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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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…
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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…
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The U.N. Tackles Sustainable Tourism, Sort Of

The U.N.’s proposed Sustainable Development Goals address sustainable tourism with three targets, for the first time. But, not everyone agrees on the path…
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The Trends That Are Creating the Next Wave of Sustainable Business Models

Today’s focus? Sustainability. Below are a few of the trends that are creating the next wave of sustainable business models.
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Voluntary Mechanisms to Mandatory Action

The $250 trillion firepower of the world's capital markets needs actionable information to decarbonize their portfolios. Regulators need to make this mandatory.
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History of Climate Negotiations up to Paris COP21

The upcoming United Nations climate negotiations are shaping up to be the biggest, potentially most historic gathering of global climate and environment leaders…
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The Role Cities Can Play In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cities use 78 percent of energy globally, according to a United Nations report, and produce over 60 percent of carbon emissions. So, they…
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CSR-Friendly Tax Policy: Unlocking Value and Aligning Interests

Tax policy can enhance the social impact of business and support business at the same time, says Wayne Dunn, president of the CSR…
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