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Welcome to ISDS Society Website
International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) is an association of individual and institutional members whose purpose is to build a communication network between scientists, practitioners, and people with an interest in sustainability. Registered with Japanese Government as a private organization, ISDS is dedicated to research, development, consultation, training, and publication in all areas related to sustainable development. It promotes sustainability through maintaining technical cooperation, network development and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. This website is a platform for sustainability knowledge sharing and awareness raising.
Environmental sustainability may include making decisions and taking actions that are more consistent with the protection of the nature, in order to support human life at present and future times as well. It is currently a significant issue as the lifestyles are becoming more harmful to the environment, and industrial emissions are increasing day by day.
Economic sustainability enables us to use available resources to their best advantage. The idea is to promote the use of those resources in a way that is both efficient and responsible, and likely to provide long-term benefits. In the case of a business operation, it calls for using resources so that the business continues while consistently returning a profit.
According to the World Bank, social sustainability means responding better to local communities; ensuring responses are tailored to local country contexts; and promoting social inclusion, cohesion and accountability. It is the ability of a community to develop processes and structures which support the ability of future generations to maintain a healthy community.
Cultural sustainability is a new interdisciplinary approach, aimed to raise the significance of culture and its factors in local, regional and global sustainable development. Culture is an important aspect of sustainable development, as it refers to how we understand and appreciate natural resources and each other.
Empowering women and alleviating poverty: William Schoenl's women-led cooperative microlending project in Ghana
Renowned professor emeritus William Schoenl of Michigan State University has been making waves with his groundbreaking women-led cooperative microlending project in Ghana. In collaboration with the Community Based Nutrition Hub in northern Ghana, Schoenl's initiative is transforming the lives of impoverished rural families and empowering women to lead the way towards a brighter future. The project, which commenced in April 2020, was conceived in response to the challenging conditions faced by communities in northern Ghana. With a dry season that spans seven to eight months per year and high levels of undernutrition the region required a sustainable solution to address these pressing issues. Read the full story here.
Corporate social responsibility and ethical business conduct on the road to sustainability
Professor Angelo Nicolaides
It is clear from a plethora of current statements in the media, that there are growing cases of unethical conduct in business operations driven by an incessant striving for greater profits at all costs irrespective of what is deemed to be morally apposite in society and regardless of impacts of immoral behavior on stakeholders including the environment. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is waning in some businesses while gaining ground in others, as the latter seek to grow their profits through responsible actions in the communities in which they operate. A systematic review of extant literature advises that there is indeed a strong relationship between ethical practice, CSR, and enhanced financial performance. It is argued that especially multinational corporations and large corporations are urgently required to adopt an appropriate moral stance and proactively drive sustainable development by considering their stakeholders and the environment in a triple-bottomline approach. The culture of corporations relating to the economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices followed requires careful re-alignment with initiatives to support a sustainable planet. more
ISDS on Other Websites
IJDS among 6 journals listed in Newcastle University "Sustainability Resource Guide" - It is a collaborative guide from Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) and the University Library offering Information about sustainability resources, events and activities.
IJDS among 12 "Open Access Scholarly Materials" listed on Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CGE) page of Cornell University library - Established in 2004, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise is a world-class academic institution producing and disseminating relevant knowledge for managers seeking innovative, profitable business opportunities which address global sustainability challenges.
ISDS official journal appeared in eldis portal - International Journal of Development and Sustainability (IJDS) appeared in eldis project web portal. Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.
ISDS Official Journal
International Journal of Development and sustainability (IJDS) is an scholarly peer-reviewed journal, and the official publication of ISDS. IJDS aims to publish articles of high quality and strives to promote scholarly debate across a broad coverage of sustainability topics which covers all aspects of environmental, economic, social, and cultural sustainability. Quick Links: Archive (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8, Vol. 9, Vol. 10) / Title Index.
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