process control eco lifecycle assessment and improvement

    In the new green business climate, global manufacturing companies must continually assess and improve their products and processes to retain customers; gain competitive advantage; and comply with environmental legislation like RoHS, REACH, WEEE, and EuP. Eco lifecycle assessment and improvement processes are required for the management of the critical environmental aspects and impacts of product ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • How technology will lead sustainability strategy in 2011

    New research predicts technology for sustainability as the fastest growing segment within sustainability services in 2011. While becoming less visible in the political arena and the press, sustainability is simultaneously becoming more embedded in the policies and practices of large and small companies. Although, 2010 was not a good year in terms of technology for sustainability, sustainability ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Relative ecological footprints based on resource usage efficiency per capita: macro-level segmentation of 121 countries

    This paper makes a vital contribution to the fields of sustainability studies, environmental policy-making and green business planning by presenting evidence that contradicts widely accepted conventional wisdom about the relative environmental efficiency of countries as determined by resource usage per capita. Using model-based cluster analysis, this study forms and compares groups of countries ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The green chemistry economy

    Combining science and business, green chemistry promises a new generation of safer substitutes for hazardous ingredients, renewable raw materials for everyday ...


    By The Phylmar Group, Inc.

  • It’s Time To Choose An Environmentally Friendly Absorbent Product

    With media headlines constantly reminding the public about pollution and dwindling resources, no business should put off making the strategic decision to go green. Still not convinced? Consider this: going green as a business is good for two reasons. As we already touched on, in this day and age the public image of a business is more important than ever; one wrong move and you’ll come under ...

  • Going Green? Be Sure To Evaluate Your Absorbent Wipers And Rags!

    From using certain light bulbs to investing in hybrid cars, trucks or buses, many companies across the country have found ways to make ...

  • Case studies of greening the automotive supply chain through technology and operations

    Taking greening to the supply chain level (beyond partial, yet often used, reversed logistics) can be based on technological and operational initiatives in the sphere of design for recycling, disassembly, extended life cycles and future innovations and the related operations. The supply chain dimension is lacking in the most recent state-of-the-art contribution from Reinhardt on greening from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opportunities for biofuel sustainable development in Bulgaria

    The introduction of Directive 2003/30 EC of the European Union (EU) on biofuels had the ambitious goal to both reduce greenhouse gas emission (GHG) and create new jobs in rural areas. The challenge lies in the availability of premises to convert biomass in energy, which depends on the availability of land. Thus an opportunity has been created on the EU market for biofuels, offering to each Member ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Failure to launch: the Kyoto protocol and sustainable strategic management

    Despite an unquestioned worldwide green movement, business progress toward environmental sustainability has been relatively slow. The relative speed of greening may result from a lack of a dominant design or set of agreed upon standards. Some scholars argue that in uncertain technology markets, industry needs government initiatives such as the Kyoto protocol to accelerate its development. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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