‘Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.’



Brundtland Report, published in 1987 by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development.

Social:
Satisfying human needs (in terms of health, housing, social integration, consumption, education, etc.) and working towards social justice objectives.

Environment:
Preserving, improving and valuing the environment and natural resources in the long term.

Economy:
Developing and sustaining economic growth and efficiency to encourage the creation of wealth for all, through sustainable modes of production and consumption.
Only when development takes all three of these pillars into account can it be considered sustainable.

Only when development takes all three of these pillars into account can it be considered sustainable.