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Makarova: Businesses must lead on sustainability

By   /  Friday, September 13th, 2019  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Makarova: Businesses must lead on sustainability

By Valeria Makarova In the world of business, the idea of social and environmental sustainability as corporate responsibility has evolved from an abstract notion into a broadly accepted concept that has started shaping real corporate agendas and business practices. A tipping point was reached over the last decade. The shifts in demographics, as well as Read More →

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Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Green Coast, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By Valeria Makarova Since the concept of sustainable development was introduced back in the 1980s, corporations from various industries have been dealing with ever-increasing pressure to address stakeholder social needs and their environmental footprints. The traditional “business as usual” model — pursuing the business imperative goal of profit maximization while ignoring negative social and environmental Read More →

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Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By   /  Friday, July 8th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Embracing sustainability worth time, effort

By Valeria Makarova Conversations about the role of sustainability in a business organization can become heated. There are many supporters, but a number of skeptics as well. There is no argument that excessive use of hazardous materials, waste generated from production and consumption, and polluted land, air and ocean require proper attention and better management. Read More →

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