(3BL Media/Justmeans) –Around the world today there are approximately 98 million girls who are not in school. While, again globally, one in three women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime and in the developing world, one in seven girls are married before their 15th birthday, with some child brides as young as eight or nine.
A company’s stakeholders — customers, employees, investors and regulators — increasingly recognize the key role of business in driving global sustainability. For a business to compete and be successful in the long run, it is now crucial that the decision-making at every level within the company must take account of its corporate social responsibility.
Guest Blog by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Kohler – which is known in the U.S. for its kitchen and bath plumbing products but also operates a diversified global portfolio – has released its first public sustainability and stewardship report. The report highlights the company’s efforts to achieve its Net Zero goal set for 2035.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) Water is precious in Las Vegas. Located within the Mojave Desert, it’s a city whose outskirts contain desert vegetation and dry mountain ranges. It gets only 4.17 inches of rain a year, with an average 21 days of rainfall.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) –In recent years, cholera has afflicted at least 770,000 Haitians, claiming over 9,200 lives. The Haitian epidemic alone resulted in an 85 percent increase in the number of cholera cases worldwide.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) This hurricane season has proven to be an extremely active—and destructive—one. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, causing an estimated $180 billion in damages. Then Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida, wreaking havoc in those areas. And Hurricane Maria has caused tremendous devastation in Puerto Rico, knocking out power across the entire island.
(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.
(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.