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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The Lipman Family Prize is Redefining ROI

Winners of the Lipman Family Prize are models for the good they achieve as well as for their approach and implementation.
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Inside Venezuela’s Food Shortages

Venezuela's social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages…
The Olympic Games are headed to Rio de Janeiro. But will the event improve the lives of locals, or place undue burden on the city?

The Olympics and Other Mega Events: A Boon or a Burden for Local Communities?

Although mega-events like the Olympics bring benefits to the host country, detrimental impacts can offset the perks.
Ditch the crowds for a better alternative.

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.
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How Pokémon Go Can Inspire Sustainability and Community Development

Pokémon Go offers a massive opportunity to community leaders and small businesses as they seek new ideas for community projects and sustainable development.
Public transportation, ridesharing, Uber, New York, smart cities, Leon Kaye, rail

Uber Takes on New York’s MTA with Cheap Rides in Manhattan

New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan…
Chicken on sale at a market in Bolivia.

Bill Gates’ and Bolivia’s Big Squawk About Chickens

Bill Gates and Heifer International hatched a plan to hand out free chickens to impoverished communities. When the South American country of Bolivia…
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Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…
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Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…
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What Nature Teaches Us About Design and Leadership

“A sustainable world already exists," Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. "And we need to…
Gertrude from Malawi test a solar light. Gertrude is a student of Barefoot College, an NGO supported by Enel Energy

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…
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Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…
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The Future of Cities is Bright

Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge.…
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Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…
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Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…
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