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Posted: Oct 30, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Companies that commit to radical transparency and shared prosperity gain loyalty and increased profits, as consumers begin to buy from companies that share their values.
Posted: Oct 29, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The notion that consumer attitudes are shifting in favor of brands that have strong sustainability credentials is not a new phenomenon in the year 2015. However, in spite of a good number of brands having made impressive commitments, their sustainability efforts may not necessarily be delivering the intended value to consumers or positive ROI for the brand.
Posted: Oct 28, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Posted: Oct 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In a time when we see so much positive movement towards reducing fossil fuel usage, cleaning up our air, our water, and our planet overall, last week’s decision to overturn the NYC Foam Ban was both massively unexpected and entirely disappointing.
Posted: Oct 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It is impossible to foster the empowerment of young women without addressing their need for family planning and reproductive health education and services.
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Companies can gain competitive advantage from innovative approaches to conflict, peace and security with corporate peacemaking.
Posted: Oct 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Womankind Worldwide has helped more than 18 million women and their families across the globe over the last 26 years with issues of discrimination, poverty, and violence. The organization sees the newly passed U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as a path toward the future and as a way to engage all levels of government and civil society in the safety and empowerment of women and their families.
Posted: Oct 16, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
What have we experienced since September 11, 2001? Is our world better, more just, and more unified? Do we have more freedom and equality? Do impoverished people around the planet have greater access to basic necessities? Is there less violence? Less destruction of the environment? Less pollution? Less war and terror?
The answers to these, and similar, questions are of course not the ones any of us like to hear.
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Accommodation requires us to take a good look at every inch of the boundaries we’ve created for ourselves and find where we have solidified ridged and unyielding segments that when tightened even further become frail and brittle.
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Similar to a carbon footprint, which measures a company’s greenhouse gas emissions, the human rights footprint of companies has been scrutinized for many years with addressing such issues as slavery in their supply chains, lawsuits, consumer pressure, and occasionally of their own volition. Business’ human rights footprints should include at the very least their labour practices and supply chain processes, but also the financial support that they knowingly or unknowingly (risk management) could be supporting oppressive regimes through commercial engagement.
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