Sustainability as a value

What is Civil Economy: interview with Stefano Zamagni

For some years now, Stefano Zamagni has been a tireless promoter of the Civil Economy. He teaches at the University of Bologna, was President of the Italian Agency for the Third Sector and is President of the Pontifical Academy of…

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Civil economy: a new paradigm for a new time

Many are now saying that Civil Economy is a more suitable model of development to respond to the change that is taking place, because it is more inclusive, participatory and sustainable. This paradigm – as opposed to that of political…

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Sustainability and social cohesion

When we talk about sustainability and the three pillars that support it (economic, social and environmental), we tend to emphasize environmental sustainability. There are many reasons for this, not least the centrality that the climate crisis has assumed in our…

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Do it well, do it quickly

You can defeat an enemy, but not the Planet. Technology is helping us to live in and through this crisis, but we need to look ahead, building global cohesion and creating ‘transformative resilience units.’: These are the words of Mario Draghi in…

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What makes a sustainable event?

Promoters, organizers and suppliers of goods and services can change the way they design and manage an event by introducing environmental and social values into their work. A useful reference point is provided by the ISO 20121 certification, which requires…

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Sustainability: some important milestones

Many milestones have marked the path towards sustainability. Rather than offering an in-depth account, to help readers navigate their way through such a complex history, Soft&Green has chosen a few dates in each decade, from the 1960s to the 1990s,…

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Sustainability: knowing the past to imagine the future

Sustainability has become a major focus of the world's media. Through the contribution provided by the determination and grit of young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, public opinion in many countries has turned its attention to this topic. Introduced ‘officially’ for the…

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Women at the forefront of sustainability

How many people know that Gro Harlem Brundtland, from whom the report "Our Common Future" took its name, is a woman? She graduated in medicine from the University of Oslo and was the first female Prime Minister of Norway. Brundtland…

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