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Economic Growth: Sustainable Development - ... The issue is to know consumers mind. Whether they are aware of sustainability issues. If yes, then how many consumers are concerned and are they willing to pay more for sustainable products. According to the survey of executives from Accenture, it shows that in spite of concerned consumers are not willing to pay more for sustainable products and services. Less than half that is 47 percent of the executives expressed that consumers will not pay more for sustainable products and services. 60 percent of the executives admitted of charging premiums....   [tags: sustainable marketing, business] 1443 words
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Sustainable Development of Concrete Production - Sustainable Development in Concrete Production According to the Department of Environment (Environ, 2007), sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. For example, the use of sustainable concrete in future developments leads to a more durable and economical structure, with significant environmental benefits. Concrete, a crucial material in building construction, is the world’s most produced material....   [tags: department of environment, sustainability]
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A Development Proyect in Pakistan - The purpose of this report is to create a fictitious company that will start and deliver a sustainable development project in my country Pakistan. The objective of this report is to analyze two companies that will carry out sustainable development projects, and compare their organizational structures. This report has been requested by Middlesex University, Hendon as a part of my International Foundation Program. The intention of this report is to understand how to construct an organizational structure....   [tags: sustainable development, companies]
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The Benefits of Sustainable Development - ... It is necessary to make both poor and rich sure that most of people can enjoy the life, not only rich people. Bob Williams, who is a Contributing Editor for PennEnergy. “Previously, worked as Director of Research for PennEnergy's Oil & Gas Journal Online Research Center and PennEnergy Online Research Center” (PennEnergy.com). In the article “WPC: Sustainable development fealty key to oil's future” from Oil & Gas Journal, he summaries that “industry’s main challenge is to provide global access to supplies of energy while meeting concerns caused by the production of fossil fuels.” So, sustainable development lets oil and gas producers have future....   [tags: Definition, Pros, Globalization]
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Defining Sustainable Development - ... Theories of sustainable development definition Viewing the different theories of sustainable development and ideals all aim with three operational strategies which all ended up wanting development (market expectations) and preserve the environment looking at this journal the theory for sustainable development was,“Ecological sustainable development using conserving and enhancing the community's resources so that ecological processes,on which life depends are maintained and the total quality of life now and in the future can be increased' National Strategy for ecological sustainable development (Australia) Using this theory three operation is the main target area although th...   [tags: organisms and natural environment ]
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How Can Sustainable Development Save Urban Areas - ... In the past, they usually drain the polluted water to rivers directly. In this way, lots of water are polluted and can be used no more. Sustainable development suggests to cleansing the polluted water before draining it. If so, we can use it again in the near future. It is just the main idea of sustainable development-"It is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"(WCED,1987). In fact, sustainable development is the best way we can select now to relieve the problem of shortage of resources....   [tags: urbanization, housing, work, migration, resources] 820 words
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Urbanization in the Kurdistan Region - Introduction Urbanization: The process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary). Sustainable development: The ability of an activity or development to continue in the long term without undermining that part of the environment which sustains it (Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993). The process of urbanization and the population growth across the world has been increasing over the last 40 years, and it is expected to happen in the developing countries' urban areas....   [tags: Sustainable Development] 2284 words
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Analysis of Singapore's Economic Development - 1 INTRODUCTION This paper will first describe how two nations sharing similar history went on their different paths in developing their economies. Then, this paper would describe three components that helps maneuver Singapore towards outstanding economic development based on 3 principles 1) leadership 2) strategy and 3) implementation. Thirdly, negative implications that may have been brought about by the development policies will be discussed in Section 4. Lastly, the conclusion would be underlined....   [tags: Macroeconomics, Economic Development]
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TOWS Matrix Analysis of Interface Inc. - ... The main purpose is how to minimize weaknesses so the threats can be avoided. However, the success factor is barely taken into consideration. STRENGTHS The first strength that is identified is the market leadership. Interface Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of carpet tiles. The modular carpet has grown its popularity for the past years so most of the consumers have become familiar with the features and advantages of this kind of product. The second strength is the employees training that Interface Inc....   [tags: competitive advantages, development strategies] 1121 words
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Agile Development Methodology - Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Agile development methodology 2 Agile development methodology Agile Manifesto 3 Agile Manifesto Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development 4 Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development Conclusion 5 Bibliography 6 Agile development methodology Agile development is a system development strategy where the system developers are given the competence to choice from a wide selection of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used when accomplishing a certain task on hand....   [tags: Agile Manifesto, Software Development]
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The Equitable and Sustainable Approach to Globalization - ... Zurn (2010) provides a prime example of the sociopolitical changes that stemmed from the emerging global market is the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Although economic globalization has helped international markets to experience dynamic growth, the most recent financial crisis of 2008 has hindered globalization efforts. Hopkins (2002) denotes that opponents feel it has caused just as many devastating financial and environmental setbacks, specifically in regards to poverty and inequality standards of poor developing countries....   [tags: economy, wages, poverty, inequality, trade] 955 words
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Ethanol: A Sustainable Fuel - Sustainability refers to something that is used and can be replenished in time to use it again. The United States is known for being innovative and moving forward in its development. What keeps the United States mobile and moving. We use fuel, more specifically gasoline. The United states has become more aware of the environment and have found out that gasoline is a precious resource and is not unlimited. Many people fear changing fuel, because they have gotten used to gasoline. One way for the United States to become more sustainable is to fix its fuel source problem....   [tags: biofuel, gasoline, natural gas]
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Sustainable and Successful Innovation - Today, almost all organizations face a dynamic environment characterized by rapid technological change, shortening product life cycles, and globalizations. Organizations need to be more creative and innovative than before to survive, to compete, to grow, and to lead (Jung et al., 2003; Tierney et al., 1999). An issue is that, for many sectors in general and manufacturing sectors in particular innovation seems unpredictable, mysterious, and apparently unmanageable (Tidd, Bessant, & Pavitt, 2005)....   [tags: Business, Iraqi Manufacturing System] 459 words
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Sustainable Futures Act Recommendations - ... For decades poverty, mining companies, and mining practices have ravaged Appalachia. The mountains and rivers have been destroyed through mountain top removal and the pollution associated with that process. Communities broken apart by coal and the poverty of modern mining techniques. With the new ban on coal this process will only continue, unless something is done about it. While limited economic opportunities exist in the status quo, the manufacturing, construction, and upkeep of a large wind network across Eastern Kentucky would provide a large increase in job opportunities for those in Appalachia....   [tags: bans, coal, economy, trainging, bill] 1279 words
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It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority - It’s Time for a Supranational Sustainable Development Authority The ingenuity of man that lead to the unprecedented global development of the twentieth century would certainly not have been possible without the earth’s rich natural resources.  In this century, Earth has endured a population explosion, yet still has the agricultural capacity to nourish a global population of over six million people.  At the same time, the quality-of-life in industrialized nations is perceived to have risen in tandem with the availability and affordability of mass-produced consumer products made possible by the resourceful use of raw materials and energy.  Many trumpet this situation that man has created, a...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Sustainable Companies - As companies around the world continue to grow and innovate, there have been many corporations that have implemented sustainable practice as part of their marketing campaigns and executive decisions. One example of a sustainable company is Patagonia. They are an outdoor apparel company whose owner is known n for all the sustainable and green strategies that he has implemented in the company. Implementations like creating a sustainable supply chain or using recyclable materials to manufacture clothing are two examples of what they have done....   [tags: business strategies, environamental protection]
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Globalization is a World Where More Nations are Interdependent on Each Other - ... In other words sustainable development is a path where maximizing human well being for today generations and yet not affecting future generations needs where "needs" refers to three dimension of sustainability of economic, environmental and social factors. In this essay we are going to analyze the impact of globalization on sustainability development, additionally compare and contrast the positive and negative findings to aid in deriving of our answer of "Is globalization an obstacle or opportunity for global sustainable development " Economical Positive and negative impacts of globalization on Developed country employment Due to globalization, there is a increasing trend in interna...   [tags: sustainable deveopment, economy, employment] 749 words
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Advantages of Pheromone Application in Controlling Pests - PHEROMONE APPLICATION IN CONTROLLING PESTS 1. Introduction Pest management has become more and more vital issue in the development of agriculture. Traditional pest control tends to apply pesticides to uncovered areas far from where it's needed and make use of it far more than necessary. Nowadays, scientists find a chemical substance from insects and make it applied in pest control, this kind of chemical substance is called pheromones. What are pheromones. Pheromones are the chemical substances that emitted by an organism that influences the behaviour of the same species....   [tags: Environment, Pesticides]
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Crucial Role of Innovation in Competitive Success - Innovation has become widely recognized as a key to competitive success (Francis & Bessant, 2005). Scholars are mainly concerned with innovation because of the life requirements and the persistent desire for continuous change to be in accordance with individuals' needs and desires (Badawy, 1993). Developments in all aspects of life are attributed to innovation. Peter Ducker, one of the administration scholars, says that innovation is one of the main forces in economic and social development and a basic tool in the growing, resistance and adaptability of the contemporary organizations with the changing environmental conditions as those organizations with no innovation will shortly remove (Dru...   [tags: Business, Sustainable Competitive Advantage] 2601 words
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Change Management - This assignment will discuss the response of the Canadian business market to the force of sustainability. Sustainability includes both sustainable development and corporate sustainability. When sustainable development and corporate sustainability are valued in a company, it aligns the views of various stakeholders, which can lead to financial success. In the past, sustainability was not valued, mainly because of a lack of knowledge and an aversion to the costs of sustainability reporting. However, with increased consumer awareness and the promotion of environmental and social value, more companies are moving towards a state of sustainability....   [tags: Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability] 1973 words
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having National Education in Hong Kong - ... With more united citizens, the country will be able to proceed with policies without resistance from local residents, and then the country will be stronger. An example may better illustrate this concept; the US joined battle and won in World War II because of the high national identities and citizen’s participation after Japanese attacked on the Pearl Harbor. Therefore, MNE can let citizens know more about their country and increases their national identities, thus increases the countries’ power as the people got united....   [tags: moral, national, personalities, school]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries - Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries Poor countries have been receiving aid from the international community for over a century now. While such aid is supposed to be considered an act of kindness from the donor nations or international bodies, it has led to over dependence among the developing countries. They have adopted the habit of estimating and including international aid in their national budgets to reduce their balance of trade deficits. It is believed that foreign aid is necessary for poor nations in order to break the cycle of poverty that ties their citizens in low productivity zones and so their economy will not be weak....   [tags: international community, donor nations]
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Biopolymers As a Contemporary Packaging Materials - INTRODUCTION In conditions of lack of natural enemies, also as exponential scientific, technical and technological growth, some problems occurred that human kind wasn’t face earlier. With some actions that are taken, humans have succeeded to affect the ecosystem, unfortunately this effect was basically negative, and is manifested trough the climate changes or a nonrenewable resource waste. All the needs of contemporary society, such as food, fuel, energy and materials, mostly depends on energy sources produced from nonrenewable resources that originates from fossil fuels, while the same time a total quantity of waste, that jeopardizes an ecosystem, increases (Sudesh & Iwata, 2008)....   [tags: Sustainable Development, Technological Growth]
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Container City in Trinity Buoy Wharf - ... The LDDC receives 25% of the sites annual income, allowing the site to grow at a pace that suits it rather than struggling to achieve figures that may hinder the original vision intended for the site as an artistic safe haven. Container city 1 Container city 1 was constructed over 4 days and fitted out within 5 months in 2001. It was USM’s first journey into the uses of shipping containers as architectural modular units, receiving much praise for ingenuity in the field of green urbanism, as well as in the creativity of the design....   [tags: housing, materials, sustainable]
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Corporate Social Responsibility at Bread Talk - ... Applying this to the research case, by committing to more CSR initiatives, this in return attracts employees of same beliefs and values to BreadTalk which then increases organization commitment and improves organization behaviour. The strong emphasis on CSR in BreadTalk allows individuals to develop self-concept; it is an underlying force that motivates employee’s behaviour to align with BreadTalk’s values. This creates a multiplier effect, resulting employees to feel belonged and this increases the willingness to put in work effort....   [tags: cultural differences, sustainable business]
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Advantages of Weather Manipulation - ... Once again, it sounds enticing but storage of CO2 has not been tested for the long-term plus manipulation of our environment appears to be the cause of why real trees are dying off. Dumping chemicals from airplanes to control the weather under the guise of controlling global warming seems like a huge venture. Skeptics suggest that one government alone could not accomplish what is necessary to bring global warming under control. This may be supported by the fact that the majority of spraying appears to be happening in NATO countries....   [tags: military, ecosystems, gmo] 1459 words
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Internet of Everything and Internet of Things: The Impact on Business - Introduction The purpose of this assignment is to discuss the impact Internet of everything (IoE) and internet of things (IoT) has and will continue to have on businesses, such as how it is going to improve productivity, reduce costs and enable businesses to get the most out of their assets and improve societies by enabling better water management, improve transport system, reduce crime and create more employment and business opportunities. It also discusses the changes we are about to experience like growth in economies, significant increase in the total amount of data and information in existence so that knowledge can be attained and how should people prepare for that change and we will al...   [tags: Health Care, Sustainable Development]
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Foreign Direct Investment and Development - Introduction Does Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) lead to development. This has been one of the central questions of discussions in most of academia. The involvement of FDI in developing economies is one of the signs of globalization. There have been a considerable amount of money transferred from developed to poorer countries. Foreign investment can be observed in form of capital inflow and technology transfer. This paper tries to explore the nature of FDI and then discuss its effect on the recipient country....   [tags: business, multinational corporations]
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Sustainable Development Policies Can Reduce Urbanization Problems - Cities all over the world are developing. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and can be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know what is the reason for urbanization. Most people move to the city because they want to get a better life. Another important term is a sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Sustainable Development Essays] 1304 words
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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Challenges of Developing a Sustainable Future - “Sustainable Development: At its heart, sustainable development is the simple idea of ensuring a good quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. It is about living within the carrying capacity of the environment so that how we live, work and enjoy leisure activities, which do not harm or put undue pressures on the environment. It is about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a decent education, a quality environment that they take pride in, good health and a decent job (n.p, 2014)” Our lifestyles and eating habits have had an adverse effect on the environment....   [tags: sustainable development, natural resources]
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Green Meetings and Sustainable Business - Sustainability is a journey – not a destination (Goldblatt, 2012). The purpose of this essay is to determine the degree to which this journey towards sustainability has begun in the case of the business events, also known as MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. Endorsement of the Bruntland Report (WCED, 1987) by the United Nations and its members at the Earth brought prominence to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010)....   [tags: Business Sustainable Development]
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Measuring World Development - Measuring World Development Development is a complex economic, social and political phenomenon. There are a range of simple and composite indicators used to measure development. There are many definitions of development, perhaps the most used is; “Development refers to a number of characteristics such as demographic change, economic growth, an increase in the case of resources, modernisation, higher levels of technology and political freedom.” Indicators of development are put into four sectors: Economic, Social, Political and environmental....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Globalization and Sustainable Development - Over the past few decades there have been discourses both in favor and against Globalization’s capacity to guarantee a sustainable future. Authors attest societies and businesses’ inability to account for ecological and environmental limits when dealing with economic growth, examples of this are some of the traditional business metrics used by most global companies, and nations’ measure of wealth (GDP); both sides heavily resting on economic factors, fail to account for societal and environmental concerns (Byrnea & Gloverb, 2002)....   [tags: Globalisation, Technology, Development]
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Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it does not compromise the ability of future generations. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it does not cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: TBL, sustainability, development]
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The Importance of Renewable Energy Sources - ... 2. Support schemes for the development of renewable energy in the European Union 2.1. Arguments for supporting renewable energy In today’s world of services people need to have universal access to modern energy services that must meet multiple social needs, and also the companies need business development services [2,3]. In order to provide more energy, there is a global tendency for replacing the conventional fuels by renewable energy sources [4]. Environment protection and sustainability are key principles the humankind development should rely on, for the present and future generations to be able to both meet their needs....   [tags: public policies for development in Romania] 1165 words
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Business Planning in a Prowactive Way - WACT (We Are Changing Together) is a Non-Governmental Development Organization for Development (NGOD) whose core activities focus on supporting communities in what concerns health, education and economics, either in Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Being a non-profit organization, it is an ongoing challenge how to finance the proposed actions since most of the financing comes from public and private partnerships. Aiming to turn WACT into a self-sustainable organization, it is mandatory to access the strategic capabilities of the NGO and find a way of getting financial returns through its own activities, apart from the funds already offered by other entities, such as Government funding and...   [tags: Non-Governmental Organizations, Development] 901 words
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The Importance of Human Resource Management - ... As for financial performance, it contains quantitative variables such as accounting returns, sales, and profit. On the other side, operational performance measures the level of productivity, effectiveness, employee retention, and so forth (Comb et, al, 2006). All of these variables are generate as a measurement that used to evaluate an organization’s overall performance. To begin with, the use of HPWPs increases employees’ overall skills, which is considered as a benefit toward organizations....   [tags: development, performance, training] 1293 words
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Sustainable Development Today - Sustainable Development Today Sustainable Development The concept of sustainable development has become a major topic among intellectuals from various fields. Sustainable development has gone through various changes in its definitions and at present does not have a commonly accepted definition. The origination of the concept of sustainable development is debatable. In 1974 at a conference on Science and Technology for Human Development by the World Council of Churches the concept of a “sustainable society” is believed to have been first noted....   [tags: Energy Sustainalbe Development Essays]
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Development vs Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa - South Africa has one the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest CO2 emissions in African (Tyler et al., 2013). In South Africa, development is the main priority and it is possible that South Africa can alleviate poverty and inequality within two decades (NPC, 2011; Pan, 2005). To achieve development goals requires large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, South Africa cannot pursue the paths of development that we have now. There is a need to integrate climate and development, the question is: do you put climate or development first....   [tags: Sustainable Development]
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Human Resource Management - Organisations around the world have for years invested a great deal of their resources on employee training and development. Training and developing employees means impacting them with relevant knowledge and skills so as to use the same to propel organisational performance. This is done in order to make their work more efficient and be able to adapt to upcoming trends or be able to multitask. Training is mostly for a specific job or task and it is short term while development is long term and it encompasses general operations....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training ] 2223 words
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The Global Economy - I. Introduction The global economy is comprised of a multifaceted patchwork of key actors, which contribute to the development, sustainability, and strategic direction of a country. With this said, it is crucial to assess the key players of an economy with regards to the composition of public and private enterprises. The effectiveness and significance of these public and private enterprises need to be analyzed in order to measure the scope of positive or negative impact it has on the national economy when taking into account the nation’s economic indicators....   [tags: Development, Sustainability, Strategy]
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Sustainable Design and Construction - Our world faces energy concerns, global warming, climate change, water shortages, soaring housing costs, economic instability, and dwindling natural resources. In addition, an inordinate amount of construction waste is produced each day. It is essential to begin taking steps to prevent this pattern from continuing to take us down the road t environmental destruction. The engineers, architects and developers of today, more than ever, share an obligation to create new and innovative structures to turn this cycle around....   [tags: Green Building, Sustainable Development]
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The Value of Human Capital as a Sustainable Advantage - XYZ Bank was established in 1998, in a developing country. During the first ten years, following its establishment, it was known for its pace setting innovativeness, fast growth, and strong financial performance which culminated in its listing on the local stock exchange. Notwithstanding the entrance of several new players, XYZ prided itself in its products, its robust ICT systems and banking halls with an ambience that this far has not been matched by its competition; a well groomed team that worked hard and produced the desired results for years and annual financial results that communicated the story of their success....   [tags: performance management, employee talent]
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Education as a Fundamental Factor of Development in a Country - “Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country” Since early times, education has been practiced by the people all around the world. Education was once ancient but as time went on, humans discovered new things. Education is the process of acquiring knowledge. It means to learn something new. Education, in every sense, is the fundamental factor of development of a country. As well said by Francis Bacon,” Knowledge is Power.” Then where does knowledge come from....   [tags: sustainable development, crime, justice]
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A Sustainable Economy for The Indian State of Odisha - The Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, is located on the eastern coast of India. It is surrounded on one side from the Bay of Bengal and on the other side shared its borders from many other Indian states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The modern state of Orissa was established in the year 1st April, 1936 and it was on 13th April, 1948 that Bubneshwar got selected as the state’s capital replacing Cuttack. In order to go about talking about formulating a sustainable livelihood policy for Odisha considering its inherent natural resources and impending climate change we need to start from the state’s bounty of natural resources and its topography....   [tags: Sustainable Living]
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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations - Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life....   [tags: Sustainable, architecture, future,] 1323 words
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Permaculture ands Sustainable Design - Sustainable design steadily becomes the architecture catch phrase of the day, being thrown around to make us aware that everything we “design” has an environmental burden. Many designers, architects and builders have installed the “idea of green” into their buildings to demonstrate a potential to improve performance and reduce costs through sustainable strategies. Despite all this one fact remains, that is the enviable depletion of fossil fuels, and without a major overhaul of our society, our economy and our politics, the ideas of “sustainable design” are just band-aids on the bigger problem....   [tags: Definition, Sustainable, Culture] 986 words
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The Need for Sustainable Development in Ghana - ... From this perspective the study predominantly adopts focus group discussion to elicit key adaptation barriers to heat and climate change and survey questionnaire to inquire on how effective respondents adapt to climate change and heat exposure. The study was conducted in March, 2013 in Bawku Municipality. Three focus group discussion that consisted of individual farmers and one focus group discussion that encompassed chief farmers, village heads and Municipal agriculture office representative for Bawku East municipality were conducted to elicit key barriers of adaptation to heat and climate change....   [tags: poverty, adaptation, climate] 2637 words
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Sustainable Development and its Importance - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to survive and make better lives for themselves as well. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: Nature, Resources]
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Canada: Globalization and Sustainable Development - ... This approach, currently in its second cycle, provides a whole-of-government view of actions to achieve environmental sustainability, is integrated into core federal planning and reporting, and is supported by a robust measurement strategy” (COG, 2014). The Ecological footprint “acknowledges that humanity is facing difficult challenges, makes them apparent, and directs action toward sustainable living” (Vamvakas, 2014). The formal definition of the ecological footprint briefly identifies the link and interconnectedness among the concept of sustainable development....   [tags: ecology, environment, preservation] 1490 words
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A Good Company for Sustainable Development - ... On the other hand, Coca –Cola published its third Corporate Responsibility Report (CSR), in July 2008 stating its commitment towards effective usage of water, sustainable packaging and recycling, energy conservation, product portfolio as well as well-being, along with diverse and inclusive culture. Its environmental priorities include Water, solid waste and packaging, and energy. To implement their policies in a better way, CCE also cooperates with their suppliers, customers, consumers, community leaders and employees widely....   [tags: optimizing utilization of resources]
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The Anthropological Key to Sustainable Development - I. Introduction Development is for people, of people, and by people. Literature on development studies notes that the discussion has evolved from the economic aspect to a holistic approach on the issue. Debates on the issue seem to answer an aspect of man–the basic needs approach sees development in satisfying his material needs while the capability approach sees development in expanding man’s ability to be the steward of his own development. Both approaches in themselves are valuable, but both have to be considered with the knowledge that man is at the center of development....   [tags: education in freedom, holistic approach] 2723 words
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Urbanization Problems and Sustainable Development - Cities all over the world are developing. As war ended in 1942, a significant number of people move to the city because they want to improve life. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and should be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know the definition of sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit - "Sustainable development is development that continues to meet the requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to live quality lives of their own." Sustainable development is commonly thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. According to the toolkit the three are to be considered as overlapping, congruent circles. In which case, the area of overlap, or center, is considered human well-being. The further alignment of said circles would indefinitely lead to the increase of the center, human well-being....   [tags: Education]
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Airline Sustainable Competitive Advantage - Porter stated; “for an airline to succeed in the marketplace, it must have a sustainable competitive advantage” (Porter M. E., 2008). The airline industry is the highest competitive industry, and I believe a sustainable completive advantage is essential to succeed in the future of the aviation industry. The competitive advantages that an airline embrace, needs to be based on the airlines strategy and differentiation to competitors. Emirates displays how it has a strategy and how the airline gets ahead of its competitors through how unique it is....   [tags: aviation industry, competitors]
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Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Climate Change and Sustainable Development This research paper is about climate change with the concept of sustainable development, meaning that it will approach the climate change problem with an economical way and try to solve it with the new growth theory. New growth theory argues that innovations, population growth, new technology, and creative destruction are connected to each other and that these connections will solve the climate change problem. The exponential technology growth, improved international private rights and improved use of human capital are some of those key terms what the theory is all about....   [tags: Economical Solution, New Growth Theory]
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Sustainable Development Compatible With Liveability - Recently, there are growing debates over the sustainability and the liveability of our cities. Some argue that sustainable development is necessary if human want to stay alive, while some oppose to sustainable development as they placed sustainability in the opposite side of liveability and suspect that these practices may hinder their present luxurious lifestyle. However, it is a common fallacy in people’s mind. The concept of sustainability is compatible to liveability, instead of contradicting to each other....   [tags: liveability, compatibility, survive]
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Sustainable Development, Theory and Practise - ... The current human population of the planet in the year 2014 stands to around 7 billion (worldometers). This number is expected to increase by 50% by 2050 (UN, 2007). Almost half of those 7 billion people live in urban areas based on reports (United Nations Population Division, 2006). Now taking into fact the growth that is going to occur in the next 40 years it is estimated that two thirds of the total population is going to be concentrated in urban areas by 2050. Figure 1: showing the dramatic population growth of the past 100 years and modelling the years to come (worldometers)....   [tags: urban waste] 927 words
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Breakthrough Perspective on Green and Sustainable Architecture - Buildings have been part of human life since the beginning of time, we depend of them to live, learn, grown, for protection and shelter. The decisions we make today will not only affect our future but our surrounding as well. We need buildings to survive the climates of the earth and to live our own lives. Architecture is what nature cannot make, yet it is influenced by the rules of nature, as humans evolved so did our way of thinking, and so did our architecture. Green architecture is a breakthrough in human history, Green Architecture is more a more advanced way of building, it has if the building as a life....   [tags: Sustainable Architecture, environmentalism]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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The Development of Sustainable Enterprises - ... There are a number of factors which explain this improvement, such as the ratification, in 2006 of the African Union Convention on Combating Corruption . The political commitment to combating this issue was further reflected in the establishment of committees dealing with cases of corruption and by launching investigations on corruption cases . Thus, in June 2012, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) – the government’s anticorruption watchdog created in 2001 – was made an autonomous body with full control over its budget , but effects are still expected....   [tags: peace and political stability] 1887 words
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What is Sustainable Development? - ... Not only is this not a sustainable practice for environmental reasons, it also hurts the workers in the field. Cotton is a major crop in India and pesticides are used to control the pests. Children work on the cotton farms picking the cotton and also applying the pesticide spray on the fields. They develop both chronic and acute symptoms from this. (Cotton and Pesticides) They way that sustainability and environment justice is plays into this, is that by better education the developing countries we can teach them how to properly apply these pesticides and how to much to use....   [tags: opposing logistics, economy and environment]
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Environment and Sustainable Development - ... The most common definition of sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It requires comprehensive strategy on economic development and environmental protection. Sustainable development plays an important role in world wide environmental movement until Agenda 21 is adopted. Agenda 21 made the sustainable development widely accepted as general policy by national governments and multinational organizations....   [tags: natural hazards reduction] 1783 words
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Sustainable Development for Society - ... We need to even it out by spreading out the wealth. If we were to spread the wealth our economic status would help with sustaining the future and help create a better world. A stable economic future helps a better world a more sustainable world and sustainable development does not always include green technology. The more economic growth the world has the better off future generations will be. In Whose Common Future, Larry Lohmann discusses that Americans since the start of “American populists” through the Depression and wars, society has sought to help develop the world and make it a better place....   [tags: generation, world, achievable, society] 608 words
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Sustainable Development and Businesses - ... The environmental aspect focuses on protecting, sustaining and restoring the health of the earth to continue. We take our natural resources for granted and sometimes we forget that those resources are not unlimited. More importantly, our planet must be protected from corporate exploitation and neglect. This pillar supports initiatives like: renewable energy, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions, sustainable agriculture and fishing, organic farming, tree planting and reducing deforestation, recycling, and better waste management....   [tags: economy, environment, ecosystems] 1044 words
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History of Sustainable Development - ... In order to stimulate this and move towards being sustainable, the strategy of green taxation has been appropriately implemented. While many criticise green taxes to be nothing more than raising of revenue, the general purpose of green taxation is to promote and reward sustainable conduct, while penalising the wasteful and the polluters (Lemos & Agrawal, 2006). Nationally, green taxes are commonly used effectively to tax resources put into production processes, as well as being charge on the outputs of those processes, depending on their ecological impact....   [tags: strategies, tax resources, production process] 1821 words
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Technology Play: Advantages and Disadvantages for Development and Learning - Young children are growing up in a technology environment. It is within this environment that traditional concepts of play are being influenced. Early childhood settings reflect children’s environments therefore the introduction of technology would be a natural consequence. Play is central to children’s development and learning, consequently technology play is influential. To benefit children’s development and learning, technology play has to be inclusive and developmentally appropriate with attention to technology placement while ensuring the learning is curriculum based....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Education for Sustainable Development - Sustainability development has three components: environment, society, and economy. If you consider the three to be overlapping circles of the same size, the area of overlap in the center is human well-being. As the environment, society, and economy become more aligned, the area of overlap increases, and so does human well-being. Therefore, education for sustainable development (ESD) is the use of education as a tool to achieve sustainability. Simply put, ESD is a way to make the world a safer, healthier, and more livable place for us and future generations (McKeown, 2002, pgs 7-9)....   [tags: Education]
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The Advantages of Computers - Over the last years, technology has been changed rapidly. It has influenced on people’s social life, business, and education, interact, communicate, work, and play. Thousands of devices have been developed recently that have influenced people’s activities and made their lives easier. Smart phones, tablets, cameras, and scanners are now acting as separate computer devices. An article published by Sandhyarani N. (2011) stated that "The present global age is the consequence of the computer age"(p.1)....   [tags: information technology development]
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Sustainable Development - The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling] 1255 words
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Sustainable Development - As the idea of sustainable development has become increasingly more topical in the political arena, the question still remains as to whether our modern capitalist economies can preserve their most basic principle of maximising profits, whilst still protecting the environment. It is therefore the purpose of this essay to examine this. Can compromises be reached that enable us to protect and conserve the environment without hindering development. Since the disbandment of the Soviet Union the dominant economic system globally has been capitalism....   [tags: environmental]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable development, when applied to the development of a system, creates complexity for the stakeholders involved in and affected by that development. To delve this complexity, solid definitions must be proposed for development and sustainable development in order for a framework to be established through which these complexities can be understood. Furthermore, these definitions are necessary evils for explorations of the intricacies of sustainable development due to the various paradigms used to define “development” and “sustainable development.” One definition of development, and the one that will be utilized within this report, is the, “utilizing resources to advance the complexity o...   [tags: Politics, Modern Culture, Huaorani] 1484 words
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Sustainable Development - Introduction There are fundamental challenges related to development in every era of human history. From the historical focus on expansion of imperial power and colonial rule in order to attain supplies of raw material and cheap labour, often in the form of slavery; to the gradual emergence of social progression in the form of concepts such as social justice, democracy, and equity during the post-world-war period. Earlier developmental approaches were centered on raising living-standards by promoting increase in productivity to provide goods and services to a growing population....   [tags: Economics, Environment, Social]
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Sustainable Development - The following case study critiques Upton’s vision to establish a sustainable community through implementing comprehensive sustainable strategy. The urban periphery development is thought to demonstrate superior execution of sustainable principles in development (Jackson 2007). As a parallel, the report focuses on the development of Upton’s design code and demonstrates how large -scale mix-use developments can incorporate sustainable practice and principles of urban growth. Site Context Upton is a 44-ha greenfield site forming part of Northampton’s ‘South West District’, a fundamental area of strategic economic and population expansion situated south west of the central core....   [tags: Upton, Economics, Urban Planning] 2233 words
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Sustainable Development - In this assignment the author shall discuss the relative extent to which creating sustainable development policies and concepts protect the environment from degradation. We shall critically examine the different approaches to the paradigm, such as UN summits to National policies and also by analysing the different forms of sustainability, and briefly the vagueness and hypocrisies of the term. In addition, we must look at the process of generating these policies and to what extent do they come to fruition....   [tags: Population Problems, Global Issues] 2206 words
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Sustainable Development - All homes at Upton typically achieve similar scales of sustainability; however they do so through different methods and combinations of technologies (see table 1). In addition, a small number of homes are carbon neutral or BREEAM code 6 (Figure 3). In conjunction with the site-wide measures, each particular building in Upton will achieve a minimum BREEAM excellent rating, equivalent to Code 3 or 4 of the code for sustainable homes (Communities and Local Government 2006). BREEAM ratings are to be achieved through a holistic approach to green build design, incorporating planned layout and environmental technologies such as photovoltaic cells, comprehensive insulation, solar water systems, mic...   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1116 words
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Sustainable Development - Upton’s premise is a mix-use development providing the full range of dwelling types supported by economic opportunity and social infrastructure. The site was assembled through English partnerships, which were granted outline planning permission for Upton in 1997 (Community and Local Government 2007). The scheme aims to deliver 1,382 homes by its completion in 2013 (Clark 2010). Engaging the community was an important aspect of the schemes development process. In 2001, English Partnerships (EP) collaborated with Northampton Borough Council, the Prince’s Foundation and EDAW, an urban design consultancy, to establish the Upton Working Group to implement the Upton project....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 827 words
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The Development of Green Automobiles - ... The concept of an electric car was among the oldest automobile systems upon which the diesel engine and petrol engines were developed. Somewhere as time progressed, electric cars lost their appeal to faster and bigger fuel powered cars. However, in today’s context with the situation of high oil prices and growing environmental concerns, the electric cars are back in vogue. Photo of an electric car REVA Hybrid cars This category of car makes use of both electric motors and other types of engine ....   [tags: economy, sustainable, electric] 3246 words
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Sustainable Development Today - ... The local people are behaving as unpaid guide and entertaining the tourists. This is not contributing any benefit to the city in terms of income. So its better if the travel guides are formally trained and hired to help the tourist while helping themselves as well as Can Tho. Tourism is often seen as a promising solution to the social and economic challenges of the peripheral regions but it does not always live up to this promise especially in rural and more peripheral regions. Can Tho is still in the developing stage and it need to broaden its prospective towards attracting tourist and growing the tourism industry in a more profession and sustainable way....   [tags: environmental, social, economy]
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