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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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…
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New Handbook: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Both Practicable and Affordable

Achieving 100 percent renewable energy using today's technologies is not only possible, it's affordable. Using eight case studies of increasingly larger geopolitical scope…
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World Leaders Respond to U.N. Call for Climate Change Action

At the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, held at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sept. 23, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for…
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‘Big Six’ Development Banks Reaffirm Climate Commitments

The world's six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate…
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Researchers Find Hidden Value in Carbon Offsets

Investing in voluntary carbon offset programs yields $664 in social and environmental benefits beyond the value of each metric ton of CO2 emissions…
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Coconuts and Sustainable Development: Adding Value to a Wasted Resource

Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing…
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Coca-Cola to Invest $5B in Sustainable Development Across Africa

Coca-Cola promises to invest an additional US$ 5 billion in sustainable development projects in Africa through the end of this decade.
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Right Action: Blocking a Dam in Cambodia’s Sacred Forest

In another example of the collateral damage caused by the relentless march of economic development, a sacred Cambodian forest and its residents are…
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New World Bank Policies Potentially Devestating to Poor, Indigenous People

It looks like the World Bank is succumbing to budgetary pressures and choosing to neglect its human rights responsibilities as the world’s largest…
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New Jersey Turns to Distributed Resources to Enhance Energy Resilience

With memories of the devastation Superstorm Sandy caused still fresh, the Christie administration launched the N.J. Energy Resilience Bank. The first of its…
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White House Launches $10 Billion Rural Infrastructure Fund

A public-private partnership, the Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund offers private sector investors an opportunity to leverage and capitalize on federal resources and expertise…
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…
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More Millennials Are Living With Their Parents: Is It Hurting the Economy?

A growing number of millennials are living with their parents. This is good news, right? Millennials seem to adopt a more responsible economic…
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CSR Asia Highlights the Benefits of Sustainable Palm Oil

Giving smallholders greater say in multi-stakeholder initiatives holds out the promise of greater business opportunities and sustainability for palm oil producers, according to…
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Fairtrade International Aims to Open Climate Finance to the Underserved

Aiming to provide underserved communities across the Global South access to climate finance, Fairtrade International, working with The Gold Standard, has opened its…