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English definition of “sustainable”

sustainable

adjective
 
 
/səˈsteɪnəbl/
able to continue at the same level for a period of time: Marketing plays a key role in a company's plan for sustainable business development.sustainable/growth/success/value The question of how to achieve long-term sustainable growth in shareholder value is re-emerging.
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES using methods that do not harm the environment so that natural resources are still available in the future: The ethical brand donates 10% of profits to support sustainable development. sustainable communities/energy sources
(Definition of sustainable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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