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Sustainability: The Business Perspective

By: Simon Wright

...g environmental, social and economic crises now faced by the global community. Ever greater numbers of Boards and CEOs are grappling with a notion of sustainability and attempting to define precisely what it means for their business. The primary aim of this unit is to capture this transition and define what businesses are doing to adopt a more sustainable approach. Look...

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Religion and Agriculture: Sustainability in Christianity and Buddhism

By: Lindsay Falvey

...jor meeting point with nature is food, this provides a fertile field for cultivating the wisdom that Professor Falvey concludes is the essence of all sustainability. By bringing sustainability, agriculture, global issues, Buddhism, Christianity and a host of other factors into play, we see that our motivations belie our rhetoric – in environmental actions through to trade ...

...Contents Page Introduction 1 Chapter 1 10 Seeking Agricultural Sustainability: Science and Spirituality Chapter 2 20 Immortality: Sustaining Ourselves? Chapter 3 31 Agricultural Theology: Why we are Fascinated with Sustainability Chapter 4 47 Literal and Historical Christianity and...

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Sustainability: Elusive or Illusory? Wise Environmental Intervention

By: Lindsay Falvey

...Sustainability of the environment implies both wishful thinking and ignorance – ignorance of the reality that natural systems are complex and unfathomable by scientists, and that repetition of research outputs depend on repet...

...ent Forces on Agriculture and the Environment 41 Agricultural Environments 43 Global Development Forces 51 Sustainable Development and Traditions 56 Sustainability: A Local or Foreign Influence? 59 Practical Alternatives 61 24 Sustainability: Elusive or Illusion? Wise Environmental Intervention Policy Implications 63 Chapter 4 Technology and Food Needs: GMOs for GF...

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The Reverse Perspective : Fifteen Years of EcoDesign at Philips Consumer Electronics (1993-2008)

By: Ab Stevels

... with (new) environmental legislation. After 25 years a new generation of EcoDesigners has entered the field. This generation operates from the wider sustainability perspective, that is taking apart from environmental also social and economic considerations into account. It is supported by a knowledge base which can be accessed through internet and through smart phones. Th...

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An Introduction to the Financial Statement Analysis

By: Alex Sakevych; Patrick Kobyletskii

... overall performance by calculating and comparing a complex of indicators, building the trend lines and making conclusions on the business health and sustainability. The motivation for applying the financial statement analysis to the annual report of a company is different for each group of users. Creditors are normally interested in estimating the creditworthiness of borr...

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Designing the Earth Anew Together.

By: Jan Hearthstone

...re of the Earth Might Concern. • Donella Meadows' "Visioning": Global Citizens Designing a Sustainable World Together • Mahayana: Philosophy for Sustainability • Designing a Lasting Peace Together • Home: The Very "Leverage Point" • Defining "Sustainability" by Illustrating the Concept Using Modeling • Preventing a Ton of Cure: Disaster Preparedness...

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Hawaii Business Magazine-Special Apec Edition

By: Apec Hawaii Host Committee

...l Meetings 78 Checklist for Your Next Conference HAWAIIAN TRADITIONS 82 Sustainability, Harmony Built Into Hawaiian Culture 86 What Aloha Reall... ...hnology with traditional Hawaiian practices aimed at self-sufciency and sustainability. For instance, the housing area includes a place where res... ...ha to all APEC delegates. We applaud your eforts to promote health care sustainability in Hawaii and Asia Pacifc for years to come. HMSA is Hawaii’... ... demonstration project on Maui to demonstrate the feasibility of energy sustainability. Energy experts from the two countries will deal with the... ...y and harmony. Instinctively, they appreciated the need for what we call sustainability. Separately, on each of the Hawaiian islands, the indigen... ... THE LAND A Hawaiian proverb declares: “Unity is a precious possession” SUSTAINABILITY AND HARMONY L 84 APEC 2011 · HAWAII BUSINESS A common ...

...nd Medicine -- 68 Hawai‘I Diversity Ideal for Medical Research -- 74 Perfect Place for Global Meetings -- 78 Checklist for Your Next Conference -- 82 Sustainability, Harmony Built Into Hawaiian Culture -- 86 What Aloha Really Means --...

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Re-Cultivating Agricultural Science or What I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Professional Life

By: Lindsay Falvey

...ltural Education Overview 65 Numbered list of papers included in Chapter 6 66 Discussion 66 A More Personal Comment Looking Back 80 Chapter 7 - Is ‘Sustainability’ the Answer? Overview 84 Numbered list of papers included in Chapter 7 85 Discussion 85 Chapter 8 - Holistic Considerations: Sustainability Science in Context Religion and Agriculture 93 Chapter 9 - Insights...

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Ruin

By: Neil Azevedo

...Ruin is a tale that is not a tale. It is a microscopic peering into the unpleasant fabric of human sustainability. It is a real person wrought by sabotaging the very nature of storytelling. It is a description of love, that is, the deliberate perversion of it in order to fulfill one's needs, which is to say it is the banal...

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Hulili Vol. 5 No. 1 2008

By: Shawn Malia Kanaiaupuni, Ph. D.

...mmunity- based, holistic approach, “Molokai: Future of a Hawaiian Island” identifies critical needs and outlines specific steps to achieve change and sustainability....

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Beliefs that Bias Food & Agriculture : Questions I'm Often Asked: Questions I'm Often Asked

By: Dr. Lindsay Falvey

... 2 The West is not the Context Defining ‘Food Insecurity’ Food Security Planning National Policy Implications for Food Security Regulations on Sustainability and Climate Change How Government Meets the Challenge Answering the Question Chapter 3 The Success of the West Balancing the Bias Aid to Do What? Facing Some Facts Famine in the West 20th Century Fam...

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Buddhist – Christian Dialogue - Four Papers from The Parliament of the World’s Religions, December 2-9, Melbourne, Australia

By: Lindsay Falvey, John May, Vincent Pizzuto & Padmasiri de Silva

...air of Agriculture, Dean of Land and Food Resources among other roles. A life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, he writes on religion, agriculture and sustainability from multi-religious perspectives. Dr John May has a doctorate in Ecumenical Theology, Muenster and a doctorate in History of Religions, Frankfurt. He was Ecumenical Research Officer in Papua New Guinea from...

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Budgeting for a Thai Autonomous University : The Case of Thaksin University

By: Dr. Wasan Kanchanamukda

...government universities with their higher accountability and budget-aligned plans, which are major tools for enhancing a university’s quality and its sustainability. ...

... Transition to Autonomy 257 Budget Administration Typology 259 User Benefits 263 Transitioning to Autonomy Takes Time 264 Sustainability of an Autonomous University 266 Bibliography 268 Appendix 282 ...

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Smallholder Dairying in the Tropics

By: Lindsay Falvey & Charan Chantalakhana

...ting the success of dairy development Future strategies for sustainable dairy development Sustainable development Suggested Reading Chapter 22: Sustainability of smallholder dairy production A.R. Egan Introduction The context of sustainability Issues Risk factors Sustainability and carrying capacity Sustainability and the feedbase Sustainability and p...

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Honolulu Star Advertiser : Special Sunday Tabloid

By: Honolulu Star Advertiser

...ay event featuring a series of workshops that explore the subjects of trade, sustainability and other issues. The event is slated for Nov. 9 and 10. ...

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Kabbalah Revealed

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...tomary, mechanical school of thought has failed to provide the well-being and sustainability it had promised. A Chinese proverb warns, “If we do not... ...d re- sponsible values will lend support to policies of social and ecological sustainability. Measures will be taken to protect the environment, cre... ...tionary path that can bring us to a world of peace, harmony, well-being, and sustainability. Ervin Laszlo 19 1 KABBALAH: THEN AND NOW THE MASTER...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ronmental problems disparately. Despite recent attempts, such as the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) produced by the World Economic Forum ...

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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...ociety in order. Thus, this law is the only instrument that gives society sustainability. For this reason, it is considered one of the natural Mitzv... ... regarding Mitzvot between man and God relate to the problem of society’s sustainability. Thus, they, too, fall into the framework of “Taking after ...

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Food Environment Education: Agricultural Education in Natural Resource Manage

By: Lindsay Falvey

...ion and Food 27 Future Food Demand 30 The Agricultural Environment 34 Irrigation Potential 36 Poverty 37 Investment 39 Sustainable Food Production 42 Sustainability and Image 45 People and Agriculture 47 Towards an Alternative Approach 51 Chapter 3. UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION: ENVIRONMENTAL EMPATHY 55 Awareness 55 Bread Baskets of the World 58 The Global Need 59 The Imp...

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A History of Fishing Practices and Marine Fisheries of the Hawaiian Islands : Oral History Interviews Vol. 2

By: Kepa Maly

...ons Of The Mullet Fishery And anae Holo Of Puuloa, Oahu;-The Importance Of The Streams And Estuaries To Healthy Fisheries; And-Steps Needed To Ensure Sustainability Of Hawaiian Fisheries-October 22, 2003 – Kepa Maly (And Isaac Harp). 982 -- Robert Joseph Luuwai-Recollections Of Makena Region And Kahoolawe Fisheries-Oral History Interview With Kepa Maly And Isaac Harp-March...

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The Great Galactic Treasure Hunt : A Science Fiction Adventure: A Science Fiction Adventure

By: Ingo Potsch; Ingo Potsch

... of Varanoide was a fat free individual of two hundred kilogram. The Varanoides were basically ectotherm beings with a certain span of poikilothermic sustainability. They could live within a certain range of environmental and body temperatures. Apart from that, their scales, and their colour, they had eyes resembling those of cats and very strong hands and feet with claws....

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Contributing to Efforts for Greater Financial Markets Stability in Apec Economies

By: Apec Finance Minister Process

...e were still some sources of financial vulnerabilities. Investors concerned over the sustainability of governments’ balance sheets emanated from the... ...s. - European Union Crisis in some euro areas triggered by existing sovereign debt sustainability challenges, combined with concentrated short-te... ...uctural reforms, which are tailored toward increasing economic growth, resiliency and sustainability of APEC member economies. The members also supp... ... 4. Assisting targeted economies in improving strategies to maintain long term fiscal sustainability policies without forsaking measures to restore e... ...th and confidence during economic recovery under the improving strategies for fiscal sustainability and economic recovery arrangement. It is interes... ...conomy suffering a significant drop in aggregate demand but with due regard to fiscal sustainability. For example, the Government drew upon Mexico’s ...

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Apec's Achievements in Trade Facilitation 2007-2010-Final Assessment of Tfapii

By: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Policy Support Unit

...ent system that works in the region; Simplified transaction requirements ensure sustainability since these would reduce compliance cost for trader...

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Surviving the Economic Crisis : Current and Future Trends

By: Mark W. Medley

...e public eye more than previous Corporate Leaders. When they utter the words, sustainability, transparency, and profitability, they have to be convi...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...y. In a paper dated October 2001 and titled "The International Dollar Standard and Sustainability of the US Current Account Deficit", the author, R... ...le this would likely be manageable in the short term it could adversely affect the sustainability of recovery later on." Another embarrassing trut...

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Proceedings of the First International Conference on Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Logic, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability and Statistics

By: Florentin Smarandache

...of course treat relevant subsets as necessary (if we can identify them). Thus 'sustainability' in environmental terms would be such an holarchic valu...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...side from the issue of racial injustice, one has to consider the question of sustainability. In other work, I have tried to show how a vision of intel...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...making their contents freely accessible online. The long-term economic sustainability of free online scholarship is not a problem. We know this ...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...and was now beginning to reflect upon her Aunt Peggy as a paragon of marital sustainability, somehow following the herd seemed less reprehensible. A b...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ronmental problems disparately. Despite recent attempts, such as the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) produced by the World Economic Forum ...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ronmental problems disparately. Despite recent attempts, such as the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) produced by the World Economic Forum ...

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Manifesto (One World Order) : Superdense

By: Jean Paul Baptiste

...refore, a proposal of fundamental adjustments, including the redistribution of the human populous with disregard to the axiological, is necessary for sustainability. 4. There is a substantial economic and literary contrast amongst the people of the world due to the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement. One of the objectives is to propose an egalitarian alternat...

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The Treaty of the European Union the Maastrict Treaty, 7Th February, 1992

By: Various

...he three best performing Member States in terms of price stability; — the sustainability of the government financial posi- tion; this will be apparen...

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