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Sustainable Business Practices

In this section, reports and articles focus on sustainability in business. From the creation of green jobs to environmental accounting, these documents help business owners understand how they can incorporate sustainable practices into their organizations.

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UNEP – Paris Briefing UNEP – Paris Briefing

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Date added: 10/28/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2010
Filesize: 118.03 kB
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Using the most widely accepted definition of sustainability (‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’), this report uses reliable data to assess the sustainability of the built environment. The report acknowledges the broadness and complexity of this topic and attempts to make it more understandable with the use of sustainability indicators and benchmarks that address environmental, social and economic factors.

UNEP – Green Jobs Report UNEP – Green Jobs Report

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Date added: 10/28/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2010
Filesize: 4.05 MB
Downloads: 2676
This report discusses currently existing green jobs in key economic sectors such as renewable energy, buildings and construction, transportation, basic industry, agriculture, and forestry. It also offers estimates for future green employment.

Sustainability Entrepreneurs Sustainability Entrepreneurs

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Date added: 01/07/2011
Date modified: 01/07/2011
Filesize: 2.17 MB
Downloads: 4167
This article argues that in the future entrepreneurs in the realm of sustainability will be the new 'wealth generators'. This is an area in which innovation will need to take place in order to preserve and protect the natural environment while also allowing for future development and economic growth. It is this belief that this paper explores in laying out a 'model of sustainability entrepreneurship' for the future.

P&G Pro Business Cleaning Sustainability Study P&G Pro Business Cleaning Sustainability Study

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Date added: 12/17/2010
Date modified: 12/17/2010
Filesize: 2.89 MB
Downloads: 1781
This document presents the findings of a study which looked into over 400 business cleaning products decision makers based in the United States in three different industries. The study hoped to determine whether these decision makers placed importance on sustainability and environmental responsibility when selecting products. The presentation begins with some general conclusions drawn from the study before going on to more detailed findings.

Green Local and Growing Green Local and Growing

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Date added: 12/21/2010
Date modified: 12/21/2010
Filesize: 2.71 MB
Downloads: 1800
This document contains the findings of part of a study conducted by the University of California – Berkeley into what makes a green business different from one that is not green and focusing on the growth of such businesses at a regional scale—in this case looking at businesses in California. This report discusses the methodology of the study as well as defining what makes a business green before going into the results of the study in question.
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