Category | Eco-Efficiency

The Global Economy’s Backbone: SME-Inclusive Tools for Achieving a Sustainable World

It is estimated that up to 97 percent of the world’s businesses are SMEs. International standards thus need to provide as many benefits for small businesses as they do for global enterprises. The time is right to implement the ISO 26000 standard, Guidance on Social Responsibility, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). [...]

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Air Pollution Prizes?

It is now a well known fact that we, humans, are systematically ruining our planet by disregarding the damage done by industrial pollution and our wasteful life style. An average car, with a 1000 cc petrol engine, produces about 160 grams of greenhouse gas carbon-di-oxide (CO2) per km, besides many other pollutants. Our inefficient power [...]

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Green Business Sense?

Business is turning green globally. From cars to credit cards to light bulbs, and even potato chips, environmentally-friendly versions of products and services loved by consumers for decades are hitting the market. Driving the trend are two key factors: consumer demand for green alternatives and increasing stakeholder scrutiny of companies’ environmental footprints. Recent examples include [...]

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The Pakistani Perspective on Sustainability Reporting

It’s true that with 73 percent of the population living on below US$ 2 a day and 17 percent of the population living on less than US$ 1 a day (UNDP), the sustainability performance of Pakistani businesses is not the primary concern of the majority of the country’s population. But it should be a concern [...]

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