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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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SHINE Summit at Harvard to Highlight Corporate Sustainability Ideas
A growing number of business organizations are implementing solutions to reduce their environmental footprint and curb lapses in social responsibility. The Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) has introduced a new unit of measurement called the Handprint. SHINE compares a company’s handprint to its footprint, and when the handprint becomes greater...
Jun 5, 2015 8:00 AM ET
One Man’s Quest to Create a Plastic Free Self-Filtering Water Bottle
Sometimes companies are founded because someone sees an unfulfilled need. Ban Kander, Founder and CEO of WELLY, LLC saw a need for a self-filtering reusable water bottle that is made entirely free of plastic.  Although he started the journey to create the WELLY Bottle two and a half years ago, it really began after his mom passed away. During...
Jun 4, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Business Leaders are Vanguard of Movement to Take Climate Action
Two hundred days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Business & Climate Summit in May provided an opportunity for business and government leaders to demonstrate bold action, adopt forward-looking strategies and call for ambitious policies that will allow to scale up solutions. An unprecedented mobilisation of 25...
Jun 3, 2015 4:00 PM ET
CoClear and Columbia University Develop Business Sustainability Calculator
As sustainability issues get increasingly linked with business profitability and brand image, a growing number of companies are keen to raise their sustainability profiles. However, one of the first challenges they face is how to weigh the real environmental impact of various business decisions. To make sustainable choices ranging from material sourcing to production and distribution, a...
Jun 2, 2015 8:00 AM ET
Three Million Americans Pledge to Reduce Water Use to Help Tackle the Country’s Water Shortage
California, the Golden State, is enduring a severe drought, and has implemented mandatory restrictions for water usage, the first in the state’s history. In America, it is generally taken for granted that when you open a tap, water will come out. However, things are changing quickly, as drought, flooding and climate change are restricting the country’s water supply, along with demands from...
May 29, 2015 8:00 AM ET