Social Investment

We Need To Shake Things Up: As, In A Room Full of 25 Engineers, Only Three Will Be Women

"I'm capable of doing things I never thought I could do. I'm motivated to start my own company. I want to make a difference in my community" says Diana, aged 16.  A stirring quote from a teenage girl filled with hope and determination for her future.

Indian Citizens Urged To Devote 100 hours Every Year To Help Clean The Country

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has got behind the ‘Clean India Movement’ and helped to clear up the Navlakhi Grounds in Vadodara, India. More than 250 Bombardier employees volunteered to help and urged the local people of Vadodara to help keep the grounds and city clean.

Two Very Different London Stories about Investments in Affordable Housing

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recently, there has been a story in the news that links low-paid workers including firefighters, teachers and other public sector employees in America to pensioners and single mothers in East London.

Environmental Protection Agency Knows It’s Time To Take Action

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public comment period on its proposed clean power plan ended last month with more than 1.6 million comments! It’s a complex story with more twists and turns than an American political TV drama, as it has touched a deep political nerve.

325 Million Exposed to Natural Disasters by 2030

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Research published last year by the U.K.’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI), had a grave powerful message, that seems to have gone largely unnoticed.  It examines the relationship between disasters and poverty, suggesting that extreme weather events will keep people poor in many parts of the world.

Coca-Cola Supports Rise Of Artisan Craft in the Global Market

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world, mainly women, work within the artisan sector. For many, their livelihood depends on income earned from their craft activities. Behind agriculture, artisan activity is the second largest employer in the developing world.

“Feminist” Tee Shirt Shows Need To Change Fashion: H&M CEO

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Karl-Johan Persson, CEO at H&M, spoke about how we need to change how fashion is made and consumed during a speech at the BSR 2014 conference in New York this November. The theme of this year’s conference was transparency and transformation, with a main focus on how an increased openness can transform companies, consumers and communities.

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.

Fighting Hunger In the U.S. as One In Five Children Go Hungry

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One in five children faces hunger in America. Or let’s put this another way - one in four people in a soup kitchen line is a child.  The U.S. faces a child hunger problem of massive proportions, where more than one in three households served by food banks include children.

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.

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