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Sustainability a Global Perspective (4)


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Sustainability a Global Perspective (4)

  1. 1. Sustainability: Investing in the Future of Your Business Session 0: Sustainability, a Global Perspective
  2. 2. Presenter: Dr. Valerie A. S. Shoup, PE, FACHE President: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2 Copyright: Heritage Institute of  Sustainability 2015 Investing in the Future of your Business  Presented: multiple papers both nationally and internationally on topics in sustainability and healthcare  Recognized: leader in sustainable business operations  Passion: creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations
  3. 3. Copyright: Heritage Institute of  Sustainability 2015 3 Please Introduce Yourself 1) Your name 2) Why you are here 3) What you hope to learn from  this course
  4. 4. IntroductionsSustainability Defined Sustainability, noun, verb, way of life [suh‐stey‐nuh‐bil‐i‐tee] Meeting the needs of the present generation without  compromising the needs of future generations  Copyright: Heritage Institute of  Sustainability 2015
  5. 5. Copyright: Heritage Institute of  Sustainability 2015 5 Physiological‐ environmental: air, water,  food, shelter Personal security‐economic:  financial security, health and  well‐being, safety net  against accidents/illness and  their adverse impacts.  Social: Intimacy, family,  esteem,  and self‐ actualization Self  Actualization Esteem Love,  Belonging Safety Physiological
  6. 6. 6 Copyright: Heritage Institute of  Sustainability 2015 Environmental‐ Physiological Natural Resource Use Environmental  Management Pollution Prevention (air,  water, land, waste) Economic– Personal  Security Profit Cost Savings Economic Growth Research &  Development Social‐ Intimacy Standard of Living Education Community Equal Opportunity Environmental‐Economic Energy Efficiency Subsidies / Incentives for use of  Natural Resources Social‐Environmental Environmental Justice Natural Resources Stewardship Locally & Globally Economic‐Social Business Ethics Fair Trade Worker’s Rights
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  8. 8.  A business plan is a framework from which  the business operates.  Consists of people to make the plan  (social/employee engagement).  Consists of profit to remain viable (personal  security).  Consists of responsible use of resources to  remain viable (protecting the planet,  physiological).
  9. 9.  1753 Joseph Black Discovers CO2  1827  Jean‐Baptiste Fourier atmospheric effect of  earth warmth i.e. greenhouse analogy  1896  Svante August Arrhenius CO2 emissions from  coal leads to global warming  Copyright: SS Heritage College of Sustainability 2015 9
  10. 10.  1980‐2000: Climate change: Reduction in Greenhouse Gases  IPCC (1988) panel on climate change.  UNFCCC (1992) United Nations Framework Convention on  Climate Change.  IPCC (1995)  Greenhouse gases continue to rise  KYOTO Protocol to UNFCC (1997)  Rock Ethics Institute, (2007) Copyright: SS Heritage College of Sustainability 2015 10
  11. 11.  2001‐2006: Impacts of climate change recognized as an  immediate problem in this decade.  Adaptation: Impacts vary across globe  Poorest countries require assistance  Marrakech Accords (2001) Funds to help poor countries.  LDC Fund & SCC Fund Copyright: SS Heritage College of Sustainability 2015 11
  12. 12.  2007 forward: Environmental problem as a question of global justice.  Human induced climate change recognized.  Greenland Ice melt, European heat waves, droughts in Africa, floods in Asia, hurricanes in the Caribbean.  Rock Ethics Institute, (2007).  2010 The United Nations Development Goals.  Poverty and hunger, primary education, gender equality and empower women, child mortality, maternal health, HIV aids malaria and other diseases, environmental sustainability, and global partnerships for development. Copyright: SS Heritage College of Sustainability 2015 12
  13. 13.  Tragedy and Opportunity of the Commons  Spaceship Earth  Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)  Social Accountability International Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 13
  14. 14. Global potential for negative CO2 emissions through  biomass: Carbon dioxide capture and storage. Protection of Marine Reserves to conserve and restore  populations. Progress in eradicating disease and hunger worldwide. Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 14
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  16. 16. Marine reserves: Preserving our fish populations worldwide Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015
  17. 17.   Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 17
  18. 18.  aterquality/swqm/assess/12twqi/2012_imp_i ndex.pdf  Above link to all the not suitable for drinking water streams in Texas. Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 18
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  20. 20. Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 20 Dallas Skyline
  21. 21. Strengths: United Nations Goals and Worldwide governmental awareness. Multiple programs including the World Meteorological Organization. Individual countries are making changes in legislation and offering aide to other countries. Increasing global awareness of sustainability Issues. Opportunities: CO2 capture technology development. Wind turbine technologies and other sustainable technologies. Marine Wildlife reserve expansion. Clean water legislation and control worldwide. Focus on global hunger, education, agricultural development worldwide. Education worldwide on the issues. Weakness: Lack of educational programs that bring the issues to the forefront for the general population. The downturn in the global economy diverting governmental energies. The lack of sense of global urgency. Threats: International corruption, economic instability. Geocentric behaviors of governments. Wars and Natural Disasters. Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 21
  22. 22. 22 •Require Sustainability Education in all colleges and universities worldwide as part of the core curriculum. . •Require Sustainability education in primary and secondary schools. •Provide Government funding and research. •Focus on awareness through philanthropic efforts and mass media . • Continued support of United Nations for worldwide protection of natural resources and protection of human rights. •Ramp up production of drugs and vaccines and provide to underdeveloped countries worldwide. •Programming to educate the general public on worldwide sustainability issues. Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015
  23. 23.  What will you do??  Are we meeting the needs of our  generation and the needs of future  generations??  Learn how to create a sustainable  business plan. Contact Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 23
  24. 24.  ARC center for coral reef studies, (2012). Marine reserves can help restock the world’s exploited fish populations. Retrieved from populations/97981  Atinmo, T., Mirmiran, P., Oyewole, O. E., Belahsen, R., & Serra-Majem, L. (2009). Breaking the poverty/malnutrition cycle in Africa and the Middle East. Nutrition Reviews, 67S40-S46. doi:10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00158.x  Bertini, C., & Glickman, D. (2009). Farm Futures. Foreign Affairs, 88(3), 93-105  Hatton, A., Herzog, H., Meldon, J., (2009). Advanced post-combustion CO2 capture. Report prepared for the Clean Air Task Force under a grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. Retrieved from meldon-hatton.pdf  Hirokawa, T., Watanabe, C., (2011). Japan aims to start bilateral carbon offset program 2013. Bloomberg. Retrieved from  Laviernen, (2012). Can no-take fishery reserves help protect our oceans? Our World 2.0. United Nations University. Retrieved from  Mooney, P. H., & Hunt, S. A. (2009). Food Security: The Elaboration of Contested Claims to a Consensus Frame. Rural Sociology, 74(4), 469-497.  Rock Ethics Institute, (2007). Three eras of climate change and the emergence of concern for global justice. Penn State University. Retrieved from emergence-of-concern-for-global-justice.html  Science Daily, (2011). Large global potential for negative CO2 emissions through biomass linked with carbon dioxide capture and storage. Science Daily. Retrieved from  Science Daily, (2012). New materials remove carbon dioxide from smokestacks, tailpipes and even the air. Science Daily. Retrieved from  Shao, K. (2009). Marine biodiversity and fishery sustainability. Asia Pacific Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 18(4), 527-531.  United Kingdom, (2012). A history of climate change . Retrieved from  United Nations Environmental Program, (2012). The United Nations Goals. Retrieved from   World Meteorological Organization, (2012). WMO’s Outcomes, Strategies, and Associated Goals. Retrieved from Copyright: Heritage Institute of Sustainability 2015 24
  25. 25. IntroductionsPicture Sources‐content/uploads/2012/10/rsz_sustainability.jpg http://kid‐‐home.jpg 3 Spheres of Sustainability Adapted from the 2002 University of Michigan Sustainability Assessment‐content/uploads/2013/10/Sustainability.jpg‐content/uploads/2011/02/whyarewehere.jpg‐statement.jpg‐we‐are/our‐company/spirit‐ values/PublishingImages/SMID_011_SpiritValues_BannerHero.jpg http://www.m‐‐content/uploads/2013/02/Core‐Values‐Wording.png Thank you NTCOG and North Texas Food Bank for your Pictures