Topic Archives: Cities

SustainAbility at the Global Climate Action Summit: The Low Hanging Fruit in Combatting Climate Change

SustainAbility is at The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. You can read the first blog of this series here. The Low Hanging Fruit in Combatting Climate Change Event: More Feast, Less Footprint: New Goals & Progress Towards Wasting Less Food Approximately

SustainAbility at the Global Climate Action Summit: Steering the Course to a Clean Mobility Future

SustainAbility is at The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and will be sharing blog updates about some of the events throughout the week. You can read the first blog of this series here. Steering the Course to a Clean Mobility Future: Tech Innovation Alone Won’t Get Us There Event: Setting the Scene for Climate

Then, Now & What’s Next

Sustainability is 30. To mark this milestone we are charting how in that time the developed world has changed and is changing. We look at how people have affected everything from our landscapes and physical world to the economy and broader society. And we explore the opportunities and possibilities of a regenerative and equal future

Amid Technological Disruption, Utilities Continue Search for Sustainable Business Models

SustainAbility’s Trends blog series provides you with updates on important signals from our What’s Next for Business? Sustainability Trends for 2017 report. This blog explores the key forces and technologies shaping the transformation of the U.S. utilities sector. The U.S. electric utility sector currently faces disruption on a scale it has never experienced before. Democratization and

Global Trends & Oppprtunties

For our annual trends outlook, we reviewed our own ongoing issue tracking and interviewed two dozen global sustainability experts on their expectations for 2016 and beyond, honing in on key issues and opportunities that will define the field, and on signals for companies and others to watch. The conversation is now about the best way

Drought, Urbanization and Climate: Big Business Opportunities for Long-Term Thinkers

Flickr image by WorldFish This article was co-written by Lindsay Clinton and Rochelle March. As São Paulo, Brazil, suffers from the worst drought in its history, multinational pulp company Fibria, which is headquartered in the city, is one of many that has felt the pinch. At times, water has been shut off to 40% of

Citystates II

Daunting challenges – from climate change to food and water security, from nutrition and public health to inequality and social exclusion – confront global cities today. But an exciting range of solutions – from distributed power generation and multi-modal transportation networks to compact development, urban farming and smart cities – is emerging also. Bringing these

Postcards From…SustainAbility’s Recent Travels

The SustainAbility team, around the world! In the spirit of Radar’s spring issue, The Place of Sustainability, we feature some of the recent travels of the SustainAbility team. They bring us a first-hand view of Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Indonesia and India and a snapshot of some of the issues that currently define these diverse

On Our Radar: Has China’s Environment Hit an Inflection Point?

Mask wearing has become a common sight in downtown Beijing. Taken April 2014 © Chris Wash. An abbreviated version of this piece was originally published in the summer issue of Radar Magazine – Issue 04: Better, Connected. The Chinese government’s declarations of environmental concerns as first-order priorities have a spotty history in heralding imminent change,