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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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Countries Ranked on Sustainable Competitiveness by SolAbility
Competitiveness of nations is traditionally compared on the basis of economic and financial indicators. However, in the wake of global environmental and social challenges, economic competitiveness alone has become an inadequate measure for risk and investment analysis or credit ratings. In fact, economic activities can have an adverse impact on the environment, health, and social equity of a...
Dec 28, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Saudi Arabian Women Finally Have the Right to Vote and to Be Elected to Office
At least 17 women were elected to public office in Saudi Arabia on 12 December 2015, making these elections truly historic, because it marked the first time women in the country were allowed to vote and to run for office. The female winners for the municipal council includes Salma al-Oteibi in...
Dec 23, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Five Pathways for Integrative Business: SustainAbility’s New Report
Many companies believe that sustainability is integral to their business, but in reality only a few of them have fully embedded sustainability into their business models. While corporate sustainability programs have made visible progress on specific environmental and social initiatives, few have managed to break out of the sustainability silo to form a fundamental part of the company’s main...
Dec 22, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Five CSR Trends to Watch for in 2016
Global CSR policies will create new challenges and opportunities for internal collaboration Companies worldwide will have to navigate through new CSR requirements. In India, for instance, the India Companies Act, a legislation passed into law in 2013, mandates that companies of a certain size donate 2 percent of their net profits...
Dec 21, 2015 4:00 PM ET
McKibben, Klein, Greenpeace Call for Global Carbon Tax Now
While there can be no question that the agreement reached in Paris last week was historic, and by most measures successful, there were those that felt that without having implemented a global carbon tax, it fell short of the mark. These folks, whose numbers include Bill McKibben, ...
Dec 21, 2015 8:00 AM ET