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THINK TANK THUTO

 

A GLOBAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE THAT DEFINED

EDUCATION'S ROLE IN

SUSTAINABLE, CO-ORDINATED & INCLUSIVE

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

From 2005 - 2014, TTT planned TAISBA
[ THE ANGLICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OF BOTSWANA, AFRICA ];
May 2015, the Marapong Land Board transferred titles to the
Anglican Diocese of Botswana to develop TAISBA's Mathangwane Campus.

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Sustainability

 

SUSTAINABILITY [A DEFINITION?]

The answer depends on whose perspective?

Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK, wrote the following definition for his company's Annual Report in 2009.

"The way executives think - and the way businesses operate - is being fundamentally reshaped by a concept that entered the public consciousness just a few years ago: Sustainability. At its most basic level, sustainability is the process of improving the quality of life for all people while living within our planet's environmental limits. The sheer scale of the sustainability challenge - which ranges from international efforts to reverse the current trajectory of carbon emissions to transforming the way we live, govern, and do business in a resource constrained world - has moved sustainability to the top of the corporate agenda and into every function and business unit. External reporting requirement along with internal financial and strategic objectives have driven environmental and social performance issues out of the traditional corporate silos. At the same time, sustainability issues are higher on the consumer agenda than even before. According to a recent study commissioned by PwC in the UK to measure consumer awareness and concern about sustainability, more than 605 of respondents indicated that sustainability issues such as climate change, poverty, and food and water shortages were the most important issues facing the world. In addition, the explosion of media coverage along with consumers feeling the impact of sharply higher prices for food, fuel, and utilities have served to raise awareness."