Social Innovation

British American Tobacco Helps Improve Farmers’ Livelihoods

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Tobacco growing has been an area of considerable debate with regard to the economic, social and environmental impact of this commercial crop. As one of the leaders in tobacco production, British American Tobacco (BAT) has recognized its responsibility to address the impact positively and shown commitment to supporting the tobacco farming communities globally and helping them prosper in a sustainable environment.

Companies Making an Effort to Build Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Forests provide one of the cheapest and most effective ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and thereby help mitigate climate change. In the last few decades, global forests have absorbed about a third of the annual carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from fossil fuels. However, human beings have been destroying forests at a rate of 13 million hectares per year for the last 10 years.

Australia’s Aborigine Women’s Group has Solution to Improve Community Health

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Australia’s Aborigines have the worst health statistics and living conditions of any Indigenous group in the world, despite living in one of its richest countries. An Indigenous Australian will die, on average, 17 years younger than a non-Indigenous Australian.

The World Needs $300 Billion Annually To Meet Conservation Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The outlook for global philanthropy is encouraging. The question is: can we unlock some of the private wealth and engage it to solve world problems that governments have traditionally spent billions of dollars on? The first-ever survey of conservation impact investing reveals a fast-growing market totalling approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013.

Corporate Sustainability Managers Gain More Influence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Businesses today face greater economic, social and environmental challenges than ever before. Right from the government, stakeholders and down to the consumers, there is a growing pressure on companies to conduct business in more sustainable ways. To achieve success in this climate, companies are increasingly adopting a more sustainable business approach.

U.S. and China Reach Landmark Deal to Curb Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – China and the United States are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters. For long the two countries have been seen as antagonists on the path to finding solutions to mitigate climate change. Climate experts believe that unless these two nations can resolve their differences on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is little hope of other countries agreeing to mandatory cuts in emissions.

Americans Believe That They Will Soon Be Living In A Keyless Society

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Nearly one quarter of Americans spend three or more minutes looking for those elusive keys every day – that’s over 18 hours a year! So, it’s not surprising that 62 percent believe that eventually they will be living in a keyless society and that the younger generation, aged 18 to 34 are more likely to hold this view.

Scientists Prove That Age-Related Memory Decline Is Improved by Cocoa Flavanol

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As people age, they typically show some decline in cognitive abilities, including learning and remembering things such as the names of new acquaintances, where the car is parked or where are the keys. This normal age-related memory decline starts in early adulthood, but usually does not have any noticeable impact on quality of life until people reach their fifties or sixties.


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