By: Stephanie Robertson, Board Chair, Social Value Canada
This past November, over 600 investors, entrepreneurs and professionals from the world of finance, nonprofit and public policy, converged upon the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. They were assembled for the annual Social Finance Forum (SFF19), which I attended as a participant; as well as, moderator of the Purpose & Impact panel in my role as Board Chair of Social Value Canada.
Beyond improving the lives of patients through medical technology, Medtronic is committed to making the world a healthier place and strengthening communities around the world. We have given more than $1 billion throughout the years to support philanthropic efforts, including support of the Medtronic Foundation.
By: Staci O’Connell, Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager
Our world is changing, the climate is changing, the global population is increasing, and the need for reliable energy continues to grow. Traditional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, will not last forever. It is time to look for alternative energy sources and conserve the energy we use. ON Semiconductor is doing just that.
We certainly don’t need to inform you how great the demand is for corporate giving. Our shared world is rife with want and chaos and emergencies. The need is everywhere. Worthy, urgent causes roar up literally overnight. And thankfully, there’s people like you, and organizations like yours, who jump in and help in big ways. Whether through grantmaking, employee donations or volunteer programs, the challenges are the same. How can you best mobilize your resources, generate maximal impact, and deliver that impact as quickly to the point of need?
Global retailer’s decade-long programme is empowering women in the workplace and at home by building their technical, social and financial management skills
SAN FRANCISCO, January 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global retailer Gap Inc. joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives of one million women and adolescent girls through its life skills and technical training programme. Launched in 2007, Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) programme was initially created to support women working in the global apparel industry and has expanded training to new locations such as schools, universities, and other manufacturing communities. The company currently operates P.A.C.E.
As the global population increases in a climate-stressed world, we face mounting challenges. On the one hand, cities consume close to 65% of the world’s energy and generate more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But on the other, they drive economic growth and account for 80% of global GDP. They are home to over half of the world’s population.
Happy New Year! I hope that wherever you are in the world, and however you choose to celebrate the holiday season, that you are entering 2019 rested, re-energized, and with a clear sense of mission. As I’m sure some of you did as well, I took a bit of time for reflection over the last few days. We get so busy in our day-to-day work that I’m always thankful for those quiet moments and the opportunity to take stock and look forward.
VMware's carbon neutrality milestone has been featured as a case study in the recently released Natural Capital Partners' CarbonNeutral Protocol for 2019. The protocol serves as a guideline for businesses looking to achieve CarbonNeutrall® certification.
We released our Global Impact Report - $PYPL’s first comprehensive summary of our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts. As we continue to advance on our #ESG journey, we’ll share updates on our progress along the way.
Recently, attendees from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. The event celebrated achievements in climate action and served as a launchpad for deeper and accelerated commitments to prevent dangerous climate change. Attendees represented a diverse cross-section of state and local leaders, businesses, investors, scientists, students and nonprofits.