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The story of stuff

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, […]

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Product Carbon Footprint

Product Carbon Footprint is a great way for companies to show off their dedication to environmental performance beyond mere greenwashing mechanisms, with the added bonus of improving energy efficiency and cost reduction. The Product Carbon Footprint describes the sum of greenhouse gas emissions accumulated during the full life cycle of a product in a specified application. The product carbon […]


An update on Climate Change by CMCC

In this video (in Italian), published by the experts of CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), an alarming overview of Climate Change evidence and expected trends is very clearly presented and commented. If GHG emissions are not curbed decisively by 2030, it will be very difficult to keep the average annual earth temperature increase below 2°C; a trend which threatens ever more dire consequences for our […]


Environmental Management Systems

The adoption of environmental management systems (EMS) provides the framework for the implementation of corporate policies and programs aimed at organizational protection from environmental risks. This practice has been growing tremendously in recent years, both among national and multinational companies. Firms that decide to introduce an environmental management system usually comply with their industry standards, such as […]


GHG Inventory

In recent years, an increasing number of companies have introduced several measure for GHG emission accounting and management. The main benefits achieved thanks to the introduction of these measures are: environmental impact reduction compliance with new legislative measures on National and European Level an increase in energy efficiency cost reduction due to a more rational use of […]

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Creating sustainable corporations

What does sustainable economic development mean? and what are the main tools that companies can utilize in order to hit sustainability targets while making profit? In Creating sustainable corporations, Paul Shivastava and Stuart Harts guide readers through fundamental concepts such as “total environmental performance” and “sustainable organization design”. Click here to learn more about this topic. On Paul Shivastava’s website you can find […]

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Green and competitive

Michael Porter is a leading authority on competitive strategy and the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions, as well as a professor at Harvard Business School. Together with Claas van der Linde, Porter explains how a reduction in ecological impact can translate into an increase in resource productivity, which in turn can create a competitive advantage. Click […]

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Natural Capitalism

In Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, published in 1999, authors Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins describe the essential relationship between capitalism, natural resources and ecosystem services through which economic dynamics and profit are possible. Amory Lovins explores the topic of the Natural Capitalism in the video below. Available in English with […]

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Energy management. Tools, solutions, and business models – FIRE

FIRE – Italian Federation for the Rational Use of Energy – is a non-profit organization for the promotion of energy efficiency  as a means to protect the environment and end users. The Federation supports operators working in this field through institutional activities and services, and helps national decision makers to develop legislative and regulatory framework. FIRE also […]