This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.
There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of 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.” The soul of sustainability is our interconnectedness of Mother Earth and her children through to the next seven generations.
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Sustainability 101: Exponential Growth by Dr. Albert Bartlett
Professor Bartlett explains "sustainability" in the context of the First Law of Sustainability. Problems at local, national, and global levels are all tied together with arithmetic. And our greatest shortcoming is our inability to understand the exponential function.
Dr. Albert Bartlett discusses the implications of unending growth on economies, population, and resources. Presented at UBC on 5/19/2011. For more information, see http://www.AlBartlett.org .
EarthSayer Albert Bartlett
From Trend to Practice: CSR & Sustainability Become Business as Usual
The Four Operational Principles of Sustainability by Karl-Henrik Robert
Individual Sustainability by McDearis and Pappas
Definition of Sustainable Innovation, Elementary Style by Dassault Systems
What is Sustainability to Eastman Chemical Company?
Nevada Trails with Garry Bowen
Definition of Sustainability by Corporations by Christoph Lueneburger
What's Your Vision for Sustainability by Nikos Avionas
Definition of Sustainability by RealEyes
Defining Sustainability - Business Insights by Dr. Karl-Henrick Robert
Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards
What is Just Sustainability by Julian Agyeman
Waking Up to Sustainability by John Elkington
What is Sustainability? Jill Savery, Sustainability and Sport
4 Principles to Win the Sustainability 'Game' by Alexandre Magnin
How to Save the World by Eero Paloheimo
The 3 Finger Test by Professor P
Spreading Sustainability: Denmark
The Natural Step and Sustainability Explained in Two Minutes
The Demographic Transition Theory by Kim Smith
What is Sustainability by Hunter Lovins