sustainability risk Articles

  • Port risk management and Public Private Partnerships: factors relating to risk allocation and risk sustainability

    Ports are complex operations involving government and private-sector partners in creating economic benefits and in identifying, managing and absorbing economic, environmental and security risks. Allocation and assessment of risks is necessitated and facilitated by the diversity of organisations involved. Allocation of the cost of risks among the partners or its transfer to outside agencies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk Management: Sustainably Managing a Common Resource

    Introduction Danfoss is a global manufacturer of hermetic compressors, pumps, valves, motors and other electrical control units. The company owns a major manufacturing facility located on a small island, Als, in the Baltic Sea. In 1983 the company was routinely withdrawing two million cubic meters of fresh water from the sole aquifer which supplies the entire island, home to 50,000 residents. ...

  • Sustainable development footprint: a framework for assessing sustainable development risks and opportunities in time and space

    This paper elaborates a framework, the sustainable development footprint, that can be used to assess progress in sustainable development in space and time. The framework views sustainability as consisting of the entire stock of its capital (natural and derived) and the rate of use of this stock to develop human (or other types) capital relative to the rates of regeneration of its capital stocks. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perceptions and risks in the search for a sustainable world: a model-based approach

    The concept of sustainable development is becoming more and more common in environmental, policy and business circles. Yet it is difficult to operationalise, and when operationalised, it often reflects a narrow disciplinary and/or thematic background and value spectrum. In this paper, we present an integrated assessment model, TARGETS, with which some aspects of the long-term dynamics of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risks, vulnerability, sustainability and governance: a new landscape for critical infrastructures

    It is becoming clear that sustainable development is, sometimes, obstructed by new risks and vulnerabilities, such as SARS, HIV, terrorist attacks etc. There is a need to outline and identify the current new trends, dependability and governance rules in order to properly model critical infrastructures for greater safety and operational performance. The present paper addresses the need for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risks and supply chains

    The increasing relevance of networking in supply chains is altering the perception of corporate risk and of its measurement and management. Supply chains have expanded hand in hand with the opportunities and the new challenges that firms face in assuming their desired place in a changing environment whose 'Nouvelle Donne' include competitive intensity, technological change, globalisation; ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The risk-effective sustainability of policies: the small business credit environment in Korea

    Current ecological or environmental risks, such as air pollution, are usually analysed in an economic system. Existing studies show that small businesses are exposed to environmental risks and thus need to be supported by public financing for the risk-effective sustainability of regional economic performance. However, some critics argue that the acceptable performance may result from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the governance of global and catastrophic risks

    The focus of the present paper regards the identification and treatment of critical issues in the process of societal decision making concerning management of global and catastrophic risks. Taking basis in recent works by the author, the paper in particular addresses: 1) Which are the most relevant hazards in a holistic global perspective and how may these be categorised in view of strategies for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are our Water Systems at Risk?

    Assessing the Financial Sustainability of BC’s Municipal Water and Sewer Systems Reliable water, sewer, and storm water systems are essential to public health, a clean environment, and a strong economy. But British Columbia’s systems may be at risk – aging infrastructure, growth, strengthened regulations, seismic risk, and climate change are driving the need for ...

  • sSWOT: A Sustainability SWOT

    The sustainability SWOT (sSWOT ) is designed to help drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges creating real business risks and opportunities. It helps individuals engage and motivate colleagues— particularly those with limited knowledge of environmental issues or corporate sustainability. Use this guide to work across internal departments, as well as suppliers, customers, ...

  • Sustainable organisational technology

    Organisational technology is currently understood as an ecologically neutral instrument of production and a source of competitive advantage for firms. This paper examines some challenges to this view of organisational technology. It proposes an alternative view of ecologically sustainable technologies. Sustainable organisational technology is characterised by low natural resource intensity, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

    We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this risk — there are few benefits to making the ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Aqueduct Water Risk Framework

    Awareness around the physical, regulatory and reputational water risks to companies and their investors is on the rise; and robust, comparable and comprehensive data is needed to help assess these water-related risks. In response to this demand, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Markets and Enterprise Program developed the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, a comprehensive and publicly available global ...

  • Sustainable remediation

    The term remediation refers to procedures implemented to eliminate contaminants and toxic waste from polluted landfills, water bodies and other places to promote environmental health and safety. Since its inception in the 1970s, remediation itself has evolved into a full-fledged industry. Organizations engaged in environmental construction activities typically execute remediation projects. In ...

  • The role of mortality awareness in risk management

    Efforts to imagine a sustainable world replete with global risk and crisis management capabilities are often hampered by conflation of previously little discussed individual, local, regional and universal understandings of human mortality. Pointing to these variable expectations and experiences of death and dying, the article demonstrates the insufficiency of economic and biomedical perspectives ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perspectives on a sustainable future

    This paper presents an integrated assessment study into global change and sustainable development. A global, integrated assessment model called TARGETS, is used to develop a range of global futures. The model is intended to assess a number of the most important links between social, economic and environmental processes on a global scale. A unique feature of the TARGETS model is that it contains ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Social sustainability in the transport sector: an essential requisite for sustainable mobility

    Sustainable mobility emphasises the need to integrate mobility into an overall pattern of sustainable development. Previous researches point towards altering the patterns of transport by focusing primarily on the goal of environmental-protection and economic efficiency. Mobility, however, is a socially contextualised phenomenon operating beyond mere 'transport/ movement'. Its linkage with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk analysis of wastewater reuse in agriculture

    Two of the main concerns for wastewater reuse in agricultural irrigation are environmental and human security. Different research studies and practices have been developed recently in order to quantify the risk of possible environmental contamination of surface and groundwater resources as well as the risk to public health from enteric viruses. Other, far from negligible, related ...

  • Transitioning to sustainability: pathways, directions and opportunities

    The transition to sustainability requires not only an understanding of the risks that society is facing but the development of pathways that will enable the shift towards sustainability. Such risks include not only resources and global warming but also established economic models and social ethics and values. This paper identifies how the risks facing global societies are being addressed, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability as a business opportunity

    Thinking of bringing your business to a more sustainable place? The best starting place for any business leader to embrace sustainability is to shift away from looking at sustainability in terms of how much it will cost, and towards assessing the returns it will generate. Consider the phenomenon known as the Cost of Poor ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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