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Empowering Girls Is A Human Right and Part of Sustainable Development

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Many of us are shaped by what we experience as a child. In high-income countries, girls have lives often full of possibilities and choices, while for those girls in in low- and middle-income nations, they live in a world fraught with harsh realities and limited choices. Right now, there has never been a better time to raise our voices in support of the health and empowerment of girls and women to ensure they are a top priority in global development.

World Bank Says Biodiversity is Critical to Ending Global Poverty

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Bank, a leading global financier of biodiversity conservation, has said that biodiversity is critical to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity for the millions who depend on nature for their livelihoods. It pointed out that the disappearance or decrease in number of animal, plant and marine species causes people, especially the poorest in the world, to suffer.

Have We Reached the Point of "Peak Cars"?

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We've all heard a lot about Peak Oil, the point at which global oil production begins to decline because the accessible supply is simply not as big as it was the year before. Whether it has been passed or is looming in the near future, is still being debated, especially in the light of the recent boom in U.S. production. But it is highly likely that it is imminent, which is really a good thing, given the carbon emissions entailed, which has not been reason enough for many people, institutions and governments to press for alternatives.

Train to Win: The 1, 2, 3 of Sustainability Best Practice

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Guest Blog by Matt Ellis, Founder and CEO, Measurabl

We all know the jargon: Sustainability. CSR. Shared value. Triple bottom line. Green. They all land somewhere between ephemeral concepts and a color. How did we manage to detach something so important from its twin value propositions of risk mitigation and cost reduction? More puzzling still is how the value of sustainability got so turned around at a time when regulation, investor pressure and consumer demand for accountability and transparency are more real and impactful than ever.

Doing Business in Afghanistan the B Corp Way

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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Based in Afghanistan, Roshan is changing the world's outlook on the country, changing the nation’s reputation from 'post-conflict' to innovation, security and equality: A Benefit Corporation ranking in the top 10% for Community and Workers among other B Corps. ISO certified for technology, customer care and sales.  2013 Award Recipient as the Most Innovative Company of the Year, the CSR Program of the Year, Customer Service Department of the Year for the International Business Awards for Middle East & Africa. And the list could go on and on.

Canadian Business and Water Leaders Talk Innovation

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The sustainability challenges facing Canadian business leaders and water experts are unsurprisingly similar:

“How can companies design resilient sustainability programs that can survive leadership changes, economic downturns, political shifts and other setbacks?”

How can Canadian municipalities become ideal water sustainable cities--soon?

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