Sustainability has become an increasingly important attribute of economic activities describing methods of production, but also qualities of consumption and attributes of capital investment.
In part, this reflects popular concern with environmental preservation, but it may also reflect changes in tastes among consumers and investors.
“Sustainability” may also be a marketing device which can be employed successfully by large corporations and small businesses alike.
In September-October 2012, Maastricht University’s Studium Generale offered a series of five separate lectures on sustainability.
1. Innovation for Sustainable Development: Prof. René Kemp
2. Responsible Investing: Prof. Rob Bauer
3. Sustainable Property, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in the Real Estate Sector: Prof. Piet Eichholtz
4. Sustainable Development from a Humanistic Perspective, the relation between needs and novelty: Prof. Harro van Lente
5. Sustainable Banking, sustainable necessity and success in international finance: Prof. Jaap Bos
Our special thanks go to International Business Economics student Ana Mihail, who wrote all of the reviews.