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A FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (FSSD)

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THE GOLDEN RULE â&#x20AC;&#x153;do not do to others as you do not want them to do to youâ&#x20AC;?

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Running an engagement process; appointing a committee; doing a sustainability analysis; insulating buildings; building a bicycle shed; implementing taxes and subsidies; changing procurement practices; educating people; etc.

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