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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Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California -- home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft's Silicon Valley office -- boasts gorgeous campuses for work…
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Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be…
Indianapolis is one of several cities adopting 'default to green' policies. Its new bike-sharing program is just one of many sustainable development initiatives underway.

Cities Adopting ‘Default To Green’

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth sits down with Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer for the city of Palo Alto, California, about an intriguing…

Corporate Philanthropy is More Than Writing Checks

The corporate philanthropy of tomorrow will focus on issues material to the business and seek collaborative partnerships to create impact that can stand…
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People Are Turning to Green Building After Storms

With climate change cementing its hold on our planet, we are seeing stronger storms. That mean's it's time to get smarter about green…
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How Can Public-Private Partnerships Achieve Sustainable Change?

We've just witnessed the member countries of the U.N. agree to 17 Global Goals that will, all going well, transform our world by…
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On SDGs, U.K. B Corps and the Future of Sustainable Business

Each of the SDGs requires business to get involved in some shape or form if they are to be achieved. And if the…
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When Will High-Speed Rail Move Forward?

High-speed rail has served to better assist travelers in countries across Europe, Asia and South America for over half a century. Due to…
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Apparel Worker Well-Being Gets a Fresh Look

“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel…
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African Renewable Energy Offers Alternative To ExxonMobil

A new report describes how Africa can economically quadruple its renewable energy, offering a path to economic growth while reducing fossil fuel dependency.
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Rise of B Corps and the Revolution They Represent

There was a tangible excitement in the air last month as the international community gathered in New York to usher in the new…
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$6.2 Trillion is Not Enough: The Growth of Sustainable Investment

US$6.2 trillion is a wall of money. Today, trillions of dollars are being managed with 'sustainability inside,' based on self-reported, unverified, voluntary disclosures…
Efficient cooking stoves improve indoor air quality and reduce respiratory diseases.  Image credit: South Pole Group

17 Goals to Rule Them All: How the SDGs Can Benefit Organizations

Ultimately, the SDGs will affect organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes, from the European Union to municipalities and corporations, and engagement…
For the audacious sustainable development goals to be met, we need to harness the enthusiasm brought to the Occupy movement.

For the SDGs to Succeed, Combine Old and New Power

Many of us have heard about public-private partnerships and other multi-stakeholder initiatives. But what if we looked at a new type of partnership-…
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The Sustainable Development Goals Need a Can-Do Attitude

Global Reporting Initiative's Deputy Chief pushes back on all the Sustainable Development Goal pessimism that passed around last week. She sees hope, opportunity…