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Hale Celebrates Its First Anniversary: Women’s Rights, Health, Education and of Course…Mobile

 

This month, Beth and Zoe celebrate the official one-year anniversary of Hale Advisors, inc. – a partnership that stemmed from shared savvy business acumen and a similar vision for company growth and success.

As a way to commemorate, it was decided that a company off-site was in order.  And what better way for a women owned and operated business to celebrate than to attend the Women for Women International* Annual Luncheon in New York City?

The event kicked off with a warm welcome and expression of sincere gratitude for the generous corporate sponsor and private donor...

Healthcare Makes Green Purchasing a Higher Priority

 

The healthcare industry plays a vital role in both human health and the health of the planet. This message was the focus of this month’s CleanMed conference in Denver, Colorado presented by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership organization dedicated to sustainable healthcare. At the...

A Sustainable Business for Social Good: G3BOX

As a socially conscience business, we believe it is important to promote sustainable practices throughout the healthcare and medical field. We were inspired by this story of four engineering students from ASU who turned a class project into a real world solution for social good by repurposing old and used shipping containers.

The assignment was to design a function for the numerous abandoned shipping containers at ports across the world. Due to the high cost of returning shipping containers, many companies desert them once...

Letting Food Be Your Medicine – Farmaceuticals

Each year we go through the same cycle regarding our health: we get sick, go to the doctor, he or she prescribes us medicine, and we get better in most cases.  This series of events is our idea of being treated for an illness.  In a way, the medicine is the quick fix to our health problems.  This modern approach to taking care of our health however neglects the other things we put inside of our bodies 365 days of the year, the food we eat.

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Guest Post - PharmaCares™: An opportunity to reduce medical waste and do good for the pharmaceutical industry.

Since we have been highlighting the issues around medical waste, we thought it was time to discuss some of the innovation approaches some organizations are taking to deal with the issue.  And the timing was perfect as friend of ours just launched PharmaCares™.

With 36.1 million Americans in need of medicines they can’t afford and approximately 200 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste are created each year (1), we need to find some creative solutions.  So what does happen to drug samples and surpluses?  They are in many cases either...

Guest Post-Finally a Sustainability/CSR Ratings Comparison Tool – a look at JustMeans Insights ™ and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Recently 3BLMedia/JustMeans launched JustMeans Insights ™, a data visualization platform for measuring, managing and comparing sustainability performance. The platform provides sustainability practitioners, media and investors with the ability to compare 100+ different environmental, social and governance (ESG) data points among peers and competitors. While there are other Indexs (see the list below) that are used by sustainability professional none of them give you...

Guest Post - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday October 29th 2011

As part of our recent post about How to Dispose of Unused Medications?,we want to highlight that there is a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 29thfrom 10am till 2pm (local time) for those who have unused, or unwanted medications and need a safe place for disposal. To find a collection site near you, ...

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