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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It matters what we do. How we are. How we interact. Call it emergence, call it karma. The properties of how we meet the world defines not only our experience of it, but how we change it simply by interacting with what shows up.
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Established companies like Walmart, Unilever, P&G, Coca Cola and PepsiCo are driving positive change in the food and beverage industry with aggressive environmental goals and sustainability priorities. But how are these large organizations able to reach such ambitious targets?
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
The United Nations General Assembly Hall, the site of many historic events, today was the venue for another -- a projected heightened role for business in the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals and the retirement of Georg Kell, the Global Compact's founding (2000) Executive Director.
Posted: Jun 24, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
Leaders in CSR/sustainable development today generated major advances in Global Compact platforms on climate change and educating the next generation of business leaders.
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 – 04:30 PM EST
As the three-day conference opened, business and civil society set about demonstrating "how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs).
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 – 01:47 PM EST
Seven students from the Russellville City Schools of Russellville, Ala., won first place in the International Rocketry Challenge at the 2015 Paris Air Show on June 19. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon, beat teams from the United Kingdom, who came in second place, and France, who took home third.
Posted: Jun 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
KeyBank has a strong culture of aligning community and employee engagement in the name of corporate responsibility. With a focus on creating new employee behaviors that enable sustainable operations, KeyBank launched its first ever Green Office Week. The purpose of this week was to launch a collection of events aimed at getting employees involved in company-wide efforts to increase efficiency, improve the environment, and promote health and wellness.
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
CSRwire will deliver special daily on-site reporting from the UN Global Compact’s June 23 - 25 program on the dramatic progress and plans for private sector action to advance social priorities.
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Ten years of research on gender diversity suggests that providing more opportunities for women increases a company’s market performance and unleashes untapped economic value. Aligning global gender equality initiatives with private sector goals has the potential to advance the position of women in business.
Posted: Jun 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Entrepreneurs of all stripes take chances. It’s part of the job description. When those chances have to do with creating good work - those efforts taken to be of benefit to others and the community - the leap across the abyss of economic uncertainty is no greater or worse. However, the consequences of failure somehow feel much worse. You’re not just letting yourself down, you’re letting down all those you had envisioned to serve.
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