Social Entrepreneurship

President Obama Committed To Saving the Honey Bee

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama is intervening on behalf of the bumblebee: the White House has announced the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.

Nine Tech Companies Helping Build Renewably Powered Internet

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Technology companies have immense power either to push forward a renewable energy revolution, or to tie down the digital economy to traditional, polluting sources of power. The stakes in greening the Internet are high. If the Internet were a nation, its electricity demand would currently rank sixth.

Unilever’s Sustainable Brands Growing at Twice the Rate of Rest of the Business

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A 2013 Nielson Global Survey on CSR showed that fifty percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for products and services of companies that have implemented programs to give back to society. The survey, which polled over 29,000 respondents in 58 countries, revealed that the percentage of such consumers increased among both men and women and across all age groups.

Leading the Way on Diversity: Novartis, Kaiser Permanente, PwC, E&Y, Sodexo

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A 2011 study by Forbes identified workforce diversity and inclusion as a key driver of internal innovation and business growth. A gender diversity report by McKinsey suggested that the companies where women are most strongly represented at board or top management levels are also the companies that perform best.

NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index Adds Adobe, DIRECTV, FedEx, Verizon, Others

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last two decades, corporate sustainability has grown from being just a small idea to a dominant global theme. Leading multinational corporations are increasingly faced with the challenge to meet the stakeholders’ expectations on sustainability, while still achieving robust shareholder returns.

Chemical Companies Stepping Up Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nine out 10 products manufactured today have some level of chemistry involved in them. Chemical companies hold the potential to make a very significant impact in the global efforts to combat climate change. Some of the world’s top chemical companies are leading from the front to address the challenges of climate change.

Dairy Companies Raise the Bar on Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The future of the U.S. dairy industry depends on reducing its environmental impact. Climate change increases the risk of drought, floods and farm diseases, which pose a threat to dairy. Dairy farmers are employing innovative techniques and technology to achieve sustainability. Farms are now equipped with systems for nutrient management, water efficiency and waste reduction.

Stroke Is Now More Likely To Hit Working People In Their Forties

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –The Stroke Association, a leading U.K. charity, warns that there has been a worrying rise in the number of working-age men and women having strokes.

Chevrolet Supports Football In India To Help Street Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian cricketer and captain and widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, is convinced that football can be big in India. Others have also called this nation, the 'sleeping giant' of football, but football is not just being used as sport here. It is being used to change lives of the many street children.

Wall Street Investment Firms Promote Socially Responsible Investing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Impact investing represents a growing segment where the investors back businesses that combine both financial and social returns. The number of investment funds that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has gone up from just 55 in 1995 to 925 in 2014, registering a growth of 1,600 percent. The total value of assets invested in such funds has also increased from $12 billion in 1995 to $4.3 trillion in 2014.


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