Alongside achieving sustainable development, pursuing environmental sustainability means protecting and safeguarding the Earth’s living systems and, therefore, maintaining the biological and physical balance underpinning the proper functioning of the Planet.
Moreover, environmental sustainability means a sustainable usage of natural resources and the preservation of ecosystems.
In order to carry out these objectives, environmental sustainability entails actions able to change rules and social conventions, in accordance with the associations and the organizations that share these aims.
Definition of Sustainable Development:
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (EU, Brundtland Report, 1987)
According to the Journalism Award on Sustainability of Entel/School of Journalism of the Catholic University of Milan (Almed), the actions of corporate social responsibility are based on the concept of sustainable development, which is composed of three constituent parts: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and sustainable finance.