Lindsey West and Kim Smith want the same opportunities other young people want—a job that gives them a sense of purpose, an income that provides independence, and a work environment where they can thrive. At social good snack company, Peaceful Fruits, founder Evan Delahanty has built a successful business model that not only gives Kim, Lindsey and dozens more young people with special needs a job, but an opportunity to make the world and the lives of other people better one rainforest-friendly fruit snack at a time.
The company has secured a top ranking on the biannual report—which grades companies on their efforts to make medicine more accessible to those in low- and middle-income countries—for the sixth consecutive time.
One billion. That's how many lives Johnson & Johnson is committed to impacting through its Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, which include a pledge to deliver innovative healthcare access to some of the world's most underserved communities and cutting-edge training programs for frontline healthcare workers.
by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
That’s me in the photo above, engaging with an interactive, virtual reality (VR) installation on the “Check Your Blind Spots” unconscious bias training tour bus. In this VR experience, I’m invited into an encounter between two young black men, a suspicious elderly white neighbor, and a white policeman. The point is to immerse the viewer into an all-too-common situation that is loaded with potential for misunderstanding and conflict (fortunately, nothing violent took place in this instance).
In the United States, the Pan-Asian population—whose 32-plus ethnic groups include Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese—is expected to triple to 40 million in the next 40 years. Ascend serves this population as the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. It reaches out to 60,000 people with leadership programming for all career levels and initiatives like its annual Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) awards for mentorship, leadership, and board service.
Raising awareness of gender equity and equality is critical for Africa’s future, with workshops like one held recently in Ghana an important contribution.
Almost two dozen representatives from Ghanaian development agencies working in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in northern Ghana gathered in the city of Bolgatanga on 13 November 2018 for a training workshop on Social and Gender Dynamics and their Importance for Improving Resilience and Livelihoods.