UN Global Compact convenes private sector leaders at three-day virtual event to chart road ahead on the sidelines of United Nations’ 75th session
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 September 2020 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, will host Uniting Business LIVE a unique online event from 21–23 September, the week world leaders would normally converge on New York for the start of the UN High-Level week.
Leaders of the world’s largest companies discuss aligning stakeholder needs with core business strategy
NEW YORK, February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fifty CEOs who are a part of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)—a coalition of over 200 of the world’s largest companies that represent more than $6.6 trillion in revenues, $21.2 billion in social investment, 23 million hours of employee volunteerism, and $15 trillion in assets under management—met at CECP’s Board of Boards to examine the tough choices CEOs have to
By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.
At the risk of being a drowned voice in a sea of many, I’d like to passionately applaud the 181 CEOs in your membership that signed on to support a new, modernized definition of “the purpose of a corporation”— one that expands beyond simply maximizing shareholder returns to be more inclusive of actions that benefit employees, customers, the environment and society at large.
Visionary and Proven Philanthropic Leader Joins as Head of EarthShare, A National Environmental Philanthropy Working to Protect the Earth We Share
BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2019, /3BL Media/ – EarthShare, a leading environmental philanthropy supporting America’s largest coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits and a strategic partner to the private-sector in corporate philanthropy and engagement, announced today that Bradley Leibov will join as its new chief executive officer.
CEOs from institutional investor firms BlackRock and State Street released their annual guidance to companies on practices they “believe will drive sustainable, long-term growth, and profitability.” These letters were issued amidst widespread cynicism, both so
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.