Useful Web Links
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Business -- economy and finance
To help elucidate the strategies and tools that companies can use to integrate sustainability into praxis, the "Business and Sustainable Development: A Global Guide" website is split into six sections: (1) Current Issues, (2) Strategies and Tools, (3) Markets, (4) Banking and Investment, (5) Working with NGOs, and (6) Training Opportunities.
Create your own ISEW (Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare) see how assumptions change a measure of progress.
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production helps to build healthy work environments, thriving communities, and viable businesses that support a more sustainable world. We do this by working collaboratively with citizen groups, workers, businesses, institutions, and government agencies.
European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007 with provisions phasing in over 11 years. The law requires industry to gather information on the properties of chemical substances being used and to register the information in a central public database run by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. Consumers and professionals will be able to use database to find hazard information, which will allow safe handling of these chemicals and improve management of the risks related to the chemicals. The law also calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified. For more information read: REACH in Brief.
Efficient and sustainable use of resources and community economic development.
This website "provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics."
Taking a unorthodox approach to conceptualizing "money," this website explores the understanding of "currency," and how reconfiguring a community's understanding of economic and moral incentives can help them move towards a more sustainable future.
"The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations."
Rural community and economic development.