Business

  • The best way to reduce your carbon footprint…

    Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children. That’s the conclusion of a new study in which researchers looked at 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and web-based programs that assess how an individual’s lifestyle […]


    Updated: 11 July, 2017

  • Goumbook celebrates Eid Al Fitr by giving 10,000 Ghaf trees to the local community

    Unique Eid Al Fitr initiative is part of the “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Program Active since 2011, “Give a Ghaf” raises awareness about the UAE National tree, the Living Desert & water conservation. All UAE land owners are invited to apply online for free trees: Ghaf trees consume very little water, enrich the soil, […]


    Updated: 19 June, 2017

  • Corporate Responsibility or Corporate Sustainability?

    Over the past twenty years, many terms (such as corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible competitiveness, corporate sustainability and many other) have been used to describe the same concept: An organisation should aim at profits while ‒ at the same time ‒ take into account the impact of its operation on community, environment, […]


    Updated: 21 March, 2016

  • Rethinking the Future of Plastics

    A new report finds that applying circular-economy principles could dramatically reshape the economics of this workhorse of the global economy—and help the environment. Plastics are the workhorse material of the modern economy. Their popularity has kept the industry growing for 50 years, with global production surging from 15 million metric tons in 1964 to 311 […]


    Updated: 29 February, 2016

  • Solar Cells as light as a soap bubble

    Ultrathin, flexible photovoltaic cells from MIT research could find many new uses. Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium balloon. Researchers at MIT have now demonstrated just […]


    Updated: 25 February, 2016