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11 hours 34 min ago

Guest blog by TINYpulse

Disengagement, feeling undervalued, turnover—these are just a few pitfalls of having unhappy employees. But are certain environments destined to breed unhappy employees? And is there anything managers can do to change this feeling?


1 day 7 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable agriculture lies at the core of global food security. It involves the creation of a healthy and sustainable food system that ensures physical and economic access to adequate amounts of nutritious food for all. It is equally important to ensure that the food within this system is produced in an environmentally sustainable and socially just manner.


1 day 13 hours ago

Baseball, hot dog, apple pie and Chevrolet are as American as can be, as the old saying goes. General Motors (GM), the company behind Chevrolet, is showing that being good to the environment is also very American. Recently, GM announced that it is procuring wind energy to power some of its manufacturing operations in Mexico.


1 day 16 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Building out an electric vehicle infrastructure is a bit like building an arch. You need both sides, the vehicles and the charging stations, to be there at the same time, to support each other, to keep the whole thing from falling down. It’s been a little slow taking off. Perhaps partly because it’s not clear who is taking the lead.


1 day 19 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Accounting for natural capital is one of the comprehensive ways for companies and governments to respond to climate change and energy efficiency. Natural capital includes assigning a value to the environment while conducting the cost-benefit analysis of a project.


3 days 14 hours ago

Nestlé USA recently announced that it will remove artificial colors and flavors from all of its chocolate candy products by the end of 2015. That means that over 250 of the company’s products and 10 of its brands will be free of the controversial ingredients. By the middle of this year, store shelves will feature Nestlé products bearing the label “No Artificial Flavors or Colors.” 


3 days 15 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This, I believe, is how societal change occurs. Even big changes happen a little bit at a time, unseen, below the surface, until suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a big movement makes news.

The biggest influencers in our society are business, government, and the media. The movement towards increased transparency, facilitated by the media and the tremendous growth of the Internet, has forced business and government to become more responsive to prevailing opinion.

Sitting at the intersection of all these factors are the public relations firms. Founded after the second world war by Edwin Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, the fledgling science of PR was based on the discovery that men and women, when making  decisions, are generally influenced more by “unconscious fears and desires” than they are by facts. The exploitation of this discovery and the subsequent growth of the advertising industry has been a key driver of the American economy as consumers were led down a road that took them from buying what they need to buying what they want.

With the revelation of mankind’s role in destabilizing the Earth’s climate system surfacing, PR firms often found themselves on both sides of the issue, helping their clients promote whatever perspective was in their self-interest. But with the increasing level of transparency required of companies today, executives are finding themselves held accountable for the impact of not only their own actions, but those of their suppliers and their clients.


5 days 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The ‘It bag’ is back according to Vogue. The iconic, classic handbag has never gone out of style. From the Birkin handbag to Hermes bags, women have always lusted about beautiful bags. Yet, while designer bags are thriving, there are many cultures, arts and artisans in the world that are not and are slowly becoming extinct.


5 days 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the Western world, many of us have a jar of peanut butter stashed away, but who would have thought that peanut butter could actually save lives?! Peanut Butter for the Hungry is an initiative from the peanut industry in the U.S.


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