Social Entrepreneurship

Africa Learns To Feed Itself From A New Era of Plant Breeders

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the 1960s when the world faced chronic food shortages, the green revolution was born and it had an enormous impact on Asia, particularly in India and Latin America. These two continents were able to turn food deficits into food surplus by focusing on plant breeding. However, Africa missed out because of the level of investment, infrastructure, capacity and ability to use those techniques was missing.

Companies in India Spent $34B on Green IT and Sustainability in 2014

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies in India are becoming increasingly conscious of the global trends in corporate sustainability and are willing to integrate environmental and social concerns into their strategic business plans. Indian businesses are slowly but surely going beyond viewing CSR as only philanthropy, and adopting green IT and sustainability initiatives into their core business operations.

PepsiCo Promotes Women Empowerment with an All-Women Production Line

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Gender discrimination continues to impact women in a variety of ways. Particularly in the developing economies, women pay higher costs than men in terms of unemployment, poverty, social exclusion, and health challenges. The corporate sector can play an important role in supporting women empowerment by providing them equal access to resources and opportunities and an equal position in the labor market.

Redbox Gives a Holiday Entertainment Gift to Veterans to Show its Support

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America would not be what it is today without the men and women who serve in the military and their families. The greatest contribution to the society is made by the military veterans who put their life on the line for their country. Since the founding of the United States, the sacrifice and bravery of its soldiers has been its strongest pillar.

GM, Coke, Ikea, Ecolab, Carlsberg, Henkel Support Greener Chemical Leasing Model

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Chemical manufacturers around the world aspire to sell their products in largest possible quantities. However, the challenge with this traditional business model is that it tends to encourage overuse of chemicals and places human health and the environment under extra strain. To counter this situation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been advocating an alternative business model called “chemical leasing.”

We Need To Shake Things Up: As, In A Room Full of 25 Engineers, Only Three Will Be Women

"I'm capable of doing things I never thought I could do. I'm motivated to start my own company. I want to make a difference in my community" says Diana, aged 16.  A stirring quote from a teenage girl filled with hope and determination for her future.

Bombardier Helps Indian Citizens Clean The Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has got behind the ‘Clean India Movement’ and helped to clear up the Navlakhi Grounds in Vadodara, India. More than 250 Bombardier employees volunteered to help and urged the local people of Vadodara to help keep the grounds and city clean.

Two Very Different London Stories about Investments in Affordable Housing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recently, there has been a story in the news that links low-paid workers including firefighters, teachers and other public sector employees in America to pensioners and single mothers in East London.

Fish Forever: Building Sustainable Enterprises at the Grassroots

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Typical corporate sustainability programs drive change from the top down. The multinational company sets targets and standards for its global supply chain, and aims to improve sustainability down to the level of workers and farmers. However, there are large sections of population at the bottom rung that are not even a part of the mainstream supply chain, and remain excluded from the sustainability programs.

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