sustainable business course Articles

  • The business case: good occupational safety and health is good business

    Studies, research and numerous real-life examples show that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, in addition to protecting workers’ health, can have significant benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness. Good OSH is also key to helping companies retain older workers. ...

  • Sustainable limits for golf course development in a tourist destination

    This paper focuses on the sustainable limits of golf courses that could develop into a tourist destination. We consider that any future development for golf courses must be economically profitable and always committed to the environment. To this end we analyse the most important conditioning aspects: first, the economic profit, because the golf courses are business and second, two environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Efficiency and Cleaner Production: Charting the Course to Sustainability

    Eco-Efficiency starts from issues of economic efficiency which have positive environmental benefits, while cleaner production starts from issues of environmental efficiency which have positive economic benefits. ...

  • Don’t mention the “S” word- business case for sustainability

    Don’t mention the “S” word By Graham Sprigg, CEO of IMS Consulting Justifying the business case for sustainable development can sometimes be very difficult. For many of the companies I’ve had the privilege to work with over the past 30 years, it’s simply put as ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

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

    Untitled Document What is sustainability? ...


    By ERS Global

  • Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?

    Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Managing sustainability talent: Lofty goal or new business imperative?

    Fuelled by globalization, technological change, population growth and shifting demographics, sustainability mega-forces will affect the ability of business to succeed and thrive over the next 30 years. With the global population expected to balloon from 7 billion to 9 billion people by 2050, companies will need to reinvent themselves to secure their access to resources and the social license to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainability in the workplace

    Being a Sustainability Practitioner you can imagine it’s a case of ‘practise what you preach’ and so we have taken the steps to leave the city environment and swap luxuries for necessities. This involves renovating an old house and attempting to reuse and recycle site material, whilst researching and using more sustainable construction material alternatives.My strategy is to work at home using ...

  • Efrat Peled: Good Business

    As CEO and chairman of Arison Investments, Efrat Peled manages a $2.5 billion-plus portfolio of finance, real estate, infrastructure, energy and water efficiency investments in 40 countries across five continents. As part of the Arison Group, which brings together business and philanthropy on a global scale, Arison Investments is guided by ...


    By Ensia

  • Leading an Effort in Green E-Learning and Marketing Sustainability Education On Line is a Growing Business

    Green Education On Line has lead the effort for offering on line education on topics such as how to plan for sustainability, water conservation and managing transportation efforts. Their marketing plans are being touted as nothing short of revolutionary.  They have agreements with Element K, Trilogy/Network of Care and some of the largest e-learning vendors, globally. The company ...


  • The business solution to the problem of climate change

    Business input is going to be very important to the success of the other climate change conference in Copenhagen in December, so I very much welcome this timely initiative to hold a World Business Summit. If you allow me, I'd like to take you back to Copenhagen in the 17 th century. From the beginning of recorded history, humans wondered why seashells and shark teeth could be found at the top of ...

  • Valuing Plastic – The Case for Business Action

    Concern is growing over the threat that widespread plastic waste poses to marine life, with conservative estimates of the overall financial damage of plastics to marine ecosystems standing at US$13 billion each year, according to two reports released last week at the first United Nations Environment Assembly. The eleventh edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year Book looks ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Enhancing environmental awareness in future business leaders

    In this paper the limitations of the current business education paradigm are discussed along with the consequential adverse impact on business decision making and society. The leadership role undertaken by some corporations in internalising sustainability measures into their strategies are then briefly discussed. Some of the commonly taught topics in management strategy and accounting courses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wanted: A Steve Jobs for sustainability

    Where is the Steve Jobs of sustainability? The business leader with the big, disruptive ideas—and the force of will—to achieve for sustainable production and consumption what Apple’s visionary chief did for global technology and information? This question springs strongly to mind after attending the Rio+20 conference. ...

  • Green Business Means Employee Engagement Training Online

    If the predictions are correct, Green Education On Line says by the 2030’s we will need the equivalent of two earths to support us. Why are large corporations adding sustainability to their branding? They are accepting that their business practices are full of waste and addressing sustainable practices within their own business model.  Stakeholders are demanding action. “It is ...


  • 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

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Business Realities and Opportunities

    This study highlights opportunities to promote green building know-how and technologies as the WBCSD pushes for zero net energy construction worldwide through its Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. Zero net energy buildings will reduce demand by design, be highly efficient and generate at least as much energy as they consume. Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of energy use in ...

  • Organic Strategies for Today`s Business Environment

    In Today’s Business Environment, Successful Businesses Use Organic Strategies To Add Value Organic Strategies Assure Businesses Minimize Risk, Maximize Value And Optimize Performance while achieving hit ratios in excess of 90% Today’s globally transparent business environment, feeding off the information highway, has brought an end to some traditional business/sales theories. In a global ...


  • Corporate sustainability efforts -- Feast or Famine

    Is corporate sustainability on the wane or growing more important to top executives? At the beginning of the year, two big-picture reports on the state of green business painted divergent pictures. In GreenBiz's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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