sustainability data management Articles

  • 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.

  • The End of Sustainability

    The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging realities of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty and unprecedented change. From a policy perspective, we must face the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Outokumpu - leadership in sustainability is based on reliable data - case study

    Outokumpu decided to replace its existing data solution for environmental data collection in desire for integrated, efficient, accurate and transparent corporate-wide environmental performance management. In addition to reporting, system was designed to follow groups KPI’s such as carbon footprint, energy and material efficiency. Tofuture´s Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Carbon sustainability framework to reduce CO2 emissions in data centres)

    Reducing the impact of greenhouse gases (CO2) on climate change in an attempt to tackle global warming issues is a challenge many companies and businesses are trying to undertake. Businesses across the globe need to take a leadership role in reducing their carbon footprint. This paper proposes a new IT–based carbon sustainability framework that provides a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

    The EU Birds Directive and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement provide an adequate legal framework for sustainable management of migratory waterbird populations. The main shortcoming of both instruments is that it leaves harvest decisions of a shared resource to individual Member States and Contracting Parties without providing a shared information base and mechanism to assess the impact of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Transitioning organisations for sustainability: implications for organisation development and change management

    Transitioning organisations for sustainability (TOS) is the practice of holistic organisational transformation in response to complex social, ecological, and economic challenges. This study examined the relationship between the worldview of organisation development (OD) and change practitioners and their professional identity, particularly those practicing TOS. The study compared professional ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological innovation management for sustainable development and competitiveness in the internationalisation context

    The study seeks to understand how management practices of technological innovation that take social and environmental responsibility into account influence the internationalisation process of companies. The case study approach was chosen as our research method. The data were obtained by means of semi-structured interviews held at a Brazilian firm operating in the machinery and equipment sector. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vapo - comparable and reliable data for sustainability reporting and authorities’ registers - case study

    Vapo is the leading supplier of local and renewable fuels, bioelectricity and bioheat, and environmental business solutions in the Baltic Sea region. Vapo’s focus on sustainability agenda is on environmental management, particularly on the climate change. Vapo implemented Tofuture´s leading Corporate Sustainability Management (CSM) system for management and reporting of its ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Corporate education for sustainability

    Development - a necessity to meet the demand of growth and the living conditions of mankind; though it only makes sense if it is made subject to environmental sustainability. This process requires changes in the way of life in society and in the way companies do business, i.e., new competences in this great challenge of education. This article aims to discuss the importance of corporate education ...


    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

  • Why sustainability practitioners need to embrace big data (rather than be scared of it)

    The outcome of the 2012 presidential election in the US, which saw President Barack Obama fight to win a second term against the Republican Mitt Romney, was uncertain. Obama’s record-breaking fundraising was no guarantee of success in the face of challenging domestic issues such as how the US would respond to the economic downturn or the future of the Affordable Care Act. But one man did ...

  • Partnering for sustainability in the workplace

    There is nothing very sustainable about many workplaces. Doing something about it can be expensive, but even when large sums have been spent on design and construction, much of the benefit relies on the cooperation of staff. A more sustainable strategy than the capital investment alone, is to make the workplace more sustainable in the way employees operate in it. More specifically, the key to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • Thomas Cook Group - iSystain CSR data management implementation case study

    The Challenge We were engaged by Thomas Cook Plc to identify a shortlist of suitable Sustainability Data Management Solutions to fit their existing and future requirements. They hoped to take advantage of cost and time savings by consolidating their disparate systems (including spreadsheets) into a single software solution which would allow them to easily manage their impacts and produce ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Recap: 4 Interesting Takeaways from the NAEM 2016 EHS & Sustainability Management Forum

    As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The 2016 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum officially wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 28 in Denver, Colorado, and it was a fantastic event. The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A real-time recurrent learning on predicting short-term temporal traffic dynamics for sustainable management

    Short-term prediction of traffic dynamics to mitigating congestions remains critical in the field of sustainable transport systems. In this paper, a real-time recurrent learning algorithm (RTRL) is proposed to address the above issue. Furthermore, the authors also dabble in comparing pair predictability of linear method vs. RTRL algorithms and simple non-linear method vs. RTRL algorithms using a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Four Reasons We Can`t Wait for the NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum 2016

    For 24 years, the National Association of Environmental Management’s (NAEM) annual EHS & Sustainability Management Forum has brought environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers together for a few days of inspiring speakers, learning sessions and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Measuring regional sustainability: lessons to be learned

    Developing tools for measuring progress toward sustainability has proven a challenging task. Indicators offer an excellent means to explore the success or otherwise of management strategies. They also allow reporting social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability. To ensure that the tools developed are effective in measuring the progress toward sustainable futures, an evaluation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing oceans with sound science

    Management of marine resources for sustainable development needs local capacity for science, particularly in the Pacific region. Those who care about environmental damage and its effects on the health and welfare of communities tend to focus on land-based threats. That is where harm can be most easily observed, and where its causes — from agricultural pesticides to industrial air ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By Verisk 3E

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