Sustainable Development Quotes

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“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
Albert A. Bartlett

Michel de Montaigne
“It is not reasonable that art should win the place of honor over our great and powerful mother Nature. We have so overloaded the beauty and richness of her works by our inventions that we have quite smothered her.”
Michel de Montaigne, Cannibales

Ha-Joon Chang
“Sometimes it is in the long-run interest of the business sector to restrict the freedom of individual firms so that they do not destroy the common pool of resources that all of them need, such as natural resources or the labour force.”
Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

“In order to create a sustainable world, we need to:
1) Educate people.
2) Educate people.
3) Educate people.
For every person left uneducated about the system of this sphere, the nature will make us all pay for it. Sustainability can only start in the mind.”
A. Togay Koralturk

“Only the World will save the World! -- The key is good education.”
Rodolfo Peon

“Millions of people across the world live in a state of acute environmental crises caused by the lack of access to safe and usable water resources, because of natural disasters, socio-economic conditions, wars and conflicts. At Green the Gene, we are developing extremely simple yet highly technology and data intensive solutions tailored to address extremely specific problems faced by communities.”
Madhav Datt

“A violent society is an underdeveloped society.”
Rodolfo Peon

“I think is inherent in humans to be driven by a cause. However, we must be able to differentiate between sensationalism and true facts. Otherwise we risk to sacrifice many things in life for the wrong cause; which may even include our own happiness.”
Rodolfo Peon

“The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas. Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social entrepreneurship is an obvious solution that just makes our lives easier.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“It is an exciting time to be reshaping the dialogue about the environment that brings all political viewpoints to the same table, with common goals for a sustainable future, and catalyzes solutions
through innovation.”
Daniel C. Esty, A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

“When I was in third grade, we had a mandatory environmental science class. The only thing I remember from that class, was when our teacher told us, 8 year olds, that in the state of Haryana in India - where I grew up - the water table was falling by almost 2 feet every year. For me, this fact suddenly converted this abstract idea of sustainable development into a very real problem that affected communities and people I knew.”
Madhav Datt

“For a social enterprise to make an impact in the world, it needs a solid foundation based on sustainability.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“The rise of social entrepreneurship gives hope for the future.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social entrepreneurship is about disrupting existing markets that aren’t working, and creating new ones to improve the status quo.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Ensuring social protection for all children and other vulnerable groups is critical to reduce poverty.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“If we are to achieve all of the Sustainable Development Goals, more needs to be done.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“By weaving your passion and unique skills with a need or cause, and standing with the people you want to serve, you will be well-positioned to make a meaningful dent in the world.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“When the solution helps move a system from an equilibrium that is unjust (where there is suffering, exclusion or marginalization) and helps establish a new, more just, equilibrium then social entrepreneurship is at work.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social Entrepreneurship is more of a mind-shift task, rest is the entrepreneurship itself''.”
Dr. Mir Shahid Satar

Abhijit Naskar
“A healthy, sane and sustainable society is where the state is responsible to support the people, but not to such an extent that the people become reliant on the state, and where the people are capable of taking care of themselves with minimum support from the state.”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

“Developing sound policies requires seeing natural resources as dividends of sustained ecosystem productivity rather than as a stockpile of assets.”
Daniel C Esty, A Better Planet Lib/E: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

Olawale Daniel
“You are what you eat. If you want to live long, take good care of that.”
Olawale Daniel

“You can make a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing returns.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“The youth of any society are the true engine of growth and development; they should be rightly empowered.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Very few of us are Tolstoys or Gandhis, let alone bodhisattvas. We are just ordinary human beings caught in the groove of working or bringing up families, or for too many, merely surviving. Our lives offer only limited choices. However, peace does start with the individual, and even in the most mundane of lives it can be expressed in vivid and compelling ways.”
Steve Killelea, Peace in the Age of Chaos : The Best Solution For A Sustainable Future

“. I believe peace, when properly defined, is the first fundamental human right that makes all other rights possible. The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, to use the examples enshrined as ‘unalienable rights’ in the US Constitution, will remain forever out of reach in the absence of peace.”
Steve Killelea, Peace in the Age of Chaos : The Best Solution For A Sustainable Future

Miguel Reynolds Brandao
“Dolphin Investor is a person who invests in Sustainable Innovations, believing in collaboration, trust and transparency, to create and empower meritocratic organisations, developing a better world for this and generations to come.”
Miguel Reynolds Brandao, The Sustainable Organisation - a paradigm for a fairer society: Think about sustainability in an age of technological progress and rising inequality

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