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.

Climate Change: Americans Are Getting Pushed Out of Their Homes

As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, the people of America have no other choice but to move inland, away from a place…

The Science-Based Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N.…

Clean Cookstoves Attempt to Solve the Energy Paradox

Families on the margins face an energy paradox: Smoky, expensive energy sources strain finances and reduce wellness, leaving families less able to cope.…

Pulp and Paper Industry, U.N. Partner on Clean Water in Southeast Asia

UNESCO is partnering with several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Indonesia and Asia Pulp and Paper, on a project that aims to improve…

Global Commitment on Refrigerant Reduction Will Change Global Warming Trajectory

Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 170 countries pledged to cut back their use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. These gases, while far…

There’s Big Money in Sustainable Food and Agriculture Investments

The food and agriculture industry could create $2.3 trillion a year by 2030 for companies with stakes in sustainable business models, according to…

GRI Standards Push Momentum for Global Sustainable Development

On Wednesday, the GRI announced the launch of the world’s first Global Reporting Standards for sustainability reporting. These new standards give businesses large and…

Design Justice: Creating Inclusive Spaces in an Urbanized World

Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture,…

Go Off the Beaten Path: How to Make Local Tourism a Win-Win Situation

Many people are looking to have a more meaningful, positive impact on the places they visit — whether by volunteering their time, collecting…

Will America’s Climate Agenda Fall Apart Without Obama?

On Tuesday at SXSW Eco, current and former members of the Obama administration discussed the questions on everyone's minds: What will happen to…

Learning From Global Partners on Innovating District Energy to Curb Climate Change

Late last month, the U.S. hosted the Royal Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark. And the lessons learned from the Danish delegations’ successful…

U.S. Pumps $30 Million More Into Hydrogen Economy

The U.S. Energy Department is betting big on the sustainable hydrogen economy of the future, with a new round of $30 million in…

Reaching Out to the Next Generation: CSR and HR Diversity Reform

For those in HR who want to help correct societal imbalance on a palpable level, greater attention to corporate social responsibility and a…

EU Ratifies the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next?

This week, the European Parliament voted to approve the global deal negotiated at last year’s COP21 climate talks in Paris. The EU ratification…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…