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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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U.S. Home Energy Use is Down, but House Size is Up - The Minute
There’s good news and bad news about energy conservation in American homes. First, the good news. Energy use in the average home in 2012—the most recent year with available data—was down 31 percent from 1970, reports the Pew Research Center. But there’s a problem—that’s the bad news—new houses are much larger. The average home in 2012 was 28 percent bigger than in 1970. And last year’s homes...
Nov 12, 2015 4:15 PM ET
More Awards, More Lists Recognize CSR and Sustainability Leadership - The Minute
More awards and more ratings of companies engaged in CSR and sustainability practices are being released. CDP has named 113 companies to its A-list of those addressing climate change, including Unilever, Microsoft, Samsung, Citigroup, Apple, Google, BMW, Nissan, L’Oreal, and Nestlé. And the EPA has honored 22 Green Power Partners and three renewable energy suppliers, including H&M, TD Bank...
Nov 9, 2015 5:15 PM ET
ESG Meets Fiduciary Duty at the Bottom Line - The Minute
“There is one and only one social responsibility of business–to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” So goes the famous statement by the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Milton Friedman, about the purpose of business. Until recently, it has stood as the most quoted of corporate commandments. Now, that’s changing. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media. ...
Nov 5, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Game Changer for Investors: SEC Permits Crowdfunding for Equity in Startups - The Minute
Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media. In a game changer, the Securities and Exchange Commission has just issued new rules that will...
Nov 2, 2015 4:15 PM ET
Impact Investing Gets Boost from BlackRock Fund - The Minute
The concept of impact investing has just received a big boost. BlackRock, the leading global money manager, has launched the BlackRock Impact U.S. Equity Fund. While the amount of the fund, $20 million, is a fraction of the $4.7 trillion that the firm manages, its symbolism is much larger, reports The Economist. It’s a strong vote of confidence in the idea of putting money into companies that...
Oct 29, 2015 4:00 PM ET