sustainable business training Articles

  • Into the New Millennium - Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    What is sustainability? The World Commission on Environment and Development (also known as the Bruntland Commission) defines sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' Sustainable businesses recognize that finite natural resources are available to a rapidly increasing global ...


    By ERS Global

  • Into the New Millennium – Is Your Business Strategy Sustainable?

    Untitled Document What is sustainability? ...


    By ERS Global

  • Lean, green and clean: Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategy - DuPont

    The last thirty years have seen big changes in the attitude and approach of corporations to sustainability. From the conception of "siloed" environmental initiatives to the appointment of Chief Sustainability Officers, many companies have gone through a veritable revolution in moving from a compliance mind-set to proactive commitments aimed at reducing their environmental footprint. This is in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Analysis of the business practices of sustainability in construction companies in the infrastructure sector in Brazil

    The present study contrasts heavy construction companies’ theoretical frameworks for sustainable development with their actual practices and decision models. The study is conducted by analysing company-published documents and sustainability reports. The study uses resource methodological content analysis to develop prescriptions for sustainability in the management of the companies analysed. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Establishing a Training Academy

    ABSTRACTIn the current economic climate, the demands put upon a utility require education to be delivered faster, cheaper and more effectively to a fluid workplace and a mobile workforce. Learning effects must be measurable with a clear line of attribution to business performance. In order to be sustained, learning must be strategic as well as impacting the bottom line. This paper presents how ...

  • Sustainable Cities: From a Vision to Reality

    The C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa kicks off today (Feb. 4). It’s the fifth biennial meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a collection of mayors from cities around the world committed to advancing urban solutions to climate change. The theme for the event is “Towards resilient and ...

  • How much will Sustainability Cost my Company?

    The decision to consider how sustainability can positively impact your business can be prompted by many factors. You may be personally committed to running a business that is more eco-friendly, your competition may be taking steps to becoming a more sustainable business, your suppliers may demand compliance with international sustainability frameworks (UNGC, GRI), or your customers may be ...

  • Rio+20: Seizing the opportunity for a sustainable future

    The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers—more than 100 in all—were “coming together to save the earth,” as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it. What’s more, the U.N.-led conference in Rio de Janeiro yielded some genuine results. Among them were major global treaties on the ...

  • Why Your Organization Needs A Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

    Organization charts normally have boxes for lots of chiefs – whether it’s chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), or even chief technology officer (CTO) – to indicate positions of senior responsibility for large areas the organizations’ day-to-day and strategic operations. There are a growing number of chief ...

  • Understanding Chinese management needs through ancient Chinese philosophy

    Relevant intellectual and human capital growth in China is necessary for sustainable business development and to achieve China's ambition for global leadership. This can only be achieved through fundamental improvements in the management education system. This is difficult to manage because a history of family, friends and party membership were more relevant to ones career than a sound education. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transformation of an entrepreneurial firm to a global service provider: the case study of Infosys

    Infosys today is the benchmark in the Indian Information and Technology Industry. The company has emerged from a normal "Body-Shopping" outfit to an End-To-End solution provider through a strong process orientation and an enabling culture. It is on the threshold of breaking into the big league and become a recognised IT servicing outfit on a global scale. The company has installed quality systems ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • DO YOU WANT TO BE A MANAGER OR A LEADER ?

    Understanding the nature of leadership is one of the key challenges facing executives today.  Organisations prosper or decline based upon the capabilities and vision of their leaders. Pressure on the business community to keep on creating shareholder value whilst enhancing quality of life and simultaneously reducing impact on the environment, the essential tenets of ...


    By Article 13

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

  • What is the Clean Economy? A GLOBE-Net Editorial

    The 'clean economy' has become something of a catch all phrase being used in a variety of contexts to describe the desired end state of a transition to a lower carbon future. Like the often overused phrase 'green economy' it carries many meanings, not all of which are grounded in reality. The GLOBE Group has been engaged in some groundbreaking research on the clean economy and it would seem ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • From one virgin, countless entrepreneurs are born

    Richard Branson is an entrepreneur who understands how business can shape a more sustainable world. Consider this quote from his book Screw Business As Usual: "Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next frontier where boundaries between work and purpose are merging into one, where doing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 5 Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport

    The world is in the midst of unprecedented urbanization, with cities expected to hold 5.2 billion residents by 2050. One of the major challenges of the 21st century, therefore, is achieving a sustainable future for our cities. And transport – which connects people to economic opportunities, education, health services, and more – can make or break ...

  • Is Our Profession in Serious Trouble?

    INTRODUCTION The new millennium brings with it similar global environmental and human health issues that challenged us at the end of the 20th century: climate change, species extinction, decreasing habitats, and diminishing freshwater supplies. But does it also bring with it the knowledge and infrastructure required to solve emerging problems? Today’s environmental, health, and safety ...

  • Architecture and Building Science Education in North America - Challenges and Opportunities

    A recent workshop on Building Science Education in North America, hosted by ASTM International and the National Institute of Building Sciences, spurred frank discussion about the place of the modern architect in building design and construction. Workshop chairman Daniel Lemieux offers a summary of the dialogue. When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • Great Leaders Stress Safety: Ask Yourself these Team Stress Reduction “Do You’s”

    It's no secret that these days employees at all levels are often required to do more with less. When we perceive that available resources are no match for the perceived demands in front of us, we respond naturally with stress. We each have a finite amount of time to allocate across many competing demands, often set by various leaders within the business. Successful, sustainable organizations have ...

  • Safety at work: Safealign & Bapp Technology - Case Study

    Leadership development at Montataire, France As a global leader in domestic paints, AkzoNobel manufactures and distributes a complete range of internal and external decorating products in France for both professionals and non-professionals alike. The company also manufactures and distributes building products, including paints used to treat wood, primary materials such as additives, ...

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