Social Innovation

SPF Americas 2014 to Lead Global Best Practices and Sustainability Agenda

 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainability has emerged as a significant challenge, considering the global population explosion, rapid economic growth and consumption of exhaustible natural resources. Innovative solutions, tools and practices need to be put in place to address the potential social, environmental and economic impact of an advancing civilization.

Major Leaguers to Launch First “Strikeout Cancer” Day

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Eminent personalities from the world of sports and entertainment often use their celebrity status to support social and charitable causes. Spreading awareness and fundraising for cancer is among the key causes that have received strong support from celebrities over the years.

Eco-friendly “GreenBox” Pizza Packaging Launched in Boston

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America’s love for pizza knows no bounds. 93 percent of Americans eat pizza at least once a month. Out of total five billion pizzas consumed worldwide each year, the US alone consumes three billion. Across the US, around 70,000 pizzerias are in operation, and the average pizzeria uses 55 pizza boxes per day. That translates to about 1.4 billion pizza boxes used in the country each year.

Tiffany Achieves New Milestone in Conflict-free Diamond Sourcing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ethically sourced diamonds are an important means of socio-economic development in the local communities of the diamond-producing countries in Africa. Revenue generated from diamond export supports critical investments in infrastructure, healthcare and education in these regions.

Kaiser Permanente Pushes for Greener Healthcare

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Affordable and accessible health care is critical to ensuring a good quality of life for all citizens. However, the health care sector also faces a paradox in terms of its environmental impact, which can be a negative in its own goal of delivering good health for all. As much as eight percent of the total annual carbon emissions in the US are contributed by the health care sector.

Can Ants Really Help Earth Against Climate Change?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Ants are changing the environment and could be one of the Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers. The average ant lives and dies in less than a year, but a long-term experiment tracking the insects' effects on soil suggests they cooled the earth’s climate as their numbers increased.

The World Needs More Women Ecopreneurs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Women have proven to be highly effective agents of change in working towards a healthy environment. Many organisations with women at the helm have contributed to setting a sustainable agenda through their advocacy and lobbying, creating solutions to unsustainable development, and making sure that other women’s voices are heard and their perspectives taken into account.

Industries Are Creating Value with Social Business: New Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte LLP

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Imagine a business transformed by social tools that drive collaboration and information sharing across the enterprise and integrate social data into operational processes. Well, new research confirms that there is clear evidence that companies across industries are creating value with social business.

Ebola Outbreak Should Spur Mining Companies to Improve Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The deadliest outbreak in the history of Ebola virus in West Africa has already claimed more than 900 lives. Governments across the world have stepped up surveillance and quarantine measures. Global businesses with mining activities in West Africa are evaluating the potential impact on their ability to sustain operations while also safeguarding their employees and their families against the outbreak, which is spreading faster than anyone anticipated.

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