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This is one of the most popular search questions about sustainability on the Web.

There is no one definition although a popular one cited is the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations of March 20, 1987: “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  The soul of sustainability is our interconnectedness of Mother Earth and her children through to the next seven generations. 

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Mapping Systems: A Key Step Towards Driving Systems Change | 2013 Skoll World Forum

System transformation begins with the critical task of mapping key leverage points for change. Discover how two organisations have approached this complex task in an effort to improve environmental and health care outcomes -- and their bottom lines. Explore how Nike is differentiating itself from its competitors by moving steadily toward the goal of eliminating hazardous chemical discharge from its supply chain by 2020. And learn how Health Care Without Harm has developed tools and strategies to transform the health care industry by mapping and building a collaborative network of 450 organisations in 52 countries.

Speaker SARAH SEVERN Senior Director, Stakeholder Mobilization Nike, Inc. Speaker MARSHALL CLEMENS Principal Idiagram Moderator JOHN ELKINGTON Founder and Executive Chairman Volans Ventures Ltd Author and Speaker GARY COHEN Co-Founder and President Health Care Without Harm.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large scale social change.

Posted June 14th, 2014

EarthSayers Gary Cohen; John Elkington; Sarah Severn

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