Social Entrepreneurship

Top Companies Investing in a Clean Energy Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to John Doerr, a major venture capitalist at Kleiner-Perkins in Silicon Valley, investing in the transition from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy represents “the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.” Many mission-driven investors and companies are gearing up to profit from and add momentum to this great energy transition.

Record Upsurge in Clean Energy Investments despite Low Oil Prices

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Expansion of the global clean energy sector is the single most influential factor in the fight against climate change. Around the world, now over eight million people are employed in the clean energy industry. In the U.S., more people now work in the solar industry than in oil and gas extraction.

Local Solutions for African Businesses at GE’s New Africa Innovation Center

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – To most people’s surprise, Africa is now the second-fastest growing economy, after Asia. One of the key reasons behind this growth is an increased focus on social innovations and social engineering to improve the quality of life in the continent. Social innovations are adding that extra dimension to help maintain the pace of development, delivering the social capital that is necessary for sustainable economic growth.

Companies Focusing on Employee Engagement to Boost Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies find it difficult to operationalize sustainability goals, even when they truly care for the environment and the communities, and are committed to making an impact. One of the reasons is that not enough companies have yet figured out how to link their employees’ values and support for sustainability with the employees’ daily work and the company’s operations.

More Companies Leverage Partnerships to Improve Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The last goal in the list of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 refers to creating “Partnerships for Sustainable Development.” This 17th goal is meant to help in the achievement of the other 16 goals. Therefore, for a company committed to aligning its business strategy with the SDGs must recognize the value of this most essential 17th goal.

National Libraries Support Efforts to Adopt the UN 2030 Goals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Library and information services contribute to sustainable development by helping to ensure free access to information. Library services bridge the digital divide by helping people improve educational and social skills, which are critical for active participation in a democratic society and the preservation of universal civil rights.

How Top Companies are Catalyzing Social Change while Being Profitable

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The traditional notion that profit and social impact do not go hand in hand is now nothing more than a fossilized relic of the past. A growing number of companies are now taking on society’s biggest problems – and making money doing so. Creating social impact is no longer a reputation-building exercise for these companies, but a part of their core business strategy.

Leading Companies Drive Business Value Through Sustainability Reporting

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Effective corporate reporting on sustainability issues can help a company to improve brand loyalty and reputation, motivate employees, enable investors to appreciate the company’s real worth, including both tangible and intangible assets, and demonstrate the company’s commitment to the path of global sustainable development.

Global Real Estate Giant Adopts UN’s Sustainability Agenda

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The building and construction industry has traditionally had a large environmental footprint. From reducing the energy consumed by buildings and minimizing construction waste, to ensuring that timber, cement, steel and glass sourcing does not lead to natural resource depletion, the environmental challenges surrounding the global real estate industry are many.


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