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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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Nike Co-Founder to Give $400M to Stanford University
Education holds the transformative power to make a deep impact on the world’s most intractable problems, including poverty and climate change. It inculcates into cultures a strong awareness of human rights and helps build a more just and equitable society. With these transformative goals in mind, Philip H. Knight, the co-founder and chairman of Nike Inc., has announced a pledge to give...
Mar 11, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Morningstar Introduces New Way to Evaluate Sustainable Investments
In view of the rapidly growing interest in sustainable investing worldwide, investors require more effective tools to assess whether the funds they are considering adding to their portfolios reflect best sustainability practices. Investors need reliable means to compare funds based on their ESG attributes. To help meet this growing need, Morningstar, Inc. has introduced the industry’s...
Mar 10, 2016 4:00 PM ET
GE Announces “Farewell” to CFL Bulbs by Year’s End
Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) were the first major energy-saving alternative to incandescent bulbs. However, in recent years, as the quality of LED lights improved and their prices dropped steadily, manufacturers and retailers began switching their efforts in that direction. Now, GE has announced that it is ready to phase out the CFL. The company will stop producing and selling these...
Mar 10, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Ikea Plans on Replacing Polysterene With Mushroom
Ikea has its fair share of devoted fans, who are crazy about its designs (and price). To add to their excitement, Ikea UK is planning on replacing environmentally-unfriendly polysterene with a more organic, sustainable and, above all, biodegradable, alternative: mushroom. The announcement is part of the affordable furniture retailer drive towards reducing waste and recycling,...
Mar 8, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Innovators Turn Seafood Waste into a Billion Dollar Business
According to nonprofit Oceana, each year American fishermen throw out an estimated two billion pounds in by-catch alone – an amount worth about $1 billion. In cases where the EPA permits fish waste to be tossed back into the ocean, seafood processors usually dispose of fish guts, heads, tails, fins, skin and crab shells in marine waters. This decomposing organic matter can harm the local...
Mar 4, 2016 4:00 PM ET