Social Entrepreneurship

DiversityInc Ranks Top 50 Companies for Diversity: Novartis, AT&T, Sodexo among Top 10

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Workforce diversity and inclusion are widely recognized today as a vital driver of business growth and innovation. According to a McKinsey study, companies with diverse managements achieve considerably higher earnings and deliver greater shareholder value.

Wells Fargo Sets Sustainability Goals for 2020

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to UN Global Compact, it is crucial for companies to set specific, time-bound goals for their corporate sustainability efforts. These goals must be made public as commitments to society so that stakeholders recognize the in-depth contribution a company is making to sustainable development.

Yum! Brands Aspires to Nourish the World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the UN, nearly 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. Hunger and malnutrition represent the biggest health risk worldwide. The good news is that it is entirely possible to solve the problem of hunger. Today’s knowledge, combined with will of the governments and corporate organizations, can solve the problem. 

Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge Identifies Next Generation Leaders

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For a long time, sustainable investing was perceived as a niche asset class confined only to a select group of high net worth individuals and institutions that wanted to build an environment-friendly image. However, now mainstream financial companies and investors are recognizing sustainable investing as a rapidly growing profitable segment that will lead the world to an economically vibrant future.

Simprints: Changing Vulnerable Children’s Lives with Affordable Technology

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Globally, the births of more than 50 million children – representing 40 per cent of the total births worldwide – go unregistered each year. Without formal registration, children are unable to access vital services. They are also more vulnerable to exploitation, violence and abuse. The importance of legal identity has also been recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Upstart Co-Lab to Promote a Creative Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A creative economy is quintessential to building a sustainable future. Artists are the original social entrepreneurs who strengthen the society with their creative thought processes and their ability to take risks. However, they often pursue a lonely path because of a prevailing disconnect between artists and other social changemakers.

Catalytic Finance Initiative to Invest $8B in Clean Energy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Financial innovation backed by targeted capital investments can play a critical role in transition to a low-carbon economy. Collective effort by financial institutions and companies can support this transition and accelerate sustainable global development.

SCA Named Among the World’s Most Sustainable Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans): In 2015, the world’s focus shifted on sustainability. The UN adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development, and at the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris, the global community agreed to limit the global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, governments cannot achieve these goals on their own, and businesses must find new ways to raise the bar on sustainability.

Corporate Ethics Influence Consumer Preferences: Ethisphere Survey

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumer purchase decisions are increasingly influenced by a brand’s social purpose. Companies that are willing to recognize this fundamental shift in consumer behavior are investing more in corporate citizenship and ethical performance in order to gain a competitive edge and grow share for their brands.

Newmont Improves Lives through Responsible Mining

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to a white paper released last year by the Kellogg Innovation Network at Northwestern University, the mining industry supports about 45 percent of the world’s activities. Mined materials are critical to sustaining the burgeoning world population and its dependence on technologies. Therefore, adopting more responsible mining approaches is in the interest of the world economy.

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