The field of sustainability began with environmental issues, which brought about standards and regulations that companies must follow. But human rights issues don’t yet have the same kind of established standards. “It’s still a relatively new dialogue and language for the business community,” said Theresa Loar, an independent consultant who focuses on human rights in business. “While there are excellent UN guiding principles, it’s not the same thing as your government setting certain requirements and standards.
It is the season of gratitude and a time to celebrate the impact of 2017. Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with microloans.
The “hug drug” may be the key to changing the world for the better
Anthropologists tell us that humanity’s secret to success as a species has been our ability to collaborate and cooperate to ensure the survival of the family, the tribe, the nation or whatever group we are closely affiliated with. Contrary to what many would have us believe, we’ve evolved to cooperate, not compete. In other words, we’re hardwired to help others.
Company ranks in top 10% of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Sector on the issues Americans care about most.
NEW YORK, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most. The company ranked third in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech sector and 32nd overall out of 1,000 of the largest publicly-traded companies in the United States.
By Alison DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Cone Communications
As we look back on the past 365 days, there’s no denying we live in tumultuous times. 2017 was rife with political and social divide, unrelenting extreme weather and disasters, unconscionable violence and global strife in many forms. To most, the outlook may be bleak.
Thousands of students are now able to drink clean water and wash their hands at school
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Twenty-three Xylem Watermark volunteers traveled from France, Germany, Sweden, and the US to not only install household solar power and water filtration systems, but to also deploy nine AquaTowers in rural schools within Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces of Cambodia. Before these AquaTowers were built, the students drank untreated water directly from the well, which caused waterborne illnesses that impacted their school attendance and led to unaffordable medical expenses.
BY KELLY BRAATEN & PHOTOS: ERIC JOHNSON, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD
On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts.
It’s been a challenging year for 10-year-old Teryn Buster. But on November 3, her spirits were flying high — as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons recently did — during a visit to Macy’s Parade Studio in Moonachie, New Jersey, headquarters of the world-famous parade. Inside this warehouse is where most of the parade’s balloons and floats are constructed.