Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Dec 9th, 2013 | By
Improving Ecosystems through Rewilding

Rewilding is a method of restoring the increased functionality of ecosystems through the re-introduction of flora and fauna into areas where they may once have existed but are not currently present. The concept aims to work with natural processes to restore a more self-sustaining ecosystem that is less reliant on people for continued inputs or
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Tapping into the Value of Materiality Assessments

Aug 20th, 2013 | By
Tapping into the Value of Materiality Assessments

Aside from helping you decide what to dedicate space to in your sustainability report, going through the exercise of a well-planned and executed materiality assessment can add new purpose and structure to external and internal engagement initiatives, encourage new levels of collaboration within your sustainability team, and can be the backbone and validation of your sustainability strategy. In short, the materiality analysis can be a source of unique insight that leads to truly differentiating initiatives and signature programs…



Sustainability Merit Badge Unveiled by Boy Scouts

Jul 29th, 2013 | By
Sustainability Merit Badge Unveiled by Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) implemented a sustainability merit badge in July 2013. The merit badge will be one of 12 required merit badges to achieve Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank. Scouts will have the option of earning the new sustainability merit badge or the existing environmental science merit badge. Merit badges demonstrate advanced skill
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EHS Consulting: 7 Things You Should Know

Jun 15th, 2013 | By
EHS Consulting: 7 Things You Should Know

The marketplace for EHS consulting services has changed dramatically in recent years. Highlighted below are seven post-recession game changers that have re-shaped the playing field for the EHS market.



Saudi Arabia Releases 9 New Environmental Laws

Jan 26th, 2013 | By
Saudi Arabia Releases 9 New Environmental Laws

This article summarizes 9 new environmental laws issued by Saudi Arabia in 2012 and provides links to the legislation in English.   Background Saudi Arabia has acted with urgency to develop a comprehensive framework for measuring and monitoring activities that cause environmental degradation. Its actions include measures to ensure efficient use of natural resources, prevention
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2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results Released

Sep 16th, 2012 | By
2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Results Released

  Results of the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) review were released on September 13, 2012 by SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. Forty-one companies were added and 41 companies were deleted from the DJSI World index resulting in a total of 340 component companies for
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Why Transparency Matters

Sep 10th, 2012 | By
Why Transparency Matters

We’ve all heard references to transparency and the need for more openness in business conduct.  This article explores two important and independent trend lines associated with business transparency: the cost of acquiring reliable data on business externalities; and the willingness of consumers to pay for this information.  The cost of acquiring data continues to fall,
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Demystifying Environmental Sustainability

Jul 7th, 2012 | By
Demystifying Environmental Sustainability

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about environmental sustainability. Conferences are held on environmental sustainability, and everyone is talking about it. There are hundreds of definitions of sustainability and yet no one seems to understand what it really means. So-called experts are coming up with “metrics” and “indices” as
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Environmental Risk Management: A Critical Driver of Sustainability

Jun 21st, 2012 | By
Environmental Risk Management: A Critical Driver of Sustainability

Environmental risks pose a multi-dimensional threat to business that if ignored could consume an enterprise. The reputational risk alone of that “one-in-a-million chance” or “enterprise ending event” can no longer be ignored—ask BP. But beyond the negative ramifications of environmental risks is the often overlooked opportunity for business success that can result from sustainable business
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Sustainability: Reports Show Greater Acceptance

Jun 19th, 2012 | By
Sustainability: Reports Show Greater Acceptance

The number of corporate sustainability programs grew markedly in 2011 according to Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point, a report released recently by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Management Review. According to the report, about 70 percent of the nearly 3,000 executives who were surveyed said that sustainability was on their management agenda in
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