(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the UN's Sustainable Development goals is to end poverty, the root cause of many of the world's problems. The good news is that extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990, the UN says. Despite that, one in five people in the developing part of the world still needs to make ends meet with $1.25 a day while many millions more are not better off.
FROM THE EDITOR
150 CEOs Support Action in the Workplace on Diversity and Inclusion
While President Trump stirs up a neo-Know Nothing ruckus about the rights of NFL players to protest on the field, business has been quietly doing just about the opposite. CEO in Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ is an initiative by over 150 CEOs to introduce programs about those subjects within the workplace. The program’s commitment is the “realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue,” and that “businesses have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to play a meaningful role in such an important societal issue.” See what 150 corporations and organizations are doing to foster effective action toward advancing the debate—and the issues.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) has a long commitment to improving education for those in the developing world. In 2016, it improved learning for over four million students. It has now announced the new HP School Cloud, featuring the HP Open Learning Platform that will provide access to educational resources and apps to students, teachers and adult learners in rural and poor communities globally.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In 2016, 64 percent of CEOs said they were increasing their investment in CSR. A more recent study from Babson points to a demonstrable positive effect of CSR on businesses. CSR today goes way beyond dollar signs. Companies are increasingly willing to invest man hours from their entry-level and executives alike to better communities.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies with foresight increasingly recognize the need to adapt to a changing world where purpose draws and motivates customers, employees and investors. Such companies are transforming their strategy and operations to replace unsustainable businesses with more sustainable ones.
(3BL Media) — The carpet industry has traditionally been a large source of emissions. First, most of the fibers used, such as nylon are derived from fossil fuels.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the first public scientific study of its kind, research by Orb Media, with a researcher at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, shows the shocking extent of plastic contamination in tap water of cities around the world. Plastic fibers are flowing out of taps from New York to New Delhi, according to this exclusive study.