After 70 years of international effort to uphold human rights, we still face challenges. Sustainability reporting can help companies identify, remedy and prevent human rights abuses throughout the value chain.
Arrow Electronics congratulated Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza with the University of Iowa spin-out company SwineTech for winning the top undergraduate award last month at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition. The SwineTech team also walked away with the first-ever Arrow Innovation Prize at the annual competition, which advanced the pair of young innovators to the final round of judging with all expenses paid.
Five strategies to stand up, break through and shift behavior
by Nicole Pontes, Senior Strategist, BBMG
A rising generation is calling bullshit on brands that overpromise and don’t deliver, and a new wave of brand campaigns suggests that to break through, it’s going to take more than feigned authenticity and cultural posing. If brands want this new generation of discerning consumers to pay attention, they need to be braver, bolder and take more chances than ever before.
Two paths for using the power of brand to fight injustice and create the good life
Like few times in our history, brands and businesses are facing a profound moment of challenge and change. Trust has never been lower. Expectations have never been higher. And in our new political and cultural reality, there’s no middle ground and there’s no place to hide.
At BBMG, we believe the only way for brands to remain relevant and resilient is to put humanity first. Based on our global research into Aspirational and Advocate consumers, we’ve identified two paths for using the power of brand to fight injustice and create the good life.
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - This week, Points of Light opened the survey for the 2018 Civic 50, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Now in its sixth year, the Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
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.