Sustainability is one of the graduate attributes you are developing at Surrey. In this blog we look at what sustainability means and how you can further develop your understanding of it at Surrey.
The United Nations has defined Sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Sustainability is often broken down into three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known as profits, planet, and people.
As individuals and future professional it is important to understand sustainability and build capacity to build sustainable future. Sustainability aims to ensure social equity and socio-environmental sustainability, for our current and future generations. New ways of thinking are required at a global, national, and local community level.