What is Sustainability?

We see many tensions in the sustainability world.  There are tensions between

Local and Global

Grassroots and top down

Subjective and Objective metrics

Complex reporting and Useability of reporting

Ease of entering into sustainability and barriers to entering

Looking back and looking forward

These tensions are real and we see them in sustainability indicators.    How often do we define something by polarities?   Sustainability is a sponge word; it soaks up all kinds of meanings.  When there are tensions and polarities like these; it does make it a challenge to define sustainability


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