sustainable business strategy Articles

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

    Untitled Document What is sustainability? ...


    By ERS Global

  • 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

  • Developing a global sustainability strategy

    Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assisted a nutritionals business of a global health care and medical research company to establish its global sustainability strategy. We worked with our client to outline a sustainability strategy and associated benefits to be presented to senior management for approval. Solution: An analysis was ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Creating sustainable strategies

    Creating sustainable strategies - Spectra, Journal of the Management Consultancies Association Recent years have seen an explosion in the range and scope of issues that are banging at the door of conventional business practice. Trends such as downsizing, offshoring and business process re-engineering have all sought to influence the way that business is done, promising better ...


    By Terrafiniti LLP

  • 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

  • Green Marketing: A sound business strategy

    It seems that on the past couple months all what people talk about is the benefits of going green. But I wonder – is it just a trend or is it really becoming a lifestyle change? I confess that, being a naive myself, I believe we are (finally) witnessing a change in mentality. People are becoming more responsible towards the environment, expressing their beliefs through shopping habits. This ...


  • Are economic globalisation and sustainable development compatible? Business strategy and the role of the multinational enterprise

    Much concern has been generated in recent times regarding the pivotal role played by multinational enterprises in determining the environmental implications of continuing economic globalisation. Yet, although some commentators have cast multinationals as an enemy of sustainable development, others have cast them an ally, at least potentially. The purpose of this paper is to consider the extent to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lean, green and clean: Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy - DuPont

    The last thirty years have seen big changes in the attitude and approach of corporations to sustainability. From the conception of "siloed" environmental initiatives to the appointment of Chief Sustainability Officers, many companies have gone through a veritable revolution in moving from a compliance mind-set to proactive commitments aimed at reducing their environmental footprint. This is in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Choosing a sustainability strategy for your business in a tough economic climate

    What’s the appetite for a sustainability strategy in the current market? Sustainability has risen up the business agenda, as concern over climate change and increasingly tight government regulation take effect. In times of rude economic health, many major companies were announcing conversion to the green cause, with carbon-cutting initiatives. But will the appetite of organisations for ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Growth of corporate social responsibility as a sustainable business strategy in difficult financial times

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become such an important concept that in some situations, it is soon to be required by law that publicly listed companies disclose ethical, social and environmental risks in its annual report. An example of CSR is the growing implementation green buildings, which are not only environmentally friendly, but also using the environment to benefit the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Addressing sustainability: a strategy development framework

    Some pundits have gone as far as to suggest that sustainability represents a shift equal in magnitude to the industrial revolution. While perhaps an audacious claim, sustainability nonetheless is capturing the attention of business firms, governments and consumers. Consumers, for example, place the highest burden on business to address sustainability. Surprisingly, however, many executives appear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • By-product Synergy: A Strategy for Sustainable Development

    This primer provides concrete examples of how companies have increased their profitability, and reduced pollution and natural resource use through innovative cross-industry collaboration. The potential for gaining even more benefits from by-product synergy is also described. This information is aimed especially at developing economies that have a chance to begin projects from the grass roots ...

  • 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

  • Industrial Ecology as a learning process in business strategy

    For Industrial Ecology to be successful, it will need to be adopted by many practitioners in industrial society, at different system levels (e.g. company, region, national). This paper adapts the technology transfer model developed by Seaton and Cordey-Hayes by combining it with the idea of industrial ecology as a learning process. The resulting model is applied at the company, network and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    Change Is the Only Constant Most would agree that legislative reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is long overdue. Few agree on what to change and how best to proceed. If you throw in the 2012 presidential election, you have gridlock. Commerce marches on, however, and with the Environmental Protection Agency reinventing TSCA implementation in innovative and effective ways, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Reform - Business strategies in Times of Political Gridlock

    Change Is the Only Constant Most would agree that legislative reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is long overdue. Few agree on what to change and how best to proceed. If you throw in the 2012 presidential election, you have gridlock. Commerce marches on, however, and with the Environmental Protection Agency reinventing TSCA implementation in innovative and effective ways, ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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 ...


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