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The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Women’s entrepreneurship seems to be a real, fundamental economic force that’s reshaping the world. In 2013 women-owned businesses represented 37 percent of enterprises globally.

Asda Launches U.K.'s First Ever 'Wonky Fruit And Veg Box'

Wonky veg box(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Supermarket giant Asda has launched the U.K.'s first ever 'wonky veg box', giving shoppers the chance to buy imperfect vegetables to feed a family of four healthily for a week.

Landmark Study by Cancer Research U.K. Shows Death Rates Down By 10 Percent

Ant and Dec and Nicole Sherzinger for World Cancer Day 2016(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In recent weeks, the world has lost many musical, film and television legends—from Bowie to Lemmy to Natalie Cole to Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman and others– to cancer. The global statistics are also devastating. More than 14 million people worldwide are told they have cancer each year.

Diageo Gives Its Consumers Greater Transparency About What They Are Drinking

Strategic Brands(3BL Media/Justmeans) – This month, new alcohol drinking guidelines were issued by the British Government’s Department of Health, recommending that men and women in the U.K.

National CSR Awards to Spotlight U.K. Sustainable Businesses

 

Interview with Karen Sutton, CEO, National CSR Awards

Racial Harassment at Work On the Rise in U.K.

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Race at Work, a report from Business in the Community, is the largest ever survey of race issues at work. A report based 24,000 responses, it finds that three out of 10 (30 percent) employees in the U.K.

El Niño Brings Misery For Thousands Of Homes Globally This Christmas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The El Niño climate phenomenon has been blamed for fueling a spate of recent natural disasters around the world, from flooding in northern England and Paraguay to bushfires in Australia to storms in Texas. The extreme weather events around the world over the Christmas holiday has given more weight to the idea that the world’s climate is changing.

Socially Responsible Investment Gaining Ground In Europe

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Wealthy European investors are beginning to see the long term value in sustainable funds. They are increasingly looking to Socially Responsible Investments (SRI's), a form of investment that is dynamic and a solution. SRI's combine financial objectives with social, ethical and environmental issues. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the U.K.

China’s Cheap Steel Has High Cost to the Environment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Xi Jinping, China’s President visited Britain in the same week that Tata Steel announced job cuts at its U.K. steel plants. Global steel price is at its lowest level in more than a decade, so it is no surprise that the U.K.’s production is becoming economically unviable. China’s economic slowdown has caused a fall in their demand for steel of four percent last year.

Bank of England Governor’s Speech Is a Significant Milestone In the Climate Change Debate

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, has given a stark warning that climate change poses a huge risk to global stability.

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