Social Entrepreneurship

Capital Institute Proposes a ‘Regenerative Economy’ for a Sustainable Planet

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The holistic worldview emphasizes that all living organisms are connected to one another and to the planet, and therefore,there is a need to recognize that damaging any part of that web could end up harming every other part. This view forms the basis of a new report released by U.S. think tank Capital Institute, the brainchild of former JP Morgan Managing Director John Fullerton.

The Plight of The People In Nepal After The Earthquake

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At the time of writing this story the UN estimates that eight million people have been affected by the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake in Nepal – that’s more than a quarter of this nation’s population – and that 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Tens of thousands have been left homeless.

Hotels Follow the Sustainability Path to Impress Consumers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – TripAdvisor found in a 2013 study conducted that 79 percent of travelers were inclined towards hotel properties that use eco-friendly practices. According to Steve Jennings, lead consultant for hotels and resorts at Deloitte, hotels are paying attention to conservation due to three reasons: corporate sustainability, better expense management, and consumer interest.

Former Indy Racer, Now Quadriplegic, Drives Innovative “SAM” Corvette via Electronics

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series Team owner, Sam Schmidt, got the chance to drive on the Long Beach Grand Prix road course track this April, thanks to the creators of a modified 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray.

Etsy’s NASDAQ IPO is a Winner: “Artisan Capitalism” Scores $1.78B

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, Justmeans reported on the news that Etsy, the online seller of artisan goods, a business that aims to balance profits with a social mission, was valued at $1.78 billion, after launching an IPO this month on NASDAQ.

Child Marriages Rob Girls of Health, Education and Jobs: UN

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While many brides are preparing for their big day, there are some weddings that should not be going ahead, and that’s child marriages. No girl should be robbed of her childhood, education, health and aspirations, yet millions are denied their rights each year when they are married as child brides.

VC Funding for Green Businesses Up by 41 Percent

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Venture Capital has a vital role to play in the promotion of innovative green companies. Traditionally, venture capitalists have been willing to put money behind cutting edge technologies emerging in fields such as renewables, biofuels, batteries, sustainable foods, and clean water. To speed the growth of promising sustainable companies, funding is the most critical requirement.

CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery Shows Exemplary Community Engagement

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies that get involved with the community stand apart from their competitors, and reap dividends over time in terms of loyal customers and happier employees. A business does not operate in a vacuum. The citizens and groups that live within a company’s local operating regions are vital to its existence. The workers too are a part of the community and in many cases grew up there.

MIT Researchers Create Solar-Based Solution to Help Solve Global Water Crisis

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – By 2025, nearly two billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world will survive in water-stressed conditions. More than 1.4 billion people currently live in river basins where water use is more than the minimum recharge levels, according to the UN Development Programme. In 60 percent of European cities with a population of 100,000 or more, groundwater is being used at a faster rate than it can be replenished.

ArcelorMittal Forges Steel with Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The global steel and mining industry carries the burden of a non-sustainable history which it is now trying to reverse—fast. Steel manufacturers around the world increasingly offer intelligent steel construction solutions that support energy-efficient and low-carbon buildings. At the same time, responsible steel companies are focusing on the use of by-products, recycling, and energy and water management in their production processes.

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