Who agrees that renewable energies are a bad thing? Less and less people. Who thinks that renewables are still not that efficient when compared to fossil fuels? Perhaps a few more people would agree with this statement. Just to give an example, about 21% of the European Union’s energy needs are provided by renewable andContinue reading “Renewable Energies, a natural source for Green Jobs”
Category Archives: Sustainability
Green Jobs are the future, but where to start from?
Pretty much everybody believes in the importance to create green jobs of course! And the core question here is on how to set the wheel in motion to start creating and fostering green livelihoods, what ideal combination can create the right environment for green jobs to develop? The question is indeed more complex than theContinue reading “Green Jobs are the future, but where to start from?”
From doomed ecosystems to green jobs
Recently Indonesia made the headlines when the government announced that Jakarta is irreversibly doomed to end up under water and they need to build a new capital elsewhere. Shocking news for everybody and another tangible effect of the damage inflicted onto our planet by our actions. For Jakarta, it may be too late, yet notContinue reading “From doomed ecosystems to green jobs”
Human development index — just numbers?
How is Human Development index connected with wellbeing and quality of life?
Measuring quality of life – is it time for a change?
To measure well-being, we should perhaps take a pause to understand what well-being actually is, and there is no easy answer.
People Centred Economy
Does business have to be “as usual”? let’s check out what’s in it for us if we apply a People Centred Economy approach, and the most to the point definition comes from…
Sustainability begins from our communities
What is a community? A group of people who share a place of living or have some features in common, and a condition of sharing or with attitudes and interest in common. Therefore pretty much any place or situation that gathers together more than 2 humans can be defined as a community?
The quest to find the perfect pedagogy and learning system is as old as humanity itself, going from instinctual learning based on imitation, to trial-and-fail, all the way to systems grounded on complex reward and punishment methodologies…
Social Sustainability and Democracy – Part 1
If Social Sustainability was a train, then sooner or later it would need to stop at the “democracy” station, actually the sooner the better. That is because democracy is part of the Sustainable Welfare Indicator, and a necessary elements in society’s satisfaction and happiness, aiming at ensure that these are widespread across the citizens. ThatContinue reading “Social Sustainability and Democracy – Part 1 “
Social Sustainability-The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
When we talk about governance we mean rules, principles, rights, responsibilities and expectations concerning how a body should function as a standard, applicable to any type of body, be it in the private sector, public or third sector. To this end the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) was created, to apply, in the private sector,Continue reading “Social Sustainability-The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) “
Social Sustainability – Social Cohesion
Social Cohesion is the process that build shared values within a community, aiming at eliminating or reducing inequality when it comes to wealth and income, empowering people to develop a feeling of belonging, attachment and responsibility from being part of that community, overcoming together challenges and obstacles. One of the main aspects, and desired resultsContinue reading “Social Sustainability – Social Cohesion “
The role of Inclusion and Diversity in Social Sustainability
Simply said “Put people first” as stated by the United Nations’ Development Goals, and that translates as addressing the poor and vulnerable through social inclusion, which is done by; empowering people, building resilient society, cohesion, and the accountability, transparency and responsibility of institutions. Environmental and economic sustainability can’t happen without addressing diversity and inclusion, and,Continue reading “The role of Inclusion and Diversity in Social Sustainability “
Social Sustainability and The Quality of Life
We are going to start going deeper into social sustainability by looking at the quality of life, concerning communities and population as a whole. Communities are made of environmental, economic and social systems that provide them with meaningful, healthy and productive life for the members of today and tomorrow. Although there are cultural aspects andContinue reading “Social Sustainability and The Quality of Life”
Trending Social Sustainability?
It is a fact that today’s buyers are interested in goods that are sustainable, paying special attention to social sustainability, just look at fair trade, or fashion, a clear example where consumers demanded goods produced taking into consideration labour rights and against exploitation. There is a general demand out there that crops are grown sustainablyContinue reading “Trending Social Sustainability?”
Your First Steps Towards Social Sustainability
There are 3 pillar to sustainability, environmental, economic and social, otherwise known as Planet, Profit, People; and generally sustainability is the process and goal to meet our needs without jeopardising those of future generations. In order of investment of research and resources environment is the primary one, and economic sustainability has been gaining grounds, however,Continue reading “Your First Steps Towards Social Sustainability”
What is Social Sustainability?
There are many approaches and branches that stem off the concept of sustainability, one of them is social sustainability, as interestingly enough it is so far the least explored and invested upon. It may be because of the lack of a clear definition, or because this is seen as something more pertinent to the ThirdContinue reading “What is Social Sustainability? “