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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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Great Lakes to Power New Midwestern Economic Boom - The Minute
Great Lakes to Power New Midwestern Economic Boom With a focus on water scarcity, pollution, and conservation during this World Water Week, there’s one area of the country where the view is very different. In the eight Midwestern states that border on the five Great Lakes, plans are underway to take advantage of an abundance of water. With 80 percent of America’s...
Aug 24, 2015 4:00 PM ET
ESG Investing Gets Boost from New Scoring System - The Minute
The fast-moving trend to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making just took another sharp turn upward. Morningstar, a research firm that tracks the holdings of 200,000 global managed financial products, will launch the first ESG scores for global mutual and exchange-traded funds later this year. The scores will be based on ESG ratings from Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG ratings...
Aug 20, 2015 4:00 PM ET
U.S. Food Retail Market Attracts European Companies - The Minute
The U.S. retail food business is headed for another major, business model disruption. Driven by consumer demand for healthier foods, and for value pricing, this round of structural change has European discount food retailers expanding into the lucrative American market for organic foods, estimated at $33 billion annually. Aldi, a German-based company and one of the world’s biggest food...
Aug 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Corporations in India Struggle to Comply with CSR Law - The Minute
Large businesses in India are struggling to deal with the Companies Act 2013 that requires corporates to set aside two percent of their average net profits earned over the previous three years for corporate social responsibility initiatives. The Act applies to companies that meet a defined benchmark of net worth, turnover, or profits. It is estimated that 6,000 businesses, both Indian...
Aug 13, 2015 4:00 PM ET
$55B Invested in Three New U.S. Research Centers for Sustainability - The Minute
When analyzing progress toward a more sustainable future in the U.S., scientists frequently complain about a lack of investment in research. Now, the National Science Foundation is responding by investing $55 billion in three new Engineering Research Centers. These ERCs will take on challenges in energy, sustainability, and infrastructure by creating innovative technology platforms to...
Aug 10, 2015 6:15 PM ET