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Companies Gain by Promoting Inclusiveness and Diversity at Work

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Work is a space where trust – among people of different political persuasions, education levels, races, sexes, ages and sexual orientations – can be fostered. Over the last few decades, some of the best companies have used inclusiveness and diversity to their competitive advantage, and made a compelling business case for why diversity matters.

Businesses Give Back in Innovative Ways this Holiday Season

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many companies traditionally make philanthropic efforts over the holidays. Some of them have heritage campaigns that run every year to mark the holiday season. This season a number of companies launched innovative campaigns and made landmark donation commitments to create an impact.

Philanthropic Giving by Ultra Rich on the Rise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Individuals with an ultra-high net worth (UHNW) constitute a mere 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population. Many of these ultra-wealthy individuals are involved in philanthropic activities and gift-giving, primarily motivated by a personal sense of fulfillment.

Investing in Sustainable Cities to Spur Economic Growth

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the next 15 years, more than two-thirds of total investment infrastructure will be made in cities. By 2050, about 66 percent of the global population will live in urban regions. Africa alone will have about 800 million more people living in cities than today.

Long-Term Orientation Improves Business Performance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Having the ability to envision the company’s future is a critical element of successful corporate leadership. Setting bold, long-term goals allows a company to move into new, emerging areas of growth and opportunity and become future-ready. 

Microsoft’s Redmond Campus Achieves ‘Zero Waste’ Status

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the EPA, about 55 percent of the 220 million tons of waste generated each year in the US ends in one of the 3,500 landfills. Municipal solid waste landfills constitute the second-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the country.

World Bank Highlights New Tools to Help Cities Meet Climate Challenges

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Cities around the world are responsible for two-thirds of the world’s GHG emissions and 70 percent of energy consumption. Therefore, the implementation of the Paris climate agreement in full force should begin with a focus on the cities. National and local governments can develop climate action plans and create a transparent system to monitor how the cities are performing.

Technology is Changing the Way Companies Engage with Employees

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Barely a decade ago, technology in the workplace would typically imply the introduction of new hardware and gadgets for the employees that might help improve their operational efficiency. However, technology is now deployable in ways that can help advance employee skills, improve relationships, and help people become more engaged.

Bill Gates Leads 21 Marquee Investors to Launch $1B Energy Tech Fund

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Investors have recognized over the years that the traditional Silicon Valley model of VC investing is not likely to work for cleantech. Therefore, a variety of new models have been introduced, including Cyclotron Road, which is collaborating closely with university labs; the energy research shop of Otherlab; regionally focused groups like the Energy Excelerator; and industry-focused projects such as Powerhouse.

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