Social Entrepreneurship

New Mobile App Connects Consumers with Sustainable Local Businesses

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mobile apps are transforming the way a company can connect with consumers and influence their purchase habits and choices. An Iowa State University study showed that there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity. Google calls app users and other connected consumers “Generation C,” a powerful new force in consumer culture.

Landmark Study by Cancer Research U.K. Shows Death Rates Down By 10 Percent

Ant and Dec and Nicole Sherzinger for World Cancer Day 2016(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent weeks, the world has lost many musical, film and television legends—from Bowie to Lemmy to Natalie Cole to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman and others– to cancer. The global statistics are also devastating. More than 14 million people worldwide are told they have cancer each year.

Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in 2016

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of companies around the world are aiming to get the most out of their capital, maximize employee performance, and make a judicious use of resources to make the world a better place.

Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Needed for Scaling Up Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Following the COP21 in Paris and the establishment of SDGs, cross-sector collaboration to drive progress on sustainability has become more important than ever. However, questions remain on how companies should make the most strategic choices on where and how to collaborate, and how to ensure that collaborations undertaken have the highest potential to deliver on scale.

DuPont Prepares for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Transform Global Food Systems

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The recent World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland focused on the emergence of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will be marked by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Change will occur at a breakneck speed in this revolution, while it unleashes immense new opportunities to transform the efficiency and sustainability of global production systems.

SEPHORA Helps Women Entrepreneurs Face Business and Gender Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Starting a business has enough challenges in itself, but being female and starting a business in the U.S. has its own set of challenges. Female entrepreneurs do not have the same access to funding, connections, or business instruction as do male entrepreneurs. Eighty-five percent of venture capital funded start-ups are led exclusively by men.

JPMorgan Chase & Co Invests $75 Million In New Skills for Youth

Global Cities Initiative(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Economic opportunity seems increasingly out of reach for millions of young Americans. It is a crisis when only 60 percent of students in high-poverty urban school districts graduate from high school, when more than five million young people are out of work and and out of school. Making change in this situation is JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Big Brands Take Animal Welfare Seriously In Supply Chains

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Animal welfare is important to European consumers. Nowadays, food quality is not only determined by the overall nature and safety of the end product, but also by the perceived welfare status of the animals from which the food is produced. It is recognised that improving animal welfare can positively affect product quality, pathology and disease resistance, and that it has a direct bearing on food quality and safety.

Boeing Collaborates with Canadian Aviation Industry for Biofuel Project

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Canada has extensive sustainably certified forests, which it can leverage to make environmental progress in various industrial sectors. The country has long used mill and forest residues to make wood pellets that are used to generate electricity. Now it is turning its attention to the development of sustainable aviation fuel from leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Becomes First Zero Waste Newspaper Facility

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) defines Zero Waste as a goal that involves designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. According to ZWIA, implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

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