Social Entrepreneurship

Keep America Beautiful Conducts Great American Cleanup Events to Mark Earth Day

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Keep America Beautiful and its network of affiliates and participating organizations are celebrating Earth Day as well as every day in April and throughout spring by conducting unique Great American Cleanup events across the country. Through the events, Keep American Beautiful is spreading the message of shared responsibility among the communities and reminding that small actions can make a big difference to preserve the environment.

White House Announces $4 Billion in Green Business Loans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The White House has announced a new draft plan that would provide loan guarantees for innovative projects that limit or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. The plan involves $4 billion in fresh federal loan guarantees that are aimed at promoting sustainable projects that help integrate power grid with renewable sources, develop more compatible biofuels for conventional vehicles, and turn waste into energy.

Discovery Expands “Say Yes to the Prom” Program for High School Girls

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – About three years ago, Discovery Communications, the world’s topmost nonfiction media company, introduced an innovative annual initiative for high school girls called “Say Yes to the Prom.” The initiative brought together Discovery employees, industry partners and leading lifestyle brands to make prom more accessible and empower high school girls across the country.

Lack of Bins is Number One Roadblock to Recycling at Home: Cone Communications Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The 2014 Cone Communications Recycling in the Home Survey, in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies as part of its Care to Recycle program, has revealed that the biggest barrier to recycling at home is lack of bins. Recycling efforts at home often do not go beyond the kitchen despite a genuine concern among the consumers to protect the environment.

Welcome to the World of Manresa, Can You Help Save The People Here? Are You Playing?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Welcome to the world of Manresa—you have time to help stop the outbreak here. Use your skills and understanding to help improve the lives of others: “Save Manresa.” You don’t need any previous knowledge of health issues; your success will be based on your knowledge, reasoning, and sense of judgment. Just choose your team. Decide what actions to take and when.

Project Abroad is One of the Largest Global Volunteer Organisations

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the first things that Prince William discovered he had in common with Kate Middleton when they first met was that they had both been on expeditions to Chile to volunteer before they started university.

Deloitte’s Third Annual Core Beliefs & Culture Survey Says Focus on Purpose, Not Profit

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In business a successful organisation has always been interpreted as one driven by profit. Well, not anymore.

EU Passes Historic Law Requiring Large Companies to Report on Sustainability

 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The European Parliament has passed a historic law that makes it mandatory for the largest companies in Europe to include sustainability factors as an integral part of their annual financial reporting. The law, which was passed with a thumping majority vote of 599-55, will apply to publicly traded companies employing more than 500 workers.

Microsoft Partners with UTSA to Develop Sustainable Technologies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Microsoft Corp. has entered into a three-year agreement with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to research and develop sustainable technologies. The goal is to make Microsoft’s data centers more energy efficient and economically viable. The company has also made a gift of $1 million to UTSA to support the university’s R&D programs.

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