sustainable development

When Seeking the City Solution on Climate, Don’t Forget the Suburbs

Posted by Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley

Our cities have the potential to be a key climate change solution. Already they are hot-beds of innovation in local and global approaches to the nexus of sustainability and quality of life.  People who live in cities drive less, use less energy to heat, cool, and light their homes, and even their water and sewer lines are shorter and require fewer resources. But all of those advantages – and the ability to save more land for nature and agriculture – will be cancelled out if our cities are ringed with suburbs that are profligate in their use of energy and resources.

TD Economics: Environmental Policy Creates Economic Benefits for Cities

Incorporating environmental elements into urban development strategies fosters economic growth and strong environmental performance
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Local cities and municipalities play a crucial role in greening the economy, according to a report released today by TD Economics (, an affiliate of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. By creating a bottom-up framework for consumers, businesses and government to improve environmental performance cities are also able to create jobs, improve living conditions and foster economic growth.

Guest Post: In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time for a Clean Slate?

Guest blog by Michael Townsend, Founder and CEO of Earthshine Solutions, and author of The Robust Guide to Sustainable Business (forthcoming)

Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our economies, it is widely acclaimed for having delivered an era of unprecedented growth and prosperity. - Société de Transport de Montréal Publishes Sustainable Development Plan 2020

The plan draws on such sources as stakeholder consultations, the company's Strategic Plan 2020 and the context in which the the company operates.
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November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Development Plan 2020, based on a continuous-improvement approach, follows up the Sustainable Development Action Plan 2007-2011. It draws on such sources as stakeholder consultations, the company's Strategic Plan 2020 and the context in which the STM operates. These factors enabled the STM to identify the key issues which the Sustainable Development Plan 2020 addresses. - Golder Associates publishes 2012 Sustainable Development Report

The report discusses how ground-breaking approaches are used, not only by incorporating sustainable development principles into the solutions provided to clients, but also in overcoming challenges and obstacles on this sustainable development journey
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October 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Golder Associates, a global consulting, design and construction services company driven by its purpose to "engineer Earth's development" while "preserving Earth's integrity," has released its 2012 Sustainable Development Report, - STMicroelectronics Publishes its 16th Sustainability Report

The report provides a detailed view on the company's Sustainability strategy, deployed worldwide through its business policies and concrete actions to create value for all its stakeholders.
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July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - STMicroelectronics releases its 2012 Sustainability Report - SABMiller (LON:SAB) Publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report

The report highlights three of the most material sustainable development issues for the business: its economic contribution, the role of beer in society and tackling resource scarcity through the water-food-energy nexus
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June 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The value of local growth

SABMiller has published its 2013 Sustainable Development Report online at

During the past year, SABMiller has:


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