Social Innovation

ICC Launches a Major Update of its Charter to Promote Business Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Several research studies in recent years have shown that companies with high ratings on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors frequently outperform the market in the medium and long term, and have a lower cost of debt and equity. Business sustainability has emerged as a key source of competitive advantage in today’s economy.

Global Demand Increases Significantly For STEM Talent

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.S. has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet now this position is threatened, as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Attracting young people to pursue careers in STEM starts early on in their academic lives.

Caesars, MGM Resorts Reducing their Environmental Footprint in Las Vegas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over 40 million people visit Las Vegas every year. According to the Gaming Control Board, year-round hotel occupancy in Las Vegas is above 85 percent, and statewide gaming revenues were in excess of $11 billion in 2014. In terms of energy consumption, the city’s shiny central strip is probably the brightest spot on earth, with a typical casino racking up a six-figure power bill on a daily basis.

Cargill Partners with PwC to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Agri-food supply chains are unique because of their high dependence on the natural resource bases. These supply chains typically extend across various geographies, which make it necessary to have a wide social and environmental understanding to identify the risks and opportunities in building sustainability, both for the short-term and long-term.

John Dewar & Sons Steps Up Sustainability Innovations

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Pure, clean water is a critical ingredient for the production of Scotch whisky. The distilling industry would find it hard to survive without the availability of a pristine water environment. John Dewar & Sons Ltd., belonging to the Bacardi group of companies, recognized the importance of a sustainable environment long before the term sustainability gained global attention.

Golf Courses Adopting Innovative Solutions for Water Conservation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Golf courses around the U.S. use about 2.08 billion gallons of water per day for irrigation. This comes to nearly 130,000 gallons per course per day. Golf industry is under pressure to find solutions to make the courses more sustainable. New types of grasses, new irrigation technologies, and innovative layouts that are more environment-friendly can help to address the challenge.

Asia Leads Global Growth in Renewable Energy: World Bank Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Asian countries accounted for about 60 percent of the global progress on energy access and clean energy goals during 2010-2012 – contributing well beyond their share of global population and energy consumption. This is the finding of a new World Bank report, Progress Toward Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015.

Astellas Gets Behind U.S. Veterans to Find Housing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sadly, thousands of U.S. service men and women are finding their time as veterans as less than heroic, as many are facing homelessness—a statistic that is on the rise. A staggering 17 percent of America’s homeless population are veterans.


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