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.

Europeans Warm To the Idea of a Universal Basic Income

Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren't…

How Do We Ensure the SDGs Aren’t Just An Exercise?

When the Millennium Development Goals concluded in 2015, the global community celebrated that we succeeded in cutting poverty in half. But the actual…

Bloomberg Pledges $3 Million for Coal Country Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too…

Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S.

In addition to effecting change within private companies and corporations via CSR policies, internal HR policies, and social dynamics, fair policy frameworks are…

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

How can companies make serious changes to tackle their own environmental footprints? And how can they look beyond their own four walls to…

3p Weekend: These Companies Want You to Eat Bugs

All benefits aside, Westerners remain wary of bugs in their food. But these startup companies are out to change that.

Microgrants Make Big Impacts for Local Communities

Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work.…

Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corporation

DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation…

Looking Ahead: 8 Characteristics of Bold Sustainability Leadership

In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that…

Climate Change Policies and Federal Funding Cuts Could Impact Military, Developing Nations

When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said "spending on…

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

Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard 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…