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Alliance Data Commits to $50M Community Investment: 2014 CR Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with a deep commitment to communities reap dividends in the long run in terms of employee satisfaction, customer loyalty, and a differentiated brand image. A Cone Communications Study in 2013 revealed that as many as 82 percent of the American consumers are likely to consider a company’s reputation in the area of corporate responsibility as a factor when choosing a product or service.

Sustainable Dining Becoming a Trend at American University Campuses

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Universities have been playing a vital role in the local and state economies by creating a qualified workforce and attracting new businesses to the communities. Now, a number of these institutions are taking their role a step further to support local agriculture by serving locally sourced food in their cafeterias and reducing waste. 

Some of the institutions that are clearly leading the way in food sustainability include the following:

Yale University

Open Data Can Support Sustainable Development: World Bank Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Open Data refers to data that is freely available online for anyone to use and republish for any purpose – without any restriction from copyrights, patents and other mechanisms of control. Data is one of the most valuable and least-utilized assets of modern governments. In that context, Open Data is a resource with high socio-economic value, which has been recognized globally as a key engine for achieving the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Billion-Dollar Companies Creating Competitive Advantage with Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In statistical terms, a company has only a 0.00006 percent chance to become a billion-dollar enterprise. One of the key commitments needed to reach this benchmark in today’s competitive global marketplace is to have sustainability at the heart of the business. In fact, the companies that continue to ignore this commitment may not be able to remain in business for too long.

Mintel Research Finds British Consumers are More Concerned About Animal Welfare Than the Environment And Tax Avoidance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare tops the list, beating concerns about the environment and tax avoidance.

Scientists Find That Genetic Changes From Trauma Suffered by Holocaust Survivors Can Be Passed To Their Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Scientists have discovered that the trauma experienced by one generation can alter genes and that those mutations can be passed along to children.

New Study Shows Less Than Half Of U.K. Businesses Believe They Have A Duty Of Care To Employee Health

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the U.K. people here, like everywhere else, are working in tough times, which looks set to continue as people put in longer hours, are more stressed and feel anxious about the future, particularly job security and their financial future.

PVH Implements CSR from Source to Store

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The earth’s resources are finite. Companies need to identify more sustainable ways to produce and sell their products, but it involves much more than just reducing environmental impact. A company’s social responsibility must also include protection of human rights, fostering safe working conditions, celebrating diversity, and enriching the communities.

Companies Seek to Make Employee Commuting More Sustainable

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – One of the attractive perks that can motivate almost any employee is an easier commute. Companies that think about creating solutions to get workers to their location in way that minimizes driving are likely to have a competitive edge over others. Driving to work may not be the first choice of the millennials. If a company can support the commuting need of workforce in a more sustainable way, it will help the environment and also improve employee loyalty and motivation.

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