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As the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP has worked successfully with allies of all races who believe in and stand for the principles on which the organization was founded.

Top International Surfers Support Amnesty International in Charity Auction

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16 of the best national and international surfers joined Amnesty International’s BRAVE campaign and autographed a shortboard that is being auctioned at eSolidar. The amount raised will help the human rights’ organization to make the world fairer and freer.

Business Leaders: Sustainability Increasingly Driving Strategic Planning

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NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Three quarters of business leaders say that sustainability needs to be a cohesive element of business strategy, and companies are increasingly using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their strategic north star, with more than 70 percent reporting they either currently use or intend to use them to set targets.

Why and How Positive Impact is Celebrating World Peace Day on 21st September

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Positive Impact defines 'peace' as when people connect and collaborate to make the world a better place. This can be done through small, everyday and sustainable actions, such as:

  • making new friends
  • recycling more
  • helping others to achieve their goals.

Peace is driven by selflessness and sustainability,

Get involved by attending one or all of the 6 free webinars on 21st September by clicking on the links below.

The following webinars will feature event professionals, academics and sustainability warriors:

Sysco's Commitment to a Responsible Supply Chain

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Sysco is committed to supplying products responsibly by improving animal welfare in the foodservice industry; minimizing negative environmental, social or ethical impacts when sourcing products; and ensuring that human rights are respected in the company’s operations, as well as the global supply chain.

For more information on Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals, visit www.Sysco.com/2025Goals.

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Executive Update: Statement by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, on the Passing of Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

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“I propose that you, the business leaders… and we, the United Nations, initiate a global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market.” – Kofi Annan (1938–2018)

Read the statement by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Let me join the UN Secretary-General and all our colleagues around the world in expressing my heartfelt condolences to the wife and family of Kofi Annan, a great leader and visionary.

Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries and Social Sustainability

By Evan Leon, MBA/MS Candidate 2020 Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Cobalt is key in emerging low-carbon technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. It forms part of the cathode active material (for example, lithium cobalt oxide, LiCoO2) that receives positively charged lithium ions during the battery’s discharge (see image on upper-right). (Source: https://sites.psu.edu/hjoisrclbl )

Human Rights Risks From New Clean Tech – Complimentary Briefing

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Global supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, leading to a growing risk of Human Rights abuses. These mounting complications mean that even businesses in ‘clean’ sectors such as renewable energy producers and electric car manufacturers are facing questions around the human rights risks and challenges in their supply chains.

Three Ways Business Leaders Can Advance Human Rights

By Nigyar Makhmudova
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I was inspired this week when I attended the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit with other FMCG leaders in Singapore.

I saw how determined these leaders are to advance human rights.

As business leaders, we know that the actions we take today help determine whether or not the world will be a better place tomorrow.

Savvy business leaders use at least three approaches to help advance human rights:

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