Social Investment

Experts Say Prioritising Suicide Research Leads to Fewer Suicide Attempts

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This August we have all been rocked by the sudden death of the much loved actor Robin Williams, but more so perhaps by the circumstances of his very sad demise: suicide, a profound act that touches many. Sadly, we never really understand why those who decide to kill themselves do so. It could have been an action because they may had been experiencing an extreme distress, or had severe depression.

Cutting Edge Bone Technology Reveals Royal Lifestyle of King Richard III

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Cutting edge research by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has provided a unique opportunity to shed new light on the diet and environment of a major historical figure; King Richard III, Britain’s last Plantagenet king.

Can Ants Really Help Earth Against Climate Change?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Ants are changing the environment and could be one of the Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers. The average ant lives and dies in less than a year, but a long-term experiment tracking the insects' effects on soil suggests they cooled the earth’s climate as their numbers increased.

The World Needs More Women Ecopreneurs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Women have proven to be highly effective agents of change in working towards a healthy environment. Many organisations with women at the helm have contributed to setting a sustainable agenda through their advocacy and lobbying, creating solutions to unsustainable development, and making sure that other women’s voices are heard and their perspectives taken into account.

Industries Are Creating Value with Social Business: New Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte LLP

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Imagine a business transformed by social tools that drive collaboration and information sharing across the enterprise and integrate social data into operational processes. Well, new research confirms that there is clear evidence that companies across industries are creating value with social business.

Clean Technology Changing Lives In The Slum Town Of Kibera, Kenya

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Kibera is Kenya’s biggest slum town, where the houses are made of mud with leaking roofs made of old iron sheets. The whole area here has no drainage system; a result, the sewage spreads all over. The town smells, and the children and grown-ups inhale the bad stench. There is no provision for water.

The Eco Story of Lego, Now Washing Up On U.K. Beaches

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Millions of Lego pieces from a container that fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997 are washing up on Cornish beaches in the U.K.

Clean Water, Better Lives And Less Air Pollution

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Helen lives in Kenya with her husband and five children, and everyday living is not easy. Helen has to collect water from the river for drinking, cooking and washing. Yet, before they could use this water, Helen tries to make it safe by boiling it, using costly firewood.

United Airlines Introduces CarbonChoice Tool for Cargo Flights

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainability is the way forward in aviation to make air transportation safer, efficient, affordable and planet-friendly. Global airline companies cannot afford to ignore their environmental responsibility, considering how critically the world’s economic and social development depends on aviation.

Teaching Our Children To Code

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Children are growing up in a radically different world to the one we adults knew, as today most have a smartphone, a tablet, and/or a laptop that is works 100,000 times faster to connect us to each other on the planet. We can access virtually every piece of information ever created, in real time. The pace of change in computing is extraordinary.

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