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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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Britain’s New Sugar Tax
The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced a new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry in his budget, to be introduced in April 2018. This move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity. The most high-profile supporter has been TV celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver...
Mar 25, 2016 4:00 PM ET
Why The Cat Spring Tea Sisters Value Heritage, Mentorship and Accountability
 I don’t think most mission-driven innovators grow up thinking, “Someday, I’d like to be a social entrepreneur.” Rather, the initial thought is more like, “I can’t believe my morning cup of coffee is a result of slave labor.” Or, “Two million Syrian refugees living in Turkey?” The next thoughts are, “What needs to be done about this? And, “What can I personally do about this?...
Mar 25, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Refed Proposes $18B Plan to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem
Americans throw away a staggering amount of food each year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that over one-third of the vegetables and fruit bought annually by Americans are wasted. Food waste costs the economy $218 billion annually, and the environmental cost of the food that sits in landfills is 3.3 billion tons of GHG emissions each year. According to the USDA, cutting...
Mar 24, 2016 8:00 AM ET
February Temperature Data Smashes Previous Records
It was The Guardian that referred to the February temperature data just released by NASA as “shocking.” According to the...
Mar 18, 2016 8:00 AM ET
The Essar Foundation: Empowering Women in India
In the small village of Junagam, in the State of Gujarat, India, Nisha, Nayana, Jasmine, Bhavna, Ramila and Pratiksha are a group of six women who are part of a bakery programme run by the Essar Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Essar Group, India’s fourth largest company. These women...
Mar 17, 2016 4:00 PM ET