(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The planet’s food system is in a sensitive balance, as its ecosystem is at threat from natural and man-made issues. These dangers has spurred the scientific community to proactively seek new breakthrough food and nutrition solutions to ensure global food sustainability and nutrition security for our future.
FROM THE EDITOR
Gender Diversity Grows in U.K. Boardrooms
Since 2010, the percentage of women on the boards of the U.K.s top companies has nearly doubled, to 23 percent. This year, it is projected to reach 27%. The reason is straightforward: more diverse boards produce better returns. That makes gender diversity a business issue. Research finds that more diverse boards provide better shareholder returns. Homogenous—mostly male—boards of major companies do not provide enough innovative insights in today’s world of fast-changing practices, strategies, and models. This shift has not happened spontaneously. Four years ago, Helena Morrissey founded the 30% Club to increase the number of women on U.K. boards to that level. Why 30%? That’s the level at which a minority voice can be effective, according to organizational psychologists. Read the whole inspiring story in the New York Times.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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Guest Blog by Julie Urlaub, Taiga Company
Does social media make workers more productive? According to a study from McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), there is a great deal of potential value in using social media “to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises.”
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the year 1906, Ray Stannard Baker wrote the following passage about automobiles in the book The Boy’s Book of Inventions: Stories of the Wonders of Modern Science.
“The electric vehicle which has had its most successful development in this country has its well-defined advantages and disadvantages. It is simpler in construction and more easily managed than any other vehicle: one manufacturer calls it ‘fool proof.’ It is wholly without odor or vibrations and practically noiseless. It will make any permissible rate of speed and climb any...
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Oculus Rift is the first truly immersive virtual reality headset. It gives people a very real life experience: the British Army’s latest recruitment drive is using it to drop potential soldiers into the midst of a live fire exercise. But it is also now being used in exciting ways to support learning.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Favorable trends in corporate sustainability are transforming the world and creating a significant impact on the companies’ top and bottom lines. Global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and demographic shifts are creating new opportunities and risks that businesses must address today to stay competitive tomorrow.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama’s recent State of the Union address made an appeal to every CEO in America to hire veterans. The push was not without reason. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of unemployment for veterans in 2013 was over 6.5 percent, and the number shot up to more than nine percent for post-9/11 veterans.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually free of pollutants. Due to absence of combustion, almost no harmful emission is generated by the fuel cells.