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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.

Coca-Cola UK Invests £56M to Build Sustainable Food Systems

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The food and drink industry can take a number of actions to achieve its vision of building sustainable food systems. These include identifying the flow of materials and ingredients from farm to fork, increasing the use of local resources, and systematically reducing waste.

Dow Tests New Software to Assign Monetary Value to Nature

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Everyone agrees that nature has value, but no one has been able to compute the value of natural capital in monetary terms. Now advocates of natural capital accounting want to find ways to put a value on everything nature offers in order to let companies assess the economic impact of how they manage natural resources.

New York City Gears Up for Technology Leadership

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation, technological advancement is a development megatrend that will play a major role in implementing SDGs. The 2015 Gates Annual Letter predicted that developmental breakthroughs over the next 15 years will be driven either by technological innovations or those that make technology more accessible to people.

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