Sustainability

Factors of Sustainability and Development in the Hotel Industry

Factors of sustainability and development in the hotel industry will be discussed and defined to provide a context for this research. Knowledge of the performance, trends and features of hotels in the industry will be used as a case study. Remarkable growth of sustainable development in a hotel environment is supported by recent literature. Sustainability movement incorporates complete thinking that combines problem solving with regards to equity, ecology and economy. This kind of thinking i…


An Argument in Favor of Concentrating on Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability  There have been vicious debates in the media recently regarding the sustainability of our environment. It has been said that us humans are not treating the Earth as kindly as it has treated us. We have been taught for decades to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but yet most individuals do not follow these golden rules. Sure, some may abide by the rules for a week or two, but then most are back to their same old awful habits. The depletion of natural resources, t…


The Importance of Net Zero Design

Over the last twenty or so years, it has become increasingly evident that the planet will not be able to survive the abuse that humans inflict upon it through everyday life. Between the rapid depletion of non-renewable resources, water and air pollution, and the ever growing climate change problem, humans are killing the only known habitable planet. However, advances in scientific research and new technologies have provided ways to combat and control human impact on the environment.  Cr…


An Analysis of the Use of Solar Energy, a Sustainable Source, in the United States of America

Presentation Dialogue SOLAR ENERGY. All life on Earth depends on energy from the sun. Solarenergy is the source of energy for photosynthesis. It provides the warmthnecessary for plants and animals to survive. The heat from the sun causeswater on the Earth's surface to evaporate and form clouds that eventuallyprovide fresh rainwater. Solar energy is the result of thermonuclear fusion reactions deepwithin the sun. These reactions produce so much energy that they keep thesurface temperature of…


An Analysis of the Topic of the Sustainable Development as a Goal

Even those who fully support the idea of sustainable development as a goal find many challenges in their efforts to achieve this goal. Creating a sustainable future requires sustainable choices being made at many levels of society. Just as human decisions affect the environment at many levels, so does the need for sustainability exists at many levels. In developed nations, many individuals and families have diverse opportunities available and must grasp with a range of very personal choices …


Social Restructuring Process in Environmental and Ecological Sustainability Issues

The world currently is currently undergoing a social restructuring process in which various sustainability issues are being addressed in view of the current theme with regard to environmental and ecological perspectives. Research initiatives have also been launched in regard to the same focusing upon the emerging concerns and other topical trends and issues in the sustainability framework. There is a fundamental increase in concern regarding the utilization of the current state of islands leadi…


Significant Involvement of Natural and Human Resources as a Basic Input in the Component of Sustainability

Economic growth represents the continuous progression of a nation in terms of trade activities and emancipation natural resources with regard to population fundamentals. The significant involvement of natural and human resources as a basic input brings in the component of sustainability. Hence, in the pursuance of national developmental objectives, this involves the significant utilization of the territorial distribution of resources. Through experience it has been revealed that this practice e…


An Analysis Of Sustainable Development

Can Development be sustainable? The words Sustainable Development make up a popular phrase of today. The ambitious ideas behind sustainable development maybe slightly different in the heads of each environmentalist but the same concept will always arise- Sustainable development is a way for the generations of today and generations to come to meet the needs of the world without exhausting natural resources. This requires us to make human life better today without compromising the quality of l…


An Analysis of Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development is a concept that is becoming increasingly important throughout the world today. There are many different definitions of sustainable development so let me give you one that is widely accepted. According to the World Commission on Environment and Development, sustainable development is " development that meets the needs of the present with out compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". To be sustainable, development must improve eco…


Lifestyle Sustainability And The Environment

Introduction The Issue 3 Why It Is Important 6 Parties Involved 8 Recommendations and Solutions 9 Conclusion 11 Lifestyle Sustainability Handout 12 References 13 Lifestyle Sustainability In a perfect ecosystem everything gives and takes equally, and the cycle of life is sustained perpetually. Our current lifestyle is not environmentally sustainable. We consume more and more of the earth's resources and give very little, if any, in return. The Brundtland Commission defines lifestyle susta…


Forestry And Its Sustainability

According to Websters New World Dictionary, the definition of forestry is the science of developing, caring for, or cultivating forests or the management of growing timber. The same dictionary defines development as the state of being developed. According to the same reliable source, one of the definitions of sustainable is relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. Therefore, one can assume that the definition o…


Economy As An Important Role In The Sustainability Of The Environment

Economics plays an important role in the sustainability of the environment. Economic theory logically explains reality observations. For instance, the behavior of consumers and firms can be comprehensible together with the decisions at the marketplace. This can also be applicable in engaging the economic theory to analyze the environmental problem's sustainability and why they are often experienced. Consumption and production are sources of natural pollution since they draw with them by pro…


Content of Sustainability In Saudi Arabian

Introduction Sustainability reporting refers to the practice of companies producing information that indicates the environmental, economic, and social impacts caused by its operation in a country (White, 2009). It also includes a firm's governance model and values. Furthermore, the publication also comprises an institution's strategy and commitment in ensuring that they attain sustainability on a global level. Besides, it is an element of integrated reporting which combines financial…


Evolution of Amsterdam into a Sustainable City

What makes a sustainable city? Amsterdam, the Netherlands Amsterdam has not always been the bike paradise as it is today. Almost the entire city center had fallen into disrepair because of the damages made during the second world war. After the war the society was changing and large parts of the city were restructured. There was an increasing demand for office buildings and automobiles. Small streets and markets were converted into new roads and parking lots. Many inner city areas have suffe…


Food Security: A Sustnainable Food System

A sustainable food system is made up of environment, process and people by which farmers produce products that are processed and bought in the market without any harm to the ecosystem, natural resources and with long term environmental benefits. The food production method must be changed globally to reduce the effect on resources so that it does not become depreciated and support for food production in future. It is a major concern in the growing population in the world to ensure sustainable su…


Global Business Risk in 2019

Consideration of risk management is very critical in many business areas, that when this is taken seriously, may eventually give the organization some favorable impacts on profitability, efficiency and sustainability, as said by O. Zwikael & M. Ahn (2011). Over the last decade, there has been a growing interest in risk management. Stakeholders’ expectations regarding risk management have been rising rapidly, especially since the recent financial crisis. In that crisis, weaknesses in r…


Sustainability of Christian Church

The church shares numerous responsibilities through its doctrines and teachings in ensuring that there is justice and peace. The elementary ecclesial community has been part of the struggle for liberation and social justice from time in memorial. The primary purpose of this paper is to assess the relevance of the virtues of justice and peace in the advancement of societies across Africa. However most importantly it significantly identifies the unique nature of the Christian approach to peace an…


Sustainability of Detroit City in Michigan

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan with a population of approximately 672,662 people spanning over 142.87 square miles (4). 10.5% of the city’s population is no less than 65 years old, 9.6% are between the ages of 18 and 24, and 31.1% are under 18 (4). African Americans make up for 82 % of Detroit’s population but only 13% of the state’s population (1). 14.55% of Detroit\'s population is White and the remaining portion consists of many other races (1). Detroit is also…


The International Organization for Standardization

History of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) began earlier than the actual date of formation of the organization. Virtually, it started activities in 1926, because ISO was based on other two main organizations - International Federation of National Standardizing Associations (ISA) and United Nations Standards Coordinating Committee (UNSCC). The organization’s work with its current name begins in from in 1947 (in some sources date of birth of organization is considered …


Traditional and Cultural Approach Tourism

How is a cultural approach to destinations (looking at them as lived/imagined places) different from the traditional understanding of tourism destinations as products? Use the lecture material and/or the article of Saraniemi and Kylanen (2011) to discuss at least three differences. The first basic difference between the cultural approach to tourism destinations and the traditional understanding of tourism destinations as a product, is that from the cultural approach, the destination is not sim…


Theory of Political Realism and Cosmopolitanism

INTRODUCTION Cosmopolitanism and political realism whilst they both possess differing perspectives towards morality they are both morally defensible theories. Cosmopolitanism possesses a stronger moral grounding given its clear idea of universal moral coverage political realism with its invocation of prudence in political action possesses greater ease for participants to attain the envisioned moral objective. Political realism is a theory of political philosophy that attempts to explain, m…


Entrepreneurship in Oman and Startups` Supporting

In this essay it was decided to write and explain about entrepreneurship in Oman and ways it will benefit in developing and supporting startups of medium-size enterprises to strategically grow and sustain the plans. While evaluating secondary data references, we have identified information about the current entrepreneurship in the sultanate of Oman and the process of developing and supporting their sustainability. Entrepreneurship will have a significant effect in the country’s economy an…


Personal Experience Accessing Services Influence by Social Policy

Introduction In 2010, I came to Australia as a prospective marriage visa (subclass 300) holder. This visa is granted to those who are in a serious relationship, engaged and met all the criteria set by the Australian government. It is a provisional visa which allows individual to enter Australia to marry their partner and apply for Australia permanent resident visa onshore. As a provisional (subclass 300) visa holder, it allows me to work with no restrictions attached. However, getting a job …


Sustainability of Smart Textiles Production

Smart textiles are determined as those materials that can think for themselves. This can be obtained through out the participation of electronic devices or advanced technology chemicals, some of them are already being used in certain types of clothing. Whether is for sports, leisure, security, protection, etc. This type of textile is establishing what comes next for fabrics and garments, that will be constructed thanks to its functionality and not its design. This will create many advances for …


Problem of Electricity Services Provisions Facing Sustainability

The electricity services provided by DABS, being state’s centralized natural monopoly, is getting unaffordable and unreliable. The existing state operated natural monopoly in Afghanistan - considering the existing high level of losses (according to USAID Document 2018), high average cost and high average operational cost - is a weak natural monopoly unlike to that of strong natural monopoly with high efficiency; lower losses, low marginal and average cost. This situation puts a strong que…


The Strategic Plan for Expansion into Malaysian Market

Cultural analysis of Malaysia The understanding of culture is important in building a lifestyle brand that can have an emotional connection between a consumer and the brand. Nordstrom brands focus mainly on people's lifestyles. Culture plays an important role in building the lifestyle of a society. Nordstrom major business centers around people's lifestyles. Therefore in entering the Malaysian market, Nordstrom takes cognizant of the culture of the people. The market entering strat…


Difference and Similarity between Audi and BMW

When it comes to luxury automakers, two of the most recognizable brands in the industry are unquestionably Audi and BMW. Each manufacturer has an amazing reputation for building some of the most prestigious, powerful, and luxurious vehicles in the world. This is what they take pride in. As long-standing rivals, Audi and BMW constantly change the industry standard for luxury vehicles. Each brand features a complete lineup of luxury vehicles consisting of sedans, coupes, crossovers, and SUVs. On…


Mission of School and University

The school functions as an educational institution and as an agent of socialization. As an educational institution, the school is responsible for transferring subject knowledge, teaching life skills, such as following directions and meeting deadlines, and producing highly skilled manpower and research output to meet preconceived targets. As a primary agent of socialization in life, the school enables an individual with social skills learned through interactions with teachers, staff and other st…


Reasons for Skepticism around Climate Change

There is still a lot of public debate surrounding climate change even though the scientific community has come together countless times to categorically state that climate change is happening more rapidly than it was supposed to and it is causing damage as we speak. There could be many reasons for this cynical behavior (Tomkiewicz). Firstly, climate change is hard to understand. There is an immense volume of jargon and technical language involved, not to mention the hardcore science that few am…


Emerging Building Information Modelling for SMEs

Building information modelling (BIM) usually counted as one of the main innovations in the field of Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC). It works to upgrade the effectiveness of any project from ground zero to post construction maintenance (Ding, L., Zhou, Y. and Akinci, B 2014). However Interestingly in UK around 90 Percent construction company is SMEs, and which holds 3.5 percent share of the market (Harty, J., Kouider, T. and Paterson, G. 2016). Before merging BIM into SMEs, we mus…


Sustainability of Everlove Beauty Inc.

Everlove Beauty Inc. is a multinational firm that specializes in cosmetic products for women. Everlove Beauty Inc. was found in 2018 and it became multiple international company in the near future. Everlove Beauty Inc. entered the Asian market in 2019 and has reached steady growth over the year. Everlove Beauty Inc. has operates in more than 35 countries. In Asia, there have six main market places target by Everlove Beauty Inc. which is in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Macau…


The concept and characteristics of sharing economy

After the worldwide economic crisis of 2008/2009, new business models have emerged, and a new type of economic interaction arose: The Sharing Economy. Initially, the purpose of this system was to increase social interactions and promote more responsible and environmentally friendly consumption, by improving the use of goods. No company was involved; thus, both the provider and the consumer were individuals who simply wanted to share the non-used remaining goods. Even though it still does not…


Advantages and Disadvantages of Corporate Wellness Programs

Financial Solutions Co noticed there has been a 10% increase in absenteeism in the last two years. One way to help the employees at 1-2-3 Financial Solutions Co. to improve their well-being and production would be to create a corporate wellness program like other companies such as Zappos, SSQ, and Ontario’s Williamson Group have. I have gathered information of the benefits and downfalls of different employee wellness programs that may be offered to see if they would be beneficial to ou…


Triple Bottom Line and Sustainability

Introduction The main concern alludes to the total compensation detailed at the base of the salary articulation. In 1994, John Elkington-the renowned British administration counsel and supportability master instituted the saying "Triple Bottom Line" as his method for estimating execution in corporate America. It's a primary concern that keeps on estimating benefits, and furthermore measure associations sway on the individuals and on the planet. The cause of triple Bottom Line…


Significance of indigenous people on environment protection

Having inhabited a geographical region or country for long enough to know the environment itself and survival tactics even before the arrival of different cultures or ethnic groups, Aboriginal communities or people have an upper hand in the conservation of the environment. This is because they have unique traditions, cultures and economical characteristics that enabled them to actually live in a green environment way before new arrivals, overpopulation and consequently, pollution. As such,…


Background of Sustainable Development Policy

Sustainable Development Policy is a policy that has been given a serious attention around the world. It is used side by side to define national strategies of various countries for different time scale, short-term, medium-term and long-term (UNFCCC, 2014; Laina, E., 2016; Savaresi, 2016). On the area of Environmental Law specifically, it is part of driving mechanisms to run such a policy for economic, social and environmental sustainability (Krapp, 2016; Uddin, M.K., 2017; Moore, P., Pereira, E.…


A Response to Brennan Jacoby's Lecture on Ecology and Sustainability

Sustainability is something more people should be aware of because of the growing impacts on not only ecology, but also society and the economy. Throughout the lecture, various points were raised that interested me in the sense of "what am I currently doing wrong and how can I fix it?" Although I have been at other lectures about the ecology or of the effect on our carbon footprint, this one raised different points apart from the cliché "turn off your water while you brush…


An Overview of the Serious Problem of Environmental Degradation

Throughout the years, environmental degradation has become a problem of increasing seriousness. Many scholars have defined environmental degradation as the relapse of the environment through extreme exploitation of resources such as air, water and soil as well as the destruction of the ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. Any alteration or disruption to the environment is perceived to be harmful or disadvantageous (Johnson, Ambrose, Bassett, Bowen, Crummey, Isaacson, Johnson, Lamb, Saul a…


A Research Project to Address the Gaps in Current Indicators of Global Sustainability

The above quote is largely referring to large, catastrophic natural disasters, but is applicable to sustainable development as a whole. The sentiment tells the reader that it is important to understand that the underlying factors of sustainability must be carefully assessed, with constantly improving measures, if true sustainable practices, measures, and indicators are to be established. This paper begins with the contention that sustainable development is ostensibly one of the most crucial asp…


A Report on the Efforts of General Motors and Royal Dutch Shell Companies in the Creation and Promotion of Sustainability

Introduction Sustainability is process of efficient resource utilization in order to create capacity for re-use by future generations, (Freedman, 2010). Many sustainable efforts have been developed in order to ensure that natural resources are used in a way that creates re-use. More emphasis has been placed on green energy and this allows adoption of environmentally clean fuel sources for example geothermal energy and solar energy. Green energy is credited for creation of pollution free envi…


A Report on the Economic and Environmental Friendly Subsystems

For this report I will be focusing on 3 subsystems that are both economic and earth friendly for utility free sustainable homes. The three systems are: Solar Panel & Electrical Storage systems Rain water collection and filtration techniques Hydrogen generation through electrolysis This integration of these subsystems can ideally provide electricity, heating, gas and clean water for an entire home, hence making it ‘utility-free’. I will briefly go over the economic…


A Report on My Interest in the Architectural Design and Concept of Sustainability of the Bank of America Tower

My interest in Bank of America Tower is informed by the fact that the building has set a new standard in high-performance structures, for all of its occupants and the city that is nurturing the concept of sustainability. The design of the tower addresses its local environment and ensures that the occupants have sufficient fresh air, daylight, and intrinsic connection to the outdoors (The Skyscraper Center). The building has a clean burning technology, a thermal storage system, and a 5.0 MW coge…


A Look at the Concept of Sustainability

Sustainability is a state or condition that can be maintained over an indefinite period of time. Sustainable Development, as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission), is "the capacity to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Yes, I believe that we should try to achieve sustainability because with the unprecedented growth of the human population and technologies…


The definition of green buildings or sustainable buildings

In view of the environmental quandaries that our planet currently suffers from that cause human beings, green buildings or sustainable buildings came as one of the reactions to solve these quandaries. With incremented cognizance and the exigent need to truncate environmental pollution, architects have increasingly relied on green building design. Green buildings take into account environmental considerations at every stage of the construction, such as design, implementation, operation, maintena…


A Discussion on the Crisis of Mankind and Social Sustainability

There is an existential crisis to mankind taking place. This crisis, created by our society, is climate change. The scientific community overwhelmingly has come to a consensus that this crisis is real. Sadly, there are very few elites, politicians, and businessmen that refuse to accept this consensus. Unfortunately, these few people are the ones that control the actions that could be taken by our governments to combat climate change. Nonetheless, it is evident that steps must be implemented qui…


Sustainability of Current Bank Business

In its fundamental form currency (in the form of banknote or coin) is a promise to the bearer by the central bank. It serves as a store of value and as a medium of exchange besides as a unit of account. As a store of value money must not lose its value between two transactions carried within reasonable time frame. Central banks across the countries have objective to maintain the internal value of their currency. Confidence in central bank money rests on the ability of its issuer to maintain the…


Sustainability of United Kingdom

Ideologies link political theory with political practice at both "fundamental" and "operative" level, and they are fluid sets of beliefs that overlap with one another in different circumstances. Since there is a collection of values, debates appeared in society. For example, some liberalists focus on freedom, while some focus on political equality; some of them take a more extreme form for freedom, while some are more relaxed to put individuals to freedom balance with indivi…


Comprehensive Analysis of Brazil Sustainability

In today’s society global business has made a huge impact by expanding and ensuring a successful and guaranteed outcome for future endeavors. Brazilian hair extensions are a product that is based out of Brazil, and the product is challenging and has expanded their services in many other countries. The product needs to prove that a country’s regional position and their internal operations could be an asset for expanding globally. Regional Analysis According to some research, Br…


The Long-run Sustainability of The Eurozone

Uniform monetary policy and inflexible exchange rates will create conflicts whenever cyclical conditions differ among the member countries\" warned Martin Feldstein (Feldstein, 1997, p. 41). Indeed, the Eurozone stability was severely tested during the sovereign debt crisis as some members could not cope with the impact of the 2008 Great Financial Crisis (GFC). The European Monetary Union (EMU) inadequacies to deal with such a large economic shock was a revealing moment for policymakers an…


A Critique of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a Documentary by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn

I think we can all remember a time when we were in a debate with someone over something we were really passionate about. I am also sure many of us can remember a time when we were talking to someone else who was passionate about something. Now think back to these debates and ask the question if there were any times that the logic used in these debates seemed very biased, unreasonable, and unsound. I think many of us can think of at least one debate we have experienced where one of these things …


A Concept of a Paper on Urban Forestry, Sustainability, and Development

Urban forestry as a concept is nothing new, but the last several decades have seen a change in its approach. Namely, more and more people are recognizing its potential, as well as what having urban forestry in cities can mean for the development of a town, a state, and a country. As one academic source states, the benefits of urban forestry include the contribution to the “physiological, sociological, and economic well-being of urban populations” (Choi, 2010, 39). Even more spe…


A Comparison and Relations of the State Sovereignty and Environmental Sustainability

With humanities growing knowledge of skills and technology, we have been able to manipulate nature to meet the growing needs of humans. By doing this humans have fished, gathered species, hunted for food, fuel, and shelter. Humans have domesticated plants and animals, cut forests, used anything from fire to technological advancements to alter habitats, and have significantly changes chemical hydrological and geochemical cycles. As a result humans do not reflect what life on earth is, but change…


A Case Study on the Sustainability of Chevron Corporation

Introduction Chevron Corporation is an American global energy corporation that has successfully operated in more than 180 countries in the provision of standard oil. According to the chairman and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation, John S. Watson, different media resources that include news releases, interviews, social media, and business round table blogs support the firm's sustainable and ethical business undertakings. "Directed by our core values, Chevron works to be …


Stakeholder Engagement as Element of Sustainability in Marketing

 What the concept is In (Kumar et al,2016) macromarketing journal, Freeman’s (1984) definition of stakeholder is any group or individual who can affect or is affected by the achievement of a corporation’s purpose. The same journal also states that stakeholders are key influencers of company strategy (Frooman, 1999) and encourage companies to include sustainability in their marketing agenda (Belz & Schmidt-Riediger, 2010). In order to gain stakeholder participation, it&rs…


Business Financial and Economical Sustainability

As scholars, Akgun, Lynn and Reilly (2002:57) writes, market orientation has been recognized by scholars and practitioners as the cornerstone of modern marketing thought, a key source of competitive advantage and determinant of superior firm performance. In a market place characterized by changing customer tastes and preferences, rapid technological advances and a complex competitive landscape, the capacity for firms to anticipate market opportunities and threats is crucial. Market orientation …


United Nations` Peacekeeping missions in Liberia

Peacekeeping missions, since the United Nations first deployment of military observation to the Middle East in 1948, have predominately been a masculine endeavour, following societal construction of the field of mission as requiring braveness, strength, courage, stout, endurance among other characteristics associated with masculinity. However, during the life of these the male-dominated missions, a number of setbacks were identified especially when it comes to dealing with issued involving wome…


Scope of Sustainability in Nature

Biomimicry is a branch of science that tries to reflect sustainability and life functions in environmental design to the lives of individuals, as well as proposes to bring improved studies to a necessary level of prosperity through nature. So how can biomimicry solve the problem of viruses and bacteria in the health care industry? It is possible to say that nature is the source of healing and inspiration in many areas. Nature is a combination of perfect elements that inspire every sector with i…


Sustainability in the United States

Sustainability is defined as the avoidance of the depletion of a natural resource so that ecological balance can be maintained. This is important because the depletion of natural resources leads to devasting affects for humans and every other species on Earth. Sustainability in the United States is an overlap of economic soundness and environmental consciousness. While the environment is becoming more and more of a focal point the financial side of things are equally present in the mind of the …


Sustainability

Incidents that are related to customer safety, employee regulation, and environment have a significant impact on the market prices which turns the sustainability issue into a business issue. These impacts cause an effect on cash flows and risks that are associated. For example, when Chipotle had many E. coli incidents reported people stopped going there which made their sales go down. They had a drastic change in sales because the prior year they were a very popular fast food place and they mad…