Social Entrepreneurship

Energy Efficiency Needs More Data Management

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Management guru Peter Drucker famously said: “You can't manage what you can't measure.” Reliable data lies at the core of smart decision-making. However, when it comes to energy efficiency, many companies lack in advanced resources and tools to measure and manage data. This severely limits visibility into the performance of their corporate sustainability initiatives.

UK Businesses Need a Long-Term Growth Agenda: Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Over the past few decades, British business has made significant progress in many areas – from better governance to leading in major industries. However, there are a number of areas where a visionary business approach is necessary to achieve global competitiveness and sustainability. Most importantly, the overall business focus must shift from short-term gains to long-term value creation.

Coca-Cola UK Invests £56M to Build Sustainable Food Systems

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The food and drink industry can take a number of actions to achieve its vision of building sustainable food systems. These include identifying the flow of materials and ingredients from farm to fork, increasing the use of local resources, and systematically reducing waste.

Dow Tests New Software to Assign Monetary Value to Nature

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Everyone agrees that nature has value, but no one has been able to compute the value of natural capital in monetary terms. Now advocates of natural capital accounting want to find ways to put a value on everything nature offers in order to let companies assess the economic impact of how they manage natural resources.

New York City Gears Up for Technology Leadership

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation, technological advancement is a development megatrend that will play a major role in implementing SDGs. The 2015 Gates Annual Letter predicted that developmental breakthroughs over the next 15 years will be driven either by technological innovations or those that make technology more accessible to people.

Blended Finance is the Way Forward for a Sustainable World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Blended finance is the new buzzword that can be heard with increasing frequency at the meetings of the IMF, the World Bank or the World Economic Forum. It includes a combination of public and private financing along with charity funds to make money available for worthy global causes.

Ethical Markets Tracks the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The landmark climate agreement reached at the Paris summit in December 2015 between 196 countries was the culmination of a series of commitments made by governments, corporations and nonprofits to work toward the green transition of the world economy.

John Lewis Partnership Leads with Employee-Owned Business Model

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Employee ownership business models have increasingly attracted attention since the financial crisis of 2008 when corporate governance came to be recognized as a critical element to a company’s long-term survival. In the UK, the number of employee-owned companies has been rising at an annual rate of 10 percent; the U.S. is not too far behind with an annual growth rate of six percent.

Companies Sign Up to Power their Business on 100% Renewable Energy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – This is a pivotal moment for companies looking to accelerate their adoption of renewable energy. The steady drop in the prices of renewables means that corporate sustainability in energy can bring financial benefits as well. Relying on renewable sources ensures that companies can worry less about the energy price volatility that the fossil fuel markets can create.

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