Social Entrepreneurship

25 Cleaning Product Companies Commit to ACI Sustainability Charter

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The cleaning products market in the U.S. stands at $30 billion a year. One of the key differences between soaps, detergents and other cleaning products and foods, beverages, cosmetics and personal care products is that cleaning products are not required by federal law to carry a list of ingredients. In absence of full disclosure, consumers do not know whether a cleaning product is produced with safer and sustainable ingredients.

Women Entrepreneurs: REI, North Face, Patagonia, NPD, CamelBak, SmartWool, Backcountry Pledge Support

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of women’s inclusion and empowerment in business. Many women today are playing a vital role in the business value chain, and their financial inclusion brings significant benefits to the wider community. Women employ their earnings and bargaining power to invest in the promotion of families and communities, thereby building a virtuous cycle and supporting sustainable economic growth.

U.S. Solar Jobs Grew by 22 Percent in 2014

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2014, jobs in the U.S. economy grew by 1.3 percent over the previous year. This has been hailed as the strongest year for job growth since 2009. Interestingly, during the same period, jobs in the solar industry grew nearly 20 times that of the economy as a whole.

Most Sustainable Companies: Biogen, Allergen, J&J, Adobe, Ecolab, GE, Agilent, Intel, Cisco

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Favorable trends in corporate sustainability are transforming the world and creating a significant impact on the companies’ top and bottom lines. Global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and demographic shifts are creating new opportunities and risks that businesses must address today to stay competitive tomorrow.

CSX Continues as a Top U.S. Employer for Veterans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama’s recent State of the Union address made an appeal to every CEO in America to hire veterans. The push was not without reason. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of unemployment for veterans in 2013 was over 6.5 percent, and the number shot up to more than nine percent for post-9/11 veterans.

Unprecedented Conservation Efforts Help Indian Wild Tiger

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This is a good news story about the wild Indian tiger. As according to the latest tiger figures released in a report by India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority the population is rising! In 2014 tigers increased to 2,226 from 1,706 in 2010.  In 2006 there numbers were meagre, at only 1,411. However, the current tiger population is a fraction of the 45,000 that roamed India a century ago.

The Innovation Institute for Food and Health Hoping To Solve Agriculture’s Greatest Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The planet’s food system is in a sensitive balance, as its ecosystem is at threat from natural and man-made issues. These dangers has spurred the scientific community to proactively seek new breakthrough food and nutrition solutions to ensure global food sustainability and nutrition security for our future.

Toyota Using the Oculus Rift To Help The Next Generation Of Drivers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Oculus Rift is the first truly immersive virtual reality headset. It gives people a very real life experience: the British Army’s latest recruitment drive is using it to drop potential soldiers into the midst of a live fire exercise. But it is also now being used in exciting ways to support learning.

Bloom Energy Raises $130 Million for Fuel Cell Expansion

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually free of pollutants. Due to absence of combustion, almost no harmful emission is generated by the fuel cells.

Taproot Organizes Pro Bono Service Event to Support 100 Nonprofits

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Each year professionals donate more than $15 billion in pro bono services. This is about four times the amount that corporate foundations donate every year. Pro bono services can help nonprofits realize their full potential. The Taproot Foundation is at the forefront of the endeavor to provide nonprofits with access to high quality pro bono services to meet their unique needs.

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