Social Innovation

SustainAbility Survey Identifies Green Corporate Leaders: Unilever, Patagonia, Interface, M&S, Natura

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global progress on climate change and sustainability over the last two decades has been uneven, leading to an increasing level of urgency to find more effective solutions. As the date of the UN climate change conference in Paris approaches, the global community faces another seminal year, giving rise to hopes that the December summit will lead to more decisive action.

The New Mary Kay Lip Gloss: A Hero Product That Helps Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Children and puppies are the consumer-friendly causes most companies love to support, but they aren’t the only important issues facing society. There are some companies brave enough to tackle more sensitive social issues, and Mary Kay is one of those hero brands.

Three Million Americans Pledge To Reduce Water Use To Help Tackle The Country’s Water Shortage

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – California, the Golden State, is enduring a severe drought, and has implemented mandatory restrictions for water usage, the first in the state’s history. In America, it is generally taken for granted that when you open a tap, water will come out.

President Obama Committed To Saving the Honey Bee

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Obama is intervening on behalf of the bumblebee: the White House has announced the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.

Nine Tech Companies Helping Build Renewably Powered Internet

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Technology companies have immense power either to push forward a renewable energy revolution, or to tie down the digital economy to traditional, polluting sources of power. The stakes in greening the Internet are high. If the Internet were a nation, its electricity demand would currently rank sixth.

Unilever’s Sustainable Brands Growing at Twice the Rate of Rest of the Business

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A 2013 Nielson Global Survey on CSR showed that fifty percent of global consumers are willing to pay more for products and services of companies that have implemented programs to give back to society. The survey, which polled over 29,000 respondents in 58 countries, revealed that the percentage of such consumers increased among both men and women and across all age groups.

Leading the Way on Diversity: Novartis, Kaiser Permanente, PwC, E&Y, Sodexo

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A 2011 study by Forbes identified workforce diversity and inclusion as a key driver of internal innovation and business growth. A gender diversity report by McKinsey suggested that the companies where women are most strongly represented at board or top management levels are also the companies that perform best.

NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index Adds Adobe, DIRECTV, FedEx, Verizon, Others

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last two decades, corporate sustainability has grown from being just a small idea to a dominant global theme. Leading multinational corporations are increasingly faced with the challenge to meet the stakeholders’ expectations on sustainability, while still achieving robust shareholder returns.

Chemical Companies Stepping Up Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nine out 10 products manufactured today have some level of chemistry involved in them. Chemical companies hold the potential to make a very significant impact in the global efforts to combat climate change. Some of the world’s top chemical companies are leading from the front to address the challenges of climate change.

Dairy Companies Raise the Bar on Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The future of the U.S. dairy industry depends on reducing its environmental impact. Climate change increases the risk of drought, floods and farm diseases, which pose a threat to dairy. Dairy farmers are employing innovative techniques and technology to achieve sustainability. Farms are now equipped with systems for nutrient management, water efficiency and waste reduction.

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