Systems, Methods and Metrics
<ul><li>“ Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of f...
<ul><li>In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematic increasing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrations of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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James Bassett, The Roi Of Sustainability, at Opportunity Green Business Conference 2009

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James Bassett, The Roi Of Sustainability, at Opportunity Green Business Conference 2009

  1. 1. Systems, Methods and Metrics
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” </li></ul><ul><li>A good starting place </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to generate metrics </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematic increasing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrations of substances extracted from the Earth’s crust (e.g., heavy metals, fossil fuels) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrations of substances produced by society (e.g., dioxins, PCBs, and DDT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degradation by physical means (e.g., over-harvesting forests, paving over critical wildlife habitat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And, in that society, people are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs </li></ul></ul>

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