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.

Alter Eco Wants to Make Chocolate a Regenerative, Not Extractive, Industry

Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Sendard spoke with 3p about how the company hopes to make…

On World Water Day, A Snapshot of Global Access

Today is World Water Day. Some 900 million global citizens still lack access to safe drinking water, according to the World Water Council.

3p Weekend: 14 American Cities Tackling Climate Change Today

Despite President Donald Trump's stated plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, cities across the country are stepping in…

Can Better Data Improve Gender Equality?

Despite what we have achieved so far this century, women are still at a structural disadvantage in nearly every facet of life. On…

Greenpeace: Brazil Could Soon Deforest Protected Land

Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil's forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision…

Investors Representing $600 Billion Urge Solutions for Latin America’s Deforestation

A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South…

Singapore Plans Southeast Asia’s First Carbon Tax

The tax would hit 40 to 50 large polluters and be the city-state's first concrete economic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

From An Unbalanced Economy to a Human Economy

The incessant pursuit of more in the GDP-rich world is endangering the ability of people around the world to increase their living standards,…

Ag Commodities Giant Agrees to Stop Deforestation in Africa

This week, the NGO Mighty reached an agreement with Olam to stop deforestation for palm oil and rubber development across its land concessions…

3 Signs the Hydrogen Economy is For Real

Despite Elon Musk's famous put-down of hydrogen fuel cell technology, three powerful nations are growing the market for fuel cells.

India Is Set for Solar Success in 2017

India expects to commission 7.7 gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects this year, a 90 percent increase from 2016.

Belgian Development Community Turns to the Private Sector

The Belgian development community is warming up to the possibility of cooperation with the private sector. But the collaborative model is not without…

Japan’s Present is America’s Future

Japan faces numerous economic challenges -- many of which foreshadow America’s own future. 3p's Nithin Coca reports from Japan.

Sweden Embraces Climate Leadership, Vows to Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

President Donald Trump may be poised to pull the U.S. out of the global climate agreement reached at COP21, but Sweden is charging…

What Japan Can Teach America About Sustainable Transportation

The U.S. has made huge strides in cutting back greenhouse gas emissions – but one sector that remains dirty is transportation. 3p's Nithin…