(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to John Doerr, a major venture capitalist at Kleiner-Perkins in Silicon Valley, investing in the transition from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy represents “the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.” Many mission-driven investors and companies are gearing up to profit from and add momentum to this great energy transition.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Expansion of the global clean energy sector is the single most influential factor in the fight against climate change. Around the world, now over eight million people are employed in the clean energy industry. In the U.S., more people now work in the solar industry than in oil and gas extraction.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – To most people’s surprise, Africa is now the second-fastest growing economy, after Asia. One of the key reasons behind this growth is an increased focus on social innovations and social engineering to improve the quality of life in the continent. Social innovations are adding that extra dimension to help maintain the pace of development, delivering the social capital that is necessary for sustainable economic growth.
Mars Inc. is known for making candy and pet food. Now the company can be known for achieving its zero waste to landfill goal. As of December 31, 2015 none of the company’s 126 manufacturing sites globally sends waste to landfill. In 2007, Mars sent over 154,000 tons of waste to landfill.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Equality in the workplace and gender pay is a stubborn issue, one which hit the UK headlines on 23 August, when research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies showed that women earn 18 percent less than men on average, and that the gap balloons after women have children, r
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ideagen has published its latest annual Power 100 List, highlighting the 100 individuals and organisations leading the way towards ‘
(3BL Media/JustMeans) Water is not something that should ever be wasted. Just ask Californians who are suffering through their fifth year of drought. General Motors clearly understands that water conservation is essential as the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, where the Chevrolet Volt is manufactured, now has a a rainwater capture system.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Volunteers, organizations and companies that help create cleaner and greener spaces across the U.S. have a chance to get their work acknowledged by Keep America Beautiful. The organization is accepting applications for its National Awards, with some categories exclusively open to KBA affiliates.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies find it difficult to operationalize sustainability goals, even when they truly care for the environment and the communities, and are committed to making an impact. One of the reasons is that not enough companies have yet figured out how to link their employees’ values and support for sustainability with the employees’ daily work and the company’s operations.