sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…
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Asia’s Most Sustainable Cities Prove to Be the Future of Urbanization

This year’s Sustainable Cities Index reported the top 10 sustainable cities of 2015. Europe dominated the top 10 overall rankings, holding seven of…
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Why Sustainability Requires More Than Technological Advances

To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the…
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Why Sacred Places Should Matter, Even to Business Folks

The PR-push to proclaim national parks as “America’s Best Idea” missed an important historic fact: Sacred places are the oldest protected areas on…
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
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Bike-Share Programs Extend into Underserved Neighborhoods

Studies show that communities with statistically recognized transportation issues benefit the most from having a bike-share option in their neighborhood. However, disproportionately, some…
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Reinventing Industries to Bring Green Jobs to the Rural South

Many rural southern communities were hit hard by the economic downtown. In seeking to rebuild, instead of returning to traditional manufacturing, these three…
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U.S. Files Climate Commitment in Advance of Paris Talks

The U.S. joins well over 30 countries that have filed national commitments to combat climate change in advance of U.N. climate treaty negotiations…
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Using Digital Media to Build Brand Sustainability

“80 percent of the market value of companies is contained in relationships with its stakeholders,” John Friedman, author of "PR 2.0: How Digital…
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What If a Job Could Reduce Violence?

Economic development could reduce violence in communities with gang activity through supplying choices and opportunity.
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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British Filmmaker’s Audacious Plan to Bring U.N. Goals to Everyone

How do you eradicate poverty, stop AIDS and HIV, and ensure every child has a primary education and all women have equality? Simple,…
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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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3M, ForestEthics Bury Hatchet, Save Forests

Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M's new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring…
"This work is harder than you imagine my friend," this small-scale Colombian miner told photographer Alejandro Arango in 2010.

Artisanal Mining: “Many Stakeholders, But No Winners”

Globally, approximately 100 million people – including miners and their families – depend on illegal and informal mining, compared with about 7 million…