"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. "
-United Nations, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future, 1987
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Truxal's Research Guide to Business is an excellent starting point for researching Sustainable Business. You'll find links to the library catalog and the best databases to use. Below are additional resources for Sustainable Business topics.
These websites contain information about sustainable business:
Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council
A business-led educational and advocacy organization promoting sustainable business viability, awareness, and impact within the Chesapeake region
Green Guide for New Businesses
From business.gov, which helps small businesses understand their legal requirements and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community
The Guardian: Sustainable Business
The Guardian's coverage of the environmental impacts of business
The New York Times: Sustainable Business
News about sustainable business, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Sustainable Business Institute
A nonpartisan 501c(3) nonprofit which provides companies committed to sustainability a venue for sharing best practices and promoting shared goals
Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability
At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce (15:55).
For more information about this subject or this speaker, visit this talk at ted.org.
You might find the following eBooks useful when researching sustainable business. You will need to enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access these resources from off-campus.
Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography