(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Bioplastics is a booming business these days, especially in Europe, where the industry that brought us things like biogradable dishes and recyclable plastic is positioned to grow by more than 300 percent by 2018.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Before the onset of a 27 year-long civil war in Angola, Africa, it was the world's fourth largest coffee producer, a top exporter of sisal, sugarcane, banana and cotton, and self-sufficient in all food crops except wheat.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For a long time, sustainable investing was perceived as a niche asset class confined only to a select group of high net worth individuals and institutions that wanted to build an environment-friendly image. However, now mainstream financial companies and investors are recognizing sustainable investing as a rapidly growing profitable segment that will lead the world to an economically vibrant future.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A creative economy is quintessential to building a sustainable future. Artists are the original social entrepreneurs who strengthen the society with their creative thought processes and their ability to take risks. However, they often pursue a lonely path because of a prevailing disconnect between artists and other social changemakers.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Social entrepreneurs have the ability to come up with some of the most disruptive ideas and solutions to address critical global challenges. Multinational companies can leverage the power of their ideas and implement them on a large scale to change society for the better. One of the innovative ways to reach out to social entrepreneurs globally is through crowdfunding platforms.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – ‘37 percent of all businesses worldwide are owned by women’, is just one of the powerful messages that flashed across the screen at this year’s ‘Women, Progress and the Global Economy’ event, organised by
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Social entrepreneurs can be highly effective change agents who can solve problems by building on local capacities. They can employ their local knowledge and networks to find practical solutions for problems faced by local communities.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global companies can use their size and scale to improve the lives of underserved women and help women-owned businesses (WOBs) around the world to succeed and grow. Walmart has committed to source $20 billion from women for its U.S. business and double sourcing from WOBs internationally.