Conventional wisdom dictates that the goal of businesses is to generate profit — and this goal may come into conflict with objectives such as environmental conservation and responsibly-sourced consumer goods. Impact investing dispels these beliefs by offering opportunities for stakeholders to..
How green is your logistics? Companies are discovering the value of integrating sustainability in all areas of operations, especially logistics. Logistics, an important part of supply chain management, involves the planning, implementation, and control of the efficient and effective flow and..
Even the most meticulously planned project can run into hot water. No matter how carefully laid your plan is, it can encounter unexpected issues you may not be prepared to handle. How should you operate in these unpredictable situations?
Attending the Hannover Messe 2016 manufacturing trade fair in Germany gave me hope that humanity can be innovative enough in its energy use that we don’t overheat our planet with carbon emissions. Indeed, unlike most trade fairs or conferences, there was excitement for a low-carbon economy.
Several government leaders tend to repeatedly use the buzzword “innovation” and project it as the cure-all for spent economies. Some might even say that innovation and economic growth have gone hand-in-hand in this generation.
An important benefit of the low-carbon economy is that it accelerates greater accountability and transparency regarding the cost of energy. Greater transparency and accountability spurs innovation and efficiency. I know this because I’ve seen how well it works in my house, which is a microcosm..
World Water Day, celebrated every March 22, is an international opportunity to learn about water-related issues and provide information, inspiring others to take action and ignite change.
Water is used in every business, and can directly affect supply chain operations. Water issues put pressure..
Plastic pollution is a global sustainability problem. Enough plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans each year that it could fill five grocery bags for every foot of coastline around the globe, according to scientists.
The figures are staggering.
Initiatives to reverse and/or mitigate the harmful effects of climate change continue to thrive in 2016. Both the public and private sectors have identified climate change as a high priority on their agendas, including the impact of transportation, which is a recognized source of greenhouse..
Topics: Sustainable Transportation