Sustainable development is a pattern of resource utilization that meets the needs of the present but at the same time takes care of the needs of posterity (future generations). The three competing requirements of this model are the environment, society, and economy. Sustainable development is at the confluence of these three major elements. Sustainable development can be seen as economic development of the society in equilibrium with the supporting ecosystems.
Here’s what Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations who also was a co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize, has to say:
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In this ongoing series #GreatMinds on my blog, I am shining a spotlight on the important ideas that some very successful people keep talking about in their public life.