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If only sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) were simple and easy to execute. On the contrary, their very complexity is shifting and shaping the current and global professional landscape. And with these changes come a host of new questions, a bevy of new challenges, countless creative successes, and even more demoralizing failures as businesses, nonprofits, governments, and individuals attempt to embrace sustainability and CSR on both the professional and personal levels.

In this everchanging space, Justmeans Staff writers use their knowledge and expertise to bring you the leading stories and facts to help readers stay current on all these issues. As the business world continues to grapple with sustainability and CSR, Justmeans will continue to write about it.

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A Visit to Shams-1: Abu Dhabi's Unique Solar CSP Hybrid Power Plant
One of the first questions I asked upon arriving in Abu Dhabi, a very modern city in a very oil-rich country, with a very progressive stance towards renewables, was, why? Besides the obvious fact that unlike some other people, they recognize the fact that their oil won't last forever, and they want to participate in energy after it runs out. But there's something else, too.
Jan 21, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Is Nature the Largest “Company” on Earth?
Can we put a price on nature? If so, how? Over the past few years, diehard conservationists and bottom-line businesses believe you can do just that. They believe that putting a cost on nature is the best answer to global environmental decline because they believe that until now, old-style protection of nature has failed to stop the destruction of habitats and the dwindling of species.
Jan 20, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Dow, Kraft, GE Create Solutions to Save Billions of Gallons of Water
Nearly 98 percent of the water on earth is saline, and about two-thirds of the remaining fresh water is frozen in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves less than one percent of total water resources on earth for human use. The problem of water scarcity has grown to a point where about one billion people in the developing world do not have access to safe drinking water.
Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Looking Ahead to 2030
Last month I wrote an essay about a vision of my city, Rochester, NY, in the year 2030. That essay won the Masdar Blogging Competition that will allow me to attend Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which will include the World Future Energy Summit.
Jan 19, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Smithfield Foods Phases Out Sow Gestation Crates
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is serious about making its supply chain more humane. Murphy-Brown LLC, the hog production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is well on its way to phasing out sow gestation crates. In 2014, 71.4 percent of Murphy-Brown’s company owned farms in the U.S. transitioned to group housing.
Jan 16, 2015 4:00 PM ET