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Sysco Develops 'Superior' Supply Chain

Florida’s Untapped Solar Power

(3BL Media/Just Means) I've spent the summer living in historic St. Augustine, Florida. The surf is great, the people are friendly and the sun shines brightly every single day. The sun is powerful here, powerful enough it seems to produce enough solar energy for most of the nation.

JPMorgan Chase Helps Build Sustainable Infrastructure in Detroit

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – During the depths of Detroit’s bankruptcy three years ago, JPMorgan Chase & Co. committed $100 million for economic development and neighborhood stabilization in the city. It added another $50 million to that amount earlier this year. Half the amount is in the form of grants, while the other half comprises a variety of loan funds for small business growth and real estate development.

Model for Futuristic Sustainable Cities Going Up Near Boston

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The US has 10 cities with a population of more than 1 million. China has 116, and that number is growing fast. Many of these cities are woefully underprepared for the challenge of supporting more people as an increasing number of people move to urban settings. Policymakers around the world are now recognizing the urgent need to build sustainable cities.

Investors Turn Focus on China’s Drive for Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global investors are increasingly hesitant to invest in companies with a traditional growth model that fails to incorporate the principles of sustainability. Recognizing this trend, China is getting ready to shed off its historic burden as the world’s largest producer of CO2 emissions, with major Chinese companies implementing comprehensive measures to address the threat of climate change.

Bloomberg Opens One of the World’s Most Sustainable Buildings in London

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Michael Bloomberg, billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, said at a technology conference in Boston last month that Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president.

Adding Value in Developing Countries

Guest blog by Kathryn Beaven, DP World

It’s widely accepted that businesses can and should play a positive role in the communities where they operate. How it happens can change depending on the location and the business sector but the desire to be a good corporate citizen remains.

Remanufacturing Helps in Global Transition Towards a Circular Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –Remanufacturing is an important subset of the circular economy – enabling products, components and valuable resources to be kept at their highest use for agreater period of time. The current value of global e-waste alone represents $52 billion worth of potentially reusable resources, apart from the significant savings possible in terms of energy, emissions, water and waste.

Company-Charity Partnerships Grow as Fears over Brexit Wane

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) traditionally play divergent roles in an economy. While the primary goal of companies is to maximize shareholder wealth, NGOs are driven by the goals of social benefit. But over the last two decades, companies and NGOs have been able to find increasingly common ground as social benefit becomes integral to a sustainable business strategy.

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