Social Innovation

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Releases Green Buying Principles

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Sustainable Leadership Purchasing Council (SPLC) has released a set of five principles that organizations can follow to demonstrate leadership in green buying. The SPLC developed these principles to help all types of organizations within the institutional purchasing marketplace align and benchmark their sustainable purchasing efforts.

All-Electric Flight Heralds Future of Sustainable Aviation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Airbus has taken an important step forward in the field of green aviation. Last week, it successfully launched a test flight of its carbon-fiber electric-powered plane called E-Fan. The plane flew over the vineyards of Bordeaux, France, cruising at 185 kilometers per hour. It was powered by two 65-kg lithium battery packs hidden in its wings, each driving a 30 KW electric motor.

Interactive U.S. Map Shows The Power of Wind Energy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the U.S. Over four per cent of the total electricity in America was generated by wind turbines in 2013, which is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households. Now, showing the power of wind energy, the U.S.

Alarming Predictions In White House Climate Change Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Flooded railway lines, forest fires, hurricanes and storms are some of the alarming predictions in a draft of a White House climate change report that released last week. The report is part of the President’s broader second-term effort to help America prepare for the effects of warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and the more erratic weather.

UNWTO Promotes Sustainable Tourism to Conserve Migratory Bird Flyways

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched an innovative project that aims to develop sustainable tourism at destinations along the world’s major migratory bird routes. The organization will bring the project into spotlight on the World Migratory Bird Day 2014 – celebrated in more than 70 countries on 10-11 May.

Hershey’s Packaging Innovation Improves Sustainability


(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The new contemporary packaging for Hershey’s Miniatures Assortment is designed to appeal to consumers, with its bolder presence on the retail shelves as well as in the candy bowl. However, there’s much more than an attractive presentation: Hershey has focused on improving environmental sustainability as well with the new packaging.

Citigroup Develops Three-Pronged Approach to Mitigate Climate Change Impact

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Citigroup [C-NYSE] is actively addressing the risks of climate change with an ambitious three-pronged climate resilience plan. With its business spread across 160 countries, Citi clearly has a global stake in tackling the challenge of climate change.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Knows Good Things Come From Taking Risks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP, has an expansive approach to philanthropy. He has donated $3.3 billion to charity, and his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies is ranked among the most innovative organisations in the U.S.

India +SocialGood Summit: UN Foundation Program Leverages The Power of Technology And New Media

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Last year, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution recognising the significant role entrepreneurship can play in reaching sustainable development goals.


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