We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.
Being part of this year’s Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit was truly amazing. I found myself in a room with more than 100 women entrepreneurs, from 16 countries, representing 25 industries with a combined revenue of over $4 billion – all discussing issues and opportunities women entrepreneurs face as they scale and grow their businesses across the globe.
Please note Fall dates have been announced for SROI Accreditation and SROI Introductory Training. Also, a new course is offered for those interested in techniques to maximize social impact: Maximize. Manage. Measure.
SROI Accreditation Training - Toronto October 16-17, 2018 / Calgary November 6-7, 2018
Businesses are increasingly asked to demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their progress on SDG targets.
Recently Ethical Corporation conducted an in-depth 1-hour webinar with industry experts to understand how you successfully integrate the SDGs into your reporting process and demonstrate that progression. Hear from Tetra Pak, PGGM, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and WBCSD on:
As the Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for business education of women in Congo focused on investing strategies to support new entrepreneurship opportunities
TORONTO, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Dell is teaming with the Canadian-based non-profit IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.
In the aftermath of ‘Larry’s letter’—when BlackRock’s powerful chief executive Lawrence Fink demanded a shift in CEOs’ priorities toward more than just profit—as global businesses look for new ways to deepen their social impact, there lies a high-potential solution routinely lost in everyone’s blind spot: making all events, from Monday morning team meetings to weekend barbeques to convenings on the global stage, sustainable.
In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.