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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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Lego Commits $150M to Find Sustainable Replacement for ABS Plastic
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (or ABS) is an oil-based material with significant environmental footprint. The iconic Lego toy bricks are made from ABS plastic. More than 60 billion Lego pieces were manufactured in 2014. For the last few years, the toy company has been making efforts to improve its product and packaging sustainability. In 2013, Lego began a partnership with WWF to help...
Jul 8, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Airlines Look For Sustainable Jet Fuels
Air travel accounts for 2 percent of all emissions, but it gets a lot of attention in any conversation about climate change mitigation efforts. While Obama wants new limits on aviation emissions, the UN’s International Civil Aviation is also expected to set new limits early next year. Besides, the public wants to feel better about flying. The use of alternative jet fuels gains media...
Jul 7, 2015 4:00 PM ET
ICC Launches a Major Update of its Charter to Promote Business Sustainability
Several research studies in recent years have shown that companies with high ratings on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors frequently outperform the market in the medium and long term, and have a lower cost of debt and equity. Business sustainability has emerged as a key source of competitive advantage in today’s economy. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has...
Jul 7, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Solar Impulse Completes Historic Flight From Japan to Hawaii Without Fuel
Back in January, I was in Abu Dhabi, where I had the opportunity to see the Solar Impulse airplane and meet the pilots as they prepared to begin their historic round-the-world flight, the first of its kind. On July 3rd, I watched on my computer, courtesy of the...
Jul 6, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Doing Business in India: The Importance of Cultural DNA
One of our consultants was working with an American team of a company that was acquired by an Indian-owned group. A senior executive from India was sent over to help turn the business’s performance around, as it had been threatened with closure unless things improved. The consultant found the Indian executive to be a talented and incisive individual who had a clear,...
Jul 2, 2015 8:00 AM ET