What is Sustainability?
We see sustainability as an ethos whereby we use resources responsibly and equitably to meet the needs of current generations without compromising future generations’ well-being.
One useful way of approaching sustainability is to think of the Triple Bottom Line (John Elkington, 1994):
>> Planet -- Are we doing enough to protect the ecology and safeguard it for the long-term?
>> People -- Are our practices fair and beneficial to the wider community?
>> Profit/Prosperity -- Are we creating economic value in creating jobs and generating prosperity for all? This can be different from a narrow firm-centric definition of profit maximization, so we prefer to use “Prosperity” in lieu of “Profit”.
Mun Wei has published an article on how organizations can start their sustainability journey:
He started the SustainableSG Facebook page in September 2011 as a regular digest of international sustainability issues.
It is meant to promote awareness of climate change, its impact and what we can do collectively.
Do check it out: