Social Innovation

UBS Transforms Work Space to Enhance Employee Efficiency

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable work spaces have gained prominence in recent years not just because they are more energy efficient, but also because sustainable buildings arguably correlate to a more productive work environment. Large companies increasingly recognize that introducing green innovation into office spaces can prove to be more profitable in the long run.

New Book Reveals How to Win with a Sustainable Brand

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Increased transparency in a connected world and growing stakeholder interest in creating sustainable businesses is leading more companies to make environmental and social goals integral to their business strategy.

Wealthy Individuals in Asia Increase Focus on Impact Investing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2007, the term “impact investing” was coined at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, putting a name to investments made with the intention of generating both financial return and social and/or environmental impact. Among High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), impact investing delivers the satisfaction of wealth creation while making a difference to the society.

Sustainable Investing Boosts Bond Portfolio Performance: Barclays Study

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a world where concerns over climate change, pollution and issues of sustainability are ever more pressing, socially responsible investing has become an important consideration for a growing number of individuals and institutions. Investors increasingly look for financial returns while helping to achieve a positive impact on the world around them.

Funds Offer Investments in Companies with Robust ESG Practices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global investment funds are increasingly focusing on socially responsible investing (SRI). According to the Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investment, the assets of US investment funds incorporating ESG criteria quadrupled to $4.3 trillion between 2012 and 2014. Client demand is the key driver behind this growing positive trend.

Companies Awarded for Positive Community Impact Worldwide

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recognizing a company for its efforts and achievements in corporate citizenship helps to establish how it is being perceived relative to other companies. Awards and recognition programs are a way to put the spotlight on corporate best practices and inspire others to compete. Recognition also raises awareness about pressing global issues that need attention from the business community.

LBG Companies Contribute $3.3B to Community and Philanthropic Investments

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies around the world contribute billions of dollars to community projects but, in many cases, do little to assess how this affects the communities supported or benefits the business. Research published by Corporate Citizenship revealed that many companies invest in communities without setting out what they want to achieve, and without measuring the difference their contributions make.

Surge in Sustainable Investing Revealed in Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The best approach in the sustainable investing market is to leverage an investment firm’s strengths and focus on its unique value proposition in designing the products they bring to market. To maximize opportunities and develop credible investment products, firms may also need to invest more resources in growing their sustainable investing business. 

Canadian App to Help Refugees Find Essential Supplies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hundreds of thousands of refugees currently face the challenge of finding basic necessities such as food, shelter and medical care. Humanitarian organizations struggle to deliver up-to-date information to refugees and local aid groups because of the lack of an efficient information system and an updatable database.

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