Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship News

Samsung's SmartThings Future Living Report Reveals A Startling Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The environments we live in today are almost unrecognizable from those that existed a century ago, as new technology through the smartphone revolution is having a huge impact on not just how we stay connected, but how to save energy. We are just at the beginning of this know-how, which is spilling into larger communities and countries.

The Citi Foundation Helps India Prepare To Be World’s Youngest Population By 2020

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last year, Prime Minister Modi of India launched an ambitious project that aims to train over 400 million young people in different skills by 2022.

Fontus 'Air to Water' Conversion Process is Here

A woman in Kenya digs drinking water out of the sand.(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When I was a kid traveling with my family in the tropics of Latin America, there were two essential tools my mom and dad insisted we carry: A pot for boiling untreated water and bleach in case there was no way to use the former.

Cornell Receives Textile Innovation Grant from Walmart Foundation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Textile manufacturing typically involves significant use of land, water and energy, and also generates production waste. Chemistries, including dyes and coatings, can have an impact on the environment as well as the health of textile workers. Textile biodegradability is another challenge that affects the sustainability of the textile industry.

SEPHORA Helps Women Entrepreneurs Face Business and Gender Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Starting a business has enough challenges in itself, but being female and starting a business in the U.S. has its own set of challenges. Female entrepreneurs do not have the same access to funding, connections, or business instruction as do male entrepreneurs. Eighty-five percent of venture capital funded start-ups are led exclusively by men.

The ‘Food Lady’ Of Austin, Texas: Changing Lives Meal by Meal

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Have you heard of the ‘food lady’? She's a modern day superhero, who hands out free food people to who need it in her local community. Meet restaurant owner, Lola Stephens-Bell, who fights hunger every day in East Austin Texas.

Former Senator Creates Enterprise to Support Sustainable Agriculture

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –Sustainopreneurship, a term that blends sustainability and entrepreneurship, refers to the creation of a business that aims to solve problems related to environmental and social sustainability. It is a business with a cause that deploys sustainability innovations to turn local and global challenges into business opportunities.

Greg Valerio, Jeweler And Fairtrade Campaigner Awarded MBE

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Greg Valerio, jeweler and Fairtrade campaigner, was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in this year’s Queen’s New Years’ Honour list for his work in Fairtrade Gold, particularly with gold mining communities in South America and Africa.

Amal Clooney Scholarship For Young Women Launches In Lebanon

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has partnered with 100 Lives, a new global initiative that supports an annual scholarship for young women from Lebanon to pursue studies at the United World College Dilijan in Armenia. This yearly Amal Clooney Scholarship, as it will be known, will fund one female student to enroll on a two-year international baccalaureate program.

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