Social Innovation

UNOSSC Launches Partnership Fund with India to Advance SDGs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established to promote South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the UN system. UNOSSC enables developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness opportunities to address them.

Abbott Works to Improve Sustainability across the Globe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human drive to explore new possibilities has succeeded in raising living standards dramatically around the world. With a growing population, longer lives, rapidly changing lifestyles and new healthcare challenges, the need for innovation is constant. Responsible companies are now integrating global sustainability into their business strategy and drive for innovation.

Companies Focus on Disruptive Innovation to Drive Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Traditional cleantech industries have effectively led the fight against climate change, but the next wave of sustainable innovations is arising from outside of these industries. Disruptive technologies and business models for a more sustainable future include the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and the sharing economy.

Renewi Accelerates Recycling and Carbon Prevention in 2016

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The primitive humans simply buried their waste and refuse in the ground. This was an effective technique because their population was small and they produced very little waste. In an advanced civilization of today, burying all of our waste is not a sustainable solution. Modern humans produce far larger amounts of waste, much of which is not biodegradable.

Green Group Seeks Government Support to Boost Low-Carbon Economy in the UK

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Swings in government policy in the UK in recent years have affected environmental businesses and raised concerns among potential investors. Green groups now worry that the new UK government could scrap the Climate Change Act, leaving the country without firm targets on curbing GHG emissions.

CDL Sets New Sustainability Goals to Future-Proof its Business

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainability has become a mainstream issue in both global political and business arenas. From the point of view of investors, the key driver for considering sustainability issues is to reduce risk. According to PwC research, three in four investors now place this as a priority.

Employee Engagement is the Key to Increasing Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Employees are the most valuable resource of a company. Companies that focus on improving employee engagement typically enjoy lower staff turnover, better productivity, higher customer retention and increased profitability. Most importantly, engaged employees work with a purpose and help the business achieve greater impact.

Nestlé Wins 2017 European Identity and Cloud Award

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to Gartner.com, Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a computer security and business discipline that “enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.” It addresses the need to ensure appropriate access to resources across diverse technology environments and to meet increasingly rigorous compliance requirements.

Charities Focus on Social Investment as a Finance Tool

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last two years the social investment market in the UK has continued to grow by about 30 percent a year. There has been a rising interest in social investment as a new finance tool to help charities become more sustainable and grow.

Leading Companies Move from Linear to Circular Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a linear economy, inputs and manufacturing process move in a single direction, and end products ultimately end up in landfills and oceans. Some of the leading companies are abandoning this traditional economy model and are gravitating toward the circular economy. The circular economy model is based on the recovery, reuse, and regeneration of materials.

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