Social Entrepreneurship

Sustainability is Good for Business at HP, Samsung, WM, Coca-Cola, J&J, Tim Hortons, Nissan, Starwood, Unilever, Starbucks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable business practices have emerged as a crucial factor in the creation of long-term shareholder value in a globally competitive environment. Sustainability-related trends are having a significant impact on the top and bottom lines of companies. According to McKinsey, the key reasons companies want to embrace sustainability are to increase efficiency and reduce costs, improve their corporate image and meet their own business goals.

Apple Announces $2 Billion Investment for Green Data Centers in Europe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Data centers have emerged as one of the largest and fastest growing consumers of electricity in the U.S., according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. In 2013, data centers located in the U.S. consumed 91 billion KWH of electricity, which was enough to power all the households in New York City twice over. Over the next five years, the annual consumption of electricity by the U.S. data centers is estimated to reach 140 billion KWH.

Walmart Launches Sustainability Leaders Online Shop

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For conscious customers, the key barriers in acting on sustainability include knowing what sustainability really means, and determining which companies are doing better than others on this front. To overcome this hurdle, Walmart has launched a unique Sustainability Leaders shop. This online portal is designed to make it easier for customers to identify products made by companies that have scored as best in class in Walmart’s Sustainability Index.

Net Neutrality will Strengthen Corporate Social Responsibility

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to a 2012 Internet Society survey, 83 percent of people consider Internet access a basic human right. The Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) has now approved the net neutrality rules, which classify broadband Internet service as a utility. The objective behind this landmark move is to preserve the Internet’s role as a “core of free expression and democratic principles,” according to the commission chairman, Tom Wheeler.

U.S. and U.K. Take on The Obesity Crisis

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The obesity crisis in the West has been described by some experts in the U.K. as a health catastrophe, as nearly now one in five British secondary school pupils and a quarter of adults are obese, according to official figures.

The Samsung Smart School In Senegal: Teaching The Next Generation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The future of education is about access, learning anywhere and being able to collaborate, both locally and globally. Teaching and learning has become social where schools of the future could have a traditional cohort of students, including online-only students who live across the country or even the world.

Monsanto Collaborates with Farmers in Vietnam for Sustainable Agriculture

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable agriculture lies at the core of global food security. It involves the creation of a healthy and sustainable food system that ensures physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious food for all. It is equally important to ensure that the food within this system is produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner.

EICC Partners with CDP to Expand Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Reductions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Accounting for natural capital is one of the comprehensive ways for companies and governments to respond to climate change and energy efficiency. Natural capital includes assigning a value to the environment while conducting the cost-benefit analysis of a project.

Wild Tussah Bags: On Trend To Be ‘It Bag’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The ‘It bag’ is back according to Vogue. The iconic, classic handbag has never gone out of style. From the Birkin handbag to Hermes bags, women have always lusted about beautiful bags. Yet, while designer bags are thriving, there are many cultures, arts and artisans in the world that are not and are slowly becoming extinct.

Peanut Butter Saves Starving Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the Western world, many of us have a jar of peanut butter stashed away, but who would have thought that peanut butter could actually save lives?! Peanut Butter for the Hungry is an initiative from the peanut industry in the U.S.

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