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Blog by Kendyl Salcito, NomoGaia

Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions.


1 day 2 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mobile apps are transforming the way a company can connect with consumers and influence their purchase habits and choices. An Iowa State University study showed that there is a direct link between app use and purchase activity. Google calls app users and other connected consumers “Generation C,” a powerful new force in consumer culture.


1 day 23 hours ago

Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day with its continued efforts to go the last mile toward elimination(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leprosy is a disease that many of us associate with Biblical times, a disease that surely must be extinct by now. Sadly that’s not the case. 31 January was World Leprosy Day, a yearly date to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on impoverished communities.


1 day 23 hours ago

Ant and Dec and Nicole Sherzinger for World Cancer Day 2016(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent weeks, the world has lost many musical, film and television legends—from Bowie to Lemmy to Natalie Cole to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman and others– to cancer. The global statistics are also devastating. More than 14 million people worldwide are told they have cancer each year.


4 days 20 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - There are many forces at play on both sides of the challenge to rein in carbon emissions before it’s too late. Some of the most important, like the plummeting price of oil, or China’s need to protect citizens by reducing air pollution, are not even directed at the problem. Still, they both have enormous impact.

Another such trend is the recent decision by Chinese leaders to initiate a supply side reform in their economy. What this means is that at the beginning of the 13th Five Year Plan, the Chinese want to shift away from a production-based economy to one that is more consumer and service-based.

The primary reason for this is the economic slowdown that China is experiencing which has led to substantial overcapacity in their manufacturing sector.  The Chinese economic growth rate dropped to 6.9% in 2015, the lowest since the downturn of 2008. But at the same time, in the post COP21 world, the desire to cut emissions plays a key role. A full 25% of China’s emissions comes from the production of goods for the export market. Furthermore, Premier Li Keqiang, is looking to heavy industries like steel and coal to take the lead. Specifically, he said, they should, cut “overcapacity, digest unreasonable inventories, reduce costs and improve efficiency.”


5 days 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Since the Industrial Revolution kicked off just over 200 years ago, we have been pumping ​massive amounts of ​carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major causes of climate change. Scientists say that it is best to keep the number of parts per million under 450 if we want to avoid the worst of global warming.


5 days 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of companies around the world are aiming to get the most out of their capital, maximize employee performance, and make a judicious use of resources to make the world a better place.


6 days 30 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Following the COP21 in Paris and the establishment of SDGs, cross-sector collaboration to drive progress on sustainability has become more important than ever. However, questions remain on how companies should make the most strategic choices on where and how to collaborate, and how to ensure that collaborations undertaken have the highest potential to deliver on scale.


1 week 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The recent World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland focused on the emergence of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will be marked by a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Change will occur at a breakneck speed in this revolution, while it unleashes immense new opportunities to transform the efficiency and sustainability of global production systems.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Starting a business has enough challenges in itself, but being female and starting a business in the U.S. has its own set of challenges. Female entrepreneurs do not have the same access to funding, connections, or business instruction as do male entrepreneurs. Eighty-five percent of venture capital funded start-ups are led exclusively by men.


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