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.
The increasing focus and push towards the UN Global Goals and 2-degree target requires businesses to disclose accurate data to showcase future risks, demonstrate the long-term value of the business and show their impact on the SDGs. But how do you successfully integrate the SDGs into your reporting process?
In today’s increasingly complex world, businesses – and the visionary leaders behind them – are playing an important role in catalyzing the new, innovative and inclusive approaches needed to solve pressing global challenges and create more equitable, just and healthy communities.
At Pfizer, we believe that all individuals deserve access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. As part of its efforts to support sustainable solutions to improving access to quality healthcare around the world, the Pfizer Foundation provides grant funding and technical support to health-focused entrepreneurs and social enterprises through the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program.
By Tina Morefield, Director, Community Engagment, AT&T
During April, National Volunteer Month, we’re celebrating our employees who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on their community. Throughout the month, employees across the country will be participating in marquee volunteer events with City Year Care Force.