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Bechtel Sets Ambitious Targets to Promote Global Sustainable Development

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – From the Paris climate agreement to the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world has decisively shifted to a future of cleaner energy, greener infrastructure, and universal access to clean water. Amid this growing trend, large companies have an opportunity to advance sustainability across their businesses to help create a resilient, prosperous planet.

Delos Invests in Health Technology Firm to Integrate Wellness into Built Environment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the modern day, an average human being spends about 90 percent of the time indoors. This often leads to breathing of contaminated air and poses long-term health risks, apart from creating a significant disconnect with nature and its benefits.

Key Organizations Highlight Emerging Sustainability Trends in 2017

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2016, the world witnessed some important global shifts including an increasing role of public-private partnerships in the fight against climate change. Several large companies are now testing corporate strategic alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and adapting plans to address social and corporate governance challenges.

Voya Financial Celebrates Excellence in Teaching

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The global goals of sustainable development cannot be achieved by technological breakthroughs, financial support or government policy alone. A fundamental shift in the way people think and act lies at the core of global change. This requires excellence in education at all levels and in all social contexts.

Impact Investing Creates New Opportunities for Social Enterprises

(3BL media/Justmeans) – Social enterprises present a unique model for global sustainability. They combine social responsibility with business strategy to scale solutions that are needed now more than ever. But to achieve scale, it is important for social entrepreneurs to find investors that share the same values.

Corporate Sustainability Performance Improves Worldwide

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A large number of companies around the world now recognize that a sustainable business strategy is not just good for the planet, but also for their own competitive growth. Key stakeholders, including investors and consumers, are increasingly willing to distance themselves from companies that fail to embed sustainability principles into their core business practices and strategy.

CDL’s Green Bond Issue Fast-Tracks Singapore’s Sustainability Goals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Real estate companies around the world have a key role to play in mitigating climate change and meeting the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Green bonds are a vital instrument of sustainable finance that can support the massive global investments in green infrastructure required to achieve the SDGs.

Focus on ESG Issues Generates Sustainable Financial Returns

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investors, more than ever, are using non-financial performance to draw conclusions on value and to better inform their decisions. The investing community around the world increasingly believes it is a sign of operational excellence if a company shows they are handling ESG issues well.

Scotiabank Creates a Better Future through CSR Commitments

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies can contribute to a better future for the society, and at the same time, enjoy better business, when they focus on these five areas of commitment: Customers, Employees, Communities, the Environment, and Corporate Governance. To create sustainable growth, companies must leverage their capabilities for the benefit of all stakeholders and the communities where they operate.

Corporate Citizenship Drives Business Value: New Book Shows the Way

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The digital revolution has increased our ability to learn and communicate about corporate responsibility, resulting in companies being held to account by greater number of stakeholders than ever before. Many companies now want to proactively manage their impacts, but corporate citizenship managers are still faced with challenges and resistance at every step.

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