"I help good take over by driving philanthropy for a university with a history of educating visionary leaders who help to improve lives through their tireless service to their respective communities and the world." - Reverend Whittaker V. Middleton, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Claflin University
At the age of 12, Eloise Gould was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and her world turned upside down. In an instant, the Gould family became one of the 43 families who received a childhood cancer diagnosis that day.
After a year of intensive treatment, the cancer returned. They were told that she had less than a 2% chance of living. It was shocking to learn that doctors had been delivering that same, bleak outlook to families like theirs for more than 30 years.
The Goulds said goodbye to their precious girl just a few short months later.
By André Solórzano, Senior Manager, Data Insights, CECP
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of CECP – now, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose. Corporate Purpose became part of our name over the past year, marking how more than ever CECP believes companies can create a better world through business. In a year when 181 CEOs signed the Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, which emphasizes the importance of all stakeholders in society, the time could not be riper to assess the state of Corporate Purpose.
NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.
This Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations Nationwide Are United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow.
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the more than 150 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.
In the Wake of Natural Disasters, New Trees Bring Hope and Healing to Communities Beginning to Rebuild.
Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees can be devastating. Damaged buildings and homes are often covered by insurance — but not the trees. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need to replace trees following natural disasters.
Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for reestablishing neighborhood trees ... as well as a sense of community.
Blackbaud began nearly four decades ago with a simple idea: Organizations and people striving to make a tangible impact in their communities deserve the right tools to help them work faster, more efficiently, and at greater scale.
December 13, 2019 – Across the world, agriculture plays a crucial role not only in supplying food, but in shaping rural areas, preserving landscapes and cultural practices and heritage. At the same time, however, the industry is facing enormous pressure: Society has grown accustomed to low food prices, while equally expecting agriculture’s environmental footprint to be as small as possible – with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protection of biodiversity.
By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Global Sustainability Standards Board
On 3 April 2016, the world woke up to revelations in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper laying bare the murky use of offshore financial services and shell companies, which some individuals and companies were using to minimize their tax liabilities.
The Panama Papers, as the multi-country investigation became known, provided sensational stories involving politicians, rock stars and royalty. But what it also laid bare was the scale of global business’s tax avoidance – often entirely legal.