(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the last few decades, the US has been making a gradual transition to a more sustainable and energy efficient economy. New business models to support renewable energy and sustainability have emerged, which are also helping create thousands of sustainability jobs across the nation.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nuclear power is among the energy sources and technologies available today that could help meet the energy-climate challenge. GHG emissions from nuclear power plants are negligible, and nuclear power, together with hydropower and wind-based electricity, is among the lowest GHG emitters when emissions over the entire life cycle are considered.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Promoting diversity in companies creates a workplace culture that is more vibrant and equal. Many companies are developing specific programs to advance equality and inclusion. Southwest Airlines, for instance, has a Diversity Council and Allstate has increased its procurement spend with diverse suppliers.
Toniic, a nonprofit global impact investor network, has launched T100, a groundbreaking new report on the state of impact investing.
The report shows that 100% values alignment with capital is possible, investments can realize impact across all asset classes, and the range of impact investments is much wider than previously understood.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When a natural disaster strikes a developing country like Haiti, first responders address the population’s immediate needs for potable water, food, medical supplies and temporary shelter. However, the long-term challenge is to rebuild homes and basic infrastructure, such as hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - An innovative approach to raising funds for sports has taken root in Indianapolis. Local charity Brackets for Good, which was established in 2012, has raised more than $2.7M for 448 charities through local market tournaments in its home town, as well as Louisville, Washington D.C., Ann Arbor, St.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) involves large amounts of finance. While there are adequate funds available globally, only a small part of the international investments are currently targeted towards meeting these goals. The challenge lies in putting the money in the right direction to achieve the sustainability agenda.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the last six years a number of sinkholes have appeared, all around the planet—this is not an isolated phenomenon.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Numerous studies indicate that a growing number of children in Europe are feeling disconnected to nature. A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine says that children are living a sedentary lifestyle and are not physically active enough from the time they start school.