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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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Luxury Fashion Industry Focuses on Environmental Protection
Environmental consciousness in the luxury sector has arisen slowly. For years, leading luxury fashion brands performed little in terms of investing in actual sustainable measures. But now that mindset is changing, particularly with the evolving consumer expectations with regard to corporate environmental issues. According to BSR, the world’s biggest nonprofit business network dedicated to...
Jan 11, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Algae Fuel Producers Look Beyond Fuel to Stay Afloat
Just about every start up has to face the dreaded “Valley of Death,” the time that comes after they have demonstrated their idea and before they are producing it at significant scale and generating revenue. Generally speaking, money has been borrowed, payments are due on rent, employee salaries, commercial licenses and various other expenses. If the borrowed money runs out before significant...
Jan 8, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Sustainable Fish Creates Business Opportunity for Seafood Restaurants
According to the National Fisheries Institute, shrimp, salmon and canned tuna alone make up 60 percent of the seafood Americans eat. However, most of these species are endangered and, more often than not, are a product of unsustainable fishing practices. The good news is that there is a growing segment of chefs, restaurateurs and fishmongers in New York and around the country that is...
Jan 7, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Women’s Financial Inclusion is Key to Promoting Equality
We live in a world where women, especially in developing countries, face formidable obstacles to achieve financial independence. Many of them only own the jewelry they wear and some money under the mattress, with no insurance. They represent 55 percent of all adults with no bank accounts, despite recent increases in the number of people with bank accounts across the globe. According to...
Jan 6, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Investors Integrate Sustainability into Financial Decision-Making
According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), a sustainability revolution in the global financial industry is quietly gathering pace. A range of financial institutions are beginning to incorporate sustainable development considerations in their financial decision-making. Investors increasingly realize the need for such forward-looking approach to protect the global economy from...
Jan 5, 2016 4:00 PM ET