A few weeks ago the Philippines was devastated by one of the most severe storms on record, Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands of people dead and displaced another million. The international community mobilized to send help to the country as it tried to rise from the natural disaster.
Guest blog by Michael Townsend, Founder and CEO of Earthshine Solutions, and author of The Robust Guide to Sustainable Business (forthcoming).
(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - WorkSquare is revolutionizing the hiring placement industry in Miami, Florida. What began as an MBA thesis at Harvard Business School by founder Vanessa Bartram has developed into a people first, B Corp- certified social business. WorkSquare’s team launched the company in 2008 to create a path toward financial stability for South Florida’s low-wage workers.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Versaic, a San Mateo, CA-based online CSR and sustainability program management provider, has introduced an innovative Impact Reporting tool that enables users to measure the social impact of their giving programs. Safeway, Oakley, Frontier Airlines and Family Dollar are among the companies that have adopted the new tool.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – New York’s Freshkills Park on Staten Island is getting ready to host the city’s largest solar energy system. Freshkills Park is a former landfill site that was shutdown in 2001. A portion of the park will now be home to a solar power facility that is set to double the city’s existing renewable energy generation capacity.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Global healthcare costs have risen in both the developed world and in developing nations, particularly in the markets of the developing world, where demand for medicines is set to continue to grow rapidly over the next 13 years.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Exploitation and the trading of conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is helping to finance conflict characterised by extreme levels of violence in the eastern DRC. This battle has claimed more than 5.4 million lives since it began in the late 1990’s. Mining activity is crucial to the DRC economy.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When we think of children within our society we associate them at school learning, laughing and hanging out with their friends.