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Sustainable Business Models Can Unlock Over $1 Trillion In Latin American and the Caribbean

(3BL Media/Justmeans) The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has made many social and economic improvements in 15 years. Those include reducing poverty, inequality and hunger. However, the region still faces big environmental and social challenges. Extreme weather events with a link to climate change such as hurricanes pose big threats to the region.

A Small British Columbia Town Develops a Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Plant

(3BL Media/Justmeabs) Big cities such as Los Angeles and New York are not the only places with sustainability plans in places. Sechelt is a small town in British Columbia, Canada with a population of 8,000 residents. In 2011, Sechelt published its sustainability plan.

Sappi North America Aims To Be More Sustainable

(3BL/JustMeans) The wood products industry is a leader in the use of renewable energy. Almost two-thirds of the industry’s total energy is from renewable energy, on average. Most pulp and paper mills use the co-generation of steam and power, and many of them sell electricity or renewable energy credits.

A Partnership to Create Certified Sustainable Coconut Oil

(3BL/JustMeans) Coconut oil is growing in popularity. It is projected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.75 percent. The wide range of health benefits associated with coconut oil is one of the main drivers of market growth. What is lacking in the coconut oil industry is sustainable certification.

HP Cartridges Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles From Haiti Landfill Dump

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mountains of rotting garbage are piled high at Truitier landfill, the largest dump in Haiti. The stench alone would drive most people away. Yet, over 300 children currently collect recyclable materials from here, where they and their families are exposed to daily hazardous working conditions. Truitier has always been a city dumping ground.

Britain’s Hairdressing Sector Has Potential to Drive Sustainability in Communities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Hairdressing is a sector that talks to more people than any other occupation. With over 40,000 hairdressings, barbering and beauty salons in the UK generating over £70 billion every year, it is a lucrative and influential industry. It is in a unique position to influence sustainable practices in hair care habits.

25 Global Companies Launch FReSH To Create A Global Food Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Close to 100 percent of the food consumed across the world is produced and supplied by the private sector.

Partex Agro Joins Business Call to Action In Bangladesh

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Bangladesh’s farming sector is pivotal for the country’s growth and economy, engaging 47 percent of the labour force in 2015 and comprising 16 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. However, agriculture in this fast-growing economy is hampered by challenges from loss of arable land to population growth, from climate change to lack of quality seeds, and an absence of credit support to farmers.

UK Millennials Buying Responsible Brands This Holiday Season

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A UK survey reveals that 55 percent of 18-34 year olds, also known as Millennials, are switching brand loyalty, which should be a focus for businesses this holiday season during the battle for festive spending. Surprisingly, this group is not really bothered about a cool app, website or social media presence for a brand.

The Kellogg Company And TechnoServe Support Women Farmers In India And South Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly half of smallholder farmers around the world are women, yet in many developing countries where smallholding dominates, it is the men who conduct the business transactions, getting access to finance and training, leaving the women behind.

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