Sustainability is deemed to be nascent in the country that is confronted by a myriad of socio-economic challenges, and so pioneering social enterprises converged this year with one purpose: To make sustainable business the new way forward.
Pursuing knowledge can build expertise in a field, or it can change the world. Professor Manfred Lenzen explains how the University of Sydney's purpose-first approach to sustainability research helps students tackle tough global challenges.
With 17 goals and a host of sub-goals beneath each one, measuring the success of implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is deemed a herculean task. But a new SDG index shows it can be done. Here's how.
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A shocking 130 million girls are still not attending school today globally. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard explains why this gender gap is bad for gender equality, sustainable development, and business.
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Implementing the SDGs will require people who have skills such as systems thinking and integrated problem solving—and universities are perfectly positioned to help. Here's a practical guide for universities to get started on the Goals.
This could very well be the Asian Century, but if and only if the region can overcome old challenges like poverty and resolve issues of the day such as climate change. ADB's deputy chief economist Juzhong Zhuang outlines key problem areas.