The circular economy is the key to square up to climate change. Corporates, investors and countries all around the world are setting the pace, but there’s still a lot to be done. The time for action is now.
Today we revealed our top 30 entries in the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. Over the past three months, hundreds of changemakers ages 13–23 have told us about their ideas and initiatives to make a difference in their communities.
Centennial, Colo., December 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – From a fire-breathing dragon to a vintage video arcade, Denver-area students showcased their imaginative and innovative creations at the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation’s annual Cardboard Challenge, sponsored by Arrow Electronics.
Women In Government Foundation, Inc., is a national, non-partisan organization of women state legislators.
Home 4 the Holidays is a three-month-long adoption drive that saves the lives of orphan pets and raises awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday season. Why? More families bring a new pet home during the holiday season than at any other time of year.
By Mercedes Escala
Volunteers are at the forefront of every major conflict, natural disaster and other acute shock. Less visibly, every day and everywhere, [volunteers] tackle stresses that test their resilience, such as poor education, ill health and poverty…Volunteering [is] a fundamental survival strategy, because it enables collective strategies for managing risk. – 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, UN Volunteers
by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.
Students across three states are better equipped for learning this fall thanks to CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI/MI: CNHI). The multinational donated 210 tablets used at its Capital Markets Day event on September 3 to schools near CNH Industrial facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota for use in classrooms by students and teachers.
Continuing our focus on the advancement of women, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 2,300 organizations about gender equality in their leadership, identifying obstacles to change as well as the advantages of establishing gender parity as a formal business priority. In March 2019, we published the study as Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox and launched Be Equal — inviting IBMers, clients and society to make #BeEqual pledges of support for gender equality in business leadership.
Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, coverage of climate change has increased significantly in the media, in both newspapers and on television. At the BSR Conference 2019, climate journalists Amy Harder (Axios) and Patrick Temple-West (Financial Times) joined BSR CEO Aron Cramer and Climate One podcast host Greg Dalton for a conversation on media coverage of climate change on the plenary stage. The panel discussion served as a live taping for an episode of the Climate One podcast.
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Caterpillar's remanufacturing and rebuild businesses provide customers with immediate cost savings, help extend life cycles and use materials more efficiently. Read more on how Caterpillar's reman and rebuild programs increase the lifespan of equipment by providing customers with a restored product for less cost than buying new.
January 27 - 29, 2020, join the Corporate Community Engagement Summit in Surrey, British Columbia, presented by Volunteer Canada and their partners.
Electricity companies have already taken positive steps in their role as key contributors to CO2 reduction. Now they should continue to build upon their existing achievements by increasing their sustainability efforts as the 1.5°C scenario cannot be achieved without a greater proportion of cleaner electricity.
A hired herd of goats recently made a second snacking stop at Alliant Energy’s energy campus near Beloit, Wisconsin. The goat workers ate invasive plants near the Rock River, where using equipment would be a challenge and pesticides could impact the water.