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Legitifi’s Corporate Giving Is A Powerful Tool For Driving Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indo Jax Surf Charities empowers disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the profound healing properties of the ocean and surfing. While Thirst Project, the world's largest youth water activism organisation, builds freshwater wells in developing communities to give people access to fresh water. More than 663 million people globally do not have safe, clean water available to them.

The Rise Of America’s Millennial Entrepreneurs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – What actually makes entrepreneurship grow? That’s probably the most important challenge in economics globally. In America, entrepreneurs and the businesses they start are at the very core of the economy. Startups and growing firms provide opportunities for workers and drives innovation forward.

“Fintechs” Reshape The Financial World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Five years ago, Thomas Power one of the U.K.’s leading minds on the digital world, new technology and the inside world of Silicon Valley, predicted that Facebook would one day become a bank. That statement created a small storm.

12 Major Companies Sign Pact to Purchase More Renewable Power

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Most businesses will tell you that their reason-to-be is to meet their customers’ needs. So when a group of major corporations that use a great deal of energy get together to sign a pact asking their utilities to provide more renewable energy, one would expect utilities to take notice.

That is the rationale behind the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, which focuses on buyers’ unmet demand for more renewable energy. The principles were jointly created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the World Resource Institute (WRI) to help companies navigate the” increasing complexity and transaction costs” associated with large scale purchases of renewable power.

The twelve companies that signed the agreement are Bloomberg, Facebook, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Novelis, Procter and Gamble, REI, Sprint, and Walmart. All of these companies are driving towards carbon neutral operation.

It might be the cart leading the horse, but as Suzanne Apple of WWF says, “These companies are leading the market in creating demand for renewable energy. The Buyers’ Principles provide sound guidance to the market providers. Some of America’s largest companies are embracing renewable energy, and their collective demand requires the market to keep pace.”

The agreement includes a combined renewable energy target of 8.4 million megawatt hours (MWh) per year through 2020. The Buyers’ Principles contain six criteria that should significantly help companies meet these ambitious purchasing goals. These are:

  • Greater choice in procurement options,
  • More access to cost competitive options,
  • Longer- and variable-term contracts,
  • Access to new projects that reduce emissions beyond business as usual,
  • Streamlined third-party financing,
  • Increased purchasing options with utilities.

Facebook, Shmacebook: Make Your Money Work in Africa

African entrepreneurs are struggling to get funding. Impact investors, stop checking your Facebook page and listen up

If you're thinking about purchasing stock in Facebook, Walter Lamberson has something to say to you: "Facebook doesn't need your money, invest in Africa instead."

The Royal Web 2.0 Wedding Sealed with a Kiss

The royal wedding is now the sixth biggest event in internet history...

Facebook Open-Sources Efficient Design

Facebook is open-sourcing data center and hardware design for its new data center in Prineville, Oregon--aiming to be the most energy-efficient data center in the world.

Social Media Trends: First British Royal Wedding of the Digital Era

On 29 April 2011 when Prince William marries Kate Middleton the day will be captured, celebrated and observed by a series of social media firsts.

Social Media for Kids: Dangerous or Not?

A recent study from CNN and Parenting.com reveals that social media, texting, and online communities have become an important part of children's lives. Among popular sites that teens visit are Facebook and Twitter-- areas where children can access unlimited information and where trends such as cyberbullying have been on the rise.

Social Media Trends: China's Silicon Valley is a Dog's Life

The pace and magnitude of what is happening with the Chinese internet is breathtaking and only just being felt.

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