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SCA Named Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans): In 2015, the world’s focus shifted on sustainability. The UN adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development, and at the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris, the global community agreed to limit the global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, governments cannot achieve these goals on their own, and businesses must find new ways to raise the bar on sustainability.

Corporate Ethics Influence Consumer Preferences: Ethisphere Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumer purchase decisions are increasingly influenced by a brand’s social purpose. Companies that are willing to recognize this fundamental shift in consumer behavior are investing more in corporate citizenship and ethical performance in order to gain a competitive edge and grow share for their brands.

Newmont Improves Lives through Responsible Mining

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to a white paper released last year by the Kellogg Innovation Network at Northwestern University, the mining industry supports about 45 percent of the world’s activities. Mined materials are critical to sustaining the burgeoning world population and its dependence on technologies. Therefore, adopting more responsible mining approaches is in the interest of the world economy.

Accenture Equips 1.2M People with Job Skills

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a rapidly transforming political, economic and social environment, one thing that remains constant is the responsibility of corporate leaders to global sustainability. Companies that are able to leverage cross-sector collaboration as well as the power of digital technologies are better positioned to tackle the complex sustainability challenges ahead.

Apple's Liam Robot to Reduce Electronics Waste

FedEx Connects the World in Responsible Ways

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Brand loyalty of today’s consumers increasingly belongs to companies that care for the people and the planet. A Harvard Business Review report suggested that there is a strong link between corporate citizenship and profitability. According to the report, corporate citizenship can be a lot more than a cost or a constraint – it can be a source of innovation, opportunity, and competitive advantage.

GSK Pioneers New Business Models to Fortify Healthcare Infrastructure

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Millions of people still do not have access to vaccines and treatments they need because they cannot afford them, cannot get them locally, or they simply do not exist. Many countries continue to have under-resourced health systems. Global healthcare companies can play a vital role in tackling these challenges and building a sustainable health infrastructure.

Apple Issues $1.5B Green Bond to Spearhead Environmental Efforts

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate green bonds are a debt taken on by a company to finance environment-friendly projects. The green bond market is still in its infancy. According to Climate Bonds Initiative, the first corporate green bond was issued only in 2013. Since then, a handful of leading companies, such as Bank of America, Toyota and EDF, a French power company, have jumped on to the green bond bandwagon.

Circular Economy Becoming Critical to Business: UPS Study

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The traditional linear economic model of “take, make, dispose” has stretched the limits of the world’s finite resources. A circular economy, on the other hand, seeks to rebuild capital, including natural, manufactured, financial, and human, and restores and regenerates resources.

Sustainability Reporting by Large Companies Shows Dramatic Rise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Where at one time sustainability reporting was the arena of a handful of exceptionally green or community-oriented companies, today it is a corporate best practice adopted by large companies worldwide. Transparency in sustainability performance has increasingly become a vital component of customer, employee and investor relations.

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