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12 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Colombian-born pop star Shakira launched a new project by her Fundación Pies Descalzos during a ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. The NGO got a financial boost from Costa Cruises to help economically excluded children get access to education and improve their economic prospects.

12 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Organic and non-GMO food is a growing trend among ethical consumers, who want their food purchases to be lighter on their health, animals and the planet.

12 months 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) Science classes provide most teens their sole exposure to biology, and low-income teens depend on this education. Reforming how science is taught can give students the experiences that will most likely captivate them.

12 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Diabetes is a massive epidemic. According to the U.N., in 2012 diabetes killed 1.5 million people globally, mostly those who do not have proper access to treatment to manage the condition.

12 months 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — It’s a great example of how regulation can lead to innovation. When the UK government took the surprising move of first ending subsides for onshore wind and then banning new development outright, it raised howls of protest from environmental groups, among others, as a step backwards in the march to a clean energy future.

Few could have anticipated that, only a short time later, the UK would become the world leader in offshore wind. A precipitous drop in costs, along with a strong determination to not lose ground on the renewables front, has led to a point where the Hornsea project, capable of powering one million homes, has come in at a cost of £57.50 ($76) per MW, a price that is competitive with natural gas in the US.

Danish Oil and Natural Gas (DONG), which is now, as a sign of the times, changing its name to Ørsted, in honor of Hans Christian Ørsted, the Danish physicist who first discovered the relationship between magnetic fields and electric currents, the principle at the heart of wind turbines, was instrumental in achieving these prices. Their Hornsea project 2, will cover some 185 square miles.

There is a great deal of excitement around these developments. Paula Cocazza waxes poetic in a Guardian story Wild is the Wind, suggesting that wind power is, “the resource that could power the world.”

12 months 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — The growing demand for ESG transparency is driving adoption of MSCI ESG Quality Score, values and risk metrics.

12 months 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The corporate reporting landscape is increasingly complex, as different countries and organizations move to introduce new standards and revised frameworks. Companies with greater clarity on global reporting standards and principles are in a better position to measure and communicate their ESG performance, and manage risks and opportunities more effectively.

1 year 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) The cocoa industry has a dirty secret. Child labor is way too common in West Africa. Over 70 percent of the global cocoa supply comes from two West African countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Farmers supplying companies with the chocolate they use in their products receive little for the cocoa. That means they are unable to hire laborers to harvest the crop, and child labor is widely used as a result.