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Pure and Applied Chemistry

The Scientific Journal of IUPAC

Ed. by Burrows, Hugh / Stohner, Jürgen

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Volume 73, Issue 8


Emergence of a sustainable business community

Joseph Fiksel
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  • Life Cycle Management, Battelle Memorial Institute, 505 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221, USA
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Published Online: 2009-01-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200173081265

Global population and environmental pressures are challenging multinational companies to develop new business strategies founded upon the principles of sustainabilityassuring that they can meet the needs of both present and future generations of customers and stakeholders. Corporate sustainability requires understanding the "triple bottom line", which includes economic, societal, and ecological performance. It involves designing products and processes with a full awareness of their life-cycle costs and benefits, and seeking new technologies to create more value with fewer resources. To put sustainability into practice, companies are beginning to transform their core business processes and develop environmentally and socially responsible products and services. Many are adopting the concepts of industrial ecology and green chemistry in an effort to transform their operations from a linear to a closed-loop business model. This changing climate is creating new opportunities for breakthrough research and development, ranging from nanotechnology to green chemistry.


IUPAC CHEMRAWN XIV Conference on Green Chemistry:Toward Environmentally Benign Processes and Products, Chemical Research Applied To World Needs, CHEMRAWN, Chemical Research Applied To World Needs, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2001-06-09–2001-06-13

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Published Online: 2009-01-01

Published in Print: 2001-08-01

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 73, Issue 8, Pages 1265–1268, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200173081265.

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