Editorial

  • Sustainability is dead; long live sustainability. Sustainability has gone “mainstream.” Firms develop sustainability strategies, develop sustainable products and business processes, produce sustainability reports, and appoint chief sustainability officers who tout sustainability as being core to their mission. University administrators promote …

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Feature

  • In BriefPolicies promoted under the banner of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) propose to achieve that goal, in combination with the conservation or sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks, through the establishment of robust markets for forest carbon. However, there are …

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  • In BriefWork as we know it just isn’t working. Both men and women are struggling to manage the demands of their professional and personal lives. Some organizations have responded by implementing workplace flexibility policies and practices; others, like Yahoo, have rolled back innovations. But what does a thriving twenty-first-century …

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  • In BriefThe Green Sports Alliance was formed with the aim of understanding how the games we play can affect and foster awareness about the environment to promote change. Having fun on the sports field, it turns out, can be a far more effective way to spread messages about our natural resources than the classroom. By […]

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Perspectives

On the Ground

Solutions in History

  • In humanity’s relentless search for the industrial minerals that undergird our modern technology and economy, we have extensively and comprehensively ravaged natural landscapes. Sites like the Berkeley Pit in Montana or Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie Super Pit exemplify the awesome scale of these transformations. Indeed, as an industry quip …

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Envision the Future

  • This article is part of a regular section in Solutions in which the author is challenged to envision a future society in which all the right changes have been made. The year is 2071, and the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 2021 Mumbai Earth Treaty. On this momentous day, it seems appropriate […]

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Media Review

  • James Gustave (“Gus”) Speth’s manifesto, America the Possible, is a lucid summary of the progressive view of what ails the United States and how to fix it. At a time when forgettable blueprints for social change appear almost daily, this one stands out for being remarkably fresh, readable, and incisive. In his opening chapters, Speth […]

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Noteworthy

  • Since international negotiations on global climate change began, it has been evident that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions today—the United States and China—could lead the world on the issue if only they could agree with one another. They haven’t gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday …

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