Krista Donaldson to Deliver Closing Remarks At SXSW Eco SXSW Eco 2015 celebrates the power of design and technology to drive global change. We are pleased to announce our closing speaker, Krista Donaldson, CEO of D-Rev, an impact design firm that exemplifies this philosophy by improving the health and income of the world’s most vulnerable … Continued
Twitter Chat: Yum! Brands Discusses Global Hunger Relief Efforts with Agency Partners in Preparation for World Food Day at #3pYumChat
Join 3p, Yum! Brands, World Food Programme & Food Donation Connection on 10/15 for a Twitter Chat about global hunger relief efforts and World Food Day.
Modern-day Johnny Appleseeds announce ambitious program to plant orchards at 1000 California public schools
UKIAH, CA – Ten years ago a small grassroots group of nutritional justice activists from Northern California retrofitted a pair of buses to run on recycled vegetable oil and solar power and set south on a mission to plant orchards at low-income public schools throughout the Golden State. Since their humble beginnings, Common Vision has planted over 6,500 … Continued
In order to provide some guidance and advice about DJSI scores, Corporate Citizenship is hosting a DJSI webinar on Monday, September 14. This interactive webinar is open to all. Join the team for one of two sessions.
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Is it our society’s time to take Earth’s long-term sustainability seriously? Science says yes, it is. In fact, it just may be time to put modern economics to work for the eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle that is so necessary for the survival of our small and fragile planet. One idea, for example, is to set up a … Continued
Along with a booming economy and demand for high-value tech employees have come massive increases in the cost of housing. According to Zillow, the median rent price in San Francisco is $4,195, which is higher than the San Francisco Metro median of $3,000. Rental prices have risen almost 15% in a single year, while salaries have only jumped 2% in the same time period. In short, people at all economic levels are being squeezed. While tech companies hire like crazy and pressure local municipalities for permission to build office space, there is often no one fighting at the local level for increased housing.
Along with the influx of new residents come new pressures on public transportation and congested freeways. The San Francisco Bay Area’s physical geography (a peninsula), and a lack of historical attention to mixed-use urban planning have constrained affordable and desirable housing near centers of industry. The result is long commutes for many workers. We’ll explore how people get to work: how long does it take and how do people travel? We’ll also take a historical look at the urban planning decisions made by Silicon Valley cities. Finally, we’ll look at the private busses tech titans employ to get their employees to work. Is this a band-aid or an effective permanent solution?
While tech company head counts explode, service economy outfits like restaurants, bars supermarkets, pharmacies, dry cleaners, and coffeeshops and support services like landscaping, janitorial and housekeeping staff come online to meet the daily needs of high income employees. While these businesses offer many new jobs, they don’t pay very well. We’ll explore the lives of these low-wage workers. Where are the people who have these jobs living and how are they faring?
The GRI’s G4 Guidelines mark a significant shift from the previous G3 Guidelines. With the principle of materiality at the heart of the reporting guidelines, companies are challenged to think hard about the links between their sustainability impacts and their business strategy and operations.
SXSW Eco Announces Third Keynote, Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions and Additional Programming
Austin, Texas – August 25, 2015 – SXSW Eco®, a conference that celebrates the power of design, technology and business to drive global change, revealed filmmaker and co-founder of The Redford Institute, James Redford, will serve as the third Keynote for the 2015 event. Also announced were the finalists for the Startup Showcase and Place … Continued