What is sustainable development, sustainability and a sustainable enterprise?
Sustainable development is defined as the ".. development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (United Nations, 1987, p. 37)
Still this is the most used definition.
This section gives you information about what sustainable development and sustainable entrepreneurship is.
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Which elements would you say characterize the UN definition of sustainable development from the 1987 report “Our common future”? What are the implications of these elements for our understanding of sustainable business development? (Tips: Compare the definition in the UN report to the SDGs and tools related to sustainable business models)
What does sustainable entrepreneurship mean for single enterprises? Use your own firm or pick another concrete example as basis for reflection. (Tips: Use the RUG report on sustainable entrepreneurship as a starting point.)
The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) set the framework for preferred global development. How are the goals 14 “life below water” and 15 “life on land” relevant for tourism in general? And for your/a firm in particular? (Tips: Open the resources on Sustainable Development goals (SDGs))
The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) set the framework for preferred global development. How are the goals 1 “no poverty” and 8 “decent work and economic growth” relevant for tourism in general and for your/a firm in particular? (Tips: Open the resources on Sustainable Development goals (SDGs))
How is sustainability perceived where you live – do you think? (Tips: Use the article “Sustainable development – what is it?” as a starting point.
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