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.

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…

Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…

The Future of Cities is Bright

Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge.…

Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…

Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…

A Grand Strategy for Economic Prosperity and Security

Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In…

From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…

U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit: Let’s Build a Better World … Together

Last week, business and government leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss public-private collaboration on climate action.

Could Tourism Offer a Future for Botswana’s Bushmen?

Will Botswana’s thriving ecotourism industry finally involve its first people?

Clearcutting the U.S. Open: Oakmont Cuts 15,000 Trees

No one wants to get called out. But in this case, you asked for it by repeatedly and unapologetically proclaiming on national TV…

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a…

Organized Labor and Environmentalists Unite, Demand Better Infrastructure

The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the…

This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia -- and it's credited with 200,000 babies…

Mississippi Residents Struggle to Access High-Speed Internet

Thirty-four percent of people living in Mississippi will have trouble viewing this article. And limited access to high-speed Internet is trapping people in…

Long-Term Solutions for the World’s Poorest Economy

A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country's struggles. 3p's Travis Noland met…