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Posted: Oct 09, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
We all know that at one level our current business paradigm has created wealth and yet has also exacerbated the imbalances, tensions and volatility we face today. We also know that the business models and management approaches that served us well in the past are no longer fit for organisations wishing to not just survive but thrive in 2020 and beyond.
Posted: Oct 07, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While a governance change may sound intimidating, most states in the US have recently adopted benefit corporation legislation, which makes the transition straightforward. Adopting a benefit corporation structure aligns a firm’s governance with its sustainability goals, and can be accomplished with a simple amendment to the articles. This legal change can improve and sustain best in class social and environmental performance.
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As a top employer and industry leader in the state, General Motors is driven to serve and improve our
communities. One way we do this is through an internship program called GM Student Corps, which
pays students to perform community service projects in challenged neighborhoods while partnering
with GM retirees to learn valuable life and career skills.
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Mentoring helps young people succeed, especially those youth at-risk of becoming disconnected from work, school and the community. Through consistent guidance, support and encouragement, mentors help young people set goals and achieve them. When done well, the stability and security of a mentoring relationship can be the very thing a young person needs most. It’s a gateway to the kind of skill development, goal setting, and belief in one’s self that leads to a fulfilling future.
Posted: Sep 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Starwood has a long history of taking talented, entry-level associates and cultivating them into larger roles within the company. During the last few years, Starwood’s Social Responsibility team has had the privilege of bringing this idea of skills cultivation from inside the company, out into our communities.
Posted: Sep 29, 2015 – 03:30 PM EST
Now comes the hard part: Implementing the UN’s “supremely ambitious” 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 – 03:30 PM EST
There is now a rising global tide for private sector-NGO-government partnerships and collaboration to address major social issues.
Posted: Sep 25, 2015 – 04:11 PM EST
The 70th annual United Nations General Assembly today launched a historic global blueprint for addressing the world's most challenging social problems.
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Across the world there are an estimated 8 million children in institutional care, or orphanages. As individuals, and as businesses, we often react emotionally to what we see as the plight of these children. We want to help. We want to do something for them. We want to donate our money and time to them. However, what if we were actually harming those children further by our well-meaning actions?
Posted: Sep 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What happens when you ask four 9th graders to create a solution for increasing healthy food availability or encouraging healthy behaviors within their community?
If they’re my team of freshmen from Johnston County Early College Academy, they develop the Grotesque Grocer, a program that works with normal food distributors and local farmers to sell perfectly edible but irregular produce at discounted prices.
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