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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Scotland Embraces Natural Capital

Hosting the inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond launched the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, an all-inclusive, public-private…
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Mexico to Follow Carbon Tax with Region’s First Carbon Offset Market

Launched by Bolsa Mexicana de Valores and wholesale financial markets broker SIF ICAP, the MEXICO2 platform seeks to promote and foster private and…
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The Evolution of Sustainability Planning in Grand Rapids

By Haris Alibašić Through the careful development of a sustainability plan, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan has become one of the most…
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Dell’s Sustainability Plan Sets Lofty Goals for 2020

Dell's 2020 Legacy of Good Plan is the next step in its Powering the Possible commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility.
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Asian Energy Expansion Means We’re Probably Too Late to Avert Climate Change Disruption

Home to some of the world's fastest growing economies and populations, an energy forecast for Southeast Asia bode ill for efforts to curtail…
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Kiva and Fair Trade USA Launch Innovative Loan Program for Small Coffee Farmers

This is part of a series on “The Future of Fair Trade,” written in collaboration with Fair Trade USA. A 501 (c) (3)…
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VW Earns Top Honors for Sustainability & Carbon Disclosure

Volkswagen AG's "green cred" got a big boost recently. The global automotive group earned top rankings in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and…
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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Big Bucks for NextGen Aviation and Alternative Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration joined with a group of universities to run a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet…
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New Legal Rule Will Open Floodgates to Business Investment

The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could…
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The Triple Bottom Line and the Wealth of Nations

From the local to the global, stakeholders across the public and private sectors are applying new data-driven metrics and methodologies to assess the…
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Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa -…

Should Climate Risks Be Included in Sustainability Reports?

Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm’s impact on society and the environment. Recently though, stakeholders have also been asking for…
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Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency on the Rise in Indian Country

In tune with traditional Native American values and culture, Native Americans are increasingly turning to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives as a…
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Kroger Converts Food Waste into Renewable Energy

Kroger's "anaerobic digester" in Compton, CA, takes in food waste and pumps out biogas, providing power for its campus and distribution center.