On defining 'sustainability'. An impossible task?

Vilalta-perdomo, Eliseo Luis, Michel-Villarreal, Rosario and Corliss, John (2017) On defining 'sustainability'. An impossible task? In: IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2017, 20th - 23rd May, 2017, Pittsburgh.

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Since its inception, the Sustainable Development Division (SDD) has run a track in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Annual Conference. Different topics have been associated to this track. This indicates that a vast variety of ideas have been associated to the effort of developing sustainable Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) practices. These works have been revisited and categorized utilizing the Triple Bottom Line framework by topics and countries of origin, in an effort to recognize potential patterns. Findings suggest that establishing a unique definition for 'sustainability' in the context of IISE seems a futile enterprise. Increasing the variety of responses, rather than reducing it, appears to be a better strategy to disseminate principles, particularly those from the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals among IISE professionals.

Keywords:Industrial and Systems Engineering, Sustainability, Sustainable development, Triple Bottom-Line, Sustainable Development Goals
Subjects:H Engineering > H100 General Engineering
H Engineering > H650 Systems Engineering
H Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:02 Aug 2017 14:29

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