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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 adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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