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Sustainability Critical to Future Business Growth: IEMA Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – 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.

Investment Fund Aims to Reduce Income Inequality in the U.S.

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 15 percent of Americans fall below the poverty line, which is set at about $24,000 a year for a family of four. Historically, foundations have helped the disadvantaged by granting money to nonprofits to provide social services. But now, some are supporting for-profit enterprises that aim to bridge the glaring income gap between those at the top and the bottom of the pyramid.

Nike Sets Goals for a Low Carbon Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable manufacturing is not just about transforming products by using more eco-friendly materials, but also about how to make them using green technology, renewable energy, skilled labor and sustainable innovation. The key to achieving this is through building more sustainable factories that place highly trained, engaged and valued workers at the center.

Investors Link Sustainability with Financial Performance: BCG Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For any company, it is critically important to understand the priorities of its investors. Companies readapt their corporate strategy and behavior based on their understanding of investor interests. Corporate sustainability is increasingly important for investors, as evidence grows that companies' ESG performance has an impact on long-term financial success.

World Bank Adopts New Climate Change Action Plan

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the run-up to the historic COP21 climate agreement at Paris in December 2015, more than 180 countries submitted pledges on climate action – the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs. Countries are now ready to move with increasing urgency to develop more sustainable energy and transport systems, strengthen the resilience of their cities, and prepare people, public services and infrastructure for climate shocks to come. 

More Companies Support EPA’s Clean Power Plan

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sixty percent of the largest U.S. businesses have established public sustainability and clean energy goals. Companies no longer want to rely on unstable fossil fuels, and are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency through low-cost clean energy options. True corporate sustainability also requires courage to support smart policy changes to preserve the environment.

Energy Efficiency Needs More Data Management

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Management guru Peter Drucker famously said: “You can't manage what you can't measure.” Reliable data lies at the core of smart decision-making. However, when it comes to energy efficiency, many companies lack in advanced resources and tools to measure and manage data. This severely limits visibility into the performance of their corporate sustainability initiatives.

UK Businesses Need a Long-Term Growth Agenda: Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the past few decades, British business has made significant progress in many areas – from better governance to leading in major industries. However, there are a number of areas where a visionary business approach is necessary to achieve global competitiveness and sustainability. Most importantly, the overall business focus must shift from short-term gains to long-term value creation.

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