sustainable management Articles

  • Managing for business sustainability in China: a case study of Shoetown Footwear Co., Ltd.

    Shoetown Footwear Co., Ltd. is one of Nike's global contract factories and strategic partners. It is part of the Evervan Group which has businesses throughout China, in Indonesia and Korea. Shoetown achieves world–class best practice in sustainable management. The Shoetown case study illuminates a holistic system of sustainability management through a focus on people and community resulting in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WQA Sustainable management standard

    Sustainability Program and Green Product Certification Scheme for the Water Treatment Industry The Water Quality Association (WQA) partnered with thinkstep to develop a sustainability program for the water treatment industry. The overall goal of the program is to provide meaningful sustainability performance information about products and the companies that make them to ...


    By Sphera

  • A sustainable management framework for dilemma and boundaries in autonomous cooperating transport logistics processes

    In our modern societies, transport logistics processes and systems seem to have reached their limits for expansion. The effects of transport logistics on the environment and human health contribute to major problems. This situation calls for new approaches for transport logistics and for managing sustainability. In this paper, we pick up the technological innovation of 'Autonomous Logistics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incorporating sustainable management system into housing development practice in Malaysia

    This paper reviews the practice in sustainable management in housing development, which incorporates in Malaysia the urban planning organisation and sustainable housing development variables. The transition of a sustainable housing development is to ward off the constraints faced in the housing sector and to drive through the sustainable loop to undergo the evolution in the new housing era. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • European sustainable tourism: context, concepts and guidelines for action

    This article illustrates an integrated approach to achieve a competitive and sustainable European tourism policy that recognise the two directions in which it can exert an influence: minimising the negative impacts of tourism on society/environment and maximising tourism's positive and creative contribution to local economies, the conservation of natural and cultural heritage, the quality of life ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability and competencies in organisational contexts: a proposal of a model of interaction

    The objective of this article is to propose a model of interaction between sustainability and competencies in organisational contexts. It explores the construction of a model for understanding organisational sustainability, which is supported by contributions from organisational competencies and linked with the theory of organisational action. This leads to a brief presentation of topics related ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sustainability-diversification dilemma

    Diversification poses a strategic management dilemma. Paths to sustainability require firms to develop new products and technologies and to adjust their networks of suppliers and customers; sustainability requires diversification. To become fully sustainable, firms need to diversify in ways unrelated to their core knowledge of technology and markets. Financial markets tend to discount shares of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 Energi

  • Corporate instruments for sustainable management: characteristics and thematic priorities

    Recently the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative 'Corporate Instruments for Sustainable Management' (Ina) encouraged a total of 17 joint projects to develop new sustainable management instruments and to implement these instruments in the participating enterprises. Universities, research institutes and corporations were engaged in the projects. The key thematic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Relative effect of geographic context and international strategic approach on sustainability management

    Organisations around the world are increasingly factoring in environmental and social demands as they strive to achieve enduring success beyond near-term financial returns. Only partially understood are the ways that organisations manage sustainability based on geographic location and multinational standardisation. This study analysed a worldwide survey of managers ( N = 1,514) to compare ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An optimization procedure for the sustainable management of water resources

    The sustainable management of water resources requires the identification of procedures to optimize the use and management of resources that are able to deal adequately with the problems of an integrated water service. Taking cue from the classic problem of transport of operations research, this paper proposes a procedure to optimize the allocation of resources for water supply in an area. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced information and communications technologies in regional safety management

    The complex interactions and the increasing extent of human activities motivate safety planners to switch the focus from the source-oriented safety management approach to regional sustainable development. Traditional safety management is oriented toward technological systems, whereas sustainable management is approached from a regional perspective. Consequently, safety issues in sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation: changing the perspective from which to observe how things are working

    At present we are witnessing the intensive exploitation of natural resources but in the meantime we are producing more waste. Hence we should not expect the Earth to produce more but we should do more with what the Earth produces, and adopt a sustainable waste management. Therefore we must turn to Nature, where there is no waste and even surpluses are metabolised by the system itself. If these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation co–creation for effective sustainable tourism development management in Egypt

    Innovation co–creation in tourism management leads to effective sustainable tourism development. The purpose of this research paper is to explain the degree to which innovation is existent in the Egyptian sustainable tourism business development policies. It introduces some suggestions to improve the sustainability standards in the Egyptian tourism development programmes in an innovation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainability: a new and complex 'challenge' for crisis managers

    Sustainability is becoming an increasing important topic for managers. One illustration is the development of the strategic sustainability management discipline. There is a growing expectation that corporations will address sustainability in some fashion. Moreover, sustainability is used to shape reputations in part through corporate social responsibility (CSR). Sustainability can be used to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NAEM 2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference

    The average American uses 2,000 gallons of water DAILY. So, as part of our participation in the upcoming NAEM 2016 Corporate Sustainability Management Conference, instead of the usual conference swag, Antea Group will be helping make participants water neutral for the day by purchasing two BEF Water ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Sustainable strategic management: an evolutionary perspective

    In this paper, we familiarise the readers with some of the important ideas, practices and research that have contributed to the continuing integration of sustainability into the theory and practice of strategic management. In doing so, we present an in depth look at the term, Sustainable Strategic Management (SSM), as it has evolved from a rudimentary idea to a mature framework for managing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Metso

    METSO – Efficient group-wide sustainability management in a global corporation Metso Corporation is a global supplier of technology and services for process industries. In Metso, group-wide management of sustainability performance is considered an integral part of good business management. Metso has been using Tofuture’s Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) system for all ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Pricing sustainable development

    One of the difficulties in sustainable management is pricing non-market elements of a management strategy so that they can be weighted and prioritised correctly. Contingent valuation appears to be one approach to solving this problem. The Contingent Valuation Method is based on consumers' direct revelation in contingent scenario situations. This permits revealing people's willingness to pay for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of the environmental Kuznets curve: environmental and economic implications

    The environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis postulates an inverted-U-shaped relationship between different pollutants and per capita income, i.e., environmental pressure increases up to a certain level as income grows and then it decreases. This paper reviews some theoretical developments and empirical studies dealing with this phenomenon. In particular, it is argued that the optimistic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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