Introduction to Sustainability Analytics

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics
Author: Raghavan (Ram) Ramanan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1498777112
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics Book Excerpt:

The roles of corporate and public stewards and the nature of their social contract with society have been changing over the past two centuries, and those changes have accelerated in recent decades. Moreover, with increasing focus on sustainability factors from the marketplace (regulators, investors, financiers, and consumers), corporate sustainability disclosure is shifting from voluntary to vital. Corporate and public stewards are now responsible for their performance and services from cradle-to-grave: they must properly manage corporate social responsibility and integrate it into their global strategies, rather than consider it as merely a moral obligation or a risk/reputation management exercise. Sustainability analytics, the critical link between sustainability and business strategy, helps professionals track, trend, and transform sustainability information into actionable insights across the value chain and life cycle, to enhance their sustainability performance and its disclosure. This book, Introduction to Sustainability Analytics, provides corporate and public stewards with a comprehensive understanding of how to determine which sustainability metrics are material to them and relevant to their business, and how to incorporate them into corporate strategy, resource allocation, and prioritization. Focusing on practical decision-making needs, it explains how to value and prioritize initiatives, and how to best allocate necessary resources through several real case studies and practical examples. Features: Examines pressing issues such as climate change, water scarcity, and environmental justice Explains how to develop a business case and global strategy for social responsibility Includes both corporate and public policy perspectives on sustainability economics Covers emerging regulations on sustainability disclosure and responsible investing

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis
Author: Jennifer Dunn,Prasanna Balaprakash
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 0128179775
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis Book Excerpt:

Data Science Applied to Sustainability Analysis focuses on the methodological considerations associated with applying this tool in analysis techniques such as lifecycle assessment and materials flow analysis. As sustainability analysts need examples of applications of big data techniques that are defensible and practical in sustainability analyses and that yield actionable results that can inform policy development, corporate supply chain management strategy, or non-governmental organization positions, this book helps answer underlying questions. In addition, it addresses the need of data science experts looking for routes to apply their skills and knowledge to domain areas. Presents data sources that are available for application in sustainability analyses, such as market information, environmental monitoring data, social media data and satellite imagery Includes considerations sustainability analysts must evaluate when applying big data Features case studies illustrating the application of data science in sustainability analyses

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism
Author: Simon Elias Bibri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN: 3030173127
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism Book Excerpt:

We are living at the dawn of what has been termed ‘the fourth paradigm of science,’ a scientific revolution that is marked by both the emergence of big data science and analytics, and by the increasing adoption of the underlying technologies in scientific and scholarly research practices. Everything about science development or knowledge production is fundamentally changing thanks to the ever-increasing deluge of data. This is the primary fuel of the new age, which powerful computational processes or analytics algorithms are using to generate valuable knowledge for enhanced decision-making, and deep insights pertaining to a wide variety of practical uses and applications. This book addresses the complex interplay of the scientific, technological, and social dimensions of the city, and what it entails in terms of the systemic implications for smart sustainable urbanism. In concrete terms, it explores the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of smart sustainable urbanism and the unprecedented paradigmatic shifts and practical advances it is undergoing in light of big data science and analytics. This new era of science and technology embodies an unprecedentedly transformative and constitutive power—manifested not only in the form of revolutionizing science and transforming knowledge, but also in advancing social practices, producing new discourses, catalyzing major shifts, and fostering societal transitions. Of particular relevance, it is instigating a massive change in the way both smart cities and sustainable cities are studied and understood, and in how they are planned, designed, operated, managed, and governed in the face of urbanization. This relates to what has been dubbed data-driven smart sustainable urbanism, an emerging approach based on a computational understanding of city systems and processes that reduces urban life to logical and algorithmic rules and procedures, while also harnessing urban big data to provide a more holistic and integrated view or synoptic intelligence of the city. This is increasingly being directed towards improving, advancing, and maintaining the contribution of both sustainable cities and smart cities to the goals of sustainable development. This timely and multifaceted book is aimed at a broad readership. As such, it will appeal to urban scientists, data scientists, urbanists, planners, engineers, designers, policymakers, philosophers of science, and futurists, as well as all readers interested in an overview of the pivotal role of big data science and analytics in advancing every academic discipline and social practice concerned with data–intensive science and its application, particularly in relation to sustainability.

Analytics Innovation and Excellence Driven Enterprise Sustainability

Analytics  Innovation  and Excellence Driven Enterprise Sustainability
Author: Elias G. Carayannis,Stavros Sindakis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN: 1137378794
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytics Innovation and Excellence Driven Enterprise Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique view of how innovation and competitiveness improve when organizations establish alliances with partners who have strong capabilities and broad social capital, allowing them to create value and growth as well as technological knowledge and legitimacy through new knowledge resources. Organizational intelligence integrates the technology variable into production and business systems, establishing a basis to advance decision-making processes. When strategically integrated, these factors have the power to promote enterprise resilience, robustness, and sustainability. This book provides a unique perspective on how knowledge, information, and data analytics create opportunities and challenges for sustainable enterprise excellence. It also shows how the value of digital technology at both personal and industrial levels leads to new opportunities for creating experiences, processes, and organizational forms that fundamentally reshape organizations.

Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics

Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics
Author: Amin Hosseinian-Far,Muthu Ramachandran,Dilshad Sarwar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN: 3319524917
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Engineering for Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates the use of a wide range of strategic engineering concepts, theories and applied case studies to improve the safety, security and sustainability of complex and large-scale engineering and computer systems. It first details the concepts of system design, life cycle, impact assessment and security to show how these ideas can be brought to bear on the modeling, analysis and design of information systems with a focused view on cloud-computing systems and big data analytics. This informative book is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers and industry-based practitioners working in engineering, information and business systems as well as strategy.

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future
Author: Simon Elias Bibri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2018-02-24
ISBN: 3319739816
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future Book Excerpt:

This book is intended to help explore the field of smart sustainable cities in its complexity, heterogeneity, and breadth, the many faces of a topical subject of major importance for the future that encompasses so much of modern urban life in an increasingly computerized and urbanized world. Indeed, sustainable urban development is currently at the center of debate in light of several ICT visions becoming achievable and deployable computing paradigms, and shaping the way cities will evolve in the future and thus tackle complex challenges. This book integrates computer science, data science, complexity science, sustainability science, system thinking, and urban planning and design. As such, it contains innovative computer–based and data–analytic research on smart sustainable cities as complex and dynamic systems. It provides applied theoretical contributions fostering a better understanding of such systems and the synergistic relationships between the underlying physical and informational landscapes. It offers contributions pertaining to the ongoing development of computer–based and data science technologies for the processing, analysis, management, modeling, and simulation of big and context data and the associated applicability to urban systems that will advance different aspects of sustainability. This book seeks to explicitly bring together the smart city and sustainable city endeavors, and to focus on big data analytics and context-aware computing specifically. In doing so, it amalgamates the design concepts and planning principles of sustainable urban forms with the novel applications of ICT of ubiquitous computing to primarily advance sustainability. Its strength lies in combining big data and context–aware technologies and their novel applications for the sheer purpose of harnessing and leveraging the disruptive and synergetic effects of ICT on forms of city planning that are required for future forms of sustainable development. This is because the effects of such technologies reinforce one another as to their efforts for transforming urban life in a sustainable way by integrating data–centric and context–aware solutions for enhancing urban systems and facilitating coordination among urban domains. This timely and comprehensive book is aimed at a wide audience across science, academia industry, and policymaking. It provides the necessary material to inform relevant research communities of the state–of–the–art research and the latest development in the area of smart sustainable urban development, as well as a valuable reference for planners, designers, strategists, and ICT experts who are working towards the development and implementation of smart sustainable cities based on big data analytics and context–aware computing.

Challenges for Technology Innovation An Agenda for the Future

Challenges for Technology Innovation  An Agenda for the Future
Author: Fernando Moreira da Silva,Helena Maria Bártolo,Paulo Bártolo,Rita Almendra,Filipa Roseta,Henrique Amorim Almeida,Ana Cristina Lemos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 1351772007
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges for Technology Innovation An Agenda for the Future Book Excerpt:

The world is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by radical technological changes and an accelerated globalisation process. A new culture of greater resource efficiency and disruptive innovation will require new technologies, processes and materials, fostering new knowledge, innovation, education and a digital society, bringing forward new business opportunities and novel solutions to major societal challenges. Challenges for Technology Innovation: an Agenda for the Future is the result of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing – S2M, held at the Faculty of Architecture in Lisbon, Portugal, on October 20-22, 2016. It contains innovative contributions in the field of Sustainable Smart Manufacturing and related topics, making a significant contribution to further development of these fields. This volume covers a wide range of topics including Design and Digital Manufacturing, Design Education, Eco Design and Innovation, Future Cities, Medicine 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Sustainable Business Models, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Design and Technology and Sustainable Recycling.

Intelligent Computing

Intelligent Computing
Author: Kohei Arai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 917
Release: 2022-08-07
ISBN: 3031104617
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Computing Book Excerpt:

The book, “Intelligent Computing - Proceedings of the 2022 Computing Conference”, is a comprehensive collection of chapters focusing on the core areas of computing and their further applications in the real world. Each chapter is a paper presented at the Computing Conference 2022 held on July 14-15, 2022. Computing 2022 attracted a total of 498 submissions which underwent a double-blind peer-review process. Of those 498 submissions, 179 submissions have been selected to be included in this book. The goal of this conference is to give a platform to researchers with fundamental contributions and to be a premier venue for academic and industry practitioners to share new ideas and development experiences. We hope that readers find this book interesting and valuable as it provides the state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems. We also expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

Resource Efficiency Sustainability and Globalization

Resource Efficiency  Sustainability  and Globalization
Author: Manoranjan Mishra,Manoj Kumar Dash,Dinoj Kumar Upadhyay,Raj Kishor Kampa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2021-12-23
ISBN: 100029224X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Efficiency Sustainability and Globalization Book Excerpt:

The EU is a major trade partner with India, and economic linkages continue to deepen. India and the EU have increased their political interactions and are crucial partners in promoting sustainable development. Recent trends in India-EU relations show that New Delhi and Brussels are keen to expand their partnership in multiple areas, including sustainable development and natural resources management. This volume takes a unique approach to exploring the efficient management of resources in the era of resource depletion due to climate changes and business expansion, in conjunction with considering the multiple dimensions of India-European Union cooperation. It analyzes regional and global trends in the process of globalization and sustainable development, particularly in the context of natural resource management and resource efficiency. It offers a variety of perspectives through useful and current information in this field, providing a concise and holistic understanding of the issues and challenges faced when exploiting natural resources for sustainable and efficient resource utilization.

Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics

Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics
Author: Zheng Xu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030978745
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics Book Excerpt:

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability I

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability I
Author: Allen H. Hu,Mitsutaka Matsumoto,Tsai Chi Kuo,Shana Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 9811311811
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies and Eco innovation towards Sustainability I Book Excerpt:

This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The first volume highlights products and services, the chapters include the product life cycle design and business strategy, technologies for the future and sustainability, as well as social perspectives in eco-design.

Decision Analytics for Sustainable Development in Smart Society 5 0

Decision Analytics for Sustainable Development in Smart Society 5 0
Author: Vikram Bali,Vishal Bhatnagar,Joan Lu,Kakoli Banerjee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2022-06-23
ISBN: 9811916896
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Analytics for Sustainable Development in Smart Society 5 0 Book Excerpt:

This book covers sustainable development in smart society’s 5.0 using data analytics. The data analytics is the approach of integrating diversified heterogeneous data for predictive analysis to accredit innovation, decision making, business analysis, and strategic decision making. The data science brings together the research in the field of data analytics, online information analytics, and big data analytics to synthesize issues, challenges, and opportunities across smart society 5.0. Accordingly, the book offers an interesting and insightful read for researchers in the areas of decision analytics, cognitive analytics, big data analytics, visual analytics, text analytics, spatial analytics, risk analytics, graph analytics, predictive analytics, and analytics-enabled applications.

Spatial Modelling of Flood Risk and Flood Hazards

Spatial Modelling of Flood Risk and Flood Hazards
Author: Biswajeet Pradhan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030945448
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Modelling of Flood Risk and Flood Hazards Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models

Sustainable Supply Chains  Strategies  Issues  and Models
Author: Usha Ramanathan,Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN: 3030488764
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Supply Chains Strategies Issues and Models Book Excerpt:

This book discusses supply chain issues and models with examples from actual case studies. Recent advances in sustainability, supply chains and technologies have brought promising potential for the management of sustainable global and local supply chains. While most of the current literature seem to consider developments in the field of sustainable supply chains and in the field of Industry 4.0 as two distinct entities, this book attempts to explore the synergy in bringing these two distinct fields together. The book features chapters on management of sustainability and industry 4.0 on supply chains as a whole, with several case studies on issues related to the application of sustainable supply chains in specific application sectors. They employ mathematical modeling and statistical analyses, as well as descriptive qualitative studies. They cover a range of application areas including multiple sectors (restaurant, manufacturing, logistics, furniture, food and insurance), domains (supply chains, logistics, marketing, and reverse logistics) and multiple country contexts (UK and India). The potential links between sustainability and the recent technological innovations from Industry 4.0 have been explored in detail. The book offers a valuable tool for managerial decision-making on the current practice and future potential on the use of Industry 4.0 tools for sustainable supply chains to facilitate competitive advantage with case studies in various industry sectors. In addition, some intriguing mathematical models will appeal to students and researchers interested in modeling the logistics process and the application of evolutionary game theory for integrating the social and economic aspects of sustainable supply chains. Some of these supply chain issues have been addressed in a previous book by the Editors.

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems for Industry 4 0

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems for Industry 4 0
Author: Vijaya Kumar Manupati,Goran D. Putnik,Maria Leonilde Rocha Varela
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 1000622177
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems for Industry 4 0 Book Excerpt:

The current perspectives of smart and sustainable manufacturing systems hold important implications for current practices and understanding these concepts for further implications. This comprehensive reference text discusses both centralized and decentralized production systems, using variety of new cutting-edge approaches to solve the problem. The text covers simulation-based approaches including social network-based approaches, discrete event-based approaches, and knowledge based for smart and sustainable systems. It further covers mathematical models such as single-objective, multi-objective, and many-objective. The text discusses important topics including energy efficiency, transportation constrains for efficient and effective production, meta-heuristic and hybrid algorithms, and real-time monitoring and analysis for smart and sustainable production. This book- • Presents approaches to improve the objectives of sustain-ability and smart production systems. • Discusses Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts and its implementation for production systems. • Covers social network analysis method in distributed manufacturing systems. • Examines reckoning prognostics and diagnostics to monitor the health of the systems in perspective of distributed manufacturing. • Discusses aspects of Industry 4.0 in specific production systems. The text will be useful for graduate students and professional in the fields of mechanical engineering, production engineering, industrial engineering, and manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing
Author: Masoud Soroush,McKetta Michael Baldea,Thomas F. Edgar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 0128203803
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Manufacturing Book Excerpt:

Research efforts in the past ten years have led to considerable advances in the concepts and methods of smart manufacturing. Smart Manufacturing: Concepts and Methods puts these advances in perspective, showing how process industries can benefit from these new techniques. The book consolidates results developed by leading academic and industrial groups in the area, providing a systematic, comprehensive coverage of conceptual and methodological advances made to date. Written by leaders in the field from around the world, Smart Manufacturing: Concepts and Methods is essential reading for graduate students, researchers, process engineers, and managers. It is complemented by a companion book titled Smart Manufacturing: Applications and Case Studies, which covers the applications of smart manufacturing concepts and methods in process industries and beyond. Takes a process-systems engineering approach to design, monitoring, and control of smart manufacturing systems Brings together the key concepts and methods of smart manufacturing, including the advances made in the past decade Includes coverage of computation methods for process optimization, control, and safety, as well as advanced modelling techniques

Sustainable Cities and Military Installations

Sustainable Cities and Military Installations
Author: Igor Linkov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN: 9400771614
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Cities and Military Installations Book Excerpt:

Access to reliable and affordable energy, water, and services is an important determinant of the prosperity of cities along with effective mission sustainment at military installations. The idea for this book was conceived at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) in June 2012 in Hella, Iceland. The workshop was attended by 50 scientists, engineers, and policymakers representing 15 different nations and multiple fields of expertise, reflecting the global and interdisciplinary nature of climate change and sustainability research. The focus of the workshop was on ways in which military installations and small cities can integrate energy, water, and infrastructure sustainability strategies into city and installation management plans that account for climate change uncertainties. The organization of the book reflects major topic sessions and discussions during the workshop.

Big Earth Data Intelligence for Environmental Modeling

Big Earth Data Intelligence for Environmental Modeling
Author: Peng Liu,Zhe Zhang,Mohd Anul Haq,Yizhe Zhan
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 2889762920
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Earth Data Intelligence for Environmental Modeling Book Excerpt:

Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth

Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth
Author: Jain, Geetika,Singh, Harjit,Akter, Shahriar,Munjal, Alka,Grewal, Harpal S.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN: 152259941X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth Book Excerpt:

With the world uniting to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, change lies ahead for businesses. These organizations must rethink strategies and business behavior and assess their impact to align with sustainability goals that promote industrial innovation, maintain wellbeing, protect the planet, and ensure business value is created. To achieve this ambitious agenda, a strong commitment and the means to implement it are required. Technological Innovations for Sustainability and Business Growth is a crucial reference source delivering dynamic research on accelerating growth in business through knowledge creation and technological innovations. While highlighting topics such as consumer analytics, international business, and risk assessment, this publication explores a wide range of techniques adopting and achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in business. This book is ideally designed for multinational investors, marketing researchers, managers, executives, board members, IT consultants, economists, stakeholders, policymakers, financial analysts, professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization
Author: Wang, John
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2754
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 1466652039
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization Book Excerpt:

As the age of Big Data emerges, it becomes necessary to take the five dimensions of Big Data- volume, variety, velocity, volatility, and veracity- and focus these dimensions towards one critical emphasis - value. The Encyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization confronts the challenges of information retrieval in the age of Big Data by exploring recent advances in the areas of knowledge management, data visualization, interdisciplinary communication, and others. Through its critical approach and practical application, this book will be a must-have reference for any professional, leader, analyst, or manager interested in making the most of the knowledge resources at their disposal.