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10 years 1 month ago

Did you know that women are more prone to insomnia than men? Health studies have related this condition in women with premenstrual phase, reproductive and menopause cycle. Even sex hormones have been held responsible for causing insomnia in women to some extent. Health risks associated with sleep deprivation in women is also more in comparison to men. If they sleep for less than 7 hours per day, they become more prone to hypertension which leads to cardiovascular problems.

It has been proved...


10 years 1 month ago

Did you know that the sale of organic coffee takes a third of all organic beverage sales in the United States? In 2008, import of organic coffee was the most valuable of all organic imports to North America. Valued at approximately 1.3 billion dollars, the import of organic coffee to North American market has increased 12% in the last year.

So, what is special about organic coffee? According to farming experts, production of organic coffee can be considered a special practice for environment...


10 years 1 month ago

Health experts believe that risks related to curable chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and cardiovascular problems can be reduced by avoiding meat products once every week. For people like me who consume meat in their daily diet, it might be a difficult task to follow. However, one can’t deny that fact that one meatless day followed by millions of people across the world can help save essential resources like fossil fuel and fresh water. Sticking to fresh and healthy vegetables instead of meat...


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The concept of sustainable finance seems to be moving mainstream. Often considered as a mean to meet social and environmental concerns, sustainable investment is gaining tremendous popularity in all sectors. Thanks to the much needed push from the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) backed by the United Nations, more companies and investors have realized the benefits of going green.

The present need for companies across the world is to follow the lead of successful green companies in order to...


10 years 1 month ago

The prospect of making money yet making a difference can be very appealing. The failure of private sector in addressing serious social and environmental issues has led to the emergence of non-profit organizations, commonly referred to as social enterprises. Money can’t be considered the sole requirement to combat such issues; however, it certainly plays an important role in the implementation of solutions. Social enterprises also make profit but unlike the private sector, the profit is...


10 years 1 month ago

There are thousands of consumers across the world claiming to have joined the sustainable and ethical bandwagon by purchasing eco-friendly products. From potato chips fried in organic cooking oil to cars that don’t pollute, companies are bombarding us with products labeled as ‘ethical’ every other day. It is great to know that business organizations are also embracing the concept of ethical consumption; however, one can’t help but wonder if the products claiming to be green are really green?

With consumers demanding eco-...


10 years 1 month ago

Conservationists have warned that by 2050, two- third of the world’s polar bears will go extinct due to the rapid depletion of the Arctic. Since polar bears are dependent on the sea ice for their survival, the rise in temperature due to climate change is making them vulnerable. Based on estimations made by scientists, approximately 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears live in the northern hemisphere in areas covered with sea ice for longer periods. Sea ice in the southern end of polar bear range in Canada’s Hudson Bay melts...


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The U.S.D.A. recently announced monetary assistance of 65 million dollars to help small farmers that use sustainable farming practices connect with the consumers. This move has laid suspicions of sustainable food supporters to rest who were uncertain about the government’s efforts to encourage local food consumption. A large amount from the fund will be directed through states for school lunch programs.

In the last few years,...


10 years 1 month ago

Green is becoming good for an increasing number of investors; retirees and managers of invest funds. Billions of dollars are being poured in green companies and stocks for profits, more than the love for nature. Finance experts believe that even though investors across the world are directing money in companies that are promoting wind and solar power, recycled products or power automobile, getting lucrative returns is the main objective more than the fulfillment of social and environmental causes.

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New as well as existing social enterprises delivering health care services are provided investment by the Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF). In 2007, this fund was set up in order to stimulate the expansion of social enterprises providing health care facilities in the UK. The main aim of Social Enterprise Investment Fund is to enhance the quality of services being offered to patients across the country. This objective is being met by enabling social firms to provide quality social and...


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