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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Innovation & Technology

Ontario Unveils Plan to Promote Social Enterprises
Social enterprises use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental impact. While generating revenues from the sale of goods and services, social enterprises also expressly intend to create positive outcomes, and measure their results. As their business grows, so does their social impact.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Donating to Causes You Care About is Easy with YourCause
More and more companies are offering employee engagement programs within their benefits package. It is a winning benefit for the employee, the company, the nonprofits and those the nonprofits serve. While there are multiple platform providers that support employee engagement programs there is only one that has always ensured that no portion of the donation is deducted to cover the platform providers’ operational expense…YourCause.

Innovation & Technology

Working Women Recognized with New Emoji by Google
Women make up 40 percent of the global workforce. They hold their communities together as an integral part of the socio-economic fabric. According to the World Bank, investing in women is the ideal way to address a range of societal challenges, and is critical to all-round economic development.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Cement Industry Faces a Pivotal Moment on Climate
Cement is not often at the forefront of investors' minds – unless perhaps they are involved in a property project. However, it is an everyday necessity, and leading cement companies face an enormous challenge in the wake of the Paris Agreement to become compatible with the future transition to a low-carbon economy.

Innovation & Technology

Aimia Shares Data Expertise With Non-Profits
Data is a valuable tool to help non-profit organizations reach their goals. But mining and analysing huge amounts of data can be challenging and requires skilled professionals. But the effort pays off and the benefits can make the effort well worthwhile.

Innovation & Technology

Eggshells: The Next Innovative Frontier to Bioplastics
Bioplastics is a booming business these days, especially in Europe, where the industry that brought us things like biogradable dishes and recyclable plastic is positioned to grow by more than 300 percent by 2018.

Diversity & Inclusion

It’s ‘Moral Time’ to Close the Gender Pay Gap
The issue of pay and gender equality is high on the international news agenda.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Investors Step Up Commitment to Animal Welfare
Animal welfare is an increasingly important CSR issue and it’s just moved even more to the center of the corporate conversation on the topic.

Research, Reports & Publications

Sustainability Critical to Future Business Growth: IEMA Report
Leading companies increasingly recognize the importance of embedding sustainability into their business models. However, professionals seeking sustainability outcomes face certain barriers. Return-on-investment rules are a long-standing challenge, and overcoming them requires positive engagement with finance teams. Presenting a strong business case is another key challenge, requiring creative work across the organization and often with external stakeholders.

Environment

German Mellow Boards Takes ​Sustainable ​E-Mobility to the Next Level
Germany is a country whose population is highly educated on​, ​and committed to​,​ environmental issues.

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