Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Today, there are almost 140 developing countries in the world seeking ways of meeting their development needs, but with the increasing threat of climate change, concrete efforts must be made to ensure development today does not negatively affect future generations.
Sustainability | United Nations
Sustainable development requires an integrated approach that takes into consideration environmental concerns along with economic development.
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To stick with the example above, Gartner defines Digitalization as:
Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business. (https://www.gartner.com/en/information-technology/glossary/digitalization)
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