Tag Archive for 'sustainable development'

Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility textbook published

January 5th, 2013 by Dr Wayne Visser

Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility is a comprehensive textbook on CSR Theory and Practice. ‘Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility’ (CSR) incorporates corporate responsibility, sustainable development, business ethics, corporate citizenship, business & society and corporate governance. The book begins with definitions and drivers of CSR, followed by a description of the evolution of CSR from before the industrial […]

Sustained growth on a finite planet is the essence of unsustainability

June 30th, 2012 by George Monbiot

In 1992 world leaders signed up to something called “sustainability”. Few of them were clear about what it meant; I suspect that many of them had no idea. Perhaps as a result, it did not take long for this concept to mutate into something subtly different: “sustainable development”. Then it made a short jump to […]

Need green agenda for progressive economy & competitive advantage

April 18th, 2012 by KPMG

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited KMPG offices recently to launch his ‘green growth‘ initiative. Mr. Clegg made it clear that he regards ‘green’ as a source of competitive advantage. It is not a handicap or an extra cost that will hold us back. Green technology properly embraced can help both businesses to make and […]

Course on engaging communities on climate change in London on 1 December 2011

November 16th, 2011 by Talk Action

Talk Action has organised a course from 10 am to 4 pm on 1 December 2011 at TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London for anyone looking to develop community activities for energy-saving, climate change and environmental issues. The course is being facilitated by Chris Church who has worked in the voluntary sector and as a […]

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]

Sara Parkin discusses the meaning of sustainable development and its importance in making our communities more resilient

March 19th, 2011 by Sara Parkin OBE

This is an edited transcript of Sara Parkin‘s introduction to the SDUK conference held at the QE II Conference Centre in Westminster on 17 March 2011. Sara Parkin OBE is Founding Director of Forum for the Future. Her latest book is ‘The Positive Deviant: Leadership for Sustainability in a Perverse World‘ published by Earthscan. —— […]

United Nations Environment Programme – Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

February 21st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Sir Nicholas Stern said “it raises living standards, provides opportunity, and shows very clearly that there is absolutely no contradiction between looking after our planet, looking after our environment, and overcoming poverty.” Pavan Sukhdev, Head – Green Economy Initiative, UNEP, said “our Green Economy Report “Towards a Green Economy” demonstrates that ‘Greening’ is not a […]

London conference – Sustainable Development. Harnessing the energy of communities

January 20th, 2011 by Events

The Sustainable Development – harnessing the energy of communities conference takes place on 23 February 2011 at The Barbican in London. The seminar programme includes presentations by Chris Church, Chair of the UK Low Carbon Communities Network; Isabel Dedring, Environment Advisor, Greater London Authority; Farooq Mahommed, Business Development Director, British Gas Community Energy.  Also invited […]

Taking children seriously – investing in early childhood education for a sustainable future

January 15th, 2011 by University of Gothenburg

Small children are capable of engaging in issues concerning sustainable development. Their interests and rights must be better safeguarded in rules and policy decisions that concern the education of the youngest groups of children within the EU. This is emphasised in the report “Taking children seriously – How the EU can invest in early childhood […]