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.

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…

Study: The World’s Reservoirs Release More Methane Than All of Canada

A new university study suggests the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from the world’s water reservoirs could be as high as 1 gigaton,…

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a…

How a New Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Can Help Haitian Kids

Through partnerships with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy and ACOP (the Plastic Collectors Association), sustainable fabric manufacturer Thread plans to help improve the lives…

Pitch Perfect: Fostering Local Talent Makes Clean Cookstoves More Popular

BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person…

Mobile Health Can Bring Eye Care to Developing Countries

From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities…

John Kerry, the Environmental Secretary of State

As Secretary of State John Kerry looks to the next chapter, he has an opportunity to bring an unprecedented environmental record into the…

One Year On, the SDGs Are Serious Business

One year ago, the world agreed on the SDGs. We now have 14 years left to achieve them.