sustainable management Articles

  • `Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil´

    In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen will deliver her inaugural address ...

  • The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • 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 ...


  • THE PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    A paradigm shift is occurring in the way government and businesses are tackling resource management. Up until 10 years ago resource management was viewed simply as a cost saving opportunity and was approached as a technical project usually starting with a resource efficiency audit. Energy was the first to be tackled, due to its relatively high cost, compared with water and solid waste. The ...

  • 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

  • Entrepreneurship, management, and sustainable development

    Successful management in the new millennium requires developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of globalisation. An entrepreneurial approach is seen by many scholars and policy makers as a major option to enhance organisational performance in this era. The concept of entrepreneurship is multi-dimensional and often unclear. Various perspectives ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research challenges in sustainable strategic management: change and sustainability

    This paper examines some of the major challenges in performing research on Sustainable Strategic Management (SSM) with an emphasis on accurately assessing the extent to which strategies actually result in true organisational change. The concepts of alpha, beta and gamma change are introduced. Whereas change is a scale recalibration that occurs when a respondent recalibrate the measurement scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing scarcity: changing the paradigm for sustainable resource management

    As Arizona’s fastest growing private water and wastewater utility, Global Water Resources (“Global”) is driving the deployment of efficient water resource management to ensure the sustainability of development. The drought plagued Southwest, poised to experience continued rapid growth, does so at the peril of its limited groundwater supplies. Thus, water conservation is imperative in the desert ...

  • Sustainable peatland management on the horizon in Indonesia?

    Back in 2002, Wetlands International together with local partners and communities in Jambi, South Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, brought international attention to the disproportionally high Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from peatlands in Indonesia. We have shown that emissions cease when blocking the drainage canals so peatlands become wet again. We did not think that it would take more than ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Biosoil Project for the Sustainable Management of Brownfields

    ABSTRACT   INKOA SISTEMAS, a company specialised in supplying integral solutions for sustainable development, leads the BIOSOIL ENV/ES/000263 project, whose main objective is ...

  • Sustainability of societal water management practices

    For sustainable water management in water scarce areas available quantity of water is consumptively used and saved water is conjunctively supplied in addition to insufficient quantity available in water deficit months. Such storages are generated season wise and selecting suitable technique of aquifer storage as against preservation in a surface water body is a vital issue. Conjunctive planning ...


    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. ...

  • Applying Technology for Sustainable Water Management

    INTRODUCTION: THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY This paper addresses sustainability in water management— from a business perspective. It focuses on water, which is in many respects the last frontier of the natural resources puzzle. It catalogues some of the early fruit of one man’s vision to do much more with Australia’s water resources. To begin, however, some thoughts on how we have arrived ...

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 10 Questions for a sustainability manager to answer

    There are some questions every sustainability manager or CSO is going to encounter along the carbon journey. One measure of success is how quickly you can put together an intelligent response. These questions reflect the several elements that are essential to a sustainability program: Data gathering, planning and analysis, tactics, target setting, strategy, continuous improvement, design for ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Symbioses strategies for sustainable company management

    Implementing sustainable development means shifting from a linear economic vision to promote a loop economy focused on the closing of both material and non-material flows. In this context, the paper aims at investigating consequences of the above – well accepted and known – statement from the private/enterprise point of view, filling an important gap, since most of studies are mainly focused on a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

    Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of natural resources on the policy agenda. Given the ...

  • Sustainable strategic management: the case of Poland

    This paper reviews sustainable strategic management (SSM) activities and examines how one nation has changed and performed within the framework of SSM principles. The problem is that relationships between market structures and environmental sustainability are dynamic. This case study uses Poland to illustrate some of the problems in conducting national policy. Since moving to a free–market, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing sustainability with the error correction model

    The aim of our paper is to represent the intermediate research results of the case study of the Ydria Motors LL Company which produces semi products for household appliances. The company is a part of the ebmpapst international group and is opting for the ambitious goal of becoming the competency centre. For that reason focuses on the prototypes of new products and manufacturing machines according ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Asset integrity management: sustainability in action

    The current industrial demand is to be more 'green', whilst increasing pressure for formulating policies and strategies for sustainable asset performance. Asset integrity management issues conceived within oil and gas (O&G) sector in terms of the long-established paradigm seemingly is unsustainable. The conventional industrial paradigm of unlimited growth appears to be unsustainable as it ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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