sustainability event Articles

  • Sustainability in the event management sector

    Many facilities managers will be familiar with British Standards and International Standards, and the approach of plan, do, check, act and review as a way of implementing and monitoring progress. However for many event managers the framework provided by British Standards may be very unfamiliar. BSI British Standards is the UK’s national standards organisation, recognised globally for its ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Sustainable standards for conferences and events - Absolute Chaos

    At least 10 standardised ways of measuring the sustainability of a conference event or meeting, could things be more chaotic. With ISO 20121 being mooted as the new international standard for sustainable events, sitting atop of the domestic standard of ISO 14001, then we have BSI 8901 as a further refinement. Sitting beneath these are a whole host of individual UK government supported ...


    By Cavendish Venues

  • Event sustainabiility: How LOCOG was certified to ISO 20121

    During 2011 and 2012, Becky Toal worked as an auditor with SGS to audit LOCOG to ISO20121. Read here as Becky explains how LOCOG achieved its certification... LOCOG, the London 2012 organising committee, had a broad range of aims and objectives relating to both sport and sustainability. One of those objectives was to implement and obtain the certification for the new International ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Substance compliance for sustainability

    Turning requirements into opportunities. Answers for industry. Substance compliance helps manufacturers develop products that comply with government mandated environmental regulations. Companies that leverage compliance as an integral element in their lifecycle processes (as opposed to treating compliance only as an event) gain competitive advantage by getting their products ...


    By thinkstep

  • Large Precipitation Events are Critical in Replenishing Groundwater Resources

    Large precipitation events that occur about every 10 years are a critical source of recharge for replenishing groundwater resources, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation. Groundwater is a vital source of water in the western United States, and will be increasingly ...

  • Impact of extreme climate events on water supply sustainability in Egypt: case studies in Alexandria region and Upper Egypt

    Water resources in Egypt have become stressed due to changes in climate patterns. Egypt is characterized by two seasons, a mild, wet winter and a hot, dry summer. In recent years, many areas have become vulnerable to the impact of extreme climate events. The impact of these events on water supplies has become more pronounced. This study states that there is a tangible impact of extreme climate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Designing sustainability that sells

    Consumers are beginning to express their desire for more sustainable products. But by and large, green products are not making themselves easy to love. Lance Hosey, who keynoted at the recent Sustainable Brands conference, believes there's still ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water - a key to sustainable development

    The catchment area of the Lower Mekong River includes parts of the riparian countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. It encompasses an area of 666,000 km2 and a population of 60 million people, who use the Mekong River itself and its water resources in a multitude of ways. The Mekong River Commission (MRC) was formed on 5 April 1995 by an agreement between the governments of Cambodia, ...

  • Sustainability: Is it still possible?

    According to Dictionary.com, the word sustainable means, “pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse.” But that’s not what ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Antea Group Committed to a Circular Future - Several Recent Events Focus on the Circular Economy

    Antea Group recently had the opportunity to participate in a number of forums and conferences related to a relatively new sustainability topic, the Circular Economy (CE), where the focus is on de-coupling business growth from resource consumption and environmental degradation. United Nations Environment Programme ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Zappos' comprehensive approach to sustainability

    Brad Tomm, Sr. Manager of Campus Operations and Sustainability, Zappos Family of Companies will be speaking at Smithers Pira's Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition. He will join speakers from Happyfamily Brands and Williams-Sonoma in our session on 'Getting a Sustainable Packaging Project Started: the Balancing ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • Integrating sustainability into business continuity planning

    Recently, natural and human-enabled disasters have caused many high profile events that resulted in significant losses of life and property, and that have highlighted business vulnerabilities to environmental factors. In response, many organisations have implemented business continuity plans and adopted more sustainable business processes. Business continuity and sustainability have long and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mobile Monitoring System Speeds Detection, Localization and Troubleshooting of Molecular Contamination Sources

    Abstract Decreasing the time to detect, contain and mitigate very low levels of Airborne Contamination (AMC) is becoming more critical for high tech manufacturers. Costs associated with AMC-related quality issues and yield losses are well understood, and adequate reduction of AMC is critical for clean manufacturers to stay competitve. Technical ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • WTM - Responsible and Sustainable travel case study

    The Challenge The World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry. With sustainability and responsible travel becoming a focus for the holiday makers across the world, the organisers behind the WTM wanted to be able to understand and react to attitudes across the industry. Our Solution Because we understand the challenges and the ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Long–term value creation in the pharmaceutical sector: an event study analysis of big pharma stocks

    We investigate the drivers of value creation in big pharmaceutical firms. We use a unique dataset of a total of 2,200 news items on research and development (R&D) progress announcements and dividend news of 25 largest pharmaceutical companies for the period 1998–2010. Our findings affirm the role of successful R&D as a driver of value creation in the long–run. This long term view of value ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Driving sustainable investment decision making

    We help investors understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency in order to identify risk and opportunity from growing natural resource pressures and increasing environmental regulation Natural capital liabilities such as carbon, water, resource dependency, pollutants and waste are threatening the ability of our natural ecosystems to deliver economic growth. The impact is ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

    Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full socio-economic benefits. The U.N. General Assembly on 26 ...

  • Rock On!: bringing strategic sustainable development to music festivals

    Music festivals gather large numbers of people in concentrated areas for brief periods of time. Effects of these events extend far beyond their spatial and temporal boundaries. This paper asks 'What are some measures that can move music festivals strategically towards sustainability?' A framework for strategic sustainable development based on backcasting from sustainability principles is applied. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable alternative to the centralized paradigm

    The use of decentralized/distributed sewering is an emerging trend intended to bridge the gap between both central sewer and residential septic systems. Upgrading and improving a city’s wastewater-treatment infrastructure is one of the most important public policy issues and the most costly. Often not an environmental benefit, there is conclusive evidence that centralized sewer collection ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Sustainability strategy - How to start?

    Understand the breadth Sustainability strategy is about solutions; it allows innovative strategists to consider how they can improve their service and creates a new focal point for guiding business development. A sustainable strategy for business aims to meet the needs of stakeholders today, without compromising the ability to satisfy future needs. It looks beyond corporate social ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

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