By Nicola Acutt, Vice President, Sustainability Strategy
Our commitment to building a resilient and sustainable future extends across everything we do. Having just participated in the first-ever fully virtual Climate Week, I’m more inspired than ever that our society will achieve a resilient, just, net-zero future.
In 2018, PayPal anonymously surveyed a large sample of its hourly and entry-level employees to assess their financial security. The results indicated that almost two-thirds of surveyed employees reported periodically running out of money between paydays. This was disappointing and surprising, but provides a valuable lesson to other leaders: Although PayPal's internal analysis showed that it paid at or above market value for each of its employees, the wages were not always sufficient for many families.
Women in Defense (WID) represents members from defense organizations of every size, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Each year, the WID Scholar program awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in areas ranging from STEM, law and public policy—each with the potential to carve a career path in the defense industry.
Your voice matters. Voting is one of the most influential civic activities we can engage in as Americans. At United, our mission is to connect people and unite the world — and one of the most important ways to do that is to engage in the democratic process. That's why we've long provided our employees with resources to help them get registered to vote.
Despite this being a year that will go down as memorable for all of the wrong reasons, 2020 will also be remembered as a time where we stepped up to take care of one another.
In the face of the pandemic and national unrest, organizations have begun to place a greater emphasis on the mental health of their employees. After all, no matter the size, industry or scale, a company’s people are its most vital assets.
Each of us has unique gifts and abilities to be discovered, developed and applied to make life better and work more meaningful.
Even in challenging times like these, it’s imperative that business leaders help employees unleash their true potential and self-actualize. That’s why Koch Industries and the Society for Human Resource Management are teaming up to help empower individuals to change the world – from within their own organizations.
Alex Singleton is a fourth generation paper maker, although that was not his plan as a child.
The fiber supply manager at the International Paper containerboard mill in Rome said that — even as he saw his father go daily to a large Westvaco mill in Charleston, South Carolina — he never thought he’d have a career in the forest products industry.
But he’s not only forged a 30-year career. Singleton is one of three “stars” in a documentary produced for the Paper and Packaging Board titled “Paper Makers.”