Women in CSR: Kabira Hatland, OgilvyEarth

Kabira Hatland, Vice President, OgilvyEarth, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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Baskets Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa

Two of the biggest problems afflicting the people of West Africa is a lack of access to education and employment — without one, the other is difficult to attain. So says Valerie Lemke, Co-Founder of Jjangde, a social enterprise that strives to address both issues by connecting handmade goods from rural communities in Senegal to global markets, and using the profits to fund schools in the communities where the goods were made.

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Jed Emerson on Impact Investing: The Impact Leaders of Tomorrow

To mark the publication of Impact Investing 2.0, a watershed study of 12 successful impact investing funds, Maximpact talks to one of its authors, Jed Emerson. Emerson discusses the core skills needed on a “multilingual” leadership team and gives his thoughts on which graduate schools are successfully training the impact leaders of tomorrow.


Kudos: Patagonia Starts the Switch to Ethical Goose Down

After several years of effort, Patagonia says it has accomplished something that few clothing companies have managed: it has begun sourcing the goose down for its cold-weather clothing from 100 percent traceable and ethically produced and harvested sources. It’s a pretty good feat, even for Patagonia.


SAP and the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation Partner to Support Rural Workers

In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the Manuel Mejía Foundation to improve the quality of life for Colombian farmers by providing them with the technology and training they need to develop more sustainable business practices.

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The Growth Path For Zero Net Energy Homes

Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills will align with this generation’s fiscal prudence gained from the hard lessons of the Great Recession.

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Jed Emerson on Impact Investing: The Rise of the Multilingual Leader

Jed Emerson discusses the groundbreaking new report, Impact Investing 2.0, and what it means for the leadership of successful impact investing funds. In the first of a two-part series, Emerson reveals the reasons behind his personal interest in “multilingual leadership” and why the very nature of leadership in impact organization is changing.


Nestlé: Helping Us Pass On the Salt

Nestlé said this month that its planned salt content reductions support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025.


Women in CSR: Carrie Majeske, Ford

Carrie Majeske, Associate Director of Global Sustainability Integration, Ford Motor Company, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

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Making Sustainability a Human Imperative with a New MFA Program

The MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA is working to make sustainability a human imperative by focusing on changing human systems instead of physical ones. The goal is not to create expert inventors or engineers, but leaders who can inspire new thinking, behavior and collaboration among large communities of people.