It's Earth Day every day in new building and farm at SAS

Several years ago, SAS led the way in sustainable practice by establishing a five-acre solar farm, soon followed by the seven-acre expansion. Last month, the company opened a new building designed and built to U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards (LEED is the nationally […]

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Sustainable banking: The environmental dimension

In recent weeks, I've posted a series of articles about sustainable banking. The posts are related to a whitepaper I co-wrote with Michael Imeson. There are three main dimensions of sustainability: economic, social and environmental. This third component deals primarily with the topic of climate change. So, banks with a […]

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Sustainable banking - The social dimension

We live in a world of digital communications, where social media provides the global population with the opportunity to come together like never before. This has brought a whole new dimension to consumer interaction. It provides instant channels for information exchange, experience and opinion sharing. Social media and multichannel digital […]

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Sustainable banking - the economic dimension

The banking sector, as one of the cornerstone industries, has a significant role to play in our planet's future sustainability. Customers are saying that it's the right thing to do, suppliers are coming on board and staff members are engaged. Shareholders have also recently added their voices, understanding that the […]

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10 steps to a greener supply chain

Sustainability initiatives are gaining traction with manufacturers. Driven by anticipated regulations, consumer demand and brand image pressures, companies of all sizes are extolling their environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. On the flip side, the consequences of not being socially responsible or not environmentally friendly can be harsh. Remember […]

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Business Analytics 101: The intersection of Sustainability and Business

The preservation of our environment and the prosperity and health of our society are both global and local concerns. But are they concerns of the 21st Century Business? Increasingly, the answer is emphatically yes. In this blog post, we will consider the driving forces behind organizational investments in sustainable practices, […]

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Five Questions on Sustainability with Bernd Jan Sikken

Bernd Jan Sikken leads multi-stakeholder initiatives at The World Economic Forum (WEF) that aim to find solutions for fundamental issues such as demographic shifts and environmental sustainability. As an Associate Director, Sikken plays a role in the independent organization that is committed to improving the state of the world by […]

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A sustainable future

As BP finishes cementing the damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well this week, I thought it topical to take a look at what others are doing to preserve our environment and how they are using Business Analytics to refine and improve. The Hague, home to the UN’s judicial capital has […]

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Five Questions on Sustainability with Wubbo Ockels

Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutch astronaut in 1984. His flight aboard space shuttle Challenger motivated him in propagating a sustainable futuristic view. He spreads this idea as professor at the Aerospace Engineering faculty of the Technical University (TU) Delft and via innovative transport and energy concepts. Well-known examples are […]

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Five Questions on Sustainability for Ingrid Zeegers

Ingrid Zeegers is responsible at Philips’ development and design of sustainable business. Zeegers is one of the exponents of the principles of cradle-to-cradle in The Netherlands, and under her supervision the Electronics division now has a different view on the use of materials, energy efficiency and product propositions. A view […]

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