This is the book about sustainability and the importance of including inclusive growth in any sustainability module. The author has proved in practice that a clean and green economy is surely possible when you apply the three pillars of sustainability: environment, society, and economy. This book is universal in its approach to a sustainable tomorrow. It contains real stories and the best practices from around the world.
My 21 goals support the 17 SDGs and the UN’s 2030 vision, yet their foresight goes beyond 2030. Foresight is the act or power of foreseeing, prevision, or prescience.
Drawing on examples from a number of countries, this book includes many success stories about the world’s most influential companies, smart governments, cities, and foundations that lead, innovate, and outperform the demonstrated track record of successfully leveraging sustainability opportunities to achieve corporate, organizational, and national competitive advantages and regularly win prestigious awards and recognition.
I have chosen to take a global focus because sustainable development is an essential and global phenomenon. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasizes strategies, organizational characteristics, and personal qualities for action. This book possesses powerful ideas, and encouraging and instructive stories to solve problems, while it also acts as a boon for people whose dream it is to make a positive change on a large scale. Additionally, business people and nonprofit managers will see how sustainable development serves large markets without depleting natural resources. Policymakers will discover problem-solving models with a vision of national development. Professors, teachers, and students will discover stories as useful case studies for a range of courses that can inspire young people.
Through this book, I have sought broad changes and showcases detailed strategies for how those changes actually take place. It is my wish that this book may contribute to a better understanding of the degree of our responsibility toward our own planet, our own people.
Maybe my words will express the sentiments of many others who think and feel as I do, but who find it more difficult to speak out publicly.