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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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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
India Plans $25 Billion Funds to Promote Green Energy
In the early 1980s, India became the world’s first country to set up a ministry of non-conventional energy resources. India’s grid interactive renewable energy capacity, excluding large hydropower projects, has reached 30 GW.
Jan 16, 2015 8:00 AM ET
How Planting Trees in Haiti Put Kids in School: The Timberland Story
When’s the last time you walked into your yard or cal park, looked up at the trees, and in the same thought, gave thanks for the education of your children?
Jan 15, 2015 4:00 PM ET