Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities - SEC 2016
10:15 - 11:15 AM
A sustainable local economy produces and exchanges locally as many products needed by their citizens as they reasonably can. Sustainable communities value their unique character and encourage cooperation and trade policies benefiting local economies, and stewardship of the natural environment. Businesses work with suppliers to establish a fair exchange, cooperate with other businesses in ways that balance their self-interest with their obligation to the community and future generations and use their business practices to support an inclusive and healthy community, and to protect our natural environment and yield a "living return" to owners and investors. One important aspect of sustainable business is the reduction of carbon emissions; SB 375 of 2008 requires each region in California to create a “Sustainable Communities Strategy” that outlines the transportation, land use, and housing policies and investments that will achieve their CO2 emissions targets.

Tracey Grose

Market/Economic Strategy and Strategic Foresight