The definition of “sustainability” is the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance. It also acknowledges that human civilisation takes resources to sustain our modern way of life.

The Three Pillars of Sustainability

In 2020, the World Summit on Social Development reconfirmed three core areas that contribute to the philosophy and social science of sustainable development. These “pillars” in many national standards and certification schemes, form the backbone of tackling the core areas that the world now faces.

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social Development
  3. Environmental Protection