The past 10 years have seen incredible progress in sustainable business. There are global multi-stakeholder commitments on climate action and the SDGs, collaborations driving systemic change across value chains, and tremendous improvements in corporate and investor practices toward a more sustainable world.
Across the country, Mohawk Industries employees have been rallying to show support for Susan G. Komen with multi-campus #MohawkGoesPink events and volunteering in the multi-city Susan G. Komen 3-Day series.
Xylem employees in Germany have been active during Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service and have engaged children in their volunteer efforts. Last week, the Ludwigsburg site participated in a creative event, where they built a beautiful wooden shed at a youth farm for local children. Their neighbors at the Langenhagen site supported the Friends Children Forest in Hannover by planting trees and restoring a stream. Both the Ludswigburg and Langenhagen teams are showing how their volunteer efforts are improving their communities during Xylem’s Global Month of Service!
Happy Pro Bono Week! Pro Bono Week recognizes the skilled volunteers who put their talents to work making a positive difference in communities around the world. Common Impact is excited to celebrate the nonprofits, volunteers and leaders that make pro bono so successful - not just in October, but throughout the year!
Check out how we have been celebrating in our special edition Pro Bono Week newsletter.
Arash Ghafoori is the Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. Leveraging his diverse background in policy, academia, and the start-up and corporate worlds, Ghafoori has transformed NPHY into a community leader on issues affecting Southern Nevada’s homeless youth.
By Amy Silverstein and Megan Schumann, Monitor Institute by Deloitte
In recent years, the push for businesses to be about more than business and embrace a social purpose has risen from a murmur among millennial workers and the occasional CEO to a resounding call across the business world. Executives, employees, consumers, and even investors are looking beyond the bottom line and asking, “What does it really mean for companies to have social impact?”
VMware Cork was recently announced as a winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility award at the it@cork leaders awards 2018. The award submission was a joint effort on behalf of VMinclusion Cork, Cork Giving Network and Real Estate and Workplace. Representatives from across these groups attended the awards at Rochestown Hotel on Friday the 19th of October.