The articles in this issue of CBTJ on sustainability (a companion to last month's issue) explore the ways that technology can be used to monitor and improve the sustainability of a wide range of processes, industrial and otherwise.
Sustainability problems often arise because of externalities generated by human activities. ... In the past, externalities have been difficult to control because market mechanisms typically don’t work. However, the use of technology — for example, blockchain and satellite imagery — to monitor and verify activities provides a method of ensuring accountability for actions, both good and bad.