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.

The 4 Pillars of Successful Sustainable Development Goals

The intent of the U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda is to build a true public-private partnership to affect measurable change on a global scale.…

The Missing Voice for SCOTUS on Climate: Students

In an extraordinary move, the Supreme Court granted a stay that puts a temporary halt to Clean Power Plan. But there was one…

Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.

GRI and the SDG Compass: Moving Beyond the Report

The Paris Agreement and SDGs integrate the highest aspirations of the world community, defining the path for a world in transformation. Every sector…

Is the Gates Foundation a De-Facto Corporate Front? Report Argues Yes

The scathing report from Global Justice Now accuses the foundation of cozy relationships with big corporations, and a general lack of efficacy in…

Recap: Twitter Chat with Essilor at #SeeChange

Today, Essilor's chief corporate mission offer and guests panelists from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Business Fights Poverty joined us to…

Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…

Abu Dhabi Funds More Clean Energy Projects in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together…

Smart Growth Can Cure California’s Congestion Crisis

New research shows smart growth can cure California's congestion crisis while creating billions in economic and environmental benefits.

2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to…

Cities Can Now Certify Their Power Grids for Sustainability, Security and Reliability

A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even…

COP21, the Paris Agreement and the Art of the Possible

The Paris Agreement represents a transformational shift in political will and international cooperation. Now it's time to get to work.