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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Germany and the Netherlands Tackle the Risk of Rising Water

For centuries, Hamburg, Germany, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, have subsisted under the threat of rising sea levels, storm surges and floods. Now, as the…
Foreign ministers, U.N. reps and nonprofit leaders come together during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) on Tuesday to discuss sustainable agriculture.

Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21: Catalyzing Sustainable Agriculture

Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined on Tuesday at the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Focus on Agriculture at COP21 with a unified goal:…
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Google Buses Symbolize A Tale of Two Cities

Coined “Google buses,” the long-haul commuter shuttles (most operated by third-party vendors) transport Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo and other tech employees day-in and…
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The Bay Area’s Affordable Housing Options: Band Aid or Panacea?

Whether you live in Oakland, the densely-packed neighborhoods of San Francisco or the comfortable 'burbs of Lafayette, housing is expensive -- and, for…
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Defining Corporate Purpose is the Only Way Forward

The future of sustainable development is being shaped by events such as the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights held earlier this…
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Place-Based Initiatives Address a Key Social Part of the Triple Bottom Line

Ensuring stable and supportive places for people to live is one of the most critical social tenets of triple-bottom-line principles that builds a…
Climate and Prosperity: COP21 marks the end of a transitional year for human development

Climate and Prosperity: Two Roads Converge in Paris

For far too long the challenges of global prosperity, sustainable development and climate change have shared a common ambition for a better world,…
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Google, LinkedIn Campus Layouts at Odds with Urban Living

The city of Mountain View, California -- home to Google, LinkedIn, Intuit and Microsoft's Silicon Valley office -- boasts gorgeous campuses for work…
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Guiding Innovation Forward in Rural Africa

Arrow Electronics and several nonprofit partners are turning used cargo containers into fully equipped, solar-powered digital classrooms and health clinics that can be…
Indianapolis is one of several cities adopting 'default to green' policies. Its new bike-sharing program is just one of many sustainable development initiatives underway.

Cities Adopting ‘Default To Green’

3p economic correspondent Bill Roth sits down with Gil Friend, chief sustainability officer for the city of Palo Alto, California, about an intriguing…

Corporate Philanthropy is More Than Writing Checks

The corporate philanthropy of tomorrow will focus on issues material to the business and seek collaborative partnerships to create impact that can stand…
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People Are Turning to Green Building After Storms

With climate change cementing its hold on our planet, we are seeing stronger storms. That mean's it's time to get smarter about green…
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How Can Public-Private Partnerships Achieve Sustainable Change?

We've just witnessed the member countries of the U.N. agree to 17 Global Goals that will, all going well, transform our world by…
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On SDGs, U.K. B Corps and the Future of Sustainable Business

Each of the SDGs requires business to get involved in some shape or form if they are to be achieved. And if the…
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When Will High-Speed Rail Move Forward?

High-speed rail has served to better assist travelers in countries across Europe, Asia and South America for over half a century. Due to…