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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Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Rio 2016 Committee Supports Small Businesses to Boost Sustainability
The Olympic Games Organizing Committee in Rio wants to create a record for holding the most sustainable Olympic Games ever. According to CEBDS, the Brazilian partner organization of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Games are helping to accelerate the spread of sustainable business processes in Brazil.

Innovation & Technology

Cherie Blair and the Work of Her Foundation is Taking Full Advantage of Technology
The advent of the Internet has been a real game-changer, connecting people globally. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is taking full advantage of the Web by pioneering a new way of supporting women entrepreneurs, working across physical and cultural distances, by combining mentoring with technology.

Innovation & Technology

Sustainable Innovation Drives New Businesses in Sweden
In the last few years, a number of countries have taken steps to increase their reliance on non-fossil fuel energy sources. Sweden has chosen to lead from the front to create a green economy. It aims to become of the one world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels.

Energy

Lost in Translation -- Making Sense of Three Critical Renewable Energy Strategies: Power Purchase Agreements, Virtual PPAs and Renewable Energy Certificates
An increasing number of enterprises are focused on going 100% renewable, driven in large part by the recent push to established science-based carbon reduction goals. Three of the supporting energy strategy trends to help enterprises achieve these goals are Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Virtual PPAs, and Renewable Energy Certificates. None of these is probably a term that comes tripping off the tongue of the average businessperson.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Raising the Voices of Sustainability Thought Leadership
Tim Gnatek is President and Co-founder of Blue Practice, a communications agency dedicated to providing media relations, corporate and employee communications, thought leadership programs, content generation, and creative campaigns for clients in the sustainability space

Energy

More Ethanol Could Reduce GHG ​Emissions ​By 14 Percent, New Study Shows
There has always been a controversy around the ethanol in relation to its environmental credentials. Detractors say it could actually be worse than fossil fuel while supporters ​claim that​, by and large, it ​can help ​clean​ up transportation​, a major source of emissions that cause global warming.

Innovation & Technology

Robots to Deliver Environmental Benefits in Agriculture
Agricultural robots are a part of precision agriculture, which hold the promise to improve sustainable farming practices. From sensors to drones to satellite imagery to better software management for people and equipment, advancements in precision agriculture are enabling growers to use less pesticide, less water, produce less waste, and improve the environmental sustainability of agriculture.

Research, Reports & Publications

UK Food Charities Face Real Challenges in Feeding the Most Vulnerable
Neighbourly, the social network for social good reveals in its latest survey that 218 UK food charities face real challenges in helping to feed society’s most vulnerable: lack of storage, refrigeration, transport and funding are limiting the voluntary sector’s ability to do more for those in need of food. Collectively, these organisations help to feed over 30,000 people every week, equivalent to 1.56 million meals per year, and face major challenges trying to tackle the country’s food poverty.

Innovation & Technology

New Anti-Waste Lining Prevents Soapy Liquids from Sticking to Plastic Packaging
Have you ever gotten frustrated over how much toothpaste is thrown away with the crumpled tube? Or how much shampoo is trapped inside a bottle that is all but finished? These may not be life’s most pressing questions, but it would be nice to get the full content of those containers we need for our personal hygiene.

Innovation & Technology

Creating Eco-friendly Airport Systems for the Future
Airports have traditionally been viewed as a prime source of anti-environmental activity. Whether it is the high amount of air pollution from the airplanes, the high energy consumption levels within the airport, or the noise pollution that is generated as a plane takes off or lands, the airport systems have been low on sustainability in almost every major area.

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