Sustainability Reporting Books

  • Water and Cities: Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – ...

  • Eco-innovation in Firms - A Methodological Guide for Corporate Environmental Sustainability

    Concerns about the global environment and sustainability are paramount and increase in magnitude every day. Historically there is a strong connection between environmental issues and technological solutions. Eco-innovation is a process of innovation that aims to benefit the environment as well as creating economic growth. Many businesses attempt ...

  • ESG 2.0 - Emerging Asia

    ESG 2.0: Emerging Asia – Basic Material Report When analysing the Asian markets form a financial investment perspective, two characteristics spring to mind:• Asia is back. Most countries in Asia have seen astonishing economic growth over a sustained period of time, creating the emergence of a new middle class. In the wake of the regional dynamic, ...

  • Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

    Part of OECD Water Resources and Sanitation Set - Buy all four reports and save over 30% on buying separately! Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries. It also faces the enormous challenge of producing almost 50% more food by 2030 and doubling production by 2050. This will likely need to be achieved with less water, mainly because ...

  • Public Communication: Perceptions and Early Communications Tools

    Public understanding leading to support for investment in aging water infrastructure is absolutely essential in order to close the “gap” between projected and current funding levels. In response to the need identified by its utility members, the Water Environment Research Foundation has funded a research program on Strategic Asset Management ...

  • Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World

    There are many things and services in our everyday life that we take for granted, and telecommunications is one of them. We surf the internet, send emails to friends and colleagues abroad, talk to family members in foreign countries over the phone, book airline seats and make banking transactions without actually realizing and appreciating the ...

  • UNEP Annual Report 2009

    Providing an overview of UNEP's activities in 2009, this report looks at a broad range of activities carried out by the organization as it follows its mandate to provide environmental leadership and promote sustainable development. Taking the theme of 'Seizing the Green Opportunity', the report provides an overview of UNEP's activities in 2009 ...

  • Vision 2050 - The new agenda for business - full report

    The Vision 2050 report lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by 2050. This work results from an 18-month combined effort with CEOs and experts, and dialogues with over 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.The report presents new ...

  • Green Skies Thinking: Promoting The Development And Commercialisation Of Sustainable Bio-Jet Fuels

    Our report recommends the wide-scale deployment of sustainable bio-jet fuels which would result in emission reductions worth £37.41 billion in the UK between 2020 and 2050, as well as making a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target. We also set out how the UK can become a world leader in this important suite of ...

  • Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Data Sets and Prospects

    The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. ...

  • Corporate Guide to Voluntary Sector Initiatatives in CSR

    Get the inside track from some of the world's key sector initiatives.This report examines leading global initiatives across a range of industries and tells you what works (and pays!), why some initiatives are doomed to fail and why and how you should get involved.This report will: Update you on the progress of the various sector initiatives, ...

  • Agenda for a Sustainable America

    'Sustainability' is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans. This book is a comprehensive assessment of U.S. progress toward sustainable development and a ...

  • Tenure in REDD: Start-point or afterthought?

    As new mechanisms for ‘reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation’ (REDD) are being negotiated in international climate change talks, resource tenure must be given greater attention. Tenure over land and trees – the systems of rights, rules, institutions and processes regulating their access and use – will affect the extent to ...

  • Planning Sustainable Cities : Global Report on Human Settlements 2009

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the 21st century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban informality. These planning systems have also, to a large ...

  • Report of the Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries - Securing sustainable small-scale Fisheries: Bringing together responsible fisheries and soc

    FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Reports 911This report provides a summary of the presentations, panel statements and working group discussions of the Bangkok Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries in 2008. The conference identified several critical ways forward in securing sustainable small-scale fisheries that integrate social, cultural and ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

    The acid test of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is simply this: does it lead to positive impacts on society and the environment or is it just rhetoric? And if it does lead to positive impacts, how can these be enhanced? This timely book tackles this cutting-edge challenge by presenting empirical findings from a range of surveys and in-depth ...

  • Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products

    Behind the life cycle of a product, from the cradle to the grave, there is a story to tell. Not only about its potential impact on the environment, but as well in terms of social and socio-economic impacts - or potential impacts - of its production and consumption on the workers, the local communities, the consumers, the society and all value ...

  • Access to Sustainable Energy: What role for international oil and gas companies? Focus on Nigeria

    Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. According to the UNDP, some 2.4 billion people still use traditional biomass fuels for cooking, while around 1.6 billion people have no access to electricity.This report explores how international oil and ...

  • UNEP 2008 Annual Report

    This summary of UNEP's activities in 2008 provides an overview of the organization’s contribution to the fight against climate change in a year in which unequivocal evidence established that global warming is the defining challenge of our era. The report also looks at the broad range of other activities carried out by UNEP as it follows its ...

  • Protecting the Environment During Armed Conflict : An Inventory and Analysis of International Law

    This report inventories and analyses the range of international laws that protect the environment during armed conflict. With a view to identifying the current gaps and weaknesses in this system, the authors examine the relevant provisions within four bodies of international law - environmental humanitarian (IHL), international criminal law (ICL), ...

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