John Howell

John Howell
John Howell is a co-founder and the Editorial Director for 3BL Media. He oversees all original content procurement and creation. He is also the principal of Greenland Inc., which advises on media strategy and communications, new media, and branding and marketing for new campaigns, products, and multi-platform media initiatives. As a publisher-editor-writer, John has worked extensively with a variety of popular magazines and is a frequent contributing writer and blogger. He is an avid reader and music lover and is currently helping to guide the Delta Blues Museum through a re-branding initiative. John lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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2 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Today, there are seven billion people on the planet. By 2050, that number is projected to grow to nine billion. This rapid rise in the world’s population raises an obvious question: with one billion people already going hungry today, how are two billion more to be fed? To add to the problem, most of that two billion population growth will be added in Asia and Africa, regions already suffering from substandard production, inadequate agricultural support systems and technology, sketchy distribution, piecemeal public policy, and poor transportation infrastructure in the food department. What’s to be done, if we...

3 years 6 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Ica is a large desert region on the coast of Peru. Called by Peruvians the “Land of the Sun,” its many days of sunshine allow crops to be grown year round, among them cotton, grapes, asparagus, olives, and other produce.

Partly due to its agricultural productivity, about 25 percent of all Peruvians live and work in the area. There’s just one big problem: there’s hardly any rainfall, about three millimeters a year. Water for agricultural (and living) use relies on an underground aquifer fed by glacial melt water, and the amount of water used for irrigation is outracing the replenishment of that...

3 years 7 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The 2014 list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada has been announced by Sustainalytics, a global ESG research and analysis firm. This sixth annual lineup highlights Canada’s CSR leaders and describes their sustainability initiatives. Companies that made the list performed well across key environmental and social indicators within their industries, and are considered “best of sector” among their peers. (The Top 50 is not a ranking i.e. no company is #1.) Each of the companies featured is either Canadian-listed or a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign-listed company with significant...

3 years 7 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Investors who rely on Bloomberg data will have access to environmental, social and governance (ESG) research assessments produced by Sustainalytics, a global investment research firm that specializes in sustainability research and analysis. Sustainalytics’ proprietary indicators provide investors with a macro level assessment of how companies are managing their ESG capital.

All Bloomberg Professional Service users will now be able to review these high-level company scores and percentile rankings across ESG measurements. Subscribers to both platforms can study more in-depth assessments of approximately 1,600...

3 years 9 months ago

Interview with Joe Keefe, CEO, Pax World

Pax World launched the first socially responsible mutual fund in the U.S. in 1971. Since then, both the investment management company and the entire field of SRI have seen many changes. Recently, Pax announced a new fund, the Pax MSCI International ESG Index Fund (PXINX). I took the occasion to talk with Pax CEO Joe Keefe about this new investment product, the sustainable investing sector, and the big picture of mainstream investment moving into the sustainability area—John Howell, Editorial Director


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -FIP—add that acronym to the list of terms we need to know more about. It stands for Fishery Improvement Project, a new, collaborative method to deal with overfishing through a multi-stakeholder initiative. FIP members include producers, NGOs, fishery managers, foundations, governmental groups, and various agents of fishery supply chains—organizations from diverse areas of the seafood industry that have not previously worked together toward a more sustainable seafood production. This innovative, collective approach offers focused, multiple resources to bear on an urgent problem: how to sustainably manage seafood,...