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Ceres Organizes 365 Companies to Support EPA Clean Power Plan

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – As more companies recognize the benefits of clean energy in reducing costs and improving competitiveness, a growing business trend to adopt renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions has emerged in recent years. A 2014 study by Ceres, along with Calvert Investments and the World Wildlife Fund, found that 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies have set their own clean energy targets, saving over $1 billion a year in the process.

IBM Enables Sustainable Change through Innovative Corporate Citizenship Programs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For many companies around the world, corporate sustainability primarily means making a conscious effort to support local environmental protection, employee welfare and community programs. However, a few companies such as IBM are driven by a mission to make a pervasive impact across the global environmental, social and economic landscape and transform the planet.

Impact Investments Can Bridge $2.5 Trillion Annual Gap for Development

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investments that have a social or environmental benefit have grown substantially in the last few years. A recent report from the Washington-based Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment said that socially responsible investment assets in the U.S. stood at $7 trillion in 2014, registering an increase of 76 percent over 2012. A significant portion of these investments are aimed at helping developing countries.

More Companies Striving to Close the Gender Pay Gap

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the White House figures, American women on average earn $0.77 for every dollar earned by men. The pay gap is even wider for women of color and ethnic descent. This harsh reality continues to exist despite the 1963 passage of the Equal Pay Act, which requires men and women to receive equal pay for equal work at the same place of employment.

Greenpeace Lauds Sustainable Seafood Retailers: Whole Foods, Wegmans, Hy-Vee, Safeway, Target

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world’s ocean life is getting depleted rapidly. Nearly 90 percent of all large, predatory fish have vanished forever from the world’s oceans. According to Ocean Wise, the only solution is to turn back from the brink, and to begin consuming seafood in a sustainable manner.

Owens Corning Delivers Stellar All-Around Performance on Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recently, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell said that companies around the world have been awakening to their role in society over the past 15 years, but the world needs to move much further, much faster. Sustainable business practices must evolve rapidly, he said, and it is time to accelerate and scale up. 

MetLife Foundation Partners With Opportunity International to Transform Financial Services In Rural China

3BL Media/Justmeans) – Amidst the news about China's stock market which has been of a roller-coaster ride this year, the MetLife Foundation has announced a three-year, $1.8 million partnership with Opportunity International to promote knowledge and access to financial services in rural China.

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