Social Innovation

Stronger Focus Needed on Business Ethics and Whistleblowing Arrangements: IBE Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate ethics professor Stephen Brenner writes in The Journal of Business Ethics that all organizations have ethics programs, but most do not know that they do. A business ethics program must be made up of values, policies and activities that impact the propriety of organization behaviors. Ignoring ethical values or creating an environment of fear at the workplace can discourage employees from speaking up on ethical matters.

HEINEKEN USA Embraces Sustainability to ‘Brew a Better World’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – World’s leading companies with a strong brand heritage and extensive presence across continents can leverage their power to transform the world for the better. They can drive sustainability not just in terms of mitigating their environmental footprint, but also by making a positive social and cultural impact in the communities where they operate.

Impact Investing in Emerging Economies Promises Competitive Advantage

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The environmental footprint of global companies has an economic cost that affects their valuations and competitiveness. The risk of environmental damage increases when these companies have a substantial presence in emerging markets. Even institutional investors with significant exposure to emerging markets may have liabilities for unsustainable operations in the developing world.

Climate Survey Lists Sustainability Leaders: Unilever, Tesla, Ikea, Google, GE

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The best ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to combat climate change include taking specific actions to reduce their carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind, and clamp down on deforestation.

In a new survey of sustainability experts, 90 percent of respondents said that companies would need to play as big of a role as national governments in combating climate change to prevent environmental disaster.

U.S. Green Building Industry Generates 2.3M Jobs in 2015

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Buildings use nearly 40 percent of all energy in the U.S. today. With the growing need of corporate real estate buyers and tenants across the spectrum to reduce their carbon footprint, construction of new energy-efficient buildings as well as retrofitting of existing buildings offers an unprecedented opportunity to the real estate sector.

Retailers Take Steps to Support Responsible Use of Chemicals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Government regulation of hazardous chemicals in the US has long lagged behind Europe’s, with far fewer banned chemicals. However, increasing consumer demand for sustainable products is managing to what the federal and state governments have struggled with for years. Large retailers and personal care and cosmetic companies in the US are taking responsible action when it comes to chemicals.

Dow Chemical Partners with Ocean Conservancy to Save the Oceans

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Every year, about eight million tons of plastic waste gets deposited in the oceans. Unless this rate is checked, in just 10 years from now there may be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the sea. Most of this plastic breaks into smaller pieces in the ocean, where the fish easily confuse it with food.

Food Industry Offers New Guide to Reduce Food Waste

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Food waste continues to be a global challenge despite industry-wide efforts to reduce it. Every year, about 80 billion pounds of food are discarded in the U.S. The EPA issued a telling statement about the situation in September when it said, “Let us feed people, not landfills.”

Toyota And Net Impact Want Millennials To Help Solve Mobility Challenges Of The Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The number of people over 65 is set to double within 25 years, and, by 2035, more than 1.1 billion people will be above the age of 65.  This ageing brings with it many concerns, particularly with mobility, and demands more, other transport solutions to get people from one place to another than ever before. Innovation plays an integral part to helping build a future, where everyone can move more freely.

Business Ownership Can Help Narrow America’s Racial Wealth Gap: New Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Racial gaps in education, employment and wealth reflect the disproportionate representation of black and Latino families at the bottom of the income scale in Ame


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