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Ikea Allocates €3B for Sustainability Investments

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Some of the world’s leading companies are embracing the transition to a low-carbon economy, and are ready to back up their commitments with large investments in sustainability. Their efforts need to be matched by governments with well-designed policies to create enabling and long-lasting frameworks to drive change.

More Companies Choosing Wind Power Over Solar

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Businesses looking to sign renewable energy contracts or even develop their own solar or wind projects often find themselves on a steep learning curve about borrowing money, structuring contracts and understanding the complex rules that govern the energy industry. Streamlining the supply of renewable energy can help a company to save money and time.

Climate-Smart Transport is Pivotal to a Sustainable World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Transport accounts for 23 percent of global energy-related GHG emissions, and is one of the sectors where emissions are rising the fastest. Ironically, the transport sector is also one of the victims of climate change, with transport infrastructure being particularly vulnerable to the effects of higher temperatures, increased precipitations, and flooding.

Sustainable Companies Outperform Peers in Value Creation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate sustainability efforts include programs that address issues such as climate change, resource efficiency and circular economy, sustainable agriculture, and chemicals management. Some of the most valuable program approaches include product innovation, design and development, activating a sustainability purpose in the business, and responsible sourcing.

Socially Responsible Funds Link Pay to ESG Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Socially responsible investing (SRI) seeks out companies that are rated high for environmental stewardship, employee diversity, fairness to customers and suppliers, community engagement, and robust standards of corporate governance. According to the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, one out of six dollars under professional management in the US in 2014 was invested following SRI strategies.

World’s Stock Exchanges Launching Sustainability Reporting Standards

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable reporting has come of age. The UN and the nonprofits are no longer the only ones advocating sustainability reporting, and the markets themselves are demanding it. When companies report on sustainability issues, they also tend to act more sustainably. Market analysts increasingly point toward a positive correlation between sustainability commitment and strong financial performance.

Stakeholders Demand More Exacting Standards in Corporate Responsibility

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Expectations of good business behavior have become so strong that consumers and other stakeholders are ready to take action to penalize companies viewed as irresponsible. Visionary companies already recognize this trend of increasing interdependence between corporate and societal performance at a global level.

Sustainable Investing Gains Wider Acceptance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable investing essentially involves putting money into companies that are committed to integrating their business goals with the larger environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. Investors strive to make their investments deliver competitive returns apart from making a positive social impact.

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