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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
When you think of an exotic Caribbean vacation, what comes to mind? Maybe beautiful beaches, delicious cuisines, and souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Before your next Caribbean trip, JetBlue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge you to “Buy Informed.”
Posted: Nov 21, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Corporate philanthropy is focused on heart and luckily, more companies are finding ways to incorporate giving and heart into their own business practices. Employees want to give back and participate in the community, candidates watch potential employers closely when considering applications and consumers are as vigilant on cause work as ever.
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Much has been made about whether Silicon Valley corporations are or are trying to be role models for sustainability. There is a perception that Silicon Valley corporations, many with high concentrations of Millennials, are inherently sustainable. Yet the likes of Google and Apple are noticeably absent from the top of sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Corporate Knights Global 100. Given the disconnect, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) has undertaken the first systematic research on the true picture of sustainability efforts in Silicon Valley by analyzing sustainability and corporate sustainability strategies by Silicon Valley-based companies.
Posted: Nov 16, 2016 – 11:00 AM EST
Have you ever thought about adoption, but are not sure it’s the right choice for you or your family? You’re far from alone; 81.5 million Americans have considered adoption. Becoming a child’s legal guardian is a significant commitment, but it’s also an opportunity to provide vital love and support to one of the 100,000 children in foster care waiting for a family.
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Whether it’s climate change, neo-liberal economics, rampant social inequality or rising stress in the workplace, these are symptomatic of a deeper underlying cause – the way we relate with life, and our sense of place and purpose within life. Our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world us, is in desperate need of our dear attention. This way, we move beyond applying the very same logic to our well-intended solutions that created the problems in the first place.
Posted: Nov 09, 2016 – 11:00 AM EST
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption exists for one reason: To dramatically increase the number of children adopted from foster care. Currently there are more than 130,000 children in the U.S. and Canada waiting for permanent loving homes.
Posted: Nov 02, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Helping children move from foster care to permanent homes is a challenge in the United States. Many children age out of the system without ever having found a loving adoptive family. Aging out without the support of a loving family can have negative consequences on a person’s future. The Dave Thomas Foundation is working to connect more foster children with the families they deserve.
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In order to stay appealing and relevant, businesses must adapt to customer wants and needs; companies that go above and beyond are the ones consumers want to support. When businesses practice Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they are more likely to appeal to customers.
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 – 12:00 PM EST
From my experience of running dialogue programmes for numerous global corporations, I’ve discovered that the key to creating sustainable organisations is thinking and talking together.
Posted: Oct 24, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Going beyond the employee engagement buzzwords, we find two engagement methods emerge: the transactional approach and the relational approach. Depending on the desired outcome, either can be used to combat disengagement.
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