Sustainability resources and information sources

The following information sources are recommended for further information:

01/16/2009


Harvard Business Review on Green Business Strategy,

The Business Guide to Sustainability, Earthscan, 2006

The Triple Bottom Line, Jossey-Bass (John Wiley &Sons), 2006

Green Business, Schiffer Publishing, 2006

Greening Your Business—A Primer for Smaller Companies (article), Green Business Network, 2001

Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility (article), Harvard Business Review, 2006

Green Business %%MDASSML%% a good source of information on what other businesses are doing.

The Carbon Ratings Agency

Carbon Disclosure

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) -

International Organization for Standardization

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Business Council on Climate Change

California Climate Action Registry %%MDASSML%% its sister, the Carbon Registry, is a new GHG registry that serves all of North America.

Chicago Climate Exchange %%MDASSML%% the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding integrated trading system to reduce emissions of all six major greenhouse gases (GHGs), with offset projects worldwide

The State of Green Business 2008 %%MDASSML%%

World Business Council for Sustainable Business





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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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