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.

Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm In The World, Thanks To Shell

The winning bid for a gigantic new offshore wind farm in the Netherlands came in at 2.3 billion euros less than expected. And…

Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…

What Nature Teaches Us About Design and Leadership

“A sustainable world already exists," Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. "And we need to…

Power to the People: Enel Group and the SDG Compass

When heading out into unfamiliar territory, a map or a compass can keep us on course. Fortunately, there is such a "compass" for…

Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…

The Future of Cities is Bright

Seventy-eight cities competed. Only Columbus won. Last week the city in Ohio was announced the winner of the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge.…

Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…

Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…

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…

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,…

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.

Could Tourism Offer a Future for Botswana’s Bushmen?

Will Botswana’s thriving ecotourism industry finally involve its first people?

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: 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…

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…