Is Sustainability Unsustainable?

Is Sustainability Unsustainable?
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  • It is the combination of population increase in the developing world and unsustainable consumption levels in the developed world that poses a stark challenge to sustainability.(More…)
  • Without transparency, corporations can lie about their corporate social responsibility, claiming to be sustainable while extracting resources from unsustainable sources or by unsustainable methods, and allow governments to ignore their obligations under environmental treaties.(More…)
  • University-employed programs were more likely to be perceived as unsustainable (64% unsustainable vs. 32% unsustainable, P <.048), whereas programs with other employment models were more likely to be perceived as sustainable (Table 2).(More…)
  • High-consumption lifestyles, amplified by continued population growth, are leading to unsustainable intensification and agricultural expansion – making our food the most extensive global driver of land degradation.(More…)


  • Herman Daly has suggested three broad criteria for ecological sustainability: renewable resources should provide a sustainable yield (the rate of harvest should not exceed the rate of regeneration); for non-renewable resources there should be equivalent development of renewable substitutes; waste generation should not exceed the assimilative capacity of the environment.(More…)



It is the combination of population increase in the developing world and unsustainable consumption levels in the developed world that poses a stark challenge to sustainability. [1] In order to fully understand sustainability in ecosystem gardening, it is quite illuminating to look at examples of unsustainable practice. [2]

The confrontation will be needed during the transition from unsustainable to sustainable and also when sustainability is achieved because the situation is always changing and better ways are always being developed. [3]

The resulting ecological deficit must be met from unsustainable extra sources and these are obtained in three ways: embedded in the goods and services of world trade; taken from the past (e.g. fossil fuels ); or borrowed from the future as unsustainable resource usage (e.g. by over exploiting forests and fisheries ). [1] Currently towards 35% of human water use is unsustainable, drawing on diminishing aquifers and reducing the flows of major rivers: this percentage is likely to increase if climate change impacts become more severe, populations increase, aquifers become progressively depleted and supplies become polluted and unsanitary. [1] The developed world population is only increasing slightly but consumption levels are unsustainable. [1] That willingness is the greatest asset we have for turning the tide on unsustainable consumption. [4]

Unsustainable economic growth has been starkly compared to the malignant growth of a cancer because it eats away at the Earth’s ecosystem services which are its life-support system. [1]

A concept change approach to pedagogy has a large learning effect and is necessary to get from the prevailing unsustainable way of doing things to a default habit of carrying out (in our case, home economics) vocational skills in a sustainable way. [3] Here are some of the most unsustainable souvenirs to look out for and great sustainable alternatives to choose from, so that you don’t wander innocently into an alluring curio shop somewhere and come out with “one of the world’s most trafficked wild products” like I did. [5]

On July 18, several of the book’s contributors will discuss the big ideas that would lead to a departure from business-as-usual and avoid an unsustainable, crowded, brutish future for the world. [6] The current status in most cases is unsustainable by default. [3] Just take a look around your current workplace or home, thinking about how you do things and you will probably find that most processes are unsustainable. [3]

One would then use simple macroeconomic accounting to establish that unsustainable public finances typically spill over into current account deficits, external debt, and foreign exchange reserves. [7] Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda face the prospects of unsustainable public debt and current account deficits because of big investments in infrastructure. [7] The 2017 LIC DSF ignores the fact that unsustainable public finances are typically the fundamental cause of debt distress: indicators of public debt dynamics, such as primary fiscal deficits and the interest rate-growth differential (r-g), are completely absent in the probit model. [7]

Without transparency, corporations can lie about their corporate social responsibility, claiming to be sustainable while extracting resources from unsustainable sources or by unsustainable methods, and allow governments to ignore their obligations under environmental treaties. [8] It is widely accepted that public health exclusions and injustices are inseparable from air pollution, water contamination and other unsustainable environmental issues. [9]

Novik states that the current progression of drug development in oncology is unsustainable. [10] A total of 31.4 percent of global fisheries are being fished at biologically unsustainable levels, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. [11] It is also possible that these two phenomena could also be at play in consumer perceptions of “sustainable” and “unsustainable” brands. [12] Given their socioeconomic status, coastal fishing enterprises typically lack the economic independence to be able to completely disengage from unsustainable practices that are in favor of lucrative catch. [11]

University-employed programs were more likely to be perceived as unsustainable (64% unsustainable vs. 32% unsustainable, P <.048), whereas programs with other employment models were more likely to be perceived as sustainable (Table 2). [13] Programs perceived as sustainable required significantly fewer weekends per year (13 vs. 16, P <.02; Table 2) than those perceived as unsustainable. [13] The hours worked per year for programs perceived as sustainable were statistically closer to their ideal than those perceived as unsustainable (P.46; Table 2). [13] Programs perceived as unsustainable were more likely than those perceived as sustainable to require a higher number of weekends worked per year or to be university employed. [13] Total hours currently worked did not differ significantly between programs perceived as sustainable and unsustainable. [13] Data were compared between programs with models that were self-identified as either sustainable or unsustainable, with P-values in categorical variables from ? 2 -test or Fischer’s exact test and in continuous variables from Wilcoxon rank-sum test. [13] Half of the interviewed program leaders perceived their current models as unsustainable. [13] Half of respondents felt their current model was unsustainable. [13]

“If enough people start only buying sustainable seafood, the market for the unsustainable seafood market drops away and hopefully those endangered or semi-endangered populations can recover. [14] Linear regression was used to determine whether associations differed between groups identifying as sustainable versus unsustainable. [13]

Unsustainable extraction of resources leads to increase depletion which affects the poor that depend on the environment and natural resources for their livelihood and survival. [15] Notably, programs that are university-employed or have higher weekends worked per year are more likely to be perceived as unsustainable. [13] Interestingly, the total number of clinical hours did not significantly differ in programs perceived to be unsustainable. [13]

Most of the time, unsustainable growth is due to lack of product-market fit. [16] Do not attempt to artificially stimulate top-of-funnel growth, as this will only lead you to churn through your addressable market and enter the unsustainable leaky bucket stage. [16]

High-consumption lifestyles, amplified by continued population growth, are leading to unsustainable intensification and agricultural expansion – making our food the most extensive global driver of land degradation. [17] The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is celebrated on June 17 every year in order for us to understand the perils of unsustainable development and the degradation of the ecology. [18] The 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification campaign #2018WDCD asks us to give up on unsustainable land use and try to make a difference through investing in the future of productive land. [18] They would have their CSR staff put out endless reports with heartwarming stories and mind-numbing statistics to insulate the organization against any bad media, government inquiry or community concern that might come about as they continued to profit from, and even extend, unsustainable business models and practices. [19] Do you live or work in Kenya and know why social enterprises have garnered a reputation for being ineffective and unsustainable? If so, please leave a comment or send me a message. [20] The current state of employee compensation in the United States is unsustainable and companies not paying attention to this governance factor present a material risk to long term investors. [21] Following the same path will drive unsustainable levels of habitat conversion for agricultural purposes, pushing nature closer to the brink. [17] Over-pumping: When water is pumped from an aquifer at an unsustainable rate. [22]


Herman Daly has suggested three broad criteria for ecological sustainability: renewable resources should provide a sustainable yield (the rate of harvest should not exceed the rate of regeneration); for non-renewable resources there should be equivalent development of renewable substitutes; waste generation should not exceed the assimilative capacity of the environment. [1] Sustainability is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations. [1] This aspect of sustainability has been referred to as environmental security and creates a clear need for global environmental agreements to manage resources such as aquifers and rivers which span political boundaries, and to protect shared global systems including oceans and the atmosphere. [1] The sustainability goal is to raise the global standard of living without increasing the use of resources beyond globally sustainable levels; that is, to not exceed “one planet” consumption. [1] Sustainability studies analyse ways to reduce resource intensity (the amount of resource (e.g. water, energy, or materials) needed for the production, consumption and disposal of a unit of good or service) whether this be achieved from improved economic management, product design, or new technology. [1] In analysing systems such as urban and national parks, dams, farms and gardens, theme parks, open-pit mines, water catchments, one way to look at the relationship between sustainability and resiliency is to view the former with a long-term vision and resiliency as the capacity of human engineers to respond to immediate environmental events. [1] Sustainability issues are generally expressed in scientific and environmental terms, as well as in ethical terms of stewardship, but implementing change is a social challenge that entails, among other things, international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. [1] Sustainability is studied and managed over many scales (levels or frames of reference) of time and space and in many contexts of environmental, social and economic organization. [1] Contrary to many other mainstream approaches to measuring the sustainability performance of organizations – which tend to be more incrementalist in form – CBS is explicitly tied to social, environmental and economic limits and thresholds in the world. [1] The metrics used for the measurement of sustainability (involving the sustainability of environmental, social and economic domains, both individually and in various combinations) are evolving: they include indicators, benchmarks, audits, sustainability standards and certification systems like Fairtrade and Organic, indexes and accounting, as well as assessment, appraisal and other reporting systems. [1] Using a systematic domain model that responds to the debates over the last decade, the Circles of Sustainability approach distinguished four domains of economic, ecological, political and cultural sustainability ; this in accord with the United Nations, Unesco, Agenda 21, and in particular the Agenda 21 for culture which specifies culture as the fourth domain of sustainable development. [1] Since the 1980s sustainability has been used more in the sense of human sustainability on planet Earth and this has resulted in the most widely quoted definition of sustainability as a part of the concept sustainable development, that of the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations on March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. [1]

At the global scale and in the broadest sense environmental management involves the oceans, freshwater systems, land and atmosphere, but following the sustainability principle of scale it can be equally applied to any ecosystem from a tropical rainforest to a home garden. [1] In looking across the arts ecosystem in a community, sustainability in the institutional sense becomes more compelling – and more problematic. [23] In this way, sustainability can be concretely measured in human projects if there is a transparent accounting of the resources put back into the ecosystem to replace those displaced. [1] The word sustainability is also used widely by western country development agencies and international charities to focus their poverty alleviation efforts in ways that can be sustained by the local populace and its environment. [1] Environment, Development and Sustainability. 14 (3): 425-431. doi : 10.1007/s10668-012-9337-9. [1] This is most clearly demonstrated through use of Context-Based Sustainability (CBS) tools, methods and metrics, including the MultiCapital Scorecard, which have been in development since 2005. [1] Sustainability is inextricably linked to the idea of environmental limits, the planetary equivalent of vital signs: concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, rates of biodiversity loss, freshwater and fertiliser use, etc. Exceed them, and things get unhealthy (for us more than the planet, but that’s another column). [4] Sustainability economics represents: “. a broad interpretation of ecological economics where environmental and ecological variables and issues are basic but part of a multidimensional perspective. [1] Specific types of sustainability include, sustainable agriculture, sustainable architecture or ecological economics. [1] At the local human scale, major sustainability benefits accrue from sustainable parks and gardens and green cities. [1] Human sustainability can be achieved by attaining sustainability in all levels of the seven modalities. [1] On one account, sustainability “concerns the specification of a set of actions to be taken by present persons that will not diminish the prospects of future persons to enjoy levels of consumption, wealth, utility, or welfare comparable to those enjoyed by present persons”. [1] More than that, sustainability implies responsible and proactive decision-making and innovation that minimizes negative impact and maintains balance between ecological resilience, economic prosperity, political justice and cultural vibrancy to ensure a desirable planet for all species now and in the future. [1] Sustainability interfaces with economics through the social and ecological consequences of economic activity. [1] One school of thought, often labeled ecosocialism or ecological Marxism, asserts that the capitalist economic system is fundamentally incompatible with the ecological and social requirements of sustainability. [1]

The focus ranges from the total carrying capacity (sustainability) of planet Earth to the sustainability of economic sectors, ecosystems, countries, municipalities, neighbourhoods, home gardens, individual lives, individual goods and services, occupations, lifestyles, behaviour patterns and so on. [1] The sheer size and complexity of the planetary ecosystem has proved problematic for the design of practical measures to reach global sustainability. [1]

“The spatial distribution of development in Europe and its underlying sustainability correlations”. [1] Reflecting back on several decades of work with funders and arts organizations, we propose a more nuanced and multi-dimensional view of sustainability – one that encompasses and transcends the current dialogue on capitalization, adaptive capacity and other elements of good management. [23] Other models of sustainability from years past include elements of “strong leadership,” “clarity of mission,” “adaptive capacity,” “willingness to innovate” and being “brand-driven.” [23] The three pillars have served as a common ground for numerous sustainability standards and certification systems in recent years, in particular in the food industry. [1] The philosophical and analytic framework of sustainability draws on and connects with many different disciplines and fields; in recent years an area that has come to be called sustainability science has emerged. [1]

A practical view of sustainability is closed systems that maintain processes of productivity indefinitely by replacing resources used by actions of people with resources of equal or greater value by those same people without degrading or endangering natural biotic systems. [1] The concept of sustainability is much broader than the concepts of sustained yield of welfare, resources, or profit margins. [1] The simple definition that sustainability is something that improves “the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting eco-systems”, though vague, conveys the idea of sustainability having quantifiable limits. [1] At the enterprise scale, carrying capacity now also plays a critical role in making it possible to measure and report the sustainability performance of individual organizations. [1] The idea of sustainability as a business opportunity has led to the formation of organizations such as the Sustainability Consortium of the Society for Organizational Learning, the Sustainable Business Institute, and the World Council for Sustainable Development. [1] Sustainability is a byproduct of high levels of community relevance, artistic vibrancy and proper capitalization. [23] Long-term sustainability requires the transition to a steady state economy in which total GDP remains more or less constant, as has been advocated for decades by Herman Daly and others in the ecological economics community. [1] Community relevance should be the first and foremost element of sustainability. [23]

The history of sustainability traces human-dominated ecological systems from the earliest civilizations to the present day. [1] Treating the environment as an externality may generate short-term profit at the expense of sustainability. [1] Side-by-side, these two short case studies illustrate why a new model of sustainability is required. [23] With so much continued change and turmoil in the arts industry, WolfBrown set out to reconsider what sustainability means in 2011. [23] Sustainability still matters in 2011, but not in the simplistic sense of financial security. [23] In a sense, the pursuit of sustainability, as historically defined, is quixotic. [23] In Sweden, more than 70 cities and towns–25 per cent of all municipalities in the country–have adopted a common set of “Sustainability Principles” and implemented these systematically throughout their municipal operations. [1] Eco-municipalities take a systems approach, based on sustainability principles. [1] There are now twelve eco-municipalities in the United States and the American Planning Association has adopted sustainability objectives based on the same principles. [1]

This view has been expressed as an illustration using three overlapping ellipses indicating that the three pillars of sustainability are not mutually exclusive and can be mutually reinforcing. [1] This suggested a more complex figure of sustainability, which included the importance of the domain of ‘politics’. [1] Sustainability measurement is the quantitative basis for the informed management of sustainability. [1] One such pillar is future generations, which emphasizes the long-term thinking associated with sustainability. [1] Some sustainability experts and practitioners have illustrated four pillars of sustainability, or a quadruple bottom line. [1] There is also an opinion that considers resource use and financial sustainability as two additional pillars of sustainability. [1] To shed light on the big picture, explorer and sustainability campaigner Jason Lewis has drawn parallels to other, more tangible closed systems. [1] While the United Nations Millennium Declaration identified principles and treaties on sustainable development, including economic development, social development and environmental protection it continued using three domains: economics, environment and social sustainability. [1] The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the following interconnected domains: environment, economic and social. [1]

The challenge for sustainability is to curb and manage Western consumption while raising the standard of living of the developing world without increasing its resource use and environmental impact. [1] Ecosocialists advocate for the revolutionary succession of capitalism by ecosocialism–an egalitarian economic/political/social structure designed to harmonize human society with non-human ecology and to fulfill human needs –as the only sufficient solution to the present-day ecological crisis, and hence the only path towards sustainability. [1] Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. [1] The international community has identified many industries whose practices have been known to violate social sustainability, and many of these industries have organizations in place that aid in verifying the social sustainability of products and services. [1] Application of social sustainability requires stakeholders to look at human and labor rights, prevention of human trafficking, and other human rights risks. [1]

Organizations that focus solely on finances in trying to achieve sustainability can lose their sense of vitality and purpose. [23] Accumulation of capital alone is not sufficient to achieve sustainability and may in fact lead to a false sense of security. [23]

Some of the best known and most widely used sustainability measures include corporate sustainability reporting, Triple Bottom Line accounting, World Sustainability Society, Circles of Sustainability, and estimates of the quality of sustainability governance for individual countries using the Environmental Sustainability Index and Environmental Performance Index. [1] Urban sustainability analysis of the greater urban area of the city of S Paulo using the “Circles of Sustainability’ method of the UN and Metropolis Association. [1]

His previous company, Sustainable Finance Ltd. was eventually acquired by PwC. In his current role, Reed and his team focus on what they call “Sustainability Strategy through Execution.” [24] To get from the current status quo to the vision of sustainability by default requires a sustainable mindset so that sustainable by default becomes an automatic reaction. [3]

Therefore, sustainability in the class or training room will almost always need to begin with a contradiction that has to be explored. [3] It is clear from the 2017 Report of the High Level Panel on reinvigorating African development finance that imaginative ways will need to be found to reconcile debt sustainability and development by using shrinking ODA better and taking on board the growing heterogeneity among African LIDCs. [7] There is no provision for the constant tussle between debt sustainability and development in economies that need huge investments in infrastructure and human capital, for them to grow and create jobs for their burgeoning youth populations–and reduce the instability from insecurity and mass migration. [7] By facilitating collaboration among governments, multilateral finance institutions and bilateral donors, such a framework would help to reconcile Africa’s debt sustainability concerns with its sizeable development needs. [7] What matters is the sustainability of long-run growth and development for which debt sustainability is a necessary condition, not an end in itself. [7]

The debt sustainability problems in Ghana and Mozambique, for example, are due to misuse of public resources and weak fiscal institutions. [7] All the debt sustainability analysis (DSA) says is that public debt is below its threshold and does not “flag additional risks”. [7]

The consideration of ecological sustainability concerns thus adds complexity to the cross-sectoral links between public health and water, energy and food for the urban poor and marginalised. [9] This paper interrogates the case for improved and broadened public sustainability reporting by universities, and explores whether and how global performance measures capture the institutional attitudes and activities pertinent to. [25] With the global economy rapidly expanding, many fear that growth and sustainability will come into conflict as more and more natural resources are needed to fuel it. [8] Two centuries on from Ms Austen’s novel, the world’s population has grown from one billion to seven billion people prompting us to think about our finite resources and the concept of sustainability. [26]

Sustainability is where “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” as defined in Our Common Future, a report by the World Commission on Environment and Development in the 1980s. [26] Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability focused institutes and centers (IESICs) serve a crucial role in bridging the knowledge needs of society and the knowledge production capabilities of universities. [25] This edited collection invites educational practitioners and theorists to speculate on – and craft visions for – the future of environmental and sustainability education. [25] The diverse set of college and university sustainability leadership programs, which represent a growing trend in higher education, share a common goal: building skills and knowledge for aspiring environmental and. [25] The Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program (SCIP) at the University of Michigan is designed to measure and track the university’s progress (Callewaert and Marans 2017) in moving the campus community. [25] Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged at SB?18 Vancouver to share their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to all of those committed to improving business around the world. [12] The fund’s objective is to provide a total return in excess of the FTSE World index, over the long term (a minimum of five years), from a portfolio of global equities which meet the fund’s sustainability criteria. [27] Rathbone Unit Trust Management (Rathbones) to launch global sustainability fund in July 2018, subject to FCA regulatory approval. [27] In 2012, La Trobe University committed to ensuring that every undergraduate student, across all disciplines, will have significant and assessed experience of three “Essentials? of learning: Sustainability Thinking; Global Citizenship. [25] Yelena Novik, MD, associate professor, New York University Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, discusses the sustainability of drug development in oncology. [10] The IKC was tasked with accelerating early-stage companies to develop their technologies with leading academics and industrial partners interested in synthetic biology to help meet the needs of sustainability. [26] As universities begin to consider sustainability as a core value in education, there is a need to contemplate the role of transformative learning in higher education. [25]

Sudden population explosion in post-World War II got the conversation on sustainability started at the United Nations. [26] Three pillars hold up the concept of sustainability: Economy, Environment, and Society. [26] A disused Industrial Revolution chimney stack in Devon, UK, the setting of Jane Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility (1811), now towers above solar panels built in the Sustainability Revolution. [26] This paper will discuss the methods used to identify the baseline status of sustainability in the curriculum of UWE Bristol programmes and to begin to assess the contribution which the. [25]

Public health and urban sustainability are inextricably linked. [9] Urban sustainability “provisions? such as green public spaces, can be crucial for improving poor people’s health and wellbeing. [9]

In a globalized economy, transparency, inclusiveness, and environmental sustainability are goals many individuals, corporations and international entities strive to achieve. [8]

In this study, we also explored the perceived sustainability of current clinical models and the ideal clinical model in hours per year. [13] These hours are higher than those considered ideal by PHM directors, and many are concerned about the sustainability of current work models. [13] Although total hours trend lower in PEM, the authors noted continued challenges in sustainability with an estimated half of all PEM respondents indicating a plan to reduce hours or leave the field in the next 5 years and endorsing symptoms of burnout. 6 These findings from PEM may motivate PHM leaders to be more aggressive in adjusting work models toward sustainability in the future. [13] Three local food professionals have uncovered innovative sustainability processes: Sitka Salmon Shares created a transportation and sales model for Alaskan fish; Rushing Waters, an established organic Wisconsin trout farm, embraces transparency across the board; and Screaming Tuna, a popular player in the local sushi game, maintains strict sustainability standards as a way of doing business. [14] Respondents were asked, “Do you or your hospitalists have concerns about the sustainability of the model?” Sustainability was intentionally undefined to prevent limiting respondent perspective. [13]

I understood better how poverty and lack of access to social amenities affects their daily lives and creates an overdependence on the natural environment thus making the concept of sustainability a mirage. [15] By using data obtained from interviews of pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) program leaders, we describe the clinical workload of university-based programs and report on the program sustainability perceived by PHM program leaders. [13] At the outset of the project, Women’s World Banking and Lead agreed to measure the success of the program according to product usage or claims frequency, i.e. are the customers are using the insurance or not? Both parties felt that this indicator kept the focus on providing the most value to the consumer while ensuring long term sustainability of the product. [28] With this goal in mind, we sought to obtain data on university-based PHM programs to describe the current average workload for a 1.0 clinical FTE pediatric hospitalist and to assess the perceptions of program directors regarding the sustainability of the current workload. [13] Half of the division leaders reported that they or their hospitalists have concerns about the sustainability of the current workload. [13]

It was also used to evaluate hours per year per 1.0 FTE and total weekends per year per 1.0 FTE and perceived sustainability. [13] The interview was also designed to establish a common language for work metrics (hours per year) for comparative purposes and to assess the perceived sustainability of the workload. [13]

The transitions to sustainability approach has proved to be useful for academics, policy makers and practitioners to understand and promote socio-technical transformations, often aiming at climate change alternatives in European countries. [29] Future studies may better elucidate these findings and inform programmatic efforts to address sustainability. [13] Sustainability in the fish industry is vitally important to maintaining the quality and quantity of the fish population for future generations. [14] Early Phase: When an early-phase product has high retention but is losing active users and does not have high penetration, growth tactics may help it reach sustainability. [16] Retention (product-market fit) and net growth are the two key factors guiding sustainability of your product’s growth. [16]

Indigenous peoples worldwide for centuries have maintained a world view and way of life that was and is more in keeping with a natural balance, harmony and sustainability with life that from the beginning never automatically went in the same direction of Western Civilization. [30] Commitment to quality and sustainability begins on the water. [14] The success and sustainability of Hemayet Lead, a hospital cash and life microinsurance product in Egypt blows that assumption out of the water. [28]

Screaming Tuna signed with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which sets the standards for sustainability in America with sushi. [14]

In the modern world, the term “sustainable business practices? most likely conjures images of proper resource management and greenhouse gas mitigation; however, the sustainability of a business is not limited to its impact on the environment. [21] Bayer started combining its financial and sustainability reporting in 2013 and made it clear that sustainability was established at the board level, tying with the Board of Management member responsible for Human Resources, Technology and Sustainability. [19] The purpose of the Long Island Water Supply Sustainability Study is to create an updated and enhanced regional groundwater-flow modeling tool for use by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), DEC, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and other key water-resources management partners in the region. [22] The good news? The CSR/ Sustainability community has unique skillsets, experiences and points of view that companies will need going forward to develop sustainability as a core business strategy. [19] As I have laid out in my blog, sustainability (i.e. profitability) is a defining aspect of any social enterprise. [20] According to him, “the man-on-the-street’s perception of a social enterprise is a grant funded, non-profit, that’s run by well-intentioned expats, trying to make a difference, but not really thinking about long-term sustainability. [20]

Sustainability is not just about being a good corporate citizen; it is also about creating new income streams and business models. [19] Exponential growth models leading towards sustainability certainly offer hope. [31]

RANKED SELECTED SOURCES(31 source documents arranged by frequency of occurrence in the above report)

1. (62) Sustainability – Wikipedia

2. (21) Pediatric Hospitalist Workload and Sustainability in University-Based Programs: Results from a National Interview-Based Survey | Journal of Hospital Medicine

3. (11) Is Sustainability Sustainable?

4. (9) The distressing Debt Sustainability Framework of the IMF and World Bank

5. (8) Publications – AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub

6. (6) Sense and Sustainability: Where does synthetic biology fit? – SynBioBeta

7. (6) Why confrontation? Anne Fox

8. (5) Sustainable Seafood | Edible Milwaukee

9. (4) Sequoia – Sustainable Product Growth

10. (4) CSR is dead: Long live sustainability as corporate strategy | GreenBiz

11. (4) Democratizing public health and urban sustainability: how can nexus framings be useful? – STEPS Centre

12. (3) The Social Enterprise: Tackling Poverty Through Profits, or the Unsustainable Do-gooder? It’s in the Eye of the Beholder The Impact Money Blog

13. (3) How Blockchain technology can support Environmental Sustainability in the globalized economy — The Review and Debates at NYU

14. (2) Dr. Novik on the Sustainability of Drug Development

15. (2) Investing in Sustainable Fisheries | Conservation Finance Network

16. (2) Marketers, Neuroscientists Demystify the Conscious Consumer vs. the Consumer Unconscious | Sustainable Brands

17. (2) COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – Department of Community Sustainability

18. (2) EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The New Black Gold – The True Value of Soil | Sustainability

19. (2) World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Sustainability is Key

20. (2) Is Current Employee Compensation Sustainable? — STANCE Capital

21. (2) Long Island Water Supply Sustainability Study – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

22. (2) Rathbones to unveil global sustainability fund – Investment Europe

23. (2) How We Built a Microinsurance Product that’s Meaningful for Women and Sustainable for the Institution – Womens World Banking

24. (2) What is sustainable, anyway?

25. (1) Why Lawns are not Sustainable in Ecosystem Gardening

26. (1) The Sustainable Innovation Review The Journal of The Sustainable Innovation MBA at the University of Vermont

27. (1) Sustainability transitions in the developing world: Challenges of socio-technical transformations unfolding in contexts of poverty – ScienceDirect

28. (1) Fallacy of Vancouvers Unsustainable “Making Room” Urban Density Plan – Native News Online

29. (1) Exponential Growth Towards a Sustainable Future: the Limits of Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Production – Resilience

30. (1) Sustainable alternatives to the most unethical souvenirs

31. (1) From summits to solutions: Innovations in implementing the sustainable development goals