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U.S. Solar Jobs Grew by 22 Percent in 2014

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2014, jobs in the U.S. economy grew by 1.3 percent over the previous year. This has been hailed as the strongest year for job growth since 2009. Interestingly, during the same period, jobs in the solar industry grew nearly 20 times that of the economy as a whole.

Most Sustainable Companies: Biogen, Allergen, J&J, Adobe, Ecolab, GE, Agilent, Intel, Cisco

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Favorable trends in corporate sustainability are transforming the world and creating a significant impact on the companies’ top and bottom lines. Global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and demographic shifts are creating new opportunities and risks that businesses must address today to stay competitive tomorrow.

CSX Continues as a Top U.S. Employer for Veterans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama’s recent State of the Union address made an appeal to every CEO in America to hire veterans. The push was not without reason. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of unemployment for veterans in 2013 was over 6.5 percent, and the number shot up to more than nine percent for post-9/11 veterans.

The Innovation Institute for Food and Health Hoping To Solve Agriculture’s Greatest Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The planet’s food system is in a sensitive balance, as its ecosystem is at threat from natural and man-made issues. These dangers has spurred the scientific community to proactively seek new breakthrough food and nutrition solutions to ensure global food sustainability and nutrition security for our future.

Toyota Using the Oculus Rift To Help The Next Generation Of Drivers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Oculus Rift is the first truly immersive virtual reality headset. It gives people a very real life experience: the British Army’s latest recruitment drive is using it to drop potential soldiers into the midst of a live fire exercise. But it is also now being used in exciting ways to support learning.

Bloom Energy Raises $130 Million for Fuel Cell Expansion

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually free of pollutants. Due to absence of combustion, almost no harmful emission is generated by the fuel cells.

Taproot Organizes Pro Bono Service Event to Support 100 Nonprofits

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Each year professionals donate more than $15 billion in pro bono services. This is about four times the amount that corporate foundations donate every year. Pro bono services can help nonprofits realize their full potential. The Taproot Foundation is at the forefront of the endeavor to provide nonprofits with access to high quality pro bono services to meet their unique needs.

IBM, ExxonMobil, Target, Microsoft, Toyota, Wells Fargo Spending on Education to Promote Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Education is the single most potent tool to empower children and adults alike to participate actively in societal transformation. According to Global Partnership for Education, if all students in low income countries acquired just basic reading skills, it would lift 171 million people out of poverty.

Venture Capital Ignites U.S. Cleantech Market with Billions in Investment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The impact of venture capital in the US cleantech market in 2014 and the previous few years has been nothing short of monumental. Innovation and entrepreneurship of VC-backed firms such as SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sunrun, Sungevity, Enphase and Clean Power Finance have triggered financial investments worth tens of billions of dollars in the US residential solar market, and helped establish solar as a secure asset class for investment.

Game-Changing Medicines Planned By The Pharmaceutical Industry For 2015

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - 2015 is expected to be an exciting year for medicine as the pharmaceutical industry sees years of research coming to fruition. It could just be ‘the year of the product.’ Over the last year or two, there have been major breakthroughs in oncology, and, looking ahead, the potential of combination treatments may be even more exciting.

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