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“Green & Lean”: New Range Of Sustainable U.K. School Meals From Sodexo And WWF

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Worryingly, the U.K. now has the highest rate of obesity in Europe, with one in three children overweight or obese by year six. Obesity in children under 11 has risen by over 40 percent in ten years. If this trend continues, half of U.K. children will be obese or overweight by 2020. London has the highest obesity levels for children in reception and year six compared to other parts of the country.

Wall Street And World’s Largest Asset Managers are Awake to Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Decarbonising the global economy is an ambitious plan. Now, corporate leaders understand the size of the challenge and the importance of meeting it. We are on the threshold of an economic revolution that will transform how we think about productive activity and growth.

Toyota And Net Impact Want Millennials To Help Solve Mobility Challenges Of The Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The number of people over 65 is set to double within 25 years, and, by 2035, more than 1.1 billion people will be above the age of 65.  This ageing brings with it many concerns, particularly with mobility, and demands more, other transport solutions to get people from one place to another than ever before. Innovation plays an integral part to helping build a future, where everyone can move more freely.

Business Ownership Can Help Narrow America’s Racial Wealth Gap: New Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Racial gaps in education, employment and wealth reflect the disproportionate representation of black and Latino families at the bottom of the income scale in Ame

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

U.S. Millennials More Committed To Sustainability: Cox Enterprises Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Millennial Generation, or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X—most researchers use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s for this group. There is a shared view that Millennials are more aware of society's many challenges than previous cohorts, are looking for a broader social purpose, and, in America, they are now the most populous generation.

Allstate Foundation “Purple Purse” Campaign Empowers Survivors of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In America, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviour used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Sadly, in 98 percent of cases, victims will suffer from financial abuse, which means their abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources.

Lowe’s Invests in Social Responsibility to Build a Better World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with an extensive physical presence across communities nationwide and employing thousands of people are in a position to make a wide-ranging social and environmental impact. Some of the leading American companies recognize their potential and are willing to leverage their power and reach to help achieve the larger goals of sustainability.

First Open Data Initiative for a Sustainable AEC Industry

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry brings together separate players that collaborate on large national and international building projects. When these seemingly disparate entities are integrated into a single industry, it enables architects, engineers and building contractors to perform more efficiently to achieve the greater goals of sustainability.

Companies Gear Up to Support Environmental Activism

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies have traditionally been challenged by environmental activists such as nonprofits, charities and community groups that hold them to account for their environmental footprint. This decades-old trend is about to change with several companies ready to join the cause with environmental activists rather than engage in conflict with them.

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