One big concern among the sustainability practitioners we work with is the resource-intensive nature of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), both during data collection and actual conduct of the study. If an LCA has a very narrow focus (e.g., only applies to one of many products or applications), the cost-benefit ratio can be an issue.
Water is an increasingly high priority for governments in all parts of the world, and for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and there’s been a resulting increase in development of methods to quantify and optimize responsible water usage.
All three pillars of sustainability – environmental, economic and social – were embedded in last month’s World Economic Forum. Here is a sampling of a few things we thought were particularly noteworthy in Davos.