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Demystifying sustainability

Confused about Social Sustainability?

What it means for organizations in developed countries

By Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard
Courtesy Photostock

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Many people in developed countries struggle to understand what social sustainability has to do with them. They assume we’ve legislated out of existence many of the problems associated with social injustice: slavery, child labor, racial discrimination, unsafe workplaces, etc.

This is the first in a series of articles about social sustainability. It presents a way of making sense of the social ‘leg of the triple-bottom-line’ stool for those of us operating in the developed world.

Download the article from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals website.

© Copyright Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard

Permission granted by Manfred Max-Neef to use his framework for Human Needs.

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