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Wind turbines in South Africa. Sustainable economic growth means investing in sustainability

Fiscal Sustainability: Stimulus or Austerity

Cost cutting and economic consolidation makes good fiscal sense particularly during difficult economic times.  Conversely, stimulating your economy with investments that contribute to sustainable growth and create jobs also makes sense. As the wave of recession was breaking around the world, the IMF’s managing director said,  “if there has ever been a time in modern economic history when fiscal policy and…

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Most Sustainable Country In The World: Sweden (Northern Europeans Top The List)

Social governance issues such as carbon emissions, social cohesion, civil liberties, and environmental governance are the focus of a report designed to provide investors with deeper insight into issues that could affect a country’s credit rating.…

Sustainable business best practices: the triple bottom line

Best Practices in Sustainability: Employee Engagement and Reporting

It is widely understood that adopting best practices in sustainability can offer a significant competitive advantage. There is ample incentive to get on board. In 2012, sales of sustainable goods and services reached $1 trillion globally and in 2013, it may double to reach $2 trillion. As early as 2017, the sustainable economy could be worth $10 trillion in annual…

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Concentrating solar plant in the California desert

Obama Forges Ahead on Clean Energy, Launches Industry Energy Efficiency, Advanced Solar Energy Research Initiatives

The President and his administration launched new initiatives aimed at boosting industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power, as well as public-private research partnerships to develop advanced solar PV and CSP technologies.

Video: Earth Trek-The Economics of the Future

“We have it within our reach–now–to achieve nearly every dream of mankind.” -Gene Roddenberry We just need to adjust or redefine the dream. The following video is from TheSustainableMan channel on YouTube.

Sustainable Man: Paul Gilding and the 11th Hour

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Nature Tourism Boosts Local Economies along with Environmental Conservation, “Green” Practices

Successful nature tourism businesses in Costa Rica “walk the walk” as well as “talk the talk” when it comes to boosting their businesses and environmental conservation, a University of Florida study reveals.