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Posted: Aug 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Recent years have shown us, through economic uncertainty and growing inequality, that our current systems are far from perfect. With a clearer picture of the challenges of the next few decades evolving, and an emergent global movement for delivering shared goals such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to both address the instabilities of our current systems and re-engineer them to deliver better sustainable lives for humanity as a whole.
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The efforts to mobilize the private sector on the road toward sustainable development are, so far, not sufficiently recognized. There’s definitely a deficit.
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
With the financial crisis forcing organizations to look beyond their bottom line and prove themselves as responsible and trustable, the issue of Corporate Sustainability rises as highly important. It is an issue that involves all of its main functions, such as HR, Marketing, Supply, and therefore brings value to the whole organization.
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Imagine a play in four acts: the first one describes a revolution underway in the business world; in the second act religion leaves the public square, paving the way for the ascent of money; the third one showcases social movements, long ignored or forgotten; the fourth sounds like a dream, awaiting full germination and yet to take deeper root.
Posted: Jul 27, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
By focusing on four areas most critical for success – education, health, prosperity, and civic engagement – Univision is empowering the Hispanic community by providing families life-changing access to information, programs and services.
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When considering corporate social responsibility, many companies tend to look at it with a front-end perspective. The attitude in large is that, “I’ve done everything up to X point, and now it’s hands off for me.” Companies, who take on such a view aren’t necessarily in the wrong. The fact that they are considering sustainability puts them above a large number of businesses. However, to get to the next level of business sustainability, it’s necessary to consider what the consumer will do with the product after the sale.
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Volunteering can do more than make you feel good - it can also help strengthen your company. Volunteering is a key part of any Corporate Social Responsibility program, and can improve your corporate culture in many ways.
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Whether it’s the disciplines of quantum physics, psychology, ecology, organisational development or evolutionary theory, it is now dawning on our contemporary consciousness that life is not simply a mechanistic construct of push-pull factors and selfish genes, where separate organisms compete with each other in the struggle for survival.
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
On June 14, the White House organized the first-ever United State of Women Summit with 5,000 women, girls and men across the United States and around the globe. Leaders spanning government, corporate and nonprofit sectors convened to celebrate women’s achievements, while highlighting the work still necessary to achieve gender parity.
Posted: Jul 01, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
“What can I do to fix a broken global economy? Me personally.” It’s a question I’ve heard a lot these past few months as I’ve crisscrossed the US speaking at TED venues, music concerts, the World Affairs Council, bookstores, on radio and TV shows, and at a variety of other forums.
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