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Two Upstart Phone Companies Stand Up for Refugees, the Homeless, and Our Planet

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Most consumers pick their phone company based on which one offers the best reception and the coolest gadget for the lowest cost. But if you want a phone company that supports a 100% progressive mission and offers political transparency, then meet CredoMobile and Sparrowmobile.

World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Class of 2017

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Economic Forum is now in its 47th year. It’s famous for its annual summit in Davos attended by luminaries in multiple industries. But It is also known for selecting and bringing together a yearly community of over 800 Young Global Leaders (YGL)—enterprising and socially-minded men and women, all under the age of 40.

Nexleaf Preserves the Life of Vaccines in The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Vaccines are a modern miracle, protecting children from serious illness like polio and smallpox. They help avoid complications from vaccine-preventable diseases such as mumps, whooping cough and measles, which can result in the amputation of an arm or leg, the paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and death. However, these vaccine-preventable diseases are still a threat.

Sodexo Trends Report Shows Connectivity, Innovation & Uncertainty Are Rewriting the Workplace

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are so many trends in the news that it is difficult for businesses to keep track of everything and know what is relevant. Yet it is critical for business and its leaders to be able to recognise the underlying trends driving change, to evaluate their significance and stay ahead of—rather than follow—them.

Mobile Technology Helps The Fight Against Cervical Cancer In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Smartphones are not just changing our lives; they are saving lives. In the developing world, cervical cancer is a leading cause of death in women, where over 270,000 lose their lives annually—that’s 9 out of 10 deaths. The sad reality is that most of these deaths are preventable through simple screening. Yet, women in these places do not have access to the care they need, which is why the innovative work of MobileODT is pivotal.

Nashville Entrepreneurs Give Back During the Holidays

Guest blog by Jeff Bradford — Nashville is the 5th most charitable city in the nation, so it’s perhaps no surprise that its entrepreneurs are big on giving back to the community during the most “giving” time of the year. Here’s a sample of how businesses in Nashville are giving this holiday season:

Women Engineers in Gaza Create “GreenCakes”: Ecofriendly Bricks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Two women engineering graduates from the Islamic University of Gaza are defying stereotypes by making eco-friendly bricks out of war rubble in the area. They are doing something creatively progressive by marrying construction with sustainability: these building blocks are now being used to rebuild homes for those who have lost their houses in the troubles.

Canadian App to Help Refugees Find Essential Supplies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hundreds of thousands of refugees currently face the challenge of finding basic necessities such as food, shelter and medical care. Humanitarian organizations struggle to deliver up-to-date information to refugees and local aid groups because of the lack of an efficient information system and an updatable database.

Last Word From Sister Sledge Before America Votes Today

Interview by Sangeeta Haindl

Ultimately Human: The Leaders and the Led

Interview by Sangeeta Haindl

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