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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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Innovative Energy Storage Companies Get Big Financial Backers
In 2014, wind turbines accounted for 45 percent of new power production in the U.S., while solar made up more than a third of the world’s fresh energy capacity. However, an expensive hurdle that continues is how to store this energy when the breeze is not blowing or the sun is not shining.With more than $5 billion invested in cutting-edge battery technologies over the past decade, this...
Apr 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
New Book Makes Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Challenges
In Asia, a number of leading companies have embraced environmentally sustainable business practices, but many more still need to catch up. The governments in Asia can play a key role by implementing strong policies that address the systemic under-pricing of fossil fuels and water, incentivize green innovations, and engage civil society. Long-term business success needs a social license to...
Apr 17, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Looking at Iran’s Nuclear Program From an Energy Perspective
Recently, Secretary of State John Kerry negotiated an historic agreement with the government of Iran, regarding their use of nuclear technology. In short, the agreement will result in lifting some economic sanctions in exchange for vows and a...
Apr 16, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Three Ways California Agriculture Can Reduce Water Use
Almost the entire state of California is suffering from the fourth year of a historic drought. California is also the state with the largest agricultural sector in the U.S. Half of the domestically grown fruit, nuts and vegetables are grown in the golden state, which leads the nation in value of agricultural products.  California agriculture uses much water, about 80 percent of the...
Apr 16, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Toy Business Going Eco-friendly as Kids Make Greener Choices
While globally toy sales are on the rise due to burgeoning demand from middle class consumers in China, India and other economies, American sales are expected to grow only marginally from $22.6 billion in 2014 to $23.9 billion in 2018, according to Forrester Research. In this scenario, U.S. toy manufacturers are looking to expand the market with a focus on the environmentally-conscious...
Apr 14, 2015 4:00 PM ET