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The Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant CSR and Sustainability news and can be seen on the 3BL Media CSR Network - the largest network of CSR channels across the internet, Reuters Insider and here on the 3BL Media website.

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New Building and Construction Materials: Back to the Future - The Minute
Europe’s construction industry is looking at new building and construction materials, with the aim to cut carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption. The European ISOBIO project is researching sustainable materials to define the most effective materials, focus production on high-quality and credible insulation, and reduce overall costs...
Oct 8, 2015 4:00 PM ET
New Technology Will Lead in Future Energy Efficiency Savings - The Minute
Reduction in use has been the key driver in energy efficiency efforts, but that’s about to change. Energy savings from energy efficiency will increasingly be led by new technologies and practices, system optimization, and behavioral approaches. That’s the finding of a new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The report, “New Horizons for Energy Efficiency: Major...
Oct 5, 2015 7:15 PM ET
Building the Bottom Line Business Case for Sustainability in Healthcare - The Minute
Healthcare organizations have been on the sustainability track for some time now. With its many large facilities, its purchases of vast numbers of goods and services, from equipment to energy, and its huge workforce, the healthcare sector has looked at sustainability as just common business sense. But with the revolutionary changes in business models caused by the Affordable Care Act, there’s...
Oct 1, 2015 4:45 PM ET
End of the Line for Corporate Business as Usual? - The Minute
Has corporate business as usual reached its peak? That’s the implication of a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute, as reported in The Economist. On the one hand, the report finds that corporate profits have more than tripled from 1980, rising from 7.6 percent of global GDP to 10 percent, of which Western companies captured more than two-thirds. On the other hand, the report notes,...
Sep 28, 2015 5:30 PM ET
CSR Strategies Affect the Value and Practice of Peer Firms - The Minute
Peer behavior plays an important role in shaping companies’ CSR performance. That’s the finding of a new study that looks at how businesses react to their peers’ adoption of CSR practices. The study, Peer Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Singapore Management University, notes that companies do not operate in isolation...
Sep 24, 2015 5:15 PM ET