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H&M To Improve The Welfare of Animals in Its Supply Chain

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Humane Society International (HSI) is one of the few international animal protection organisations in the world working to protect all animals—including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife.

Mintel Research Finds British Consumers are More Concerned About Animal Welfare Than the Environment And Tax Avoidance

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – When it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, new research from Mintel finds that concerns over animal welfare tops the list, beating concerns about the environment and tax avoidance.

British Milk Industry In Crisis

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Farmers unions believe the milk industry is in crisis and that a solution is urgently needed to the way food is sold in Britain. This August, there have been nationwide protests by dairy and livestock farmers who claim they are facing "financial devastation" because of falling lamb and milk prices.

Farmers In India Empowered in the Palm of Their Hands by Vodafone

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for more than 58 percent of India’s population, a country with the world's second biggest population after China. For this emerging economy to prosper, it is vital that its farming sector prospers and that benefits reach the small and marginal farmers who are very poor.

Nestlé Answers Concerns about Maggi Noodles, India’s Favourite Brand

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – India’s favourite brand of noodles, Maggi, is undergoing a food safety scare. Authorities in Delhi, the Indian capital, banned the sale of Maggi noodles for 15 days after high levels of lead were found in batches tested in the city and the state of Uttar Pradesh. Now, the government has ordered countrywide tests of samples.

“Fintechs” Reshape The Financial World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Five years ago, Thomas Power one of the U.K.’s leading minds on the digital world, new technology and the inside world of Silicon Valley, predicted that Facebook would one day become a bank. That statement created a small storm.

The New Mary Kay Lip Gloss: A Hero Product That Helps Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Children and puppies are the consumer-friendly causes most companies love to support, but they aren’t the only important issues facing society. There are some companies brave enough to tackle more sensitive social issues, and Mary Kay is one of those hero brands.

WWF Launches An Interactive Storybook: WWF Explore!

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Environmental change, economic development and the constant demand for energy are profoundly affecting our planet. Probably for many of us, these concerns and challenges seem far away and not actually impacting our lives. Yet, they are. There is undeniable evidence that animals, birds and plants are being affected by climate change and global warming in both their distribution and behaviour.

Etsy’s NASDAQ IPO is a Winner: “Artisan Capitalism” Scores $1.78B

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, Justmeans reported on the news that Etsy, the online seller of artisan goods, a business that aims to balance profits with a social mission, was valued at $1.78 billion, after launching an IPO this month on NASDAQ.

Five Hot Trends Driving Stakeholder Dialogue on Recycling

Guest Blog by Bill Shireman and Kellen Klein, Future 500

As today’s products grow increasingly varied and complex, so too does the stakeholder network calling on companies to reduce the negative impacts of the widgets they produce. The past two years have seen a particularly noticeable increase in domestic stakeholder activity around waste, recycling and packaging.

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