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  • Sustainable laundry best practices

    A new ASTM International standard identifies and defines sustainable laundry best management practices that are used by commercial laundry facilities to reduce their impact on the environment. D7841, Practice for Sustainable Laundry Best Management Practices, was developed by Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles, part of ASTM International ...


    By ASTM International

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • 100 Best Practices for Sustainable Cities

    Over the past 18 months a group of German institutes and industrial, commercial and municipal partners have been collectively investigating technological and organizational challenges to making cities clean, efficient and healthy places to live. On-site analyses of sustainable urban solutions in six major cities (including Singapore, Berlin, and New York) led to the identification and evaluation ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Adding value with sustainable business practices

    For Messe Frankfurt, sustainability means acting as a responsible corporate citizen while continuing to strengthen the Group’s performance – it is something that encompasses economic, ecological and social factors. Sustainability is a key component of Messe Frankfurt’s corporate culture and is reflected in the various activities of all parts of the Group worldwide. ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Sustainable Building Pays Off for Investors

    The Carbon War Room released a study finding a link between the sustainability of buildings and the stock market performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The study, commissioned by Carbon War Room to the University of Cambridge, is titled The Financial Rewards of Sustainability: A Global Performance Study of Real the Estate Investment Trusts. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainable supply chain: emerging best practices

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company The recent drive to incorporate ‘Sustainability’ into Supply Chain Management has inspired companies to reexamine their internal and external ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Municipal sustainable procurement in Canada: trends best practices

    Sustainable purchasing and supply chains are on municipal agendas across Canada. Increasingly, decision-makers are recognizing that sustainable procurement practices add value to their carbon neutral programs, zero waste goals, economic development opportunities, risk management, leadership, efficiency and innovation while positively engaging their staff and the communities they ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Xylem recognized by Business Roundtable for sustainable business practices

    Xylem was featured in Business Roundtable’s (BRT) 2014 Sustainability report. BRT is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy. Entitled Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success , the report lists Xylem as one of 150 companies ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Top seven sustainability practices highlighted in special report

    SDialogue released a special report that helps organizations improve their sustainability efforts by employing seven best practices corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders use. The report, titled Top Seven Sustainability Practices: the Sum > the Parts, offers companies and other organizations a primer into sustainability communications via a systemic approach.  The seven best ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Retrofitting exisiting buildings with green roofs improves their sustainability

    Retrofitting is a very common practice that consists in the addition of new technologies to older buildings or systems. A more cost-effective practice in comparison to the construction of new facilities. As for existing buildings, the aim is the improvement of the energy efficiency, through thermal insulation. In this case, green ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • From green buildings and cities to sustainable tourism and culture, Francophone Countries Build Capacity on Sustainable Consumption and Production

    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw met with former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf in Paris last week to discuss ways to scale up support to francophone countries, especially in Africa, as they transition to an inclusive green economy. Among the topics raised were the promotion of sustainable consumption and production, sustainable energy, green ...

  • Las Vegas sets new standard in sustainable business practices

    It used to be 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' but that may soon change. The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, one of the world's largest international developers of multi-use integrated resorts, has cemented its position as an industry leader in sustainable business practices with the launch of its Sands Eco 360 degrees Global Sustainable Development program. The program launch featured an ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainable Dentistry

    Sustainability now plays an important role in many professional fields and dentistry is no exception. To recognize and encourage sustainable dental practices, ASTM Subcommittee E60.80 on General Sustainability Standards has begun to develop a proposed new standard, WK34710, Practice for Sustainable Dentistry. E60.80 is under the jurisdiction ...


    By ASTM International

  • Actuate for Sustainability Management Helps Enterprises Create Enduring Best Practices

    Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today unveiled Actuate for Sustainability Management – a solution that enables organizations to track and measure key sustainability metrics in an easy-to-use, intuitive and customizable format. The new program offers a framework of metrics designed to help organizations build best practices ...


    By OpenText Corporation

  • UNEP calls on experts to adopt environmental technologies and sustainable management practices

    The impact of peacekeeping operations on critical natural resources is being highlighted this week at a gathering of military and civilian aid experts at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Studies from various post-conflict countries suggest that the demand for critical natural resources such as wood and water by peacekeepers can be significant. In vulnerable environments, ...

  • Sustainable revolution

    The event "Sustainable Revolution" organised by These Young Minds took place at the Senior Common room, London School of Economics between 5.00 and 8.30pm on Tuesday 8th of February. It had an impressive array of speakers at hand who identified opportunities in the green economy and proffered practical solutions to societal challenges such as climate change and biodiversity. From Harnessing the ...

  • Upcoming sustainability dialogue ::: building engagement from within with Chris Jarvis

    An organization's sustainability journey is propelled by the unwavering commitment and coordinated efforts of its employees. But without the entire team on board, how can meaningful sustainable progress be made? What practices and practical steps can foster employee engagement in the sustainability journey? In this dialogue, Chris Jarvis, Co-Founder and Owner of Realized Worth, will present ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Sustainability purchasing

    Offshoring - The Wal-Mart effect - Corporate Responsibility - These are some of the drivers behind the trend line towards more green and sustainable purchasing. More and more organizations are adopting sustainability or Corporate Responsibility (CR) commitments - public declarations that the firm is integrating environmental, ethical, and social factors throughout their business strategies, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Siemens Sustainable Cities Initiative Achieves Major Green Building Awards

    The project, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, has also just won the British Council for Offices Innovation Award for its significant innovation in sustainability. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings setting standards for best practice in sustainable ...


    By Climate Action

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