(3BL Media/Just Means) - Breast cancer is a threat that haunts most women. And they are right to be concerned. According to the World Health Organization, the disease is the most prevalent cancer type, killing more than a half million women around the world in 2011. The rates of breast cancer are increasing, particularly in developing countries where most cases are diagnosed too late.
FROM THE EDITOR
Ethics and Profits: ESG Investing Grows in Mainstream Markets
The debate in the investment sector between maximizing returns versus consideration of ethics has taken an historic turn—as in eliminating “versus” and inserting “and,” according to Global Capital. That’s the summary of a report by the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment, based on 50 interviews with investors, lawyers, and regulators. PRI, set up to promote a sustainable financial system, concludes that “ESG is not just consistent with fiduciary duty, but, because ESG issues are long term investment value drivers, failing to consider them is a failure of fiduciary duty.” As ESG factors are increasingly integrated into bottom line reporting, and studies show that sustainability leaders outperform, the global $100 trillion fixed income market is finding new and sustainable profits.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leaders from 193 nations recently converged at the United Nations in New York to adopt 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will guide global policy and funding for the next 15 years. These Global Goals, which replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), will require everyone to do their part: governments, civil society, and the private sector.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Malnutrition is the single largest cause of child death in the world today. This critical, global problem impacts millions of vulnerable children each year, and kills more than twice as many children as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Yet, it may be possible to eradicate severe malnutrition among children with a cost effective solution of using peanut butter as a therapeutic nutritional supplement.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., highlighting why it is important to continue this fight with cancer. One percent of all new cancer cases diagnosed nationally occur in children. Sadly, it is the second-leading cause of death among children ages 5 to 14.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mankind is incredibly varied and diverse across geographies and cultures, but all human beings share the same human spirit. The human ability to persevere, seek and explore is the force that has transformed the civilization. History has repeatedly shown that there are no boundaries to human creativity and endeavor.
(3BL Media/Just Means) - Time Warner Cable (TWC) has announced its goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 30 percent over the next two years, with a late 2016 deadline. The efforts to reduce carbon will be rolled out under the company's Go Green initiative and focus mainly on using fewer natural resources and generating less waste.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Earlier this month, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature and the Zoological Society of London released their most comprehensive look at the state of life in the sea, which found that the amount of wildlife in our oceans has fallen by half in 45 years. The Our Living Blue Planet report makes uncomfortable reading.