sustainable business Articles

  • Defining Sustainability For Your Business

    The term “sustainability" is often used interchangeably with corporate responsibility (CR), corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, social enterprise, sustainable development, triple-bottom line, corporate ethics, and even in some cases corporate governance. However, understanding what it means and, more importantly, what it means for your organization is crucial to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • E-business and Sustainable Development

    E-business and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are growing at an exponential rate and playing a more and more important role in our life today. The whole world is racing to promote business, politics, entertainment, etc. online. But how sustainable is this growth? In this paper, the economic, social and environmental impacts of e-business and ICT are discussed. Environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovating business models for sustainability

    How innovation in products, processes and business models can help organisations become more sustainable. By Richard Waters, Principal, Carbon Trust Advisory. Regulation, cost, reputation, revenue and risk management are driving many organisations to cut their carbon emissions, and become more sustainable. More businesses are looking at how they can put environmental sustainability at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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.

  • DNV GL: A Cleaner, More Electrified World Is Within Reach by 2050

    Earlier this month (9/5), DNV GL published its first Energy Transition Outlook (ETO): Renewables, Power and Energy Use. The industry implication report is part of DNV GL’s new suite of Energy Transition Outlook publications. The report reviews global energy demand and energy supply and summarizes the implications for the power and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Business cases for sustainability: the role of business model innovation for corporate sustainability

    A considerable body of literature deals with the creation of economic value while increasing corporate environmental and social performance. Some publications even focus on the business case for sustainability which aims at increasing corporate economic value through environmental or social measures. The existence of a business case for sustainability is, however, mostly seen as an ad hoc ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable futures and Maori business education

    The core of a sustainable social and economic development of any nation is education. A key issue in Aotearoa New Zealand is the development of education for Maori. Historically, there have been significant problems for Maori to achieve education goals. Current education policies seek to foster and develop education for Maori as a means of creating an education for a sustainable future. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Businesses and Sustainability - The First Leg is Financial

    Whether we are talking about what keeps your doors open, or how to lower the environmental footprint of your business to make it more sustainable, you must be financially sound. Entrepreneurs are generally well-versed in the practice of frugality, but may forget some simple tactics for handling cash flow effectively, and giving attention to timely and accurate financials. Why do I write this? How ...

  • Sustainability data makes business stronger

    Humanity is living beyond the planet’s ability to support us. We have to decouple economic growth from our use of resources and the first step to doing that is to know and monitor the impact of our activities. Thanks to the efforts of CDP, the amount and quality of data available to businesses has exploded. We now live in the age of “big data” and businesses have the ability to ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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

  • Understanding the Business Value of Sustainability Initiatives

    Antea Group consultant Francisco Cordero presented at the 2016 ILTA conference on strategic sustainability, including challenges and opportunities, and practical tactics to build your business case and measure your results. The full presentation is available below--it is also available in Spanish on ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a short but informative White Paper on business sustainability to deepen business understanding of the breath and importance of sustainability for the future of enterprise. The WEF argues that in the 21st century, business sustainability needs to be better understood by corporate leaders in terms of the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The ROI of Sustainability: Making the Business Case

    In this report conducted by the Aberdeen Group learn more about how top performing organizations view sustainability not as a philanthropic 'nice to have,' but as a 'must have' strategy for long-term, business viability and success. The report was sponsored by Intelex, SAP and Infor. Overview - Sustainability Matters: Recent research finds sustainability does or will soon guide major ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sustainability is good business — and here’s proof

    For many businesses, sustainability is a nice idea that looks better on paper than in practice. Yet, research shows that sustainability doesn’t just sound good — it’s smart, and it works. Sustainable Brands has compiled a list of 22 research studies that ...


    By Ensia

  • Does the business size matter on corporate sustainable performance? The Australian business case

    While a growing majority of research studies have concentrated on triple bottom line public reporting in large organisations, the review of past research suggests there seems to be limited support and importance given to small and medium sized businesses. This paper attempts to examine whether business size matters when it comes to corporate sustainability. To achieve this, we have conducted an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Circular economy - Sustainable business framework for growth

    What is the circular economy / sustainable business framework? In short, the circular economy (or closed loop) is a generic term for an industrial economy where materials flow in continuous cycles: either a biological cycle (via composting) or a technical cycle, where materials retain their high quality for the manufacturing of new (upgraded) products over and over again. Essentially ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • Into the New Millennium - Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    What is sustainability? The World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Bruntland Commission) defines sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainable businesses recognize that finite natural resources are available to a rapidly increasing global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Deka-Bank: A business case for environmental and sustainability management

    Many large organizations are facing demands to adopt environmentally responsible and sustainable business practices. Various stakeholder groups including investors and customers are calling for a stronger focus on sustainability. But can a business take ecological and social good into account and be economically successful at the same time? Read how DekaBank saved half a million Euros in two ...


    By thinkstep

  • Government and business roles in sustainability: the Brand model and China

    This paper examines the respective roles of business and government if we are to achieve sustainability. The model of Stewart Brand is discussed with reference to the sustainability governance issues in the People's Republic of China (PRC). At a time when many governments seem reluctant to regulate on sustainability issues, the paper recommends a more strongly enacted role for government while ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Collaborative business modelling for systemic and sustainability innovations

    Sustainability innovations are characterised by a systemic nature and require that multiple organisations act in an orchestrated fashion. To jointly identify opportunities and plan sustainability innovations, new methods and approaches are needed. In this article, we describe a case study where eight firms have collaborated to envision and create new business models in the energy industry. After ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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