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

4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) In 2010, an estimated 220,000 lung cancer deaths worldwide were linked to air pollution. Now, air pollution has officially been confirmed as a cause of lung cancer, joining tobacco, asbestos and ultraviolet radiation on the list of certified cancer agents. Air pollution has long been suspected as a contributor to lung cancer, but its role as a carcinogen has only just recently been established. This startling announcement has been made by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a unit of...


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Obesity and poor diet costs the U.K.’s National Health Service billions of pounds every year. Making small changes to our diet can have a big impact on our health, especially in fighting a top killer, heart disease. To help people make better food choices, the U.K. government has just announced the latest in its series of public health pledges with food manufacturers and supermarkets. This will remove, according to one minister, ‘the equivalent of one and a half Olympic-sized swimming...


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The developing world has fallen big time for all-American food exports. Over the next two decades, it is expected that billions of consumers will be introduced to the menus from fast-food chains that are among some of the most iconic American brands, including Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), which has announced the opening of its 40,000th restaurant, a flagship KFC store in Goa, India.

By 2015, this company will have over 1,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell outlets in more than 100 cities as India is a key emerging market for Yum! Brands. This is a nation with a...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Conservationists in Africa are using iPads, drones, night-vision goggles and Google Earth to halt the decline of Kenya’s wildlife. Sadly, elephant ivory is sold for as much as $1,000 a kilogram in Asia, and Kenya is facing its most serious threat yet from poaching in almost a quarter of a century, according to the United Nations. Now Marc Goss and his team at Save the Elephant, a not-for-profit are buying drones to battle elephant poaching around...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Many businesses are cutting back on philanthropic giving and instead investing money and time into social change programmes. The recent and prolonged global financial crisis has driven this change and thinking. As a result, companies are favouring ways where business can make a direct social difference. Corporates are now turning to the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, a sector that was born out of a desire to cut operating costs, that actively addresses social inequities in the countries that they operate.

The BPO industry is undergoing a dramatic shift,...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We all understand the importance and relevance of energy to our lives. It is essential, giving us the means to cook, heat and have light within our homes. It also fuels industry, powers infrastructure and connects goods, people and services to markets. Yet energy poverty affects over two billion people in the developing world. The right to energy globally is fundamental to improving quality of life, life expectancy and literacy. In many communities across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, energy is extremely limited and the affordability of what energy is available is highly prohibitive.

One...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - An exciting piece of innovation is on display at London’s Science Museum: an ultrasound sensor kit enabling people with visual impairment and who are blind to ride a bicycle independently. It is called the UltraBike. The Bike’s sensors relay information about the upcoming route to the rider via vibrating buttons under each thumb. By changing direction via this information, people who are blind or visually impaired are able to cycle safely. The invention, which is detachable and can be fitted onto the handlebars of any types of bikes, was designed by U.K. electronics...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Education shapes lives. Sadly, right now in the world, 65 million girls of primary school and lower secondary school age have never been to school. This increases the likelihood that these girls will be forced into an early marriage, or will have to deal with an early or unwanted pregnancy, or endure the harrowing ordeal of violence and sexual abuse. It is a fact that girls with an education are less likely to suffer from maternal mortality, disease and other symptoms of poverty. Investing in girls’ education not only improves literacy and...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -The abolition of the slave trade began 200 years ago, though today there is a new form of slavery. It is estimated that there are currently at least 12 million men, women and children caught in global trafficking. Trafficking is the fastest growing form of a modern day slave trade; the victims are forced into situations of exploitation, such as forced labour or prostitution. Organisations like UNICEF and Fair Trade America are campaigning to prevent human trafficking, and UNICEF USA's End Trafficking team have used...


4 years 4 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -The World Health Organisation reports that global levels of physical activity are declining. Men, women and children of all age groups need to increase their physical activity in order to protect their heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. Yet, worryingly, a global report by the World Heart Federation (WHF) highlights that one in four us do not know how much we actually walk each day. More than a quarter of people who took part in this multi-country survey said they did not know how much time they spent briskly walking at a speed...


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