Sustainability looks at the consequences of economics through a social and ecological lens. In general, sustainability integrates public policy, urban planning and transport, quality of life and ethics; for corporations, it involves improvements to work practices and analysis of economic, environmental and social impact (the "triple bottom line") to ensure process, and ultimately financial, efficiency.
Penn State University is the latest university to offer corporate sustainability courses. Here are five more schools with programs.
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Net-zero energy and water consumption are just the beginning.
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What do the stock market and brain trauma treatment have in common? Allow me to explain.
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Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
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Many overfished species should not be boycotted by retailers or consumers, according to Ray Hilborn, professor of fishery sciences at the University of Washington.
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In a Nairobi slum, newly minted entrepreneurs run more than 160 public toilets and transform their waste into fertilizer -- and someday they'll turn it into electricity.
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Daredevils piloting a solar plane will embark on the first transcontinental flight of its kind across the U.S. starting tomorrow
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Global video-game producer says employees can spend 100 percent of their time developing whatever they want. There isn't even a human resources department. Is this sustainable?
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Researchers make the green case for ordering groceries from your computer.
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Panel of sustainability managers at the SXSW Eco conference discusses the upside of getting employees involved with corporate sustainability and why it is important not to mandate causes.
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The second annual Sustainability & Innovation study from MITSloan and Boston Consulting Group shows that enthusiasm for corporate sustainability grew substantially over the past year.
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Typically, some chief financial officers have been out-of-touch with their corporate sustainability measures. A new report makes the financial case for getting more involved.
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There are few black architects in the pipeline, and fewer still with a high national profile. C.C. Sullivan looks at the latest news, which suggests a growing role for African-American designers.
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We talk to this everyman leader about how to transform a company.
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BUENOS AIRES -- A young network is bringing together government, NGOs, hotels and travel agencies to grade each other on sustainability and expand responsible tourism beyond the eco lodge.
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When it comes to ensuring the sustainability of your supply chain, you'll need to dig deep for complete transparency.
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The corporations at the top of this sustainability list might surprise you.
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The sedentary and unsustainable lifestyle of car-dependent suburbs is leading planners to turn dead big box stores into cool libraries, to turn backyard swimming pools into tilapia farms and more.
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Erring on the side of caution seems more important than boosting innovation or research by purchasing firms for many businesses.
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Energy giant Shell issues its 2010 sustainability report, and it's a stark reminder that the world isn't powered by solar panels or wind turbines, but lots and lots of oil and gas.
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