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UK Ethical Spending Increases Despite Retail Brands' ‘Disappointing’ Trading Performances

Oxford Street December 2006.jpeg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – One source of optimism today comes from confirmation that the U.K. economic downturn has not dented people's desire to reduce their impact on the environment or spend on ethical products, in spite of some big U.K.

Diversity and Inclusion Create Competitive Advantage

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The profile of the U.S. workforce is undergoing transformation. According to U.S. Census projections, non-Hispanic white people will be a minority in the U.S. by 2060. In this scenario, companies have an increasing opportunity to adapt their corporate citizenship programs to attract diverse employees and foster a culture of inclusion and engagement.

International Community Trust Funds: Freeport-McMoRan Leads The Way

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There is a real and growing need for new forms of investment for public services. One way is through community trust funds, also known as social funds, where the finances are owned and managed by a local community to achieve sustainable regeneration of a local area or solve a range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues.

Greg Valerio, Jeweler And Fairtrade Campaigner Awarded MBE

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Greg Valerio, jeweler and Fairtrade campaigner, was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in this year’s Queen’s New Years’ Honour list for his work in Fairtrade Gold, particularly with gold mining communities in South America and Africa.

Racial Harassment at Work On the Rise in U.K.

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Race at Work, a report from Business in the Community, is the largest ever survey of race issues at work. A report based 24,000 responses, it finds that three out of 10 (30 percent) employees in the U.K.

Caring Managers Create A More Productive Workforce: New Study

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At some point or other in our careers, we all have come across the toxic boss or manager: the supervisor who is moody, aggressive, unpredictable and always blaming other people. It has always been acknowledged that these types of managers prevent staff doing their jobs and fulfilling their duties.

El Niño Brings Misery For Thousands Of Homes Globally This Christmas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The El Niño climate phenomenon has been blamed for fueling a spate of recent natural disasters around the world, from flooding in northern England and Paraguay to bushfires in Australia to storms in Texas. The extreme weather events around the world over the Christmas holiday has given more weight to the idea that the world’s climate is changing.

William Jackson Food Group Helps Feed Malawi

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Malawi is a small landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa, bordering Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique, with an estimated population of 14 million.

Amal Clooney Scholarship For Young Women Launches In Lebanon

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has partnered with 100 Lives, a new global initiative that supports an annual scholarship for young women from Lebanon to pursue studies at the United World College Dilijan in Armenia. This yearly Amal Clooney Scholarship, as it will be known, will fund one female student to enroll on a two-year international baccalaureate program.

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