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 Sustainable Economy and Decent Work for All

We face two defining challenges in the 21st century: ensuring environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a…
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The United Nations Invites You to ‘Lever Up’ Your Social Impact

The United Nations recently gave a preview of its global goals for 2030, slated to be formally unveiled at their Social Good Summit…
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Hormel Cuts Coal Emissions in China Plant

Beijing's notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city's 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Sustainability was the…
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Photos: Artfully Documenting Change in a Run-Down Seaport

Newhaven is a slightly run-down harbor town with a busy ferry port in East Sussex, England. In recent years, the area has received…
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Pope Francis Kills ‘Energy Poverty’ Argument For Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis is enlisting 1.2 billion Catholics to advocate for clean energy and environmental stewardship, according to a leaked draft of a new…
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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.