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Barclays And UNICEF Unlock the Business Potential of the World’s Young People

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The world has never been younger. Youth issues have never been more diverse or interrelated.

TECHO Works to Empower Latin Americans Who Live On Less Than $2.50 a Day

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Extreme poverty is defined in Latin America as having less than $2.50 a day to live on. 26 percent of the region’s people had no access to basic sanitation in 2011.

KKR Launches Innovative Platform to Drive Eco Investments

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Eco-innovation in business is critical to addressing climate change and moving towards a green economy. It involves a combination of technological changes that can create crucial environmental improvements. Companies are increasingly exploring sustainable business opportunities based on systemic thinking and eco-innovation.

Enable Impact Helps Two Social Enterprises Raise $250,000 Each

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Social enterprises are usually more inclined to innovate and experiment than conventional business models because they are typically designed to fill a gap in existing services not likely to be addressed by private sector companies. A key challenge for early-stage social ventures is how to find relevant investors quickly and cost-effectively.

More American Households Are Open To Using Recycled Water At Home: Whirlpool Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) –The vast majority of American homeowners now view water conservation as a high priority, while 77 percent believe it is safe and beneficial to reuse water within the home, according to a survey released by Whirlpool Corporation, the appliance manufacturer. A random sample of more than 1,200 homeowners were surveyed to determine their water and energy efficiency preferences.

Can Henna Bio Fences Save Indian Farmers?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indian farmers are facing severe crop losses due to a variety of reasons: wild boar and wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, the effects of global warming, and the lack of manual farm labour. Many wild animals have changed their habitations, going from forests to farm fields because of man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and destruction in the forest areas.

56% Of British Workers Would Freely Volunteer Their Skills To Fight Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Results from a U.K. national online poll released on 2 December 2015 show that 56 percent of British full time workers would freely volunteer their skills to fight poverty in a developing country, provided they had the support of their employer.

Economist Intelligence Unit and Citi Foundation Reveal Youth Can Help Global Cities Thrive

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Globally, cities are set to hold 60 percent of the entire population by 2030, just as the youth population increases by 100 million. Therefore, young people’s economic vitality and ambition will be powerful growth engines for world’s cities, and it is important to invest in youth to ensure economic resilience and long-term competitiveness.

Solar Power Improves Literacy In Africa

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Worldreader, an organization that promotes literacy worldwide, has released a report about its work in Africa that highlights how sustainable solar energy has helped improve literacy in parts of the continent.

Business Ownership Can Help Narrow America’s Racial Wealth Gap: New Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Racial gaps in education, employment and wealth reflect the disproportionate representation of black and Latino families at the bottom of the income scale in Ame

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