sustainable business training Articles

  • Circular economy - Sustainable business framework for growth

    What is the circular economy / sustainable business framework? In short, the circular economy (or closed loop) is a generic term for an industrial economy where materials flow in continuous cycles: either a biological cycle (via composting) or a technical cycle, where materials retain their high quality for the manufacturing of new (upgraded) products over and over again. Essentially ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • 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

  • Corporate Competencies in Sustainability and CR – the next business challenge

    Just because your company has a CR policy doesn’t mean that your company practice will be any more responsible – any new policy commitment must always be underpinned by training which allows staff to understand how their activities will be affected, and how they can support the delivery of new corporate commitments. In recent years, businesses have become increasingly comfortable with ...


    By Terrafiniti LLP

  • 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

  • Managing sustainability talent: Lofty goal or new business imperative?

    Fuelled by globalization, technological change, population growth and shifting demographics, sustainability mega-forces will affect the ability of business to succeed and thrive over the next 30 years. With the global population expected to balloon from 7 billion to 9 billion people by 2050, companies will need to reinvent themselves to secure their access to resources and the social license to ...


    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 ...

  • Outsourcing to Improve Effectiveness, Reduce Cost, and Create Sustainability of Technical Training in the Water and Wastewater Industry

    ABSTRACTA major global chemical company experiencing limited success in the training of global plant personnel outsourced to a professional training services firm, achieving a significant increase in measured learning and a reduction in non-compliance incidents. INTRODUCTIONA major global chemical company was experiencing limited success in the training of global plant personnel in the subject ...

  • The business case: good occupational safety and health is good business

    Studies, research and numerous real-life examples show that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, in addition to protecting workers’ health, can have significant benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness. Good OSH is also key to helping companies retain older workers. ...

  • Add value through training: Choosing your training provider

    In an ever-changing global business environment, individuals need to stay informed with the latest developments. Education is not a process which ends with a University degree! It is a lifelong process through which, individuals can acquire and retain the skills and knowledge necessary, to cope with the growing challenges of demanding professional conditions. What are the benefits that business ...

  • Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

    Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined result of the different life-cycle ...

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Using Experiential Simulation to Teach Sustainability

    Untitled Document Introduction Creating sustainable business solutions requires seeing a business as part of a much larger system ...


    By Realia Group

  • How to unlock business funding for development projects

    Results-based carbon financing shows the way forward for involving the private sector in development, says ClimateCare's Edward Hanrahan. There is increasing acknowledgement that the public and private sectors need to work together to build a sustainable future. In a world where 780 million people still lack access to safe drinking ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sustainability in the Scottish Highlands with Big Hanna

    In 2010 Glenmore Lodge installed a Big Hanna. Six years later we revisit to take a look at how Big Hanna is doing and what the staff think about composting. Has everything worked out, and is composting really as easy as we claimed it would be? Glenmore Lodge is situated in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, 40 miles (app 65 km) southeast of Inverness. It is Scotland’s ...


    By Susteco AB

  • 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 ...

  • The Kitchen Factory: a training tool for Cleaner Production

    Successful integration of Cleaner Production concepts and technologies into businesses and industries requires effective education and training of the professionals. Cleaner Production, in spite of its conceptual simplicity, implies a new way of thinking about processes and products and a more sustainable approach to problem solving. Teaching university students about Cleaner Production is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

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