The African Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility
Africa has always brimmed with potential. Its dynamic history, tapestry of cultures, and varied geography have both preserved its rich vitality and to some extent, created barriers to the continent reaching its full potential. It is the world’s fastest-growing region for direct foreign investment, yet investors in the United States are still reluctant to dive in.
Ghana's Volta region has the lowest quality education in the country, and lack of facilities means 87% of girls in primary school do not continue to secondary school.
Tetra Tech partnered with Voices of African Mothers and Cornell University Sustainable Design’s Sustainable Education Ghana to give girls a safe and sustainable place to receive an education. Watch the video above to learn more about this project and partnership.
The first classroom unit is slated to open in 2019.
Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.
Why sustainability matters and why every business decision should be tested on its sustainability impact
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In a conversation with Martina Fuchs from CNNMoney Switzerland, our President and CEO Peter Bakker talks about today’s challenges for business, and how we work together with our members to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
By Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership
Three years ago, CECP came together with its partner organizations around the world and established the Global Exchange as an opportunity to expand corporate impact and develop a shared voice on how companies are a force for good around the world.
2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:
How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.