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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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New York City Gears Up for Technology Leadership
According to the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation, technological advancement is a development megatrend that will play a major role in implementing SDGs. The 2015 Gates Annual Letter predicted that developmental breakthroughs over the next 15 years will be driven either by technological innovations or those that make technology more accessible to people. For decades,...
May 13, 2016 8:00 AM ET
The Disruption of Local Living, Investing and Cheese
Peering through the window, San Francisco-based Mission Cheese looks like a cool cheese and wine bar, an intimate and hip place for a date or business meeting. Ask a few questions about the Bent River, Marieke Gouda or Fleur de la Valle cheeses that you ordered as part of your Midwest cheese flight, and you soon discover that Mission Cheese loves the cheesemaker just as much as...
May 12, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Corporate World Moves Forward with Human Rights Transparency
​Supply chain transparency regarding human rights ​is becoming an increasingly important CSR issue. After ​consulting with more than 400 contributors, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) has published its Pilot Methodology​. In November, it will make public its first round of benchmarking corporations on human rights performance​, starting with the top 100 companies from the...
May 12, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Blended Finance is the Way Forward for a Sustainable World
Blended finance is the new buzzword that can be heard with increasing frequency at the meetings of the IMF, the World Bank or the World Economic Forum. It includes a combination of public and private financing along with charity funds to make money available for worthy global causes. The goal of blended finance is to support critical developmental and sustainability projects in areas...
May 4, 2016 4:00 PM ET
How Hortau Helps Farmers Produce More Crops With Less Water
At a time when water conservation is high profile because of California’s nearly five-year drought, a company that provides more efficient irrigation systems for farmers is important. Hortau provides such systems and has been doing so for over a decade. What Hortau’s irrigation system does is to use soil tension to determine the amount of...
May 3, 2016 8:00 AM ET