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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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Mainstream Financial Firms Embrace Do-Good Investing
Sustainable investing has traditionally been perceived as a niche asset class catering only to a select group of wealthy individuals and institutions that want to avoid controversial industries. However, in the last one year, actions of some of the mainstream financial companies are setting a new trend. Leading financial firms such as BlackRock and Goldman Sachs have launched new...
Feb 19, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Human Rights Becoming Integral to Sustainable Finance
Following the 2008 global financial meltdown, financial experts have increasingly highlighted the need to incorporate sustainability, ethics and human rights into the financial system for long-term stability. The financial system must support sustainable livelihoods, inclusive societies and mitigate the impact on the environment.   Looking into this critical need, the Institute for...
Feb 18, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Asda Launches U.K.'s First Ever 'Wonky Fruit And Veg Box'
Supermarket giant Asda has launched the U.K.'s first ever 'wonky veg box', giving shoppers the chance to buy imperfect vegetables to feed a family of four healthily for a week. Costing only £3.50 (about $5) each box is filled with seasonal vegetables, salad items including carrots, potatoes, peppers,...
Feb 18, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Amazon Picks Up Its Game with New Sustainability Dream Team
If you type the words “Amazon sustainability” into Google, the first thing that comes up in the search is a link to books about sustainability that the online retail giant sells. The company sells books and lots of other things, online. It sells enough to fill 3.3 million boxes of various sizes and shapes each and every day. Amazon uses recycled cardboard to make those boxes, and makes...
Feb 16, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Leading School Districts Collaborate on Sustainability
School systems are an important part of the larger global effort to improve the environment and mitigate the threat of climate change. It requires commitment, collaboration, culture change and systematic planning for major school systems to turn a deeper shade of green. In a crucial step towards building more planet-friendly school systems, 21 large U.S. school districts have joined...
Feb 16, 2016 8:00 AM ET