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.

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…

Study: The World’s Reservoirs Release More Methane Than All of Canada

A new university study suggests the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the world’s water reservoirs could be as high as 1 gigaton,…

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a…

How a New Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Can Help Haitian Kids

Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives…

Pitch Perfect: Fostering Local Talent Makes Clean Cookstoves More Popular

BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person…

Mobile Health Can Bring Eye Care to Developing Countries

From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities…

John Kerry, the Environmental Secretary of State

As Secretary of State John Kerry looks to the next chapter, he has an opportunity to bring an unprecedented environmental record into the…

One Year On, the SDGs Are Serious Business

One year ago, the world agreed on the SDGs. We now have 14 years left to achieve them.

Sustainable Commodity Sectors Can Prevent Instability

How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society…

The New ‘Plastics and Sustainability’ Report: Greenwash or Wake-Up Call?

There is no disputing that plastic has brought positive benefits to our economy. But the single-use, throw-away application of so many plastic products…

Obama Establishes First Marine Monument in the Atlantic Ocean

On Thursday, President Barack Obama established the first U.S. marine monument in Atlantic waters. Some stakeholders are elated. Others, not so much.

Education in Liberia: A Case Study in Maximizing Your Philanthropic Investment

Liberian schoolchildren face a number of obstacles. NGOs on the ground are out to help -- and modest philanthropic investments can keep them…

Solar Cell Innovation Shines a Clean Power Spotlight on Arkansas

An Arkansas startup partnered with the global solar powerhouse Yingli to bring a new low-cost, high-efficiency solar cell to the marketplace. And that's…

Why APP Is Investing in Landscape Restoration

Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. TriplePundit interviewed the company's sustainability director…