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 Conference 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

  • 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 ...

  • Early bird registration ends soon for important industry events

    The 19th Annual ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference is the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, inviting scientists, business decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Keynote speakers include Angela ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events

    What do we know about the connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events, such as the heat waves, drought, and fires? Scientists agree that climate change has already primed the pump for extreme weather events: A recent report by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists compared the rising risk of extreme weather events to a baseball ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 Foundation

  • FedEx - EarthSmart - Sustainability Strategy

    Communicating environmental sustainability performance and building a sustainable culture through a platform of EarthSmart initiatives   The company FedEx is a worldwide network of companies, providing a broad range of logistical services.  United under FedEx Corporation, the company has a team of more than 285,000 team members, and ...


    By Article 13

  • The sustainable cities agenda

    Cities are often called economic powerhouses.  Even countries with large agricultural sectors need the activities that are generated in cities to maintain flourishing economies.  As the world’s population grows, so does the number of urban dwellers.  This in turn has significant sustainable development implications for our resource-limited planet.  Given that cities are ...


    By Article 13

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Managing and reporting sustainability

    Untitled Document As companies around the world continue to adapt their organizations to be more responsive to all stakeholders, management accountants could prove to play a very valuable ...


  • 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

  • Swiss Sustainable Energy Solutions are Top

    Four years ago Allinghi, the high-tech racing yacht designed by land-locked Swiss engineers challenged established sea-faring nations off New Zealand and won the prestigious America's Cup. About the same time the Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard became the first to surround the globe in a hot air balloon. A Swiss crew will soon be the first to reach New York City after crossing the Atlantic with ...

  • 5 lessons for sustaining global forests

    As the old adage suggests, it is important to see the forests for more than just the trees. While an estimated 500 million people depend directly on forests for their livelihoods, the entire world depends on them for food, water, clean air, and vital medicines. Forests also absorb ...

  • 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

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