My efforts to integrate environmental sustainability and digital preservation in my organization—Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School—began several years ago when we were discussing the long-term preservation of forensic disk images in our collections. We came to the conclusion that keeping forensic images instead of (or in addition to) the final preservation file set can have ethical, privacy, and environmental issues.
We evaluate the challenges, impacts and opportunities for sustainable travel in Scotland. We assess the feasibility of travel and transport proposals, and develop well-researched, innovative new projects and programmes to change the way people travel.
Going green can have a significant impact on your business, depending on what industry you are operating in. Shareholders and investors are more likely to invest in business models that are sustainable and are consciously reducing their impact on the environment. Many investors are even happy with smaller returns, knowing their money is being used in ways that are beneficial to the environment.
Island businesses should focus on technology and sustainability as they prioritise resilience: HSBC Navigator
Island businesses will need to draw more than ever on their digital strengths and expertise in sustainability if they are to thrive in a post-pandemic environment, according to Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man Warwick Long. Published this week, HSBC Commercial Banking’s new Navigator report, Building Back Better, draws from a survey of over 2,600 companies in 14 countries and territories.
Crew Management: Class Schedule: SELF PACED COURSE ONLINE; 4 hours total Register Online through September 30, 2020 The International Facility Management Association’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential is an assessment-based program…
New Flyer and Allison Transmission will deliver 50 Allison electric hybrid equipped buses to the largest transit authority in the US: New York City Transit.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center to Collaborate with Talabat towards a sustainable food service system –
Aligned with Tadweer’s goals to work towards building and implementing integrated waste management practices according to the highest standards adopted globally, and to incentivize environmental responsibility among all its stakeholders, including Abu Dhabi Residents, the MOU will support Tadweer’s efforts to minimize the waste production, enhance its recovery and promote sustainable culture among the public and restaurants.
Sustainable Building Conservation graduate’s dissertation is featured in the ICOMOS UK Bulletin – News
Tony Gwynne, an alumnus from MSc Sustainable Building Conservation, has had an extract of his dissertation featured in the International Council on the Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) UK Bulletin.
Tackling the myriad sustainability challenges related to food requires systemic interventions that improve sustainability at local, national, and international level. In this paper, we develop an iterative, step-based sustainable food system approach.
Azure Power Awarded Most Sustainable Company In The Solar Energy Industry As Part Of World Finance Magazine’s Sustainability Awards 2020
Azure Power, a leading solar power producer in India, has been awarded the Most Sustainable Company in the Solar Energy Industry by World Finance…
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Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism will break down boundaries in 2020 with a virtual version of Asia’s largest sustainable travel and hospitality event. Over 1,200 of the industry’s leading figures are expected to attend this socially-distant online gathering, which will include keynote addresses, interactive sessions, educational workshops and a green exhibition. The original […]
How is COVID-19 impacting MFIs’ portfolio quality? Are microfinance institutions (MFIs) facing a liquidity crisis? Is the solvency of institutions at risk? Launched on June 1, 2020, CGAP’s Global Pulse Survey of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) is the first survey that aims to capture a full…
How Research and Innovation in Food Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture can mitigate COVID-19 impacts
At the dawn of 2020, the number of hungry and malnourished people around the world was on the rise due to an increase in violent conflicts and climate change impacts. Today, over 800 million people face chronic undernourishment and over 100 million people need lifesaving food assistance.
The seventh Guernsey Green Fund reflects growth of sustainable finance across Guernsey’s finance sector according to Dr Andy Sloan. This latest fund follows last month’s announcement of the largest ESG linked subscription credit facility in Guernsey and Guernsey’s Insurance Association’s news…
Eventbrite – Geovation presents Towards a Sustainable Bio-Economy – Tuesday, 4 August 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
KI Europe has published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its portfolio of UK-manufactured products to help customers meet their sustainability objectives.Valid for five years, these documents help to achieve credits towards SKA, BREEAM, LEED and other certifications and standards. …
Let Companies Vs Climate Change Sustainability Consulting be your partners in making your business be part of the solution
Sustainability is a way of doing business, planning and of executing, especially considering climate change, human rights, ethics, transparency, and liability. Businesses and civil society alike must heed the call to consider all stakeholders vis-à-vis a very connected world and bring about transformative change.
The new single-family residential project embraces indoor/outdoor living and are complete with ultra-violet-light, air purifying systems, and fresh air exchange.
BBC Studios’ Rikesh Desai talks how the business has coped through lockdown and highlights how the industry still needs to think about a sustainable future….
FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – Fifteen young, junior staff recently considered the subject of sustainability
Fifteen young, junior staff recently considered the subject of sustainability at a workshop at the Hard site. Linda Mauksch from the Corporate Strategy, Sustainability & Circular Economy department passed on valuable knowledge on the subject and discussed current and highly contentious issues surrounding the sustainability of plastic with the trainees.
The luxury fashion and cosmetics retailer has said it will reduce its headcount by 450, representing around 14% of its staff…
Minerals Technologies Inc. has published its 12th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive summary of the Company’s efforts to further integrate sustainability across all facets of its business. This report details MTI’s progress in its first year since implementing environmental reduction targets in six focus areas. It also outlines MTI’s continuous improvement in other key topics, including health and safety, new product development, mining and land reclamation, supply chain management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, community outreach, and ethics and compliance.
Since data centers are huge energy consumers, this meant Iron Mountain also had a substantial carbon footprint before beginning its sustainability journey several years ago.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Housing Commission is building a new vision for housing based on Christian values. Here, Prof Tim Gorringe (Professor of Theology at the University of Exeter) explains why sustainability must be at the heart of this.
Actionable intelligence powered by AI to improve decision making, cost reduction and revenue generation while fortifying various industries through computer vision, pattern recognition and prediction to improve operations for key decision makers and frontline workers.
Advanced Energy and Sustainability will provide an open access outlet for high-quality scientific and engineering research in the field of energy and sustainability. As a reaction to the strong call of many funding agencies pushing for more open access, this journal will be your first choice for publishing research in compliance with funders’ mandates and for keeping up with the latest developments in energy harvesting, conversion, storage, distribution, applications, ecology, climate, water, environment, policy, and the related societal impacts.
CES 2021 will no longer be held in person, with the Consumer Technology Association confirming today that it is switching to an all-digital version of the…
A new ISO guide will help ensure climate change issues are addressed in every new standard.
Can you imagine living an entire month without using any plastic? Around the world, over 250 million people did just that by participating in Plastic Free July. This challenge started in 2011 by the Plastic Free Foundation in Australia. Since then, the challenge has gained momentum. Now, there are participants in 177 countries.
City of Helsinki’s participation model, linked to “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”
Helsinki introduced a new participation and interaction model nearly two years ago. The model was designed together with our citizens. The principles of participation included in the Helsinki- model have been established in the administrative regulations, which means that they apply to the operations of the entire City organisation. Helsinki’s participation model is based on the knowledge and know-how of the citizens. Helsinki invites city residents and its partners to join the development of the city, its services and areas.
In a consortium representing the horticultural sector, PRé helped develop the Hortifootprint category rules, an environmental footprinting methodology….
Soon eREC, the new digital trade fair for the recycling industry, will finally start. All exhibitors, associations, and organizations are already looking forward to welcoming visitors, who can now get a free online ticket.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability — New research project between AstraZeneca and CISL to study the impact of air quality on respiratory, oncological and cardiovascular disease prevalence in Ug…
Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow appointed to lead research exploring strategies to reduce outdoor air pollution in Uganda and promote healthy communities through evidence-based policies and citizen science.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s perspective on Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ…
Circle K moves toward sustainability with PEFC-certified packaging – PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
For Circle K, the use of sustainable packaging without reducing food quality is a priority. It’s a requirement that paper-based packaging must be made from certified material.
An estimated 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. This includes many households with people in work, families with children, as well as older and disabled people….
Understand the difference in practices between organic, biodynamic wines and natural wines. You will taste wines from a variety of wine-producing countries, including a sparkling wine, two white wines, an orange wine, a pink wine and three red wines.
The Dell XPS 13 9300 omits those much-loved battery LED lights that were on the left side edge of the device. This decision was a surprise for many XPS-lovers. Can you talk about the decision there? We’ve had a lot of discussion internally about this! Our Director of Product Planning in Austin, USA, is passionate about this feature and really believes in it and even pushed this feature into the planning of every single XPS over the years.
Sand is the most mined commodity worldwide. Are sand deposits being overused, and what effect does dredging have on river and ocean ecosystems?…
Stress Engineering Services. and RPS develop Sustainability Scorecard – Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine
Stress Engineering Services, Inc (SES), the consulting engineering services and solutions provider, has developed a sustainability scorecard with RPS, the…
EHS Webinar Series-Moving Forward : ‘Safe and Secure’ with Sustainable Framework for continued Business Operations.
As a student, there are several ways in which to engage in sustainability science. No matter which faculty you belong to, you can work on issues of sustainability. There is an abundance of unanswered questions in regard to sustainability – and perhaps your discipline can be the one to shed new…
I believe sustainability is an unconscious thing in each of us. It’s that appreciation of a deep breath of fresh air and that long view across beautiful places. Sustainability is also the conscious, deliberate action we take in many small and large ways to protect our Earth, our home-sweet-home.
If your 2020 travel plans were cancelled by the coronavirus, carbon offsetting is probably the last thing on your mind. As few as 1% of airline passengers participated in voluntary carbon offsetting before virus-induced travel restrictions took hold, according to The International Air Transport…
Did you know disposable nappies can be recycled in the UK and that baby wipes may contain plastic? Get to know Pura’s sustainable products for your baby!
The CuraDAO members collectively manage the CuraDAO resource and vote on the proposed projects LEARN MORE SOCIAL IMPACT CuraDAO supports social impact projects by providing financial resources, support and knowledge PROPOSE A PROJECT BLOCKCHAIN POWERED Blockchain technology enables for transparant voting and frictionless financial transactions.
COURSE: FEVE Architectural Coatings: High Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design | Lumiflon FEVE Resins
Sponsored by AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. Presented by Kristen Blankenship, LUMIFLON Course Summary: In this one-hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats. We will evaluate coating performance tests including accelerated weathering and real-time weathering and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will explore the many design possibilities that FEVE technology provides and assess the sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats despite their higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.
UFODRIVE was created by its CEO Aidan Mclean, due to the frustration he had encountered when using different car rental services. I spoke with Aidan about his career, and why UFODRIVE is attempting to make the car rental experience as comfortable as possible. We began by discussing his background, and how he has frequented between Dublin, London, and Luxembourg.
Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging products FRANCOIS JOUBERT AND JULIA RUSHTON It is estimated that South Africa generates approximately 108 million tonnes of waste per year. As much as 90% of this waste (with an estimated value of more than R25.2 billion) is dumped or disposed of in landfill sites across the country, which are rapidly filling up and approaching closure… READ
Contrary to popular belief, interior design doesn’t serve the sole purpose of enhancing the visual appeal of a space. In addition to aesthetics, it also helps in improving the functionality of a room.
Did you just move into a new apartment? Are you planning to redecorate your home? Apart from aesthetics and functionality, you can also incorporate sustainability into your interior design. Sustainable interior design is good for the environment as well as a way to make your house energy-efficient.
Permaculture uses nature to make sustainable agricultural systems. When set up a highly effective permaculture system after joining Permaculture Course Online then it should enable a far higher level of independence from the input of human into the system maintenance. Permaculture can be leveled to match whatever amount of land is accessible for the specific project, from a small uptown block to a big farm.
The beauty company is accelerating its existing CSR initiatives while prioritizing the unique sustainability needs of its myriad brands.
Companies are embracing systemic change to become a driving force in the global solution for sustainability says professor. At the intersection of the economy, environment and society, sustainability is a crucial issue for all industries and all sectors, says Professor Knut Haanaes, and not one will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis without taking it into consideration.
The retail firm of billionaire Mike Ashley has said more House of Fraser chains could shutter as the company struggles to bounce back from the coronavirus lockdown…
77% of Irish people believe automation would enhance service quality in public sector says OpenSky survey
OpenSky, the digital transformation specialist for government organisations and large private enterprises, has announced survey findings which reveal that 77%…
[DARIAH Theme 2018-2019] Standard Sustainability: Improving the Usability of the Text Encoding Initiative
In 2018-2019, DARIAH focussed on the chronic problem of software and tool sustainability in the digital humanities, while also looking forward to the build phase of the Marketplace for data, tools and services. The DARIAH Theme call of 2018-2019 entitled ‘Strategic Service Sustainability for DARIAH’ attracted a high number of well articulated and competitive applications in the area of training, standardisation, datasets, geolocation and annotation services, thesauri and vocabularies, among others.
Made from recycled jeans, Levi’s WellThread 502 jeans offer an elegant solution to the garment industry’s waste problem….
Combined Political Action, Economic Innovation, and Technological Advancement for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Sustainability
US greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 may decrease 11% from their 2019 level mainly due to the recession, reaching 5823.38 Mt CO2e in 2020 (4). This is down by another 9.7% of the 2007 level, bringing the decrease since 2007 to about 21.4%.After Trump, the climate battle will still be challenging US greenhouse gas emission pathways…
NCE Seafood Innovation’s contribution with establishing the KABIS program has led to an increase in both research and education.
Maple Leaf Foods grows sustainable protein production to Raise the Good in Food: Social Innovation : Hitachi
Maple Leaf Foods teamed up with Hitachi to undertake a comprehensive IoT implementation that includes sensing and imaging technology, mobile devices, data-driven analytics and accessible dashboards.
A lack of digital maturity and a focus on supplier cost and quality are also limiting green practices 16th July 2020, London – Research from Ivalua, a leading provider of spend management cloud solutions, has shown that six-in-ten (60%) UK businesses have decreased their investment in…
We asked Grist readers to share the customs, habits, and practices that taught them how to reuse, recycle, and waste less.
New online learning platform for sustainability profession 02 July 2020 GRI Academy to deliver sustainability reporting curriculum A training portal has been launched to improve access to high quality learning opportunities for people working in sustainability and sustainable development roles.
#LIKEACANADIAN Measure Your Sustainable Procurement With The Barometer 2020 CBSR is proud to partner with ECPAR to launch the Barometer 2020 – a national survey to benchmark sustainable procurement in Canada. If you work with any type of organization of 500 employees or more, than the Barometer 2020 is a great tool to see how you rank and what you can do to better leverage your procurement processes in order to achieve even more positive social and environmental outcomes.
Dr. Kari Nelson will present findings from the sixth in a series of USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project ex-post evaluations. This evaluation addresses the Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming (SCIP) activity in Zambézia Province…
Today, for a Greener Tomorrow We firmly believe that by balancing environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic prosperity we sustain and improve the health of our planet, the viability of our business, and the quality of life for our communities, future generations and ourselves. SupHerb Herbs Our herbs are grown locally using proprietary herb varietals and we contract with the most experienced and professional farmers in five different counties in California.
Many of today’s consumers favor companies that enact humanitarian and eco-friendly efforts.
Air Transat has made its first two delivery flights on July 17 and 18th, with its new jets fuelled by a kerosene blend containing 10 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for the Canadian carrier.
Crwe World | Trinseo Releases its 10th Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Report
July 21, 2020 11:00 UTC Trinseo Releases its 10th Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibi…
I’ve already discussed the key reasons why the sustainability movement is gaining so much momentum, and the best embodiment of the global attention being paid to sustainability issues is the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.
Falkirk Council to get £90m boost for sustainable economic recovery The Scottish and UK Government have pledged £90m into Falkirk’s economy as part of the Falkirk Growth Deal today (July 21). The money will be used to drive and grow inclusive and sustainable economic recovery in the region over the next ten years, with targeted economic development across infrastructure, transport, innovation, energy transition and skills. £40m will come from the UK Government as part of the deal, which will be matched by the Scottish Government and added to, with an additional £10m investment to support green economic ambitions.
For Panasonic in Europe, the decarbonisation of society is a key business focus while also supporting the promise we make as a brand to contribute to “a better life and a better world”. Another motivator for working towards a greener world is that by 2050, the EU aims to become a climate neutral economy amidst population density growth and greater urbanisation. To help these efforts,
Sustainability has become a critical component to business plans across the country. Companies are looking for areas to reduce emissions, which often involves taking a closer look at the equipment and fuel chosen to move materials day to day.
Thing is, implementing sustainable practices needs to make business sense, too. Fortunately, propane equipment offers a clean, cost effective solution to material handling professionals of all kinds.
Tea production is a key industry in Kenya, where millions of people depend on it for a living. Can waste from sugarcane make processing the crop more environmentally friendly?…
The University of Massachusetts Boston recently developed a 25-year plan to make the campus more sustainable. As a major step in that plan, UMass partnered with Enel X to add solar, storage, and EV charging to their Boston campus.
Sustainable fashion, biodegradable menstrual pads: Students’ innovations won WWF’s Panda trophy | Education News,
NIFT students reached out to 40,000 people through campaigns and various other platforms and saved up to 90,000 gallons of water and 4200 kg of scrap fabric. Sree Ayappa College, Kerala came up with the idea of producing biodegradable sanitary napkins from natural raw materials and trained local…
Environment Secretary George Eustice set out his vision on how environmental protections can better deliver both for people and nature after Brexit.
Call for Evidence: A Review of Coherent Provision and Sustainability in Further and Higher Education
This publication invites all interested individuals and organisations to submit evidences to help inform the SFC review of coherent provision and sustainability in Further and Higher Education.
Throughout the whole of last year (2019), we used multiple open data sources to collect data such as highway traffic, air quality, weather, bike rental.
Shell’s Country Chair for the UK has said that the national ban on petrol and diesel car sales could and should be moved forward to 2030, to ensure that the 2050 net-zero target is met.
Last week, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held a virtual meetup with the local blogging community for an interactive session that was also broadcasted on YouTube and Facebook.The meet was held alongside the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and sought to highlight the expansion of…
As it looks towards its future, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) said it will launch new projects to address challenges in climate, food and nutrition security in hopes to put the farmed salmon industry as one of the global leaders of sustainable proteins.
If you were to invest in a company, you’d watch how it performs and take interest in how it grows over time. In the world of investment stewardship, companies take those actions on behalf of their clients.
ZenWTR™, the world’s first bottled beverage to utilize 100% recycled, certified ocean-bound plastic, announced today it has named veteran food…
Velocys has welcomed the publication of a letter to the UK Chancellor from a cross-party group of MPs, calling for the Government to enhance investment in aviation decarbonisation. The letter stated the importance of synthetic fuels as the realistic practical solution to lower carbon emissions and meet net zero targets.
With passenger volumes down by an astonishing rate, how can airports manage to transition through the current crisis and reach a level of sustainable operations once again?…
Experts from the Royal Holloway University studied how high levels of microplastics are impacting the River Thames, including its water column and shoreline.
Following four nights of negotiations, the European Union (EU) has agreed its biggest joint borrowing plan ever recorded, pledging €750bn to a coronavirus recovery package, but green groups have expressed concerns that focus and accountabilit…
More cars could get new features, like advanced driver assistance and infotainment systems, through OTA updates rather than forcing drivers to trade in for a…
The US beauty retailer has launched the ‘Conscious Beauty’ program, an initiative aiming at providing more choice and information to customers in terms of sustainability. The program is set to debut this fall and will certify brands under five, key pillars – Clean Ingredients, Cruelty Free,…