Vikas Vij

Vikas Vij
Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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21 hours 44 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leading global investors increasingly recognize the challenges posed by climate change and its long-term impact on business and economy. Some of the major investors are already shifting capital in a way to support a low carbon global economy. Integrating carbon management into investment decisions is critical to achieving the larger goals of climate risk mitigation.

To increase resilience to climate change investment risks, the NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund has shifted its NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, representing 40 percent of the overall Fund, to low carbon. The Guardians of New Zealand...

4 days 13 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Running a premier financial company in the world’s largest national market comes with a vital responsibility to all stakeholders and communities. These companies can use their core competency of financial knowledge to empower and educate the people as well as operate in way that positively impacts the society and the environment.

Voya Financial has published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility annual report, Corporate Responsibility for Tomorrow, which details the company’s performance and its progress to date in relation to the pillars of its CR program: Empowering Our People, Serving Our Clients, Investing in...

6 days 21 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The conversation on sustainability is ever evolving, and now it includescompanies such as a Las Vegas entertainment business. For a developer and operator of integrated resorts surrounded by a desert, efforts at energy efficiency and environmental sustainability not only reflect a commitment in corporate responsibility, but are also a smart financial decision.

The global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands, Sands ECO360, is outlined in its 2016 environmental report. The report marks the company’s first annual measurement against its revised sustainability goals, building upon the success and...

1 week 21 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The concept of corporate social responsibility is now being embraced by a large number of organizations in Nigeria across different sectors. In the past, CSR was considered by many to be a muddled mix of philanthropy, emergency relief, altruism, and charity. That skewed perception is graduallyshifting. Many organizations are beginning to adopt CSR as a business strategythat delivers measurable returns and allows them to give back to the local community.

ThistlePraxis Consulting in Nigeria recently published astudy on the state of CSR in...

1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A commitment to corporate responsibility involves achieving the financial goals of the business through continuous stakeholder engagement, good corporate governance, and a focus on social and environmental values. The well-being of the stakeholders as well as the communities must be integrated into business strategy.

Baxter International recently launched its 18th annual corporate responsibility report, Making a Meaningful Difference, which details the company’s commitment to delivering ESG value to the communities and constituencies the company serves in support of its mission to “Save and...

1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with a global reach have a responsibility to use their business to help improve lives and create a better world. These companies can drive sustainable economic growth, promote financial inclusion, and support communities where they operate as a responsible corporate citizen.

Visa has now published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, “Everyone, Everywhere,” which demonstrates how the company is operating as a responsible, ethical and sustainable business. The report highlights the company’s efforts to fulfilling its mission to connect the world through its global digital payment network and...

1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Responsibility is about doing more together than one can do alone. Responsible companies foster relationships where ideas and resources are shared to inform and execute a robust corporate responsibility strategy. These companies actively listen to and involve stakeholders in identifying priorities, shaping strategy, and implementing solutions.

Brown-Forman has published its sixth corporate responsibility report, outlining the company’s responsibility commitments, key achievements, and challenges. The report features narratives describing employees who champion the cause of responsibility throughout the business, from...

1 week 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The built environment has an impact on the natural environment and the health and well-being of a local community. The responsibilities of global real estate companies include preserving the environment, strengthening of the communities where they operate, and creating healthy and productive places to live, work, and play.

CBRE has now published its tenth annual Corporate Responsibility Report with the theme “Building Connections”. The report highlights CBRE’s accomplishments as a responsible leader within the commercial real estate industry. In early 2017, CBRE was named a World’s Most Ethical Company by The...

2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – ESG investing is fast becoming a mainstream area within the investment industry. An increasing number of investors are now adopting the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and choosing companies that score high on ESG performance. Investors inclined towards responsible investments operate on the belief that in the long run addressing ESG issues will preserve and boost their portfolio returns.

In sync with this trend, MSCI says it is experiencing increasingly strong demand for a combination of ESG and factor indices. The company has reported a $2.7 million or 24.7 percent increase in second-quarter ESG revenues...

2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Measuring and reporting on CSR goals and performance is no longer a mere promotional exercise for responsible companies. Informing stakeholders such as consumers, employees, investors, partners and government agencies is now integral to the sustainability strategy of businesses that recognize the value of CSR communication.

Bacardi has been making dedicated efforts to improve communication and engagement with audiences about its global sustainability initiative, Good Spirited. Using advanced measurement and analytics, the company has raised both internal – involving nearly 5,500 Bacardi employees – and external...