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New Tool Helps Companies Green Their Business Air Travel

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2007

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A university research group has created a toolkit to encourage greener business travel. Omega, a government funded research group comprised of nine universities, government departments and members of the Aviation Environment Federation, released details of the toolkit last week...

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Transforming the Market: Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2009

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The project took a bottom-up, market-driven approach to understanding the barriers to lower energy use, based on the most detailed view ever of the current state of energy demand in buildings. Using computer simulations, researchers were able to show the market response to various combinations of financial, technical, behavioral and policy options, identifying the optimum mix to achieve transformation for each market studied.

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Mobility as a Driver for Economic Development: Tanzania Case Study

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: World Business Council for Development
Publication Year: 2007

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As economic growth and industrialization accelerate and livelihoods and incomes improve, so the demand for mobility increases, particularly in the developing world...

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Financial Services for the Unbanked: Vodafone

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2008

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Following a successful pilot program in Kenya, Vodafone is rolling out a service that allows customers to access cash via their mobile phones. Called M-PESA, the service allows customers to borrow, transfer and make payments using a mobile phone, transforming financial services by making transactions cheaper, faster and more secure...

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Teaching an Old Fiber New Tricks: DaimlerChrysler

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2007

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DaimlerChrysler is expanding its program to use an “old-fashioned” fiber in its cars, an effort that is saving money, transferring technology North-to-South, and decreasing environmental impacts. It is even opening new paths of economic development in the tropics...

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Corporate Responsibility and Business Success in China

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2005

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Sustainability is a moving target as societal norms and expectations evolve and the operating environment for business changes. Education in sustainability therefore needs to be flexible and adaptable, and may call for unconventional methods. It requires a combination of intellectual and practical tools, so that employees can decide and act in a way that integrates social, economic and environmental considerations...

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Water for Business: Initiatives Guiding Sustainable Water Management in the Private Sector

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2010

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Every business depends and impacts on water resources. Some use it to process raw materials and manufacture goods. Some use it for cooling and cleaning. For others, it is a central ingredient in the goods they produce, or it is required to consume the product they sell. The future of business depends on the sustainability of water resources, which are increasingly under pressure.

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