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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Minnesota Beer Maker Turns Business into Social Enterprise
Jacquie Berglund's beer brand, Finnegans, is popular among liquor stores and bars throughout Minnesota. The interesting part is that Berglund uses a part of the profits to buy fresh produce to support local farmers and distributes it to the needy people. Berglund's company has yielded over $220,000 in donations to charities already. In the Twin Cities, Berglund's business stands...
Dec 16, 2011 10:06 AM ET
Social Enterprise - One Cotton Picking Minute
As part of its social enterprise commitment C&A, the fashion brand, has created a social media campaign for Christmasit is giving its Facebook fans and users the power to decide how to distribute $500,000 to three not-for-profit organisations. The three charities being supported are "...
Dec 15, 2011 4:53 PM ET
South Africa Embraces Campaign For Sustainable Lighting
South Africa, which earlier this month hosted the turbulent climate change conference (COP17) in Durban, has announced it is supporting en.lighten, a global initiative to phase-out inefficient lighting by 2016. South Africa promised to transition from inefficient incandescent lamps to more...
Dec 13, 2011 4:56 PM ET
All I want for Christmas...Social Innovation Gift Idea from Matt Damon
Another year, another Christmas, and for the second year in a row, Matt Damon partners with AOL to create a special social innovation holiday season video, "You've Got," promoting the purchase of his Water.org's limited edition CamelBak Groove bottle. It's a life-changing gift, where each sale helps...
Dec 12, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Solar Impulse's Social Innovation Project to Change the Landscape of Aviation
The Solar Impulse project is currently writing the history pages of tomorrow with its social innovation commitment to fly day and night without fuel, powered only by solar energy. It has taken seven years of research, simulation, construction and tests to achieve the first solar twenty-four hour flight in history, one that demonstrates progress is possible by using clean energy. In July...
Dec 7, 2011 11:01 AM ET