Millions of people in developing countries have no access to medicines. In some cases they cannot afford them, while in others there simply are no markets and no functioning healthcare system. We are working to provide help in a number of ways. With our contraception access programs, for example, we aim to make self-determined family planning available to women in order to reduce maternal and infant mortality.
The SXSW Festival was founded 12 years ago for innovators and entrepreneurs to explore the convergence of film, music, and technology. But recently, the festival that introduced the world to Twitter and Meerkat has pivoted toward a higher calling: How can the world’s biggest changemakers advance technology for public purpose?
by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.
For the sixth consecutive year, PNC has been named among the HRC’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Our score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees, reflects our commitment to our LGBTQ employees and their families.
“As the pace of innovation disrupts what it means to be a responsible business, organizations must take a leadership role in positively contributing to society at a scale that makes a difference,” — Laurence Morvan, Accenture’s corporate social responsibility officer and chief of staff – office of the CEO.
Symantec shows its support for military service members and veterans
One of the biggest barriers for service members and veterans entering private sector careers is finding a way to market military skills in ways that fulfill the requirements of most civilian positions. Symantec’s mission is to keep the world’s information safe. Being the global leader in cyber security means we are uniquely positioned to protect against cybercrime, and veteran employees are uniquely positioned to help us combat these threats.