Research shows that for a young person to succeed in life, social and emotional learning skills are as – if not even more important – than academic achievement. With these skills, youth are empowered to succeed and become our future leaders.
Author: Jan Lee
SPECIAL SERIES: How to Scale-Up Sustainable Power
A growing number of consumers want to know that the energy they are using comes from green resources. What options exist for customers to purchase renewable power?
SPECIAL SERIES: From Local to Global
For many organizers and NGOs at the community level, the census “is the color of our democracy,” says Gary Bass, Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation. “If we get the data wrong [in the 2020 census], we distort democracy for the next decade.”
Matthew McCarthy, Ben & Jerry’s new CEO, can hold his own in a fast-paced interview — particularly when it comes to singing the virtues of CSR and its essential role in today’s society. He’s Unilever’s latest pick to head its socially minded ice cream producer. He has big plans for Ben & Jerry’s, and they include doubling its social impact.
Many of New York City’s historic communities were founded by immigrants who helped forge new industries as well as new neighborhoods. But now, one century-old industry is fighting for its life. Immigration raids and skyrocketing property values are facing business owners in the Chelsea Flower District to make hard decisions about their long-term survival.
Last week Twitter reinstated the account of Alex Jones, the controversial owner of Infowars, after temporarily suspecting his access. It was a flip-flop that caught many users by surprise. What’s in store for social media companies that don’t want to lose users but are under pressure to police inflammatory language?
Volkswagen’s work to remake its corporate culture isn’t over, says the U.S. monitor in charge of overseeing Volkswagen’s course correct following the 2015 Dieselgate scandal. And VW execs admit that enhancing and enforcing transparency is harder than expected.
The Carr fire, in Redding, California, has scorched close to 300,000 acres and left many homeless. But it’s also brought together an ambitious partnership of businesses, nonprofits and visionaries that see a nourishing meal as the starting point to rebuilding a community’s resilience.
Domino’s Pizza has a new take on public-private partnerships that gets to the heart of the American fast-food experience: It’s paving over potholes that stand between consumers and the delivery of their favorite pizza. And it’s inspiring local communities to get involved.
With the demand for ridesharing services growing, Uber and Lyft have realized an open market for ride-hailing services. The problem is cities like New York and Vancouver don’t share their enthusiasm. Meanwhile, small cities and towns are swapping out their bus infrastructure for ridesharing.
There is plenty of support for getting rid of plastic straws these days, but some critics say the move is bypassing important social questions.
Starbucks has taken another bold step in support of inclusiveness and diversity, this time by launching its first “signing store” in the U.S. The store will cater to deaf and hard-of-hearing community and will be located adjacent to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
RAICES, the nonprofit that has been providing legal representation for immigrant families detained and separated under the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” program has turned down a $250,000 donation from Salesforce after the company refused to cancel a contract with Customs and Border Patrol. It’s only the latest of several tech companies caught under the scrutiny of nonprofits and critical employees.
SPECIAL SERIES: Education in the 21st Century
For the last several years Pearson has partnered with America’s Promise Alliance, a network of national, state, community organizations and individuals dedicated to creating better educational opportunities in the U.S. In this case, the goal was to find solutions for the economic and social issues that kept kids from graduating from U.S. high schools.