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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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The Evolving Philanthropy Industry
Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.  Financial markets retreated into risk-averse, short-termism while needed long-term investments in...
Feb 15, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Sustainalytics Identifies 10 Companies Getting Ahead of the Climate Change Curve
The COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change is a historic milestone that signals new global momentum to address the risks of climate change. However, to meet its environmental targets, it will be necessary to achieve net zero emissions globally between 2050 and 2100, which means a complete phase-out of fossil fuels. Sustainalytics, a sustainability research and analysis firm, has come...
Feb 11, 2016 8:00 AM ET
How the Commodities Market is Pummeling Sugar Rights Holders
Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions. Belize is home to perhaps the world’s most ethical sugar supply chain. It is nearly 100% certified by Fairtrade, from seed...
Feb 10, 2016 8:00 AM ET
New Mobile App Connects Consumers with Sustainable Local Businesses
Mobile apps are transforming the way a company can connect with consumers and influence their purchase habits and choices. An Iowa State University study showed that there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity. Google calls app users and other connected consumers “Generation C,” a powerful new force in consumer culture. Morgan Berman, a local woman entrepreneur from...
Feb 9, 2016 8:00 AM ET
China's Shift Away From Carbon-Intensive Production Could Make a Big Difference
There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the plummeting price of oil, or China’s need to protect citizens by reducing air pollution, are not even directed at the problem. Still, they both have enormous impact. Another such trend is the recent decision by Chinese leaders to initiate a...
Feb 8, 2016 4:00 PM ET

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