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Making connections between consumer choices, marketing approaches and environmental impacts matters for our shared future. Clothes in a bin in Costa Blanca, Spain. (Shutterstock)

Can marketing classes teach sustainability? 4 key insights

Resources from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization can help marketing programs embed sustainability concerns into marketing education.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals were designed to address extreme poverty, social inequality, the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity. (Shutterstock)

GDP is not enough to measure a country’s development. What if we used the Sustainable Development Goals instead?

Can the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) help replace traditional growth measures like GDP?
The planet contains myriad types of soil and ground cover, each with unique properties and sustainability requirements. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

A sustainable future begins at ground level

Not all types of ground are the same and understanding how varied ground types react to environmental stresses is key to achieving true sustainability.
Crowds gather at the Saturday market in Lalibela, Ethiopia in 2019. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is growing three times faster than the global average. (Shutterstock)

Demography and reproductive rights are environmental issues: Insights from sub-Saharan Africa

Environmental policymakers and scholars must listen to sub-Saharan Africans’ voices and recognize the importance of population for achieving sustainable development goals.
Cities should be planned around existing natural resources. Stephen Appiah Takyi

Ghana: Kumasi city’s unplanned boom is destroying two rivers – sewage, heavy metals and chemical pollution detected

The inability of city authorities to enforce land-use regulations has allowed people to carry out ecologically unfriendly activities along the water bodies.
De Montfort University students volunteering at Leicester Nirvana Football Club to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Mark Charlton

Eight things grassroots football clubs can do to reach net zero

By inspiring collective action, amateur football clubs can drive positive behaviour change and embed sustainability tactics in grassroots sport.
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Governments spend US$22 billion a year helping the fishing industry empty our oceans. This injustice must end

Governments all over the world are propping up overfishing. Now scientists have penned an open letter calling on trade ministers to implement stricter regulations against harmful fisheries subsidies.
Halfway through the Sustainable Development Goals timeline, the world is not on track to meet the target of ending malnutrition by 2030. (Ben Curtis/AP Photo, File)

Wasting and edema — severe forms of malnutrition — affect millions of children worldwide as food insecurity grows

As global acute food insecurity increases, severe wasting — which already affects 13.6 million children — is expected to rise with it. Treating wasting requires specialized nutrition and medical care.
Universities across Africa can drive prosperity through innovation. Westend61

Global university rankings now include social impact: African universities are off to a strong start

Responding to societal challenges and promoting sustainable development is an especially pressing concern for African universities.
To achieve a sustainable future that benefits Canadians, a coordinated response from households, businesses and the government is essential. (Shutterstock)

Canada needs to set its businesses up for success in the clean energy transition

In the fact of economic uncertainty, one question remains: Is it worth investing in a more sustainable Canada, or will it become just another economic burden?

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