• A conceptual framework for the implementation of sustainability business processes

      Gallotta, Bruno; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Anosike, Anthony; Lim, Ming K.; Roberts, Ian; The University of Derby (Production and Operations Management Society, 2016-05)
      This research aims to provide a complete solution to achieve true sustainability in business processes, evaluating all relevant aspects. This paper demonstrates a conceptual framework with a case study to simulate scenarios of potential applications, and discusses the simulation results of different aspects organisations struggle to succeed in the implementation.
    • Pro-environmental business and clean growth trends for the East Midlands 2020

      Paterson, Fred; Baranova, Polina; Gallotta, Bruno; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2020-06-01)
      Based on responses to the East Midlands Chamber (EMC) Quarterly Economic Survey (Feb 2020): The percentage of businesses in the East Midlands deriving turnover from low carbon and pro-environmental goods and services has nearly doubled between 2015 and 2020: increasing from 16% in 2015 to 31% in 2020. 36% of businesses say their environmental strategy is strongly linked with their business growth strategy. However, four in ten firms do not feel well informed about support for clean growth and more than a quarter (26%) are not engaging with the clean growth agenda.
    • Pro-environmental business and clean growth trends for the East Midlands 2021

      Gallotta, Bruno; Paterson, Fred; Baranova, Polina; University of Derby (University of Derby, 2021-06-01)
      Based on responses to the East Midlands Chamber (EMC) Quarterly Economic Survey (Feb 2021): • The percentage of businesses in the East Midlands deriving turnover from supplying pro-environmental goods or services increased from 16% in 2015 to 37% in 2021. • 36% of the companies surveyed stated that clean growth is already wholly or partly integrated into their business growth strategies; up from 29% in 2020. • Larger companies continue to be more advanced than smaller firms in integrating clean growth in their business strategies. • However, more than four in ten firms (42%) do not feel well informed about support for clean growth and nearly three in ten (29%) are not engaging with the clean growth agenda – a small decline from 2020. This suggests that whilst opportunity in the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) market is still strong, awareness and engagement with clean growth opportunities may have been weakened during the 2020/21 pandemic.
    • Using the Delphi method to verify a framework to implement sustainability initiatives.

      Gallotta, Bruno; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Anosike, Anthony; University of Derby (IEOM Society, 2018-03)
      The paper provides a Delphi study to verify the framework to implement sustainability initiatives in the business processes. The Delphi technique seeks to obtain consensus on the opinions of experts, termed panel members, through a series of questionnaires. As part of the process, the responses from each round are fed back in summarized form to the participants who are then given an opportunity to respond again to the emerging data. The study successfully obtained a consensus in the phases and steps of the conceptual framework and provided feedback from the specialists. According to them, leadership, people and cost were identified as the main challenges related to the sustainability adoption by the organisations and key performance indicators (KPIs), Lifecycle assessment (LCA) and triple bottom line (TBL) were identified as the main methods to assess al the sustainability dimensions in terms of business processes.