(3BL Media and Just Means) - I get the sense that when it comes down to it, they are a group of no bull, get it done, hardliners, albeit their charming accents might suggest otherwise. Don’t be fooled. Sustainability isn’t fluffy, and neither is a newly formed alliance of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies, Transition500. They call it radicalism.
Guest Blog By Brendon Steele, Future 500
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ethically sourced diamonds are an important means of socio-economic development in the local communities of the diamond-producing countries in Africa. Revenue generated from diamond export supports critical investments in infrastructure, healthcare and education in these regions.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Event-style charity has not gone out of style in Nashville, where one might expect both tradition and innovation to combine, even in philanthropy.This is what occurred in May, when Great American Country, HGTV and DIY Network joined hands with Rebuilding Together at the 2014 National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville.
(3Bl Media/Justmeans) - Energy efficiency is on the rise again. After declining in the nineties, investment is back up for a number of reasons. According to ACEEE, investment hit a peak in 1992 of around $2 billion, then dropped to $1 billion in 1999, before picking up again to the point where in 2013, combined spending in gas and electric efficiency programs exceeded $7 billion.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Affordable and accessible health care is critical to ensuring a good quality of life for all citizens. However, the health care sector also faces a paradox in terms of its environmental impact, which can be a negative in its own goal of delivering good health for all. As much as eight percent of the total annual carbon emissions in the US are contributed by the health care sector.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Women have proven to be highly effective agents of change in working towards a healthy environment. Many organisations with women at the helm have contributed to setting a sustainable agenda through their advocacy and lobbying, creating solutions to unsustainable development, and making sure that other women’s voices are heard and their perspectives taken into account.