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December 2014 Newsletter Article 4

Lead scientist David Lin traveled to the Indian state of Odisha to provide support to Pragyan Bharati, our India director, on our new pilot project there, Sustainable Development Return on Investment. In partnership with local organizations Gram Vikas and International Development Enterprises-India, we aim to empower local villagers to have a more informed voice in shaping development in their communities. Read Lin's account of his eye-opening trip, in which he saw first-hand how seemingly small innovations can make an impact.

Last month co-founders Susan Burns and Mathis Wackernagel were inducted into the Sustainability Hall of Fame. Susan made the trip to the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Conference in Denver, Colorado, to receive the award. She took that opportunity to pause and reflect on her journey as a sustainability pioneer. Read her candid interview.


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