April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With most consumers sheltered in place, many small and medium-sized businesses are isolated from their customer base. To help them stay connected, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a webinar designed to help SMBs adapt and transform marketing strategies to digital. The free webinar will be held at 1 PM (EDT) on Thursday, April 16.
by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds
Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.
By Tami Kesselman, LOHAS Advisors and Aligned Investing Global
Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. What’s that? We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent alpha strategy!
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was ‘an equal world is an enabled world.’ As well as celebrating women’s achievements, the day is also a call to action to raise awareness against gender bias and accelerate efforts to realize equality globally. While we’ve made strong progress over the last three decades, real change is still happening too slowly, especially in the technology sector.
For International Women’s Day, Lily describes the importance of professional development opportunities at work and how they have supported her as a woman in Bangladesh
Lily joined Gildan in 2010 as a Quality Inspector and has since advanced her career, growing into her current position as Quality Assurance Coordinator. Today, she shares the impact that one of Gildan’s professional development programs has had on her and discusses the importance of supporting women’s development in Bangladesh.
“At Gildan, I was able to participate in an amazing development program with about 10 other women, where I gained skills to help me flourish in my role. Now, I have more confidence at work because I have the tools to excel as a professional in my field.
This week on Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly welcomes to the show Cecily Joseph, a CSR powerhouse with a rich career across the private and social sectors. Cecily is Chair of the Board of Directors at Net Impact and was formerly Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec and the head of its foundation. At Symantec, Cecily oversaw ESG program development and implemented initiatives focused on bringing underrepresented groups - including women and people of color - into the technology sector.
by Jinny Jeong, Associate Manager, Company Services, CECP
Ask yourself: how are you contributing to solving today’s problem? It could be something small, specific to just today, or conceptual and large with a longer time frame. While the answer may sometimes be elusive, CECP is proud to have been a trusted advisor to leading companies for over two decades, helping share best practices and insights to tackle society’s challenging problems. In the past few years, CECP has been advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices for, and with, our companies.
Read what women at Gildan have to say about the transformative potential of company initiatives
For International Women’s Day, Gildan is honouring the spirit of this year’s theme, “An equal world is an enabled world”, with a mini-series that revisits some of the Company’s initiatives focused on professional development and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the mini-series aims to explore how each initiative impacted a female employee who participated.
Whirlpool Corporation has once again earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), designating the company as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The CEI is a national survey that reports on how companies are advancing corporate policies and practices that promote equality for employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). For the past 17 years, Whirlpool Corporation has achieved a perfect 100 on the CEI, marking nearly two decades of commitment to inclusion in the workplace.