While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read on for simple ways you can help stamp out modern-day slavery, and take action today!
Author: Mary Mazzoni
Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.
Next week is Thanksgiving. This day of food and family is followed quickly by a long weekend of overconsumption. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, there are lots of ways to scoop up deals at the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.
But for the past four years, the following Tuesday brought us back to our roots with a global day of philanthropy and giving — and it has paid dividends for nonprofits. Here are ten corporate Giving Tuesday campaigns to inspire you.
SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond
Last week’s Net Impact conference opened with a keynote from Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. While some student attendees admitted confusion at her selection, the important role of Net Impact’s future corporate leaders in addressing racial inequality became clear by the end of the conference.
At a time when global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequity make our future uncertain, the demand for leaders with the courage to make history has never been greater. Here are three concrete steps to take to make a difference.
Last week, a group of business leaders sat down to talk about corporate climate commitments at BSR 2016. But their comments highlighted an ongoing shift in what it means to be a sustainability professional.
“At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven,” founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the 2016 Net Impact conference in Philadelphia last week.
B Lab co-founder Jay Coen Gilbert called the transition from shareholder value to stakeholder value “the biggest trend of our lifetimes.” And he may very well be right.
And amidst all this talk about making America great again, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come as a society. Before you go hide under your covers all weekend, take a moment to remember the ways America is already great.
Today, the Paris agreement officially entered into force. The international climate accord calls for limiting global temperature rise to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius. And experts say we’ll need around $17 trillion worth of investment by 2030 to make it happen.
Climate action is no longer about philanthropy or social responsibility; it is good business sense, company executives said at the BSR conference in New York this week.
Since October is Fair Trade Month, this week we tip our hats to major food and grocery companies making a shift to ethical sourcing. Did your favorite brand make the list?
The United States remains the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid family leave for all workers. Thankfully, some companies are beginning to take matters into their own hands — not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense.
Before a crowded room at SXSW Eco, Bryan C. Lee Jr. of the Arts Council Of New Orleans spoke passionately about leveraging architecture, design, and city planning to empower communities of color and deliver inclusiveness rather than oppression.
At SXSW Eco’s annual Startup Showcase, tomorrow’s business leaders square off in a fast-paced pitch competition to make their ideas a reality. This year, seven startups emerged victorious. Read on to learn more about their change-making concepts.