Authors: Mike Dieterich
Addresses: Renew and Sustain Consulting, Washington DC, 20001, USA
Abstract: Sustainability is the key to market recovery and future economic growth. Climate change and other natural disasters present an opportunity to save lives, and property. Efficiency and innovation are job creators spawning new technologies, use of building materials, and methods of building. Individuals like William Kamkwamba, "the boy who harnessed the wind" found solutions, surviving drought and famine, through innovation and perseverance during trying times. Sustainability reduces impact on the environment, benefits people, and grows wealth. This paper will discuss how to quantify sustainability with case studies the author has conducted.
Keywords: sustainability; innovation; employment; development; policy; society.
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.2 - 12
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