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.
That might sound depressing, but it could be good news for the job market.
13 | April 11, 2013 4:51am |
3D printing is transforming numerous industries. Can it do the same with cities?
April 9, 2013 9:44am |
We talk to this everyman leader about how to transform a company.
April 9, 2013 3:00am |
Non-profit news organizations develop new ways to tell a story and play watchdog, while tech gurus now share the bylines. Is the future of news already here?
6 | April 8, 2013 3:00am |
Over 15 percent of Americans are hearing-impaired -- and one big culprit is everyday noise. We spoke with author Katherine Bouton about the causes, the damage and her own progressive deafness.
2 | April 5, 2013 5:00am |
The Boston-based architect will use his new reality television show to showcase some of North America's most provocative public architecture.
2 | April 4, 2013 3:00am |
A smart partnership will bring ultra-fresh produce to a new Whole Foods store.
5 | April 3, 2013 12:25pm |
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 |
MELBOURNE -- What does the emerging trend of social curation and the rise in user-generated content mean for businesses and consumers today? An industry report.
2 | April 3, 2013 2:30am |
JEREZ, Spain -- As motorcycle racing season revs up, will new low-cost bikes be able to compete in this costly competition?
2 | April 1, 2013 3:06am |
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Can Panera afford to not enforce payment for a bowl of chili in St. Louis? We're about to find out.
5 | March 28, 2013 4:00am |
Decades ago, only the rich drank imported bottled water. Now, two women are hoping the elite will start a new (old) trend: drinking local water.
7 | March 28, 2013 1:45am |
A Tokyo company plans to burn nuclear "waste" in a thorium molten salt reactor for a meltdown-proof return to nuclear power in the country that has all but shut it down.
5 | March 26, 2013 3:58am |
Nike is looking to improve the sustainability of its supply chain. Here's how.
March 20, 2013 4:00am |
In 2014, the vendor agreements on New York City's 11,400 payphones is set to expire. What's next? Here are a few possibilities.
1 | March 20, 2013 3:03am |
MELBOURNE -- The no-strings-attached microgrant has had a hand in turning dog waste into renewable energy, giving out scholarships to girls in Sierra Leone, and more.
1 | March 20, 2013 1:43am |
South Africa has invested millions to grow its film industry. Still, many of the country's smaller filmmakers get overlooked by the very organizations that were put in place to help them.
March 19, 2013 3:00am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |