CSR Blogs

CSR Blogs

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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We Have a Love of Money, Why Not a Money of Love?
The average person celebrating Valentine's Day will spend $126.03, the highest in the 10-year history of the Valentine's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGinsight for the National Retail Federation (NRF). With an increase of 8.5 percent over last year, total spending on our "better halves" is expected to hit $17.6 billion.[1] That's more spending in a single day...
Feb 17, 2012 3:01 PM ET
Just Do It, Sustainably: Nike Gets Greener with Sustainable Venture Capital Initiative
Nike Inc., the world's largest sports and fitness company, has announced the creation of a new strategic initiative called Sustainable Business & Innovation (SB&I), to "better enable Nike to transition to sustainable business models." The SB&I model is an evolution of the company's corporate social responsibility function, and employs 130 people who "work closely with...
Feb 16, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Responsible Supply Chain Management: Canadian Firm RIM is Stepping Up
Apple has been in the news this week, but for reasons other than its seemingly never-ending successful share price performance. The bigger news was the company's supplier, Foxconn City in Schenzehn, China, and the widespread workers' rights abuses there that have been reported. Consumer activism website Change.org gathered over 200,000 signatures for its "Apple: Protect Workers Making...
Feb 15, 2012 2:40 PM ET
Tony Muljadi: An Exclusive Justmeans Q&A, Part 1
It's hot. (Just like Jane Chen's Thermopod, a lifesaving, low-cost sleeping bag designed for the developing world that keeps low-birth-weight babies warm even when hospitals lose power.) It's trendy. (Just like Lauren Bush's natural burlap FEED bag, which has helped...
Feb 14, 2012 2:29 PM ET
Valentine's Day: Sustainable Lifestyles Score Higher in Dating Game
Leading a sustainable life can reap more rewards than helping the planet and slowing down climate change: it can spice up your love life, too. According to new research by Timberland, the outdoor gear company, more than three-quarters of Americans find green habits attractive when it comes to the dating game. Timberland surveyed more than 1,000 men and women to find out how...
Feb 13, 2012 12:26 PM ET