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Global Investors Adopting ESG Integration: DJSI Review

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), 1,500 investors representing over $60 trillion in assets under management have committed to integrating sustainability into their investment decisions. Investors increasingly recognize that Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are important contributors to financial performance.

Data Centers Move Toward 100% Renewable Energy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – As more digitization occurs in daily life, corporate and cloud data centers have become increasingly large consumers of power. Data centers in the U.S. now consume about two percent of the total power produced in the country. In 2014, U.S. data centers consumed energy equivalent to the amount consumed by about 6.4 million average American homes that year, according to a recent U.S. Department of Energy study.

Companies can Improve Consumer Satisfaction by Offering Green Choices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the U.S., indirect carbon emissions of products and services that consumers purchase are double the direct emissions from home energy use and personal travel. Growing awareness of this reality is leading to an increased consumer preference for greener products and services.

Microsoft Partners with BGCA to Close Skills Gap in Computer Education

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Technology is integral to almost every aspect of life today, but not many people have technical skills. This is resulting in fewer job opportunities at every level. Lack of access to computer science education is a part of the problem. Less than 25 percent of high schools in the U.S. offer computer science classes. Only 2.5 percent of U.S. high school graduates go on to study computer science in college, and only one in five of these graduates is female.

Top Companies Investing in a Clean Energy Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to John Doerr, a major venture capitalist at Kleiner-Perkins in Silicon Valley, investing in the transition from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy represents “the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.” Many mission-driven investors and companies are gearing up to profit from and add momentum to this great energy transition.

Record Upsurge in Clean Energy Investments despite Low Oil Prices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Expansion of the global clean energy sector is the single most influential factor in the fight against climate change. Around the world, now over eight million people are employed in the clean energy industry. In the U.S., more people now work in the solar industry than in oil and gas extraction.

Local Solutions for African Businesses at GE’s New Africa Innovation Center

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – To most people’s surprise, Africa is now the second-fastest growing economy, after Asia. One of the key reasons behind this growth is an increased focus on social innovations and social engineering to improve the quality of life in the continent. Social innovations are adding that extra dimension to help maintain the pace of development, delivering the social capital that is necessary for sustainable economic growth.

Companies Focusing on Employee Engagement to Boost Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies find it difficult to operationalize sustainability goals, even when they truly care for the environment and the communities, and are committed to making an impact. One of the reasons is that not enough companies have yet figured out how to link their employees’ values and support for sustainability with the employees’ daily work and the company’s operations.

More Companies Leverage Partnerships to Improve Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The last goal in the list of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 refers to creating “Partnerships for Sustainable Development.” This 17th goal is meant to help in the achievement of the other 16 goals. Therefore, for a company committed to aligning its business strategy with the SDGs must recognize the value of this most essential 17th goal.

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