sustainable investing

Zendesk Supports Innovative Social Initiatives Over 10 Years

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2016, 64 percent of CEOs said they were increasing their investment in CSR. A more recent study from Babson points to a demonstrable positive effect of CSR on businesses. CSR today goes way beyond dollar signs. Companies are increasingly willing to invest man hours from their entry-level and executives alike to better communities.

DSM Embraces Sustainability to Achieve Rapid Growth

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with foresight increasingly recognize the need to adapt to a changing world where purpose draws and motivates customers, employees and investors. Such companies are transforming their strategy and operations to replace unsustainable businesses with more sustainable ones.

10 Companies Take Lead to Make Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Although climate change poses serious economic risks, many investors lack clear information about which companies are most exposed to the risks and which are best prepared to counter them. According to Michael Bloomberg, without risk disclosure, it is difficult to correctly price the financial impacts of climate change.

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.

Companies Save Billions by Going Green

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Paris climate agreement in 2015 sent a clear message to markets and businesses worldwide: a low-carbon future cannot be denied. While it was a wake-up call for some companies, for many others it was an affirmation that cleaner growth was not only possible, but also good for their bottom line.

‘Change the World’ Companies Integrate Social Impact with Business Strategy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fortune magazine has brought out its 2017 ‘Change the World’ list to recognize large companies that are making a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. The list identifies companies based on three factors: measurable social impact, business results, and degree of innovation.

Top Companies Join Hands to Improve Policy Landscape in Clean Energy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Clean energy is one of the most effective tools in the fight against climate change. At the same time, clean technologies save money and make better business sense as they displace fossil fuel emissions. As a result, major companies are increasingly inclined to use clean energy for their global business needs.

Mars to Spend $1B to Combat Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The agriculture sector is not only a major contributor to climate change, but also among the sectors most impacted by it. Agriculture can be one of the keys to address the problem of climate change. By some estimates, sustainable farming can potentially mitigate about six giga-tons of carbon equivalent by 2030, mainly by improving the capacity to absorb organic carbon in land and vegetation.

EU Advisory Group Sets Out Vision for Sustainable Finance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A year ago, the European Commission announced it would establish a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) to advise it on developing a comprehensive EU strategy on sustainable finance. The group was established in December 2016 and comprises 20 members of the public, the finance sector and academia.

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