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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Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.
Shanghai is just one Chinese city slated for sustainable revitalization.

China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China's new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world's biggest…
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The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…
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U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.
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Electrify Africa: Balancing Energy Access and Long-Term Sustainability

New energy development, spurred by the recently passed Electrify Africa Act, is set to significantly increase access to affordable power for millions throughout…
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Social Entrepreneurship and Development: Observations from West Africa

Thane Kreiner of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University recently returned from a trip to Ghana and Sierra Leone.…
State Farm volunteer moves boxes of food at the Houston Food Bank. How can your company scale CSR efforts globally? Read on for some ideas.

Top 4 International CSR Insights for Fortune 500 Companies

How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally -- without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides…
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Malé, the Island Capital Perfect for a Smart Cities Lab

Malé, the capital of the Maldives, has become an environmental and logistical nightmare. But creative planning and thinking could make this capital an…
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How Do America’s Heartland Cities Achieve Economic Growth in the 21st Century

Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a great town with friendly, talented people. It has a downtown that urban millennials love with an attractive mix of…
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Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made…
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What Do the SDGs Mean for Your Employees?

We might have heard a lot about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals since their launch late last year. But Marianne Hughes and GivingForce…
Yahoo employees work to beautify a park in their community of San Jose, California. What can you and your employees do to develop your community?

The 4 Pillars of Successful Sustainable Development Goals

The intent of the U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda is to build a true public-private partnership to affect measurable change on a global scale.…
Students rally in favor of climate action at Tuft University in 2013.

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…
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Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.
Ontario’s journey of diversification and evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader provides a useful case study.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.
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