SMU Libraries Curate: Sustainable Living

Sustainability, sustainable living, and sustainable research are more than just buzz words. The United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The Singapore government has identified its vision for sustainability with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a whole-of-nation sustainable development agenda. In alignment, SMU has also defined Sustainable Living as a key strategic priority for Vision 2025 focussing on “climate change and sustainable city living, enhancing quality of life.”

For the month of April, SMU Libraries present a series of articles, videos and podcasts and ebooks to learn more about research and emerging issues in this field.

Articles & reports

Business schools shift to a more sustainable future

CEOs increasingly see sustainability as path to profitability

Critical connections: The role of the built environment sector in delivering green cities and a green economy

Electric cars are coming. How long until they rule the road?

ESG investment favours tax-avoiding tech companies

How do students assess the sustainability of their university? A comparison between Dutch and Romanian students from business schools

OECD environmental outlook to 2050: The consequences of inaction

Sustainability investors shift their focus to social issues

The sustainable development goals report 2020

Ten simple rules to make your research more sustainable

Wall Street’s new mantra: Green is good

Documentaries & videos

Cities are driving climate change. Here's how they can fix it (6 min)

6 big ethical questions about the future of AI (14 min)

How supply chain transparency can help the planet (13 min))

Normal is over (113 min)

The employee guide to sustainability (50 min)
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TedTalk playlist on sustainability

To the ends of the earth (81 min)

Nations united: Urgent solutions for urgent times (34 min)


Advancing sustainable solutions podcast by The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University

Climate governance and a green recovery (69 min)

Sustainable finance: Investing in our future (52 min)

The political reality of climate action (50 min)

Title / Author

Cities and climate change: Climate policy, economic resilience and urban sustainability / Zaheer Allam, David Jones & Meelan Thondoo


Covid-19: Paving the way for a more sustainable world (World sustainability series) / Walter Leal Filho (Editor)

Coming soon

Environmental sustainability in a time of change / Robert Brinkmann


Is it really green?: Everyday eco dilemmas answered / Georgina Wilson-Powell

Coming soon

Live sustainably now a low-carbon vision of the good life / Karl Coplan


Research handbook of finance and sustainability / Sabri Boubaker, Douglas Cumming & Duc K. Nguyen (Editors)


Standing up for a sustainable world : Voices of change / Claude Henry, Johan Rockström & Nicholas Stern (Editors)


Sustainability is the new advantage: Leadership, change, and the future of business / Peter McAteer


The future we choose: Surviving the climate crisis / Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on green societies: Environmental sustainability / Chinmay Chakraborty, Swapnila Roy, Susmita Sharma & Tien Anh Tran


The nature of nature: Why we need the wild / Enric Sala & Edward O. Wilson


The sustainable city / Steven Cohen


The uninhabitable earth: Life after warming / David Wallace-Wells

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