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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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What Blackwater, Oklahoma, and the Extractive Sector Have in Common: U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights
Last week, four private security contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense were sentenced to extended prison terms for the gruesome shooting of 31 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Iraq in 2007. The sentences come on the heels of the U.S Government’s third and penultimate consultation on the role of the government in ensuring that American corporations...
Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Salt of the Earth: An Inspiration to Save the Planet
What happens when a maverick filmmaker such as Wim Winders decides to document the body of work and life trajectory of another ground-breaking artist such as Sebastião Salgado? A truly moving film that makes us look at the world with fresh eyes and a desire to make it better. Salgado​ ​was born in ​1944 in ​Aimorés, a small town in southeast Brazil, a mining center...
Apr 22, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Green Data App Compels Pollution Control in Chinese Industries
Public awareness about the pollution caused by businesses is proving to be a powerful tool for change in China. In a scenario where environmental activists find it difficult to force industrial polluters to change, court processes are long-drawn and complex, and incentives to cut environmental corners are high, public accountability can achieve quicker and more effective results. ...
Apr 21, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Miami Brings Sustainability Leaders Together at Recycling Energy Forum Expo
Sustainability in Florida gets a bad rap. I understand that. Compared to New England, California and Europe, Florida overall lags in conversations about sustainability in business, government and education. Jesse Rittenhouse and Iraklis Kalamenios, co-founders of the Recycling Energy Forum, are working to change that. Friday, April 24th hosts the first...
Apr 21, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Warren Buffett Ready to Double his Green Energy Investments to $30 Billion
Very large investments in renewable energy are needed as the U.S. progresses on the path of reducing dependence on fossil fuels. According to the EPA, electric utilities face cuts of 30 percent on carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 compared with 2005. On the other hand, costs continue to fall in wind and solar power generation, making them increasingly attractive energy investments. At...
Apr 20, 2015 4:00 PM ET