The current international scenario, in part as a result of the global crisis, is characterized by a growing attention of society, policy makers and enterprises, towards the issues of sustainable development. In this context the role of measuring sustainability has become more important, as it allows the understanding of variations of all the capital "stock". This has led to the spread of a very high number of indicators in support of the decision-making process, not only for policy makers, but also for managers. The objective of this study is to analyse the salient aspects of the measurement of sustainability and the most significant experiences of some international institutions that have proposed sets of indicators for the evaluation of sustainability.
Keywords: Sustainability, Indicators, International institutions, Policy makers