Universal Sustainability

Universal Sustainability: The Next Form of Competitiveness

The operating framework of Universal Sustainability holds the key to unlocking the next wave of the economy, education, science and technology, business innovation and growth. It also promises to reconnect economic competitive organizations and policy makers with that of community success in ways that have been lost in an age of deepening divides among many of society’s institutions.

Universal Sustainability is a new concept developed by Robert L. Lattimer, Senior Fellow, Diversity Studies, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University; which focus on the belief that Universal Sustainability goes beyond the first generation concept of sustainability thought, which has a primary premise on the environment, conservation, and preservation. Universal Sustainability is seen through the lens of the social and ecological consequences of economic activity.

Universal Sustainability, in concept and by function, touches all aspects of the human existence, and through the application of science and research, this new economic and social discipline, seeks to explore the universe of which humans live, learn and work.

Universal Sustainability was first presented by Lattimer at the SustaiNext East at Drexel University, March 22, 2011.

Universal Sustainability is positioned to address the challenges of today and tomorrow, by addressing the issues of economic growth, jobs, education and the crafting the quality of life within the 21st century global society.

To view highlights of the November 4, 2011 meeting on Universal Sustainability at the Heldrich Center Workforce Development, Rutgers, please click here: Video.

Ann Lee-Jeffs
Founder/CEO Sustainability Collaborative