Posts Tagged ‘ supply chain ’

Ethical Diamonds

Oct 13th, 2013 | By
Ethical Diamonds

“Jewelry represents a commitment between two people, and it should be a symbol of not just your love, but your values as well,” said Beth Gerstein, co-founder of Brilliant Earth, a designer of “ethically sourced” diamonds and jewelry. She urges consumers to consider human rights issues associated with their jewelry’s supply chain when making buying
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Green IT: Sustainability and Cost Savings

Jun 17th, 2011 | By
Green IT: Sustainability and Cost Savings

In November of 2006, Gartner Group, a leading information technology (IT) research firm, released a study that shocked the industry. Gartner predicted that by 2008, half of the world’s data centers would have insufficient power and cooling capacity to meet demand.1 Data center energy consumption, which accounts for approximately 1.5 percent of electricity consumption in
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Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Jul 11th, 2010 | By
Water Shortages Threaten Global Security

Water shortages and competition for water pose an increasing threat to global security according to a new report prepared by Maplecroft, a firm that specializes in corporate risk intelligence. The Water Security Risk Index described in this article evaluates the water security of 165 countries and can be used by multinational companies to identify potential risks to their operations and global supply chains.



Child Labor Supply Chain Risks in the BRICs

Jul 5th, 2010 | By
Child Labor Supply Chain Risks in the BRICs

Supply chain risks associated with child labor in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are increasing according to a new report released by Maplecroft. The report analyzes the most recent events, reports and published raw data to offer a detailed overview of the child labor situation in the BRICs. It will enable business and investors to identify potential supply chain risks and investment risks arising from child labor in the world’s fastest growing economies.