Sustainability Articles

  • The Climate Change threat: How businesses can help curb global warming

    The world must take 'unprecedented' action to limit the devastating impact of global warming. That's the urgent warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its UN-backed report (released on 8 October 2018). The report, which draws on more than 6,000 research papers, explains the calamitous consequences of failing to cap global warming temperature rises at 1.5 deg C above ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Union Investment - Case Study

    Improving Sustainability Performance and Reporting of Real Estate Portfolios. Union Investment, one of Europe’s leading asset managers, strives for continuous enhancement of the environmental impact of its highly diversified Real Estate Portfolio (including offices, hotels, shopping centres, and logistics buildings) spread over 24 countries. Their property divisions alone manage a ...


    By thinkstep

  • DekaBank - Case Study

    The business case for environmental management and sustainability DekaBank’s environmental performance management realises substantial savings. The success of the environmental programme and the integrated continuous improvement process paves the way for the group-wide integration of sustainability principles into the business operations. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • Tata Steel - Case Study

    The Business Case for Product Sustainability. Through LCA Tata Steel is able to understand the impacts and benefits across the life cycle. Using GaBi Software, Tata Steel’s sustainability team can build product models covering environmental impacts such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and material usage. Life Cycle Assessment studies help Tata Steel understand how steel ...


    By thinkstep

  • New Zealand Merino - Case Study

    Transforming the New Zealand Wool industry. Using LCA to support innovation and sustainability across the supply chain. NZM wanted to reduce their environmental footprint across the life cycle of their wool products throughout their entire operations, including their supply chain partners. thinkstep undertook an extensive Life Cycle Assessment study of NZM’s wool products, throughout their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Sustainable Caribbean Wastewater Strategy – St. Lucia Case Study

    Island Water Technologies Inc. (IWT) was contracted by the Canaries Community Improvement Foundation (Canaries, St. Lucia) to undertake a wastewater feasibility report which was financed through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The scope of the project involved working with community representatives, to determine ...

  • The Need for an Expanded Role of Risk Management in Healthcare

    The role of risk management in healthcare has come a long way over the years. But as risks to the healthcare industry multiply—both in number and costs—risk management and risk managers need to be at the forefront of the business. If not, healthcare organizations can’t thrive, or potentially even survive. ...


    By Riskonnect Inc

  • Design for sustainability

    Five steps to help small and large companies embark on a journey towards sustainable design and green profitability. Sustainable design links social and environmental issues to the core business functions of companies (e.g. procurement, design, brand management, sales etc.) and provides a wide perspective that enables senior management to understand the broader impacts of their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Knowledge is power

    A guide to improve Enterprise Sustainability Performance. The white paper is a guide for people in sustainable business that want to learn about  sustainability content such as best practice libraries, performance benchmarks and impact profiles to achieve improved Enterprise Sustainability Performance. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • Commercial real estate sustainability

    How a Sustainability Platform Can Help This white paper explores why real estate companies are focusing more and more on sustainability, and how different companies engage with sustainability. It goes on to provide examples of how some of thinkstep’s real estate clients are using our platform to make sense of the “big data” involved in assessing and ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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 thinkstep

  • Substance compliance for sustainability

    Turning requirements into opportunities. Answers for industry. Substance compliance helps manufacturers develop products that comply with government mandated environmental regulations. Companies that leverage compliance as an integral element in their lifecycle processes (as opposed to treating compliance only as an event) gain competitive advantage by getting their products ...


    By thinkstep

  • Implementation guide for carbon & sustainability software

    Capitalize on your carbon management solution investment. Corporate climate change reporting is becoming increasingly mainstream and public. Faced with scrutiny from stakeholders, including investors, regulators and consumers, companies need to ensure data quality and accuracy. Many companies still rely on their manual data collection process, data management and analysis ...


    By thinkstep

  • Show Us Your Baler!

    Do you have a Harmony baler in use at your housing, commercial, or medical facility? WE WANT TO SEE IT!  TELL US YOUR STORY! As a third generation, family-owned business, we love to hear stories of how our products are helping customers with their waste handling and recycling needs!  We also value the importance of how our equipment helps to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Named Director of Chemistry of The Acta Group and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

    The Acta Group (Acta®) and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce that Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. has been named Director of Chemistry for our firms. Dr. Engler joined Acta and B&C as Senior Chemist in January ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Eco-Friendly Tips That Can Save Your Business Money

    Creating a green business plan usually ends up costing your business more money than what you might have planned. Fortunately, there is a way to help save your business money while creating a green plan for your business. Use these tips from Earthwise Environmental to help create an eco-friendly business while saving ...


    By Earthwise Environmental

  • The carbon footprint of New Zealand’s built environment: Hotspot or not?

    Executive Summary Energy use in buildings contributed 19% of society’s global carbon footprint in 2010, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The value quoted for New Zealand is typically around 5% (Figure 1a) and sometimes as low as 2% (considering only direct combustion of fuels). These values derive from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory ...


    By thinkstep

  • UK’s largest pension funds questioned over climate change risks

    The UK’s 25 largest pension funds, representing £555bn of assets under management, were yesterday asked to explain to a select committee how they handle the risks that climate change pose to savings. ...

  • Surge in emission reductions recorded across global supply chains

    Emission reductions equivalent to 551 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide were recorded across global supply chains in 2017, up from the 434 million registered the previous year. ...

  • BRIMS.ca Goes Live

    Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Key representatives from the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates and other important industries gathered in the Silvacom head office for the public unveiling and live demonstration of the BRIMS web ...


    By Silvacom Ltd

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