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World’s First Social Experiment In Renewability Says Renewable Living Is the Key To Happiness

File:Rain of Happiness 2.jpg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’re constantly bombarded with messages about what makes for a happy life: advertisers and brands tell us it comes from owning and consuming their products. The media says it's about wealth, beauty or fame. But do these things bring lasting happiness in themselves? We have looked to philosophy and religion for answers to these questions.

How the Commodities Market is Pummeling Sugar Rights Holders

Blog by Kendyl Salcito, NomoGaia

Sugar. It’s such a labor-intensive crop that it drove the slave industry in the Caribbean for decades. Even in the two centuries since then, sugar has been at the center of allegations of forced labor, child labor and deadly working conditions.

Food Giant Mars And Tata Trusts To Improve Food Safety And Combat Child Malnutrition In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Food safety issues have rocked India for decades.

UK Ethical Spending Increases Despite Retail Brands' ‘Disappointing’ Trading Performances

Oxford Street December 2006.jpeg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – One source of optimism today comes from confirmation that the U.K. economic downturn has not dented people's desire to reduce their impact on the environment or spend on ethical products, in spite of some big U.K.

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.

The American Industrial Skincare Goes ‘Green’

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – We’ve seen a rise in sustainable skin care companies, an idea that has largely been driven by consumer demand and awareness. These are skin-care companies that genuinely care about sustainability, and the effects that their produces have on the environment and people’s health.

Eco-Innovator Ellen MacArthur Partners with H&M to Recycle Clothes

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -While attempting to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe 11 years ago, British sailing champion Ellen MacArthur had plenty of time to think.

Sure, she probably considered how success might lead to being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II – and how she’d have to reprint her business cards to include the title Dame before her name.

Big Food And Beverage Brands to Openly Disclose Global Water Risks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – It is clear that water currently poses a large global risk to business, particularly to the food and beverage industry that strongly relies on this natural resource.

Beyond Bloodstained Gems: New Science and Standards

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

Faces Apparel Turns T-shirts Into Education For Filipino Children

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The fashion business may appear shallow to many people, an image that is reinforced by media reports of sweatshops, horrific fur farms and environmental pollution through pesticides used on cotton crops and massive amounts of disposable fashion that ends up on landfills.

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