We’ve had quite the year here at TriplePundit, as there was no shortage of news stories, from brands taking stands to more advancements in clean energy technologies to more companies jumping on the circular economy bandwagon. Over the weekend, we crunched the numbers along with taking a look at the talk we generated on social media – and came up what we conclude are the ten most popular stories for 2019. The articles’ authors are mentioned at the end of each summary.
Food production is lagging behind global population growth, due to increasing demand and flat crop yields. One obvious answer to the question of increased agricultural efficiency is new technology. In today’s farm country, drones map fields, software locates underground water and sets plans for planting, and tractors are loaded with electronic gear. Using big data requires big bucks, and investment in digital tools for farming is on the rise.
NEW YORK, November 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - With the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals now formally adopted, Ethical Performance is updating and expanding its international CSR Services Directory to showcase the work and services of social impact organizations worldwide.
Nonprofits, NGOs and service providers seeking to connect with corporations executing on the SDGs are invited to submit listings by Dec. 11. The updated directory will go live in January.
More awards and more ratings of companies engaged in CSR and sustainability practices are being released. CDP has named 113 companies to its A-list of those addressing climate change, including Unilever, Microsoft, Samsung, Citigroup, Apple, Google, BMW, Nissan, L’Oreal, and Nestlé. And the EPA has honored 22 Green Power Partners and three renewable energy suppliers, including H&M, TD Bank, Microsoft, GM, Intel, Kohl’s, Kaiser Permanente, Apple, and Northwestern University.
“There is one and only one social responsibility of business–to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.” So goes the famous statement by the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Milton Friedman, about the purpose of business. Until recently, it has stood as the most quoted of corporate commandments. Now, that’s changing. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.
Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.