Social Investment

Apple Issues $1.5B Green Bond to Spearhead Environmental Efforts

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate green bonds are a debt taken on by a company to finance environment-friendly projects. The green bond market is still in its infancy. According to Climate Bonds Initiative, the first corporate green bond was issued only in 2013. Since then, a handful of leading companies, such as Bank of America, Toyota and EDF, a French power company, have jumped on to the green bond bandwagon.

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Women’s entrepreneurship seems to be a real, fundamental economic force that’s reshaping the world. In 2013 women-owned businesses represented 37 percent of enterprises globally.

World’s First Social Experiment In Renewability Says Renewable Living Is the Key To Happiness

File:Rain of Happiness 2.jpg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’re constantly bombarded with messages about what makes for a happy life: advertisers and brands tell us it comes from owning and consuming their products. The media says it's about wealth, beauty or fame. But do these things bring lasting happiness in themselves? We have looked to philosophy and religion for answers to these questions.

Britain’s New Sugar Tax

File:Sugar-every1blowz.jpg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced a new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry in his budget, to be introduced in April 2018. This move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity.

Protein Challenge 2040: Global Coalition Explores How to Feed 9 Billion People

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are part of the Protein Foods Group, which is fundamental to our health. Yet, the way we produce and eat protein is placing a heavy strain on the Earth’s land and sea resources.

The Kellogg Company And TechnoServe Support Women Farmers In India And South Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly half of smallholder farmers around the world are women, yet in many developing countries where smallholding dominates, it is the men who conduct the business transactions, getting access to finance and training, leaving the women behind.

Mars And The Alliance for Aging Research Release New Film Series About The Vital Role Of Good Nutrition for Healthy Aging

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – As we age, the benefits of adopting a healthy diet are many, from increased mental acuteness and resistance to illness and disease to more energy, faster recuperation times and better management of chronic health problems. Eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be about dieting and sacrifice.

The Essar Foundation: Empowering Women In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the small village of Junagam, in the State of Gujarat, India, Nisha, Nayana, Jasmine, Bhavna, Ramila and Pratiksha are a group of six women who are part of a bakery programme run by the Essar Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Essar Group, India’s fourth largest company.

This Year’s International Women’s Day Call to Everyone To #PledgeforParity

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Samsung's SmartThings Future Living Report Reveals A Startling Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The environments we live in today are almost unrecognizable from those that existed a century ago, as new technology through the smartphone revolution is having a huge impact on not just how we stay connected, but how to save energy. We are just at the beginning of this know-how, which is spilling into larger communities and countries.


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