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GM, Coke, Ikea, Ecolab, Carlsberg, Henkel Support Greener Chemical Leasing Model

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Chemical manufacturers around the world aspire to sell their products in largest possible quantities. However, the challenge with this traditional business model is that it tends to encourage overuse of chemicals and places human health and the environment under extra strain. To counter this situation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been advocating an alternative business model called “chemical leasing.”

We Need To Shake Things Up: As, In A Room Full of 25 Engineers, Only Three Will Be Women

"I'm capable of doing things I never thought I could do. I'm motivated to start my own company. I want to make a difference in my community" says Diana, aged 16.  A stirring quote from a teenage girl filled with hope and determination for her future.

Indian Citizens Urged To Devote 100 hours Every Year To Help Clean The Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has got behind the ‘Clean India Movement’ and helped to clear up the Navlakhi Grounds in Vadodara, India. More than 250 Bombardier employees volunteered to help and urged the local people of Vadodara to help keep the grounds and city clean.

Two Very Different London Stories about Investments in Affordable Housing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recently, there has been a story in the news that links low-paid workers including firefighters, teachers and other public sector employees in America to pensioners and single mothers in East London.

Fish Forever: Building Sustainable Enterprises at the Grassroots

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Typical corporate sustainability programs drive change from the top down. The multinational company sets targets and standards for its global supply chain, and aims to improve sustainability down to the level of workers and farmers. However, there are large sections of population at the bottom rung that are not even a part of the mainstream supply chain, and remain excluded from the sustainability programs.

PepsiCo, P&G, Brown-Forman, Thompson Coburn, Tate & Lyle Pledge to Advance Agricultural Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last two decades, support for sustainable agriculture and its acceptance within mainstream agriculture has grown significantly. Sustainable agriculture not only prioritizes environment and social welfare, but it also provides economically viable opportunities for growers, laborers, consumers and various others who are a part of the food system.

Microsoft, Yahoo, Twitter, eBay, LinkedIn Co-founders Invest $25M in Change.org

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The petitions website, Change.org, empowers people globally by allowing them to create online petitions to press upon businesses and governments to act on issues that impact the society. Among the startups in Silicon Valley, Change.org commands a reputation of being a mission-driven organization, despite being a for-profit company.

Eco-Innovation Helps Businesses Gain Competitive Edge

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – An eco-innovation business model is enabling companies to push their boundaries by modifying products, processes and organizational structures that improves both sustainability performance and competitiveness. Unlike eco-efficiency, which focuses solely on sustainable improvements in productivity, eco-innovation seeks to strategically transform the entire business model and come up with differentiated products and services.

The Brown Bear Returns to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Exciting news: scientists have captured what is believed to be the first photographic evidence of brown bears within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), an area set up after one of the world's worst nuclear accidents at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in April 1986.

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