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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U.S. Files Climate Commitment in Advance of Paris Talks

The U.S. joins well over 30 countries that have filed national commitments to combat climate change in advance of U.N. climate treaty negotiations…
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Using Digital Media to Build Brand Sustainability

“80 percent of the market value of companies is contained in relationships with its stakeholders,” John Friedman, author of "PR 2.0: How Digital…
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What If a Job Could Reduce Violence?

Economic development could reduce violence in communities with gang activity through supplying choices and opportunity.
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South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife…
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British Filmmaker’s Audacious Plan to Bring U.N. Goals to Everyone

How do you eradicate poverty, stop AIDS and HIV, and ensure every child has a primary education and all women have equality? Simple,…
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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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3M, ForestEthics Bury Hatchet, Save Forests

Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M's new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring…
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Artisanal Mining: “Many Stakeholders, But No Winners”

Globally, approximately 100 million people – including miners and their families – depend on illegal and informal mining, compared with about 7 million…
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5 Best Latin American Cities for Startups

Part of the Rocket Internet Group, Brazil-based e-commerce company Dafiti touts five Latin American cities as emerging hubs for Internet startups. Skeptics question…
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Citigroup Launches $100 Billion Sustainability Drive

Having achieved many of its in-house as well as external 2015 sustainability goals two to three years ahead of schedule, Citigroup renewed and…
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$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…

Top 3 Sustainable Supply Chain Trends for 2015

Sustainable approaches to business have been on the uptick in recent years. In the new year, companies will continue to move forward with…
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South Africa Fights Blackouts with Concentrating Solar Power

Having tripled its national renewable energy targets, South Africa has awarded a contract to build a 100-MW concentrating solar power-molten salts energy storage…
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President Bans Oil and Gas Drilling in Bristol Bay Indefinitely

President Obama took executive action Dec. 16 to protect Bristol Bay's iconic, $2 billion wild-caught fishery and local communities from oil and gas…