What is a Circular Economy? A circular economy involves keeping resources in use as long as possible and gaining the maximum value out of resources whilst they are in use. When a product reaches the end of its life then the maximum value from resources that form the … [Read more...] about What is a Circular Economy?
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a commonly used mechanism to track performance in business, they are used for many reasons such as human resources, occupational health and safety and finance. They also have their uses in organisational environmental management, so in this … [Read more...] about Environmental Key Performance Indicators for Organisations
Background Sustainable development goals (SDGs) seem to have been a big success in industry; you see them everywhere, from corporate reports to models to improving sustainability, and I have got to admit I am a huge fan myself! The SDGs stem from the 2030 Agenda for … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development Goals for Business
When I’m running face-to-face training courses one of the areas that students sometimes struggle with is the social aspect of sustainable development. Generally the courses I deliver are based around environmental management and delegates usually grasp this side of … [Read more...] about Social Sustainability for Environmental Practitioners
Every product has a life cycle and understanding the components of the lifecycle is important for getting to grips with its true environmental impact. Traditionally, environmental impact assessments have considered just the manufacturing phase of a product - this would include … [Read more...] about Life Cycle Thinking 101