Social Innovation

Diversity in Corporate Leadership Gives Competitive Edge

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Diversity in top management of a company can deliver tangible benefits, and not just create the image of a good corporate citizen. As the markets become global in character, customers, suppliers, investors, employees and other stakeholders increasingly favor companies that are motivated to build a diverse corporate leadership.

Companies Gain by Promoting Inclusiveness and Diversity at Work

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Work is a space where trust – among people of different political persuasions, education levels, races, sexes, ages and sexual orientations – can be fostered. Over the last few decades, some of the best companies have used inclusiveness and diversity to their competitive advantage, and made a compelling business case for why diversity matters.

Corporate Foundations Adopt More Strategic Approach to Social Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate foundations with a goal to maximize long-term social impact strategically apply their resources, expertise and connections to make a difference. While the parent company can create sustainable change, the foundation is often in a position to provide the practical framework, including social funding, opportunity to innovate, and governance and transparency structures.

Businesses Give Back in Innovative Ways this Holiday Season

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies traditionally make philanthropic efforts over the holidays. Some of them have heritage campaigns that run every year to mark the holiday season. This season a number of companies launched innovative campaigns and made landmark donation commitments to create an impact.

Philanthropic Giving by Ultra Rich on the Rise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Individuals with an ultra-high net worth (UHNW) constitute a mere 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population. Many of these ultra-wealthy individuals are involved in philanthropic activities and gift-giving, primarily motivated by a personal sense of fulfillment.

Investing in Sustainable Cities to Spur Economic Growth

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the next 15 years, more than two-thirds of total investment infrastructure will be made in cities. By 2050, about 66 percent of the global population will live in urban regions. Africa alone will have about 800 million more people living in cities than today.

Long-Term Orientation Improves Business Performance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Having the ability to envision the company’s future is a critical element of successful corporate leadership. Setting bold, long-term goals allows a company to move into new, emerging areas of growth and opportunity and become future-ready. 

Microsoft’s Redmond Campus Achieves ‘Zero Waste’ Status

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the EPA, about 55 percent of the 220 million tons of waste generated each year in the US ends in one of the 3,500 landfills. Municipal solid waste landfills constitute the second-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the country.

World Bank Highlights New Tools to Help Cities Meet Climate Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Cities around the world are responsible for two-thirds of the world’s GHG emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption. Therefore, the implementation of the Paris climate agreement in full force should begin with a focus on the cities. National and local governments can develop climate action plans and create a transparent system to monitor how the cities are performing.

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