List of Key Sustainability Buzzwords

The following are key sustainability search words used in the marketplace:

  • “Green”
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Sustainable development
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • “Cleantech”
  • Social responsibility
  • Corporate citizenship
  • Recycling
  • Waste Minimization
  • Zero waste
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green jobs
  • New Economy
  • Green economy
  • Design for the Environment (DfE)
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Green building
  • Leading Environmental and Energy Design (LEED)
  • Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
  • Collective impact
  • Conservation and efficiency e.g. water and energy
  • Climate change, climate impact
  • Climate mitigation and adaptation
  • Resiliency
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Sustainability assessment and reporting
  • Environmental management systems
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Environmental impact, environmental footprint
  • Innovation
  • “Cradle to cradle”
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Value creation
  • Sustainable/local purchasing or procurement
  • Sustainable risk management
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Green cleaning
  • Sustainability standards and certifications
  • Green and/or sustainable chemistry