Social Investment

The American Industrial Skincare Goes ‘Green’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’ve seen a rise in sustainable skin care companies, an idea that has largely been driven by consumer demand and awareness. These are skin-care companies that genuinely care about sustainability, and the effects that their produces have on the environment and people’s health.

Barclays And UNICEF Unlock the Business Potential of the World’s Young People

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has never been younger. Youth issues have never been more diverse or interrelated.

TECHO Works to Empower Latin Americans Who Live On Less Than $2.50 a Day

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Extreme poverty is defined in Latin America as having less than $2.50 a day to live on. 26 percent of the region’s people had no access to basic sanitation in 2011.

Socially Responsible Investment Gaining Ground In Europe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Wealthy European investors are beginning to see the long term value in sustainable funds. They are increasingly looking to Socially Responsible Investments (SRI's), a form of investment that is dynamic and a solution. SRI's combine financial objectives with social, ethical and environmental issues. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the U.K.

More American Households Are Open To Using Recycled Water At Home: Whirlpool Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –The vast majority of American homeowners now view water conservation as a high priority, while 77 percent believe it is safe and beneficial to reuse water within the home, according to a survey released by Whirlpool Corporation, the appliance manufacturer. A random sample of more than 1,200 homeowners were surveyed to determine their water and energy efficiency preferences.

Can Henna Bio Fences Save Indian Farmers?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indian farmers are facing severe crop losses due to a variety of reasons: wild boar and wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, the effects of global warming, and the lack of manual farm labour. Many wild animals have changed their habitations, going from forests to farm fields because of man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and destruction in the forest areas.

Hypertension – The World’s Silent Killer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We are living in a rapidly changing environment. Throughout the world, human health is being shaped by the same powerful forces: ageing, rapid urbanisation and the globalisation of unhealthy lifestyles. Increasingly, wealthy and resource-constrained countries are facing the same health issues.

56% Of British Workers Would Freely Volunteer Their Skills To Fight Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Results from a U.K. national online poll released on 2 December 2015 show that 56 percent of British full time workers would freely volunteer their skills to fight poverty in a developing country, provided they had the support of their employer.

Economist Intelligence Unit and Citi Foundation Reveal Youth Can Help Global Cities Thrive

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Globally, cities are set to hold 60 percent of the entire population by 2030, just as the youth population increases by 100 million. Therefore, young people’s economic vitality and ambition will be powerful growth engines for world’s cities, and it is important to invest in youth to ensure economic resilience and long-term competitiveness.

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