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12 hours 33 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans ) - Environmental advocates: They are leaders in solar, wind and hydroelectric energies with 62 percent of their portfolio in renewables. Empowered employees: They were named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont.” Approachable leadership: Their CEO knows the names, partners’ names and pets’ names of 600+ employees.


13 hours 8 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With the growing consumer awareness about corporate citizenship, and a willingness to make buying decisions on the basis of a company’s commitment to CSR, many global companies are keen to build a strong CSR reputation. A positive consumer perception in the area of corporate responsibility can effectively translate into increased sales and provide a boost to the bottom line.


19 hours 34 min ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the 1960s when the world faced chronic food shortages, the green revolution was born and it had an enormous impact on Asia, particularly in India and Latin America. These two continents were able to turn food deficits into food surplus by focusing on plant breeding. However, Africa missed out because of the level of investment, infrastructure, capacity and ability to use those techniques was missing.


1 day 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies in India are becoming increasingly conscious of the global trends in corporate sustainability and are willing to integrate environmental and social concerns into their strategic business plans. Indian businesses are slowly but surely going beyond viewing CSR as only philanthropy, and adopting green IT and sustainability initiatives into their core business operations.


3 days 3 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Gender discrimination continues to impact women in a variety of ways. Particularly in the developing economies, women pay higher costs than men in terms of unemployment, poverty, social exclusion, and health challenges. The corporate sector can play an important role in supporting women empowerment by providing them equal access to resources and opportunities and an equal position in the labor market.


3 days 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America would not be what it is today without the men and women who serve in the military and their families. The greatest contribution to the society is made by the military veterans who put their life on the line for their country. Since the founding of the United States, the sacrifice and bravery of its soldiers has been its strongest pillar.


4 days 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Pro bono is becoming an increasingly common strategy for companies to engage with their communities and add social value to their activities​ as ​​expectations for socially responsible business continue to increase around the world​. Companies are getting more creative, too, with a​ diverse portfolio of support beyond traditional cash contributions and volunteering.


4 days 13 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - On December 17th New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shook the world with the announcement with the Empire State was banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as it’s come to be known. The governor claims to have relied on the judgment of Health Commissioner Dr. Harold A. Zucker and Joseph Martens, the state environmental conservation commissioner, in making the call. “I am not a scientist,” said the governor. “ I’m not an environmental expert. I’m not a health expert. I’m a lawyer.  So let’s bring the emotion down, and let’s ask the qualified experts what their opinion is.”

Zucker said his decision boiled down to the question of whether he’d want his family living in a town where fracking was taking place. The answer was no.

Fracking has been credited for the huge boom in US oil and gas production, which has put it on a path to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer. But it has also been controversial, almost from the outset, with numerous complaints about health issues, fear of contaminated water supplies, large amounts of water consumption and earthquakes. Economic  impacts could potentially cover a wide swath of our economy starting with agriculture and tourism and extending outward from there. Yet drillers are protected by Federal law from disclosing, under the Safe Water Drinking Act, the contents of the “fracking fluids” they are injecting into the ground. This loophole was put in place by former Vice-President Dick Cheney, whose company Halliburton has been a major player in the fracking industry. This level of secrecy has done much to increase public suspicion of the process.

The domestic energy boom has helped to bring energy prices down which has helped to make American industry more globally competitive. It has also helped to accelerate the move away from coal on the part of many utility companies. Add to that the fact that it has reduced our dependence on imported oil, and you can see why so many were willing to overlook the potential health and environmental risks that have been associated with the practice.


4 days 23 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Chemical manufacturers around the world aspire to sell their products in largest possible quantities. However, the challenge with this traditional business model is that it tends to encourage overuse of chemicals and places human health and the environment under extra strain. To counter this situation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been advocating an alternative business model called “chemical leasing.”


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