Social Investment

ING Bank Increases Sustainable Financing to Bolster Climate Change Resilience

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the World Economic Forum projections, investments to the tune of $5.7 trillion will be needed by 2020 in green infrastructure, much of which will be in the developing countries. Without a combined financial effort from both private and public banking institutions, it will be difficult for the world’s economy to transition to a low-carbon path.

Companies Focus on Ways to Increase Workplace Happiness

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many people believe if they achieve success at the workplace, happiness will follow. However, the reality may be the other way round. If people are happy at the workplace, success will follow. Companies increasingly recognize the need to have happy employees, not just for the employees’ sake, but also to achieve competitive advantage through a positive, productive and engaged workforce. Happy employees also find more time for hobbies, family life, and community service.

Nespresso Supporting Coffee Growers in Guatemala and Ethiopia

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to legend, in approximately 800 A.D., the energising effects of coffee were first discovered by a goat-herder—or more precisely, by the goats in present day Ethiopia. Coffee is grown in many countries around the world, but its roots can be traced to the ancient coffee forests of Ethiopia.

Hot Bread Kitchen: Supporting Low Income Women Living In New York City

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hot Bread Kitchen, based in New York City’s East Harlem neighbourhood, is a basic fabric of that local community, offering the foreign-born and low-income women based here a life line by helping to create lasting economic security for these women, introducing them to job opportunities in the culinary industry.

Mintel Research Finds British Consumers are More Concerned About Animal Welfare Than the Environment And Tax Avoidance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare tops the list, beating concerns about the environment and tax avoidance.

Scientists Find That Genetic Changes From Trauma Suffered by Holocaust Survivors Can Be Passed To Their Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Scientists have discovered that the trauma experienced by one generation can alter genes and that those mutations can be passed along to children.

New Study Shows Less Than Half Of U.K. Businesses Believe They Have A Duty Of Care To Employee Health

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the U.K. people here, like everywhere else, are working in tough times, which looks set to continue as people put in longer hours, are more stressed and feel anxious about the future, particularly job security and their financial future.

Symantec Reinforces Commitment to Employee Diversity, Volunteerism, and the Environment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A strong commitment to corporate responsibility will eventually deliver great value to a company’s business, employees, the environment and society. When responsible business practices and actions are developed in sync with stakeholder feedback, the results can be more meaningful and satisfying in the long run.

India’s Youth: Its Most Influential Asset To Make Positive Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With 356 million 10 to 24 year-olds, India has the world's largest youth population. Despite having a smaller population than China, India is set to become the youngest country by 2020.

The Latest In Transhumanist Medicine: The SynCardia Temporary Total Artificial Heart

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We are a society focused on improving human health. One of the most important goals is to have a healthy heart, especially as heart disease is the number one killer in America. It claims nearly 800,000 lives every year, making it the cause of roughly one in three deaths.

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