Sangeeta Haindl

Sangeeta Haindl
sangeeta.haindl@gmail.com
I enjoy being a staff writer for 3BL Media/Justmeans on topics - Social Innovation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs. When I am not writing for 3BL Media/Justmeans, I wear my other hat as owner of Serendipity PR. Over the years I have worked with high-profile, big, powerful brands and organisations within the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors; and won awards from my industry. I believe in the power of serendipity for business and superheroes. I also am a Twitter lover and believe that social media is a digital constellation:connecting people in an easily explored galaxy. I would also describe myself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer and Futurist. I enjoy helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.
Serendipity PR & Media Consultancy
London
United Kingdom

Posts by This Writer

3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It has been over two weeks since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has disappeared from the skies. This lost plane has raised the disturbing question of how a modern aircraft packed with communications equipment can vanish without trace...till now as breaking news on 24 March suggests that the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft crashed into the Indian Ocean. There were 239 people on board who left Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. The Boeing 777 disappeared from air traffic control screens when its transponder signal stopped. While Global Positioning System (GPS) is now part of modern life, the world's air traffic control network is still almost entirely...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The World Economic Forum has released its Global Risks 2014 report, which takes a ten-year outlook, assessing the 31 risks that are global in nature and have the potential to cause significant negative impact across entire countries and industries if they take place. On the list is water, which ranks as the third highest concern, illustrating a continued and growing awareness of the global water crisis as a result of mismanagement and increased competition for an already scarce...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Everything humans do is a function of water. We are made up of water. Water vapour is the insulation that keeps our atmosphere comfortable, it is used to make our electricity, grow our food and produce our clothes. So imagine if you lived somewhere in the world where clean water was a scarce resource, how would you imagine your life would be? Some 70,000 people in impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic, India and the Philippines live without access to clean water; their lives are hard.

The impact of not having access to safe water and proper sanitation means that the women and children in these communities spend...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Governments globally want their countries to have high-value, high-skill economies. They realise that the first step towards achieving this is to have a well-educated workforce. The Shared Value Initiative and FSG, a not-for-profit consulting firm specialising in strategy, evaluation and research, are working with corporate and global education leaders to define a new role for business in education. They have released a report, based on...


3 years 11 months ago

(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. We need to build a world where girls’ and women’s rights are recognised as human...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) The diversity of life on our planet is critical for maintaining the basic planetary life support systems we rely on daily.  The resources nature provides us free of charge—water, crop pollination, nutrient cycling and climate regulation—rely on biodiversity. We know that our ecosystem is under severe threat, and that land use changes due to agriculture. A report by Food Tank, entitled, Food Tank by the Numbers: Family...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Poverty and hunger in South Africa are inextricably linked to the plight of smallholder farmers, who produce most of the continent’s food, but struggle with unproductive soil, unreliable water supplies, low-quality seeds, and scarce markets for their crops. The country is often described as a country of dualities, with first-world and third-world scenarios occurring side-by-side and agriculture is no different, with both commercial farming on a grand scale and smallholder and subsistence farming co-existing. Taking all three into account, nearly 20 per cent of all households in South Africa (2.9 million) are ‘agricultural households’, according...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It's hard to escape the corporate bubble, which is why some companies are looking outside of their business models to reconnect with what’s going on around them. A number of companies are consciously enabling their employees to get out more, stepping outside to transform their businesses and reconnect to society. Many feel the corporate world is too detached from the world around it.

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3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - First Lady Michelle Obama has unveiled plans for the most sweeping overhaul of nutrition labels on U.S. food packages in more than two decades. This announcement is part of Mrs Obama’s ‘Let's Move’ initiative to combat child obesity, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

This will be a remarkable transformation as calorie counts will appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers will know for the first time whether foods have added sugars. Under the Obama administration's plan, labels will also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving. It’s a significant...


3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Cotton production in the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan is responsible for grave human rights abuses, including the enforcement of child labour. During the cotton season, this country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down, and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under fatal working conditions. Uzbekistan is the world’s third largest exporter of cotton, earning around US$1 billion annually from the sale of its cotton to clothing companies that are primarily based in Asia, who in turn export...


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