Social Investment

Investing In The Next Generation Of Scholars

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Where will the scientists of tomorrow come from? Just maybe from the Amgen Foundation, which is expanding its Amgen Scholars Program, with new host institutions in the U.S., Europe and for the first time in Japan.

International Experts And Civil Society Groups Want Tobacco-style Global Treaty To Tackle Poor Diets

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In a global show of support for increased efforts to tackle diet-related ill health, leading health campaigners and consumer advocates from across the world have publically endorsed calls for a tobacco-style Global Convention to protect and promote healthy diets.

Australia’s Aborigine Women’s Group has Solution to Improve Community Health

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Australia’s Aborigines have the worst health statistics and living conditions of any Indigenous group in the world, despite living in one of its richest countries. An Indigenous Australian will die, on average, 17 years younger than a non-Indigenous Australian.

The World Needs $300 Billion Annually To Meet Conservation Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The outlook for global philanthropy is encouraging. The question is: can we unlock some of the private wealth and engage it to solve world problems that governments have traditionally spent billions of dollars on? The first-ever survey of conservation impact investing reveals a fast-growing market totalling approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013.

Americans Believe That They Will Soon Be Living In A Keyless Society

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Nearly one quarter of Americans spend three or more minutes looking for those elusive keys every day – that’s over 18 hours a year! So, it’s not surprising that 62 percent believe that eventually they will be living in a keyless society and that the younger generation, aged 18 to 34 are more likely to hold this view.

Scientists Prove That Age-Related Memory Decline Is Improved by Cocoa Flavanol

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As people age, they typically show some decline in cognitive abilities, including learning and remembering things such as the names of new acquaintances, where the car is parked or where are the keys. This normal age-related memory decline starts in early adulthood, but usually does not have any noticeable impact on quality of life until people reach their fifties or sixties.

The Brilliant Innovation of The Repurpose Schoolbag

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Every now and again, we stumble across ideas and projects that are making a real heartfelt difference to people’s lives, and when it directly impacts children there is nothing better.

Food Production: Our Greatest Challenge In The Coming Decades

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Global climate change will have a huge impact on agriculture. Maintaining food production is the greatest challenge humanity will face in the coming decades. Continued failure to increase food production will lead to increased prices and will cause global social unrest and famine. Genetic crop improvement can contribute towards solving this complex problem.

Samaritans Radar: A Tweet Away From Help

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Suicidal feelings can be terrifying. People can feel alone and powerless— helpless that they can’t change their situation or what is distressing them. For some, the idea of suicide may give a sense of being in control again. It’s ironic that in today’s hyper-connected world, with hundreds of Instagram friends and lots of text messages, some can still feel so alone.

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