IECO Working Papers

Rethinking the concept of sustainability

ética sostenibilidad

IECO Working Paper 10-01

The term “sustainability” is a relatively new addition to the popular vernacular, but the concept has ancient and universal roots. In the earliest days of Chinese civilization, the Taoists and Confucians showed a deep respect for nature by advocating an approach to life that was understood to be in accord with an ordered and balanced world.


BAÑÓN, A.; GUILLÉN, M.; HOFFMAN, M. y MCNULTY, R. (2010). “Rethinking the concept of sustainability”. IECO Working Paper, 10-01. Valencia: IECO. Disponible en