For Shaped Outcomes, sustainability is both a guiding principle and an outcome.
When the four key areas of sustainability are addressed simultaneously – social, cultural, environmental and economic – sustainable outcomes are possible. Shaped Outcomes works with organisations to increase social capacity, enable cultural awareness and exchange, enhance environmental health and improve economic productivity.
Sustainability is defined as, “improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems (David Munro 1995).” Sustainable development is defined as, “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Report World Commission on Environment and Development 1987).”
When the 4 areas of sustainability are addressed simultaneously, sustainable outcomes are possible.