Designed to help students research sustainability issues in business and engineering.
Looking for articles on a specific issue related to sustainability? Search these databases:
- Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete provides scholarly articles about business issues.
Key terms: sustainability, green power, sustainable development, energy efficiency
GreenFILE is a multidisciplinary database for scholarly articles.
Key terms: corporate sustainability, corporate environmentalism, triple bottom line
- Passport (formerly Global Market Information Database)
GMID is a great resource for international statistics.
Key terms: green products, sustainable
- Conference Board
Click or “Business Management Research” and you can browse “Sustainability” topic for a list of reports.
- Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
SSPP is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides a platform for cross-disciplinary discussion of empirical science as well as practice and policy developments related to sustainability.
- National Library for the Environment
This is an expert-reviewed collection of articles about the Earth. Browse under the topic "Society and the Environment" for information related to sustainability.
- CQ Researcher
Provides a comprehensive overview of sustainability issues. You can browse by topic under "Energy" or "Environment and Natural Resources" or do a key word search.
Sustainable Development is "economic development based on the principles of conservation and use of renewable rather than nonrenewable resources." - Folsom, W. Davis Understanding American Business Jargon: A Dictionary 2nd Ed.
Websites of interest:
Articles on business and the environment from Institute of Development Studies in Sussex.
- Global Footprint Network
Measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resource it consumes and to absorb its wastes.
News, reports, forums, tweets, directories and other resources.
- EDF+ Business
Environmental Defense Fund's guide to sustainable business.
- Environmental Leader
Environmental news, videos, charts and online discussion.
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