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New Energy Powers New Business Models

Add a new acronym to your glossary: EaaS. That’s “energy-as-a-service,” an innovation driven by radical change in the energy industry. Today’s energy landscape is fast-moving, increasingly more complex, and isn’t governed by a consistent set of commonly accepted rules. Issues of climate change, new technology, increasing regulations, and cost concerns are adding to the need for big change. Providers such as Edison International have launched dedicated EaaS entities to help companies adapt, reports Energy Manager Today. According to Edison Energy, the new concept of EaaS gives “users greater choice in how they create and manage their energy infrastructure.” There’s a clear, concise diagram of both old and new business models on the new company’s site.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate sustainability reporting has become a mainstream business activity in recent years. The UN Global Compact figures show that about 12,000 organizations now report their impact. While annual sustainability reporting is a time-consuming exercise, it serves as a key communication with various stakeholders who are increasingly interested to learn about a company’s sustainability efforts and on-ground impact.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There is a vibrancy of innovation across Africa, where social entrepreneurs are making a difference to improving the lives and economic prospects of Africa’s most vulnerable people and communities. The good news is that momentum is growing, with President Obama pushing entrepreneurship to the forefront of the US agenda by announcing the SPARK initiative to generate “more than $1 billion dollars in new investments in


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Humane Society leader is at the forefront of a revolution that's transforming the way humans treat animals.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) critically depends on the active engagement of business and industry and public-private partnerships. Private sector companies must embed sustainability into their business practices to help achieve the SDGs. Many of the top tier companies are already recognizing the urgent need to participate in this process to support a responsible and sustainable global economy as well as retain their own competitiveness.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A new report by Sustainalytics reveals how much bigger the market share of electric vehicles has become in recent years. But it also warns that many EV manufacturers are not ready for the level of scrutiny their supply chain will start to attract as the marker expands to mainstream levels.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than half of the world’s population still lacks access to the Internet. Improving connectivity in developing regions of the world continues to be a global challenge that requires creative solutions. Involving local entrepreneurs who understand the needs of their communities and deploying innovative technologies can help to deliver sustainable connectivity in these regions.


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Guest blog by Robb Fraley

This week, the annual Aspen Ideas Festival is happening in Aspen, Colo. The Festival  attracts a unique mix of thought leaders  for conversations on a wide range of topics, but one topic in particular has brought Monsanto to the table as a sponsor: The Future of Food: Our Planet, Our Plates.


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