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.
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson kicked off its "Healthy Future 2015" initiative, a sweeping five-year citizenship and sustainability program. Here's a look at what's in store.
1 | July 14, 2011 8:15am |
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.
January 25, 2013 3:00am |
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Siemens' Jim Whaley says the best sustainability policy is investing in education -- especially STEM fields.
June 6, 2010 7:34pm |
A recent announcement, shows that sustainability initiatives are still important for keeping a competitive business edge.
2 | February 5, 2013 12:05pm |
Erring on the side of caution seems more important than boosting innovation or research by purchasing firms for many businesses.
April 22, 2013 1:39am |
U.S. natural gas prices are rising, while wind and solar are growing rapidly. The global transition to mostly renewable grid power may now be unstoppable.
45 | April 3, 2013 3:00am |
Modular solutions can speed the construction process, but only when they contribute positively to the overall precision and elegance of an architectural design.
1 | February 27, 2013 3:00am |
Billionaire Samuel Yin contributed $100 million to establish the Tang Prizes for topics like sustainable development and biopharmaceutical science. The winnings are bigger than the Nobel.
February 3, 2013 8:11pm |
SAP will join the Sustainability Consortium, a group that aims to put science behind the sustainability of consumer products.
1 | May 11, 2010 5:41am |
Firm's survey of reps for 48 global companies finds big focus on environmental issues; few are consulting their communities of interest to refine their strategy. Yet.
July 30, 2010 5:19am |
PARIS -- Part 2 in a two-part series: Fusion could be the future of cleaner energy, but many in France and beyond oppose the cost and uncertainy of the ITER project.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
Creating a renewably powered grid is easy compared to crafting a new regulatory framework that will make utility investors whole during the transition.
20 | April 17, 2013 3:00am |
MELBOURNE -- Part of a global network of coworking spaces, a thriving outpost in Australia is driving innovation through diversity.
April 17, 2013 2:30am |
Reputation aside, Nike believes smart business decisions have to be made around sustainability.
November 6, 2012 12:12pm |
Wheelchairs made to sustain extra weight, MRIs with larger openings. Hospitals and doctors are investing in adjustments for obese patients, changes that benefit thinner patients too.
3 | January 21, 2013 9:03pm |
PARIS -- The city deploys sheep to explore eco-friendly, all natural urban landscaping that doubles as PR for a forgotten corner of the city.
4 | April 12, 2013 2:00am |
Data from Ernst & Young/GreenBiz Group show that 75 percent of big companies are developing sustainability programs to help meet cost reduction goals.
1 | March 7, 2012 4:27am |
That might sound depressing, but it could be good news for the job market.
13 | April 11, 2013 4:51am |
The mammoth fast-food restaurant company created sustainable land management committee and pledges to source food and packaging from certified-sustainable sources.
4 | March 9, 2011 2:27pm |
India's conglomerate, ITC, says it has been carbon-positive, waste-positive and waste-positive for at least three years. Its latest sustainability report describes that journey in detail.
1 | February 16, 2011 4:33am |