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.
At the internationally-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, finding an insect in your food is a reason to dig in, not send it back.
5 | February 12, 2013 1:58am |
The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold last month hit 24.5 miles per gallon.
17 | February 7, 2013 11:29am |
Nowhere is the challenge of the energy-water nexus so acute as in the Middle East. Here's what Abu Dhabi plans to do about it.
26 | February 6, 2013 3:00am |
A recent announcement, shows that sustainability initiatives are still important for keeping a competitive business edge.
2 | February 5, 2013 12:05pm |
"The Morning Briefing' is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about where 3D printing fit in the modern world.
February 4, 2013 11:53pm |
A New Zealand innovation company says that "infrasound" can avert avalanches, scare birds from airplanes, and detect volcanoes and earthquakes.
7 | February 4, 2013 5:16am |
Good profits trump good intentions as motivators for the best corporate responsibility and sustainability programs. And that's a good thing, says green marketing guru Susan McPherson.
5 | February 4, 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 |
Arnie's Terminator once declared "I'll be back." The muscle man, actor, governor, businessman, low carbon guy has made a career out of keeping that promise. Now he's pushing LEDs with Philips.
8 | February 1, 2013 5:37am |
A review of Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air, by Philip Jodidio
2 | February 1, 2013 3:29am |
Breakthrough technology could change replace bulky cooling systems with lasers.
January 31, 2013 4:00am |
As head of the Clinton Global Initiative, Robert Harrison has merged his private sector experiences to help serve the public good.
January 29, 2013 6:24am |
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 |
Where should African countries focus their investments to help economic growth?
5 | January 24, 2013 1:49pm |
A new shower nozzle design uses 50 percent less water but feels like a shower with full water pressure.
4 | January 24, 2013 10:24am |
The corporations at the top of this sustainability list might surprise you.
3 | January 24, 2013 4:00am |
MADRID -- What links Latin America back to the Iberian Peninsula? Design.
7 | January 24, 2013 3:04am |
The automaker has begun using a solar farm adjacent to its Chattanooga manufacturing facility to power up to 12.5 percent of the plant's needs during full production and 100% off production.
3 | January 23, 2013 9:31pm |
The world's biggest furniture retailer plans to use renewable energy to help keep its expenses down while it continues its global expansion.
January 23, 2013 8:33am |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |