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Thoughts on sustainability


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We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.
—Bill Gates

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If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.
—Elon Musk
 
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If you want creativity, take a zero off your budget. If you want sustainability, take off two zeros.
—Jaime Lerner
 
It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzzword. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.
—Cameron Sinclair
 
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Sustainability has to be a way of life to be a way of business.
—Anand Mahindra
 
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It is through technological innovation and the pursuit of sustainable social, economic and ecological development that we can chart the country’s path to progress and power a greener tomorrow.
—Tulsi Tanti
 
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If you look at the state of our planet, the next generations won’t be around if we consider sustainability as a gimmick.
—Jochen Zeitz

All the conservation efforts in the world won’t be enough to make a dent in the oncoming sustainability crisis our planet faces.
—Naveen Jain

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The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces or at least not try to defy them.
—Paul Hawken
 
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Managing forests, rivers, grasslands and coral reefs in sustainable ways makes them more resilient and increases their ability to absorb greenhouse gases, which is good for business.
—Johan Rockström