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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Report Charts Renewable Energy’s Rapid Advance Into the Mainstream Mix

Global renewable energy capacity rose 8.3 percent in 2013, fueled by technological advances, cost reductions and supportive government policies, particularly among developing countries,…
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ARPA Bridge Fund to Conserve 15 Percent of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest

The $215 million bridge fund aims to usher in conservation financing-in-perpetuity for 215 million acres of Brazilian Amazon rain forest--an area twice the…
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‘World’s Largest Clean Tech Accelerator’ Gets a Boost from the U.N.

Looking to replicate the success it has had in the U.S., the partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global…
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Book Review: The Dance of the Sustainable Product and Brand

Is there a template for creating a sustainable brand, a fusion of product and branding? Henk Campher’s answer is yes: “It’s when these…
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Bridging the Climate Adaptation Gap: From Recognition to Action

Recent data indicate that a gap exists between corporations understanding the big-picture risks of climate change and their actions to address those risks…
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World Bank Highlights Biodiversity’s Central Role in Alleviating Poverty

The World Bank is stepping up efforts capable of coincidentally realizing the twin goals of alleviating poverty and conserving biodiversity. Having invested over…
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What Does It Mean to Live From Scratch?

Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor are creating communities that are totally integrated with nature from scratch can last for generations.
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Stanford Start.Home: Sustainable Design That Puts People First

Stanford University's Start.Home entry for the Solar Decathlon builds on a Core concept of sustainable design and modularity for cost-effective home design.
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Will Our Cities Save Us? Municipalities at the Nexus of Change

Sustainability and resilient cities: We are now an urban species and cities offer the best opportunity to adapt to change and adopt sustainable…
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Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.
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Cambridge, Leading Global Brands Launch Natural Capital Toolkit

The web-based E.Valu.A.Te natural capital toolkit aims to plug a gaping flaw in conventional economic thinking by internalizing environmental externalities. Eigtheen months in…
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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private…
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Mexico to Follow Carbon Tax with Region’s First Carbon Offset Market

Launched by Bolsa Mexicana de Valores and wholesale financial markets broker SIF ICAP, the MEXICO2 platform seeks to promote and foster private and…
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The Evolution of Sustainability Planning in Grand Rapids

By Haris Alibašić Through the careful development of a sustainability plan, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan has become one of the most…
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Dell’s Sustainability Plan Sets Lofty Goals for 2020

Dell's 2020 Legacy of Good Plan is the next step in its Powering the Possible commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility.