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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3p Weekend: These Stakeholders Support a Carbon Tax — And You Should, Too

While American politicians continue to debate the efficacy of a carbon tax, external stakeholders are lining up in support. Check out what they…
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Healthy Snack Boosts Sustainable Development on South Dakota Reservation

A healthy snack bar startup is bringing inclusive economic prosperity to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to…
Will more offshore wind farms, like this one off England’s southeast coast, begin popping up in the Americas?

This Action Plan is Changing the Future of Offshore Wind, and More People Need to Know

New ocean policies may open up investment opportunities in offshore wind energy. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan spells out how the federal…
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6 Ways for Students to Get Sustainability Job Experience That Looks Good on Resumes

Looking for ways to break into a sustainability career? Here are some tips (with real-life stories) on how to get valuable sustainability experience…
Qinhuangdao, China, debuted a futuristic bus some experts say could revolutionize transportation.

Futuristic ‘Straddling Bus’ in China Promises to Transform Public Transport

Last week in the Chinese coastal city of Qinhuangdao, a massive electric vehicle that can drive over two lanes of automobile traffic made…
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Chernobyl May Become Home to the World’s Biggest Solar Park

Thirty years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, the Ukrainian government aims to harness the sun for solar energy to…
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How Social Responsibility Can Help Companies Disrupt

Globalization brings complexity and uncertainty, while innovation creates new and unfamiliar realities, unprecedented situations, and potential conflict. And, when the two interact, the…
University of California students gather at a vigil for victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad, November 2015.

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…
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Study: Abstinence Education Does Little to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Since 2003, the United States has devoted nearly $1.5 billion toward abstinence programs in Africa, aiming to halt the spread of HIV worldwide.…
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Remember Teddy Roosevelt: Conservation Shouldn’t Be Partisan

“I’m so tired of party labels,” said Jim Brainard, Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana. "[Conservation] should be a non-partisan issue."
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The Lipman Family Prize is Redefining ROI

Winners of the Lipman Family Prize are models for the good they achieve as well as for their approach and implementation.
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Inside Venezuela’s Food Shortages

Venezuela's social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages…
The Olympic Games are headed to Rio de Janeiro. But will the event improve the lives of locals, or place undue burden on the city?

The Olympics and Other Mega Events: A Boon or a Burden for Local Communities?

Although mega-events like the Olympics bring benefits to the host country, detrimental impacts can offset the perks.
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Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.