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Companies with Greater Carbon Efficiency Outperform the Markets

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Apart from ideological reasons to invest in companies with a lower environmental footprint, investors also have strong business reasons. Companies with a serious climate change focus typically have robust corporate governance. Over time, this translates into exceptionally high and consistent returns for the investors. 

Wall Street And World’s Largest Asset Managers are Awake to Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Decarbonising the global economy is an ambitious plan. Now, corporate leaders understand the size of the challenge and the importance of meeting it. We are on the threshold of an economic revolution that will transform how we think about productive activity and growth.

DuPont Commits $10B Investment in Sustainable Food R&D

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the world has the capacity to produce enough food to feed everyone adequately. However, nearly 800 million people still suffer from chronic hunger, despite the progress made over the last two decades. More than 160 million children below five years of age continue to be chronically malnourished.

Stronger Focus Needed on Business Ethics and Whistleblowing Arrangements: IBE Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate ethics professor Stephen Brenner writes in The Journal of Business Ethics that all organizations have ethics programs, but most do not know that they do. A business ethics program must be made up of values, policies and activities that impact the propriety of organization behaviors. Ignoring ethical values or creating an environment of fear at the workplace can discourage employees from speaking up on ethical matters.

HEINEKEN USA Embraces Sustainability to ‘Brew a Better World’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – World’s leading companies with a strong brand heritage and extensive presence across continents can leverage their power to transform the world for the better. They can drive sustainability not just in terms of mitigating their environmental footprint, but also by making a positive social and cultural impact in the communities where they operate.

Impact Investing in Emerging Economies Promises Competitive Advantage

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The environmental footprint of global companies has an economic cost that affects their valuations and competitiveness. The risk of environmental damage increases when these companies have a substantial presence in emerging markets. Even institutional investors with significant exposure to emerging markets may have liabilities for unsustainable operations in the developing world.

Climate Survey Lists Sustainability Leaders: Unilever, Tesla, Ikea, Google, GE

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The best ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change include taking specific actions to reduce their carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind, and clamp down on deforestation.

In a new survey of sustainability experts, 90 percent of respondents said that companies would need to play as big of a role as national governments in combating climate change to prevent environmental disaster.

U.S. Green Building Industry Generates 2.3M Jobs in 2015

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Buildings use nearly 40 percent of all energy in the U.S. today. With the growing need of corporate real estate buyers and tenants across the spectrum to reduce their carbon footprint, construction of new energy-efficient buildings as well as retrofitting of existing buildings offers an unprecedented opportunity to the real estate sector.

Retailers Take Steps to Support Responsible Use of Chemicals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Government regulation of hazardous chemicals in the US has long lagged behind Europe’s, with far fewer banned chemicals. However, increasing consumer demand for sustainable products is managing to what the federal and state governments have struggled with for years. Large retailers and personal care and cosmetic companies in the US are taking responsible action when it comes to chemicals.

Dow Chemical Partners with Ocean Conservancy to Save the Oceans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Every year, about eight million tons of plastic waste gets deposited in the oceans. Unless this rate is checked, in just 10 years from now there may be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the sea. Most of this plastic breaks into smaller pieces in the ocean, where the fish easily confuse it with food.


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