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Posted: Aug 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Providing safe and vetted volunteer resources is important for today’s nonprofits and the people they serve. Verified Volunteers was founded three years ago with the goal of transforming the screening process for America’s nonprofits.
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As a former educator, I am well aware of the silos that can form between disciplines. I believe the SolutionLabs empower students from across different academic departments to identify challenges and work together on solutions.
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The key to community change, therefore, is to bridge this divide. We can do this by serving as mentors in the communities that need us most.
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As we look at how to produce food to nourish the estimated world population of 9 billion by 2050, we need to embrace these different perspectives. When we provide opportunities for students to engage with the issue, and work on problem solving, we’re contributing critical experiences for our future thought leaders.
Posted: Aug 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The imperative to accurately and effectively communicate is born from the moment the corporate social responsibility program is established.
Posted: Aug 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Ernest Hemingway inspired the idea of six-word stories with his famous challenge and the first, six-word story: “Baby shoes for sale, never worn.” When we work with groups taking on big problems, we challenge them to come up with their own six-word stories describing their endeavors because, to paraphrase Einstein, if you can’t explain it simply, you simply don’t understand it.
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Are quotas the answer to remedy the stubbornly low percentages of women in senior leadership roles in major corporations?
Posted: Aug 05, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Fewer teens use marijuana than alcohol, and it’s less of a factor in car crashes. But the drug still poses real dangers when teens are behind the wheel.
Posted: Aug 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
KeyBank has been a leader in creating business opportunities by focusing on long-term relationships with and developing responsible products for underserved, low-to-moderate income communities for more than a decade.
Posted: Aug 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
A decisive change in favour of transparent tax reporting by business, new rules on executive pay and incentivising a shift to long-term investment are encompassed in a draft EU law voted in the European Parliament last week. One of the key advocates of the proposal, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility Richard Howitt MEP, writes here that the EU 'Shareholder Rights Directive' represents a major push for responsible business.
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