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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Sustainability and Christmas Trees: Let's Get Real
Christmas is, by all standards, a not very sustainable holiday. People shop, travel and eat much more than they should, and their carbon footprint goes through their snow-covered roofs. Of course there are ways of mitigating the Christmas carbon extravaganza by traveling using the least dirty means of transport (rail, if possible), sharing eco presents and making a meal with organic,...
Dec 6, 2011 5:13 PM ET
Brazil's Sustainability Credentials Threatened By Changes In Forest Legislation
A revised version of Brazil's Forest Code, a piece of legislation that regulates the use of forest coverage on private properties in Brazil, and whose draft was approved in Congress on Wednesday (23), has sent shockwaves through the sustainability...
Nov 28, 2011 12:18 PM ET
Global Brands Tap Wind Power To Boost Sustainability
Last month a coalition of organizations and companies launched in Brussels a technical standard for the first global consumer label for those purchasing wind power and other types of alternative energy. WindMade was conceived with support from the UN Global Compact, WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the...
Nov 23, 2011 10:43 AM ET
Saving Species, Saving Us: Biodiversity Investments Are Critical to Global Green Economy
"We cannot manage what we do not measure and we are not measuring either the value of nature's benefits or the costs of their loss," wrote Pavan Sukhdev in an article last year in The Guardian about the services that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems provide to humankind.[1] Now, a new study conducted by Dr. Murray Rudd, a conservation biologist at the Environment Department at...
Nov 23, 2011 10:35 AM ET
Yellow Pages Industry Searches For Sustainability In The Digital Age
Yellow Pages directories were the print age equivalent of search engines. In a nod to the vernacular of the digital age, the industry these days is represented by the rebranded Local Search Association (formerly Yellow Pages Association), which is working to reduce paper usage and strengthen its Reduce and Recyle commitments as...
Nov 21, 2011 2:30 PM ET