Historical context, benchmarks and actors of sustainable development. Theoretical concepts, models, indicators and measures, such as: gross domestic product, Human Development Index, Genuine Progress Indicator, ecological footprint. Legal framework: Sustainable Development Act of Quebec, Quebec Environment Quality Act, Quebec Engineers Act. Levers and implementation tools: organizational social responsibility, life cycle assessment, eco-design. Accountability tools, certifications: standards from the International Standardization Organization and the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec, Global Reporting Initiative, ecolabels. Sustainability issues: biodiversity, water, soil, energy, climate change, extractive industries, manufacturing processes, waste, built environment, transportation, ethics, society. Challenges and constraints.