Some news, thoughts and actors:
Read: Beyond 2015, a 50 pages working paper of LSE The London school of Economics and political Science, published February 2005.
Most societies aspire to achieve economic development to secure rising standards of living, both for themselves and for future generations. They also seek to protect and enhance their environment, now and for their children. Reconciling these two aspirations is at the heart of sustainable development. Principles of sustainable development: (Read more on The University of Reading ECIFM).
Sustainability: Human, Social, Economic and Environmental;
Economic sustainability is not just about achieving economic growth year on year. It’s about understanding that economic growth is only sustainable if it simultaneously improves our quality of life and the environment. For an organisation, economic sustainability has two aspects – the financial stability of an organisation and how it manages its assets, and the impact that organisation has on the economy, the environment and society. To manage the first (financial sustainability) without the second is to ignore the community and the resources that an organisation relies upon to exist. (Read more on NHS Supplier Information Database).
Research: The University of Michigan has a well-established record of comprehensive and interdisciplinary investigations into environmental sustainability at the local, regional, and global scale.
Development GATEWAY, Knowledge Economy.
the Eldis Gateway to Development Information.
Read: Glitz and grime, by N. Chandra Mohan, December 03, 2006.
The World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2007.
CasePlace.org, developing leaders for a sustainable Society.
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.
Acumen Fund’s community of investors is invaluable to our efforts to champion innovative, market-oriented solutions to the problem of global poverty. We engage an active set of individuals, foundations and corporations who support us with their charitable dollars and give us access to their expertise and networks. Our community is diverse and borderless—investors come from a wide variety of sectors and countries. At the end of the day, we believe it will take a global community of individuals and institutions to help solve the world’s tough problems through entrepreneurial means. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Our investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water and housing – through innovative, market-oriented approaches. (See all on ACUMEN fund).
The Environment and the Economy with MIT, The Project continues to have a long term research focus on understanding the tradeoffs between environmental protection and economic performance at the national, state, and local levels.
- When and to what degree do stringent environmental regulations hinder economic growth?
- What elements of rapid economic growth produce accelerated environmental degradation?
- Where do opportunities for harmonizing strong environmental protection and healthy economic growth exist and where are prudent tradeoffs required.
Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment.
EEPSEA: Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia.
Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment.
Environment & Development MA, postgraduate Study, London.