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Deloitte and Free The Slaves Fight To End Modern Day Slavery

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sadly, slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. This evil practice continues today in one form or another worldwide.

World Health Organisation’s Cancer Agency Warning: Red and Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), created a furore when it evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red and processed meat, placing cured and processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages alongside alcohol and cigarettes saying they do cause cancer.

10 Leading Banks Release ‘Positive Impact Manifesto’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Research by Ceres indicates that the world needs a “clean trillion” dollars of additional investments every year up to 2030 in order to transition to a green economy. The financial and banking sector must play a central role in funding this transition to enable new global infrastructure to be made green.

China’s Cheap Steel Has High Cost to the Environment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Xi Jinping, China’s President visited Britain in the same week that Tata Steel announced job cuts at its U.K. steel plants. Global steel price is at its lowest level in more than a decade, so it is no surprise that the U.K.’s production is becoming economically unviable. China’s economic slowdown has caused a fall in their demand for steel of four percent last year.

Mani+ Helping To Address Childhood Malnutrition in Central America

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Guatemala has the fourth-highest childhood malnutrition rate in the world, affecting more than half of its children. Fifty-three percent of the population here lives in poverty—13 percent in extreme poverty. One of the most effective ways to treat childhood malnutrition in this region is to use Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF).

A Dark Reality: 1 in 7 Girls Worldwide Becomes A Child Bride, Marrying An Older Man

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Were you aware that 27, 397 girls under the age of 18 are married every day in different parts of the world? That’s one in seven girls globally who becomes a child bride, often marrying an older man she doesn’t know. Sadly these figures are part of a harrowing reality, particularly in poor families who often view marriage as way to secure a girl’s future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities.

India: The Last Major Economy To Pledge To Cut Its Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent news, the Pope and a President have spoken out about climate change. Now, a country too, takes action. India has pledged to cut the intensity of its carbon emissions by 33-35 per cent by 2030, in its submission to the United Nations (UN). It is the last major economy, following 140 other countries including China, the U.S.

Tackling America’s Children Living With Hunger And Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are now a higher percentage of children living in poverty in America than during the Great Recession. Six years after the global financial and economic crisis, hunger still remains high here. America’s Health Rankings highlights that children living in poverty are three times more likely than other children to have their health needs unmet.

Mary Kay’s Latest Research Shows America Wants To End Social Malaise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Some interesting and positive results came out of Mary Kay’s sixth annual Truth About Abuse survey: one in two male millennials believe domestic abuse can be eliminated in America; people believe increased education about healthy relationships can make a difference; and the U.S. can end domestic abuse for the next generation.

DHL Launches Free Workshops for Africa’s SMEs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – As Sub Saharan Africa continues to emerge as a major growth market, so will the continent’s attractiveness for business expansion.

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