Posts Tagged ‘ sustainability ’

E-Waste: A Growing Problem

May 7th, 2012 | By
E-Waste: A Growing Problem

My cell phone is 5 years old. It has a tiny screen, an awkward keyboard, and no applications at all, but I stubbornly refuse to trade it in for a new one. It still functions, and for the work I do, it’s really all I need.  Also, I know that if I exchange it, my
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A Business Transformation Approach to Sustainability: The Role of Art and Science

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By
A Business Transformation Approach to Sustainability: The Role of Art and Science

According to the Third Annual Sustainability Global Executive Survey, more organizations than ever before are putting sustainability on their business agendas, and businesses recognize the need to do so in order to remain competitive. Many companies that successfully incorporate sustainability principles into their business report increased profits as an outcome. However, the survey also revealed that most companies are struggling to define sustainability in a way that is relevant to their business…



Sustainable Airports: Boston Logan

Nov 13th, 2011 | By
Sustainable Airports: Boston Logan

Boston’s Logan International Airport, New England’s largest transportation center, serves more than 20 million passengers per year and employs 12,000 people. Despite its size, Boston Logan is one of the nation’s most environmentally advanced transportation hubs.  In 2008, the airport won the Environmental Management Award presented by the Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA), in large
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Energy Management Systems―From Voluntary to Mandatory

Oct 28th, 2011 | By
Energy Management Systems―From Voluntary to Mandatory

As the prospect of cap and trade legislation in the United States has slowly faded, energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings and industrial facilities have emerged as a viable and palatable alternative that could achieve significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. One example in this growing trend is President Obama’s Better Building Initiative, which was
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Shareholders Demand Social and Environmental Resolutions

Oct 22nd, 2011 | By
Shareholders Demand Social and Environmental Resolutions

Support for corporate responsibility proposals rose in the 2011 proxy season according to a recent report, Shareholders Press Boards on Social and Environmental Risks, issued by Ernst & Young.[1] For the second year in a row, resolutions focusing specifically on social and environmental issues comprised the largest portion of all shareholder proposals that came to
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Africa: EHS Trends and Future Developments

Sep 27th, 2011 | By
Africa: EHS Trends and Future Developments

This article is the second in a two-part series analyzing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) laws and regulations in Africa. The first installment, Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework, identified three important factors that are contributing to EHS improvements in African countries: pressure to modernize EHS regulatory frameworks caused by increased foreign investment; desire for
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The Business Case for Sustainability: An Inconvenient Reality?

Sep 25th, 2011 | By
The Business Case for Sustainability: An Inconvenient Reality?

For years, those of us in the environmental and sustainability (E&S) profession have sought credible metrics to quantify the economic value of our efforts.  Studies dating back to the late 1980s attempted to demonstrate “E&S value.”  Most of these studies either showed rather tenuous links between E&S initiatives and valuation or used pseudofinancial metrics not
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2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

Sep 9th, 2011 | By
2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

SAM, the investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, and Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, announced on September 8th the 2011 results of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) annual review. 729 companies participated in the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, a 40% increase since 2007. 41 companies will be added to the
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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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Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework

Jun 14th, 2011 | By
Africa: Strengthening the EHS Regulatory Framework

  This article is the first in a two-part series analyzing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) laws and regulations in Africa. This installment identifies potential causes of recent improvements in the EHS regulatory frameworks in African countries.  The second article analyzes recent EHS trends in Africa and predicts future developments.  Recent Changes in EHS Regulations
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