Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship News

Sustainable Innovation Drives New Businesses in Sweden

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last few years, a number of countries have taken steps to increase their reliance on non-fossil fuel energy sources. Sweden has chosen to lead from the front to create a green economy. It aims to become of the one world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels.

Many UK Families Are Finding It Tough To Afford A Basic Standard Of Living

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Prince’s Charity In Kind Direct, an organisation dedicated to redistributing donated goods to thousands of charities across the UK, is reporting a sharp increase in helping people cope with destitution.

Nestlé’s “Creating Shared Value” Prize 2016 Backs Social Enterprises In Africa

(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 “m

The Future of Sustainable Business: the Blue Economy

Guest blog by Bibi Gratzer

Ontario Unveils Plan to Promote Social Enterprises

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Social enterprises use business strategies to achieve a social or environmental impact. While generating revenues from the sale of goods and services, social enterprises also expressly intend to create positive outcomes, and measure their results. As their business grows, so does their social impact.

Gyapa™ Cookstove: Improving Lives And Protecting The Environment In Ghana

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Gyapa™ Project, a partnership between Relief International and ClimateCare, has cut a staggering 824,977 tonnes of carbon emissions since 2015, making it one of the largest carbon reductions for any cookstove project. That’s the equivalent of taking 400,000 cars off the road for one year.

Donating to Causes You Care About is Easy with YourCause

More and more companies are offering employee engagement programs within their benefits package. It is a winning benefit for the employee, the company, the nonprofits and those the nonprofits serve.

Technology Companies Take Note: Millennials Want A Work Culture Based On Five Principles

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Millennials — the 20 and early 30-somethings that everyone is talking about; who are closely linked to technology’s rapid ascent; and who are expected to make up 50 percent of the workforce by 2020 — have become more than a demographic age group.

Mums Behind The U.K.'s Small Businesses Are A Powerful Economic Force

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Do you know much about the “Mumpreneur” economy? These are businesses run by mothers with children under 18, which generated a staggering, £7.2bn for the U.K. economy in 2014 supporting over 200,000 jobs!

Federation of Small Businesses Exposes The Untapped Potential Of Women Enterprises For The U.K. Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What would you say, if you knew that only one in five U.K. small businesses are majority-woman owned and yet contribute over £75 billion to the country’s economy? Or that if women set up businesses at the same rate as men, there would be a significant boost to the U.K.’s economic growth.

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