Introduction to sustainability

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On this path you will learn about: - What is sustainability? - Population growth, ecosystem and extinction in sustainability - Renewable energy and their challenges - Climate change - Water and agriculture in sustainability

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What is Business Sustainability? - Definition from TechTarget.com
What is Business Sustainability? - Definition from TechTarget.comBen Lutkevichtechtarget.com8 minutes

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This content is about business sustainability. Business sustainability is the management and coordination of environmental, social and financial demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success. It is important for businesses to be sustainable in order to solve ecological, social and economic problems and improve the company's effect on the external world. There are three main types of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. To create a sustainable business strategy, businesses should address compliance, align overall strategy with sustainability, quantify the return on sustainability investments, be proactive, be transparent, and collaborate with other organizations.

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What Is Sustainability in Business? | HBS Online
What Is Sustainability in Business? | HBS OnlineAlexandra Spiliakoshbs.edu10 minutes

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In this step you'll learn about sustainability in business. Sustainability in business refers to doing business without negatively impacting the environment, community, or society as a whole. The goal of a sustainable business strategy is to make a positive impact on at least one of those areas. Sustainable businesses consider a wide array of environmental, economic, and social factors when making business decisions.

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What Is Business Sustainability? – Network for Business Sustainability (NBS)
What Is Business Sustainability? – Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Tima Bansalnbs.net5 minutes

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The article is discussing business sustainability and why it is important. Business sustainability is important because it is necessary for the future prosperity of all. The article also discusses why business sustainability is so confusing and provides examples of business sustainability.

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Making Population Growth a Consideration for Sustainable Development Goals | Population Media Center
Making Population Growth a Consideration for Sustainable Development Goals | Population Media Centerpopulation mediapopulationmedia.org5 minutes

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This article is about how population growth affects sustainability goals. It discusses how increased population will lead to more ecological problems, economic stagnation, and inequality. It also provides ways to ethically influence global population growth.

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New UN Report: Global Population Growth and Sustainable Development
New UN Report: Global Population Growth and Sustainable DevelopmentMarian Starkeypopulationconnection.org3 minutes

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The UN just released a new report on global population growth and sustainable development. The report says there's a 95% probability that the world population will be between 9.4 and 10.1 billion in 2050. Population Connection is working to achieve the lower end of that range through improved access to voluntary family planning. Even if we do succeed in slowing growth so that we “only” reach 9.4 billion by mid-century, that’s still 1.5 billion more people than are on the planet today. Most of that growth will occur in sub-Saharan Africa, which is projected to double in size. The report also says that development efforts aimed at helping low-income countries out of poverty will inevitably raise consumption levels of fast-growing populations. The environmental impact of more people consuming more of everything—including fossil fuels—will be catastrophic if we don’t switch to more sustainable energy sources, farming practices, and resources extraction.