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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A Grand Strategy for Economic Prosperity and Security

Like fascism and communism in the last century, sustainability, climate action and economic inclusion are the existential challenges of the 21st century. In…
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From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…
Last week, business and government leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss public-private collaboration on climate action.

U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit: Let’s Build a Better World … Together

Last week, business and government leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss public-private collaboration on climate action.
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Could Tourism Offer a Future for Botswana’s Bushmen?

Will Botswana’s thriving ecotourism industry finally involve its first people?
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Clearcutting the U.S. Open: Oakmont Cuts 15,000 Trees

No one wants to get called out. But in this case, you asked for it by repeatedly and unapologetically proclaiming on national TV…
Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a new program inspired by social enterprise aims to help.

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a…
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Organized Labor and Environmentalists Unite, Demand Better Infrastructure

The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the…
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This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia -- and it's credited with 200,000 babies…
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Mississippi Residents Struggle to Access High-Speed Internet

Thirty-four percent of people living in Mississippi will have trouble viewing this article. And limited access to high-speed Internet is trapping people in…
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Long-Term Solutions for the World’s Poorest Economy

A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country's struggles. 3p's Travis Noland met…
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Building an Economy Worthy of Our Affection

Small-scale innovations in the sustainable economy abound. But how can we achieve changes in the global economy at scale? Perhaps these examples can…
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Thought Leadership Can Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places (Like Vegas)

Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought…
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Can India Meet Its Ambitious Solar Targets?

India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question…
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JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…
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Businesses Must Respect Human Rights for a Fair Transition to a Renewable Future

As companies and governments strengthen their commitments to renewable energy, they must also strengthen their respect of human rights to ensure a fast…
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