There is a critical connection between play and 21st-century skills like creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. When corporate employees volunteer to build playgrounds in their communities, they might just be participating in long range workforce development.
Author: Andrea Newell
In the late 1990s, faced with overwhelming public anger, Nike accepted responsibility for poor working conditions in its supplier factories and vowed to change. Now, the company is considered a corporate responsibility leader. As a result, the apparel giant has not only gained props with consumers, but also gleaned tangible business benefits.
While the statistics are still grim, the number of women employed in the tech field is growing, shifting the perception that coding is a man’s game. That’s good news for folks who are looking to close the pay gap.
Ben & Jerry’s is criss-crossing the U.S. for its Save Our Swirled tour in a tricked-out Tesla serving free ice cream and encouraging people to get involved in the fight against climate change.
PeopleforBikes released a report detailing American bicycling participation that examines bicycle riding of any kind, not just recreational riders or transportation use. It found higher participation rates than previously reported and frequency rates they would like to improve.
TO THE MARKET is a marketplace offering goods made by survivors of conflict, abuse, and disease. TTM spotlights their stories to show the world the power of resilience and works with partner organizations to provide services.
Cool Planet’s enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California’s current drought conditions.
Earlier this year, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights, while lowering rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to three times more electricity.
Issues in the fashion industry continue to greatly outpace any progress. However, there is another avenue that can effect more widespread change: making better choices in the design phase.
Sustain:Green launched a MasterCard that rewards its users with carbon offsets, giving individuals a way to reduce their carbon footprint and fund the Mata No Peito rainforest preservation project in Brazil.
Covanta is making a $45M investment in a single-bin, recycling system paired with an energy-from-waste facility, the first complete solution of its kind in North America. You might think it would be located in San Francisco or Austin, but it’s located in Indianapolis, right in the middle of the rust belt.
Heritage conservation not only preserves historical record, it can open up a previously difficult-to-visit location to travelers and give them a whole new view of the region and its culture, while spurring tourism and economic enrichment in nearby communities.
Wells Fargo is partnering with the Grameen Foundation’s Bankers Without Borders to expand its international volunteer Global Fellows program.
A recent report by the University of Michigan illustrates the devastation that could occur if a 60-year-old pipeline carrying 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids every day were to rupture in the Great Lakes, one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world.