The article discusses the methodological and theoretical basis of sustainability and sustainable development of
business structures as socio-economic systems. Issues of sustainability and sustainable development are of
increasing relevance and acuteness in the circumstances of unstable socioeconomic situation, financial crises,
having become increasingly frequent in the context of globalization. Definitions of sustainability, sustainable
development, an analysis of the essence of sustainability are proposed; the main criteria and factors of
sustainable development and principles of sustainability of business structures are considered.
business structures, socio-economic systems, sustainability, sustainable development, principles of
sustainability, criteria of sustainable development, factors of sustainable development, coevolution.