Volcom, in partnership with the social enterprise CottonConnect, is launching Farm to Yarn – a socially conscious raw materials initiative in India that features certified organic cotton that’s traceable back to the program’s farmers and that provides social and professional education programs for the farmers and the women in the farming villages of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, where the cotton was sourced.
Derek Parkin, CLP Holdings Chief Operating Officer (COO), vividly remembers an early lesson in the importance of reliability and safety. Born into a coal mining family in the north of England, he landed his first job as a 16-year-old schoolboy cleaning the floors of the offices at a coal mine.
As the United Nations climate change summit opened in Poland this week, delegates of almost all countries in the world are expected to set out how to implement the Paris Agreement and report the nations’ progress.
Food insecurity is among India’s greatest development challenges. Though India has made rapid strides in improving its rates of undernourishment and malnutrition, it is still home to the highest number of hungry people in the world—194 million people (more than 15 percent of India’s population), according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s 2018 report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, and shares a quarter of the global hunger burden.
A social business employing low-income locals to sell affordable, sustainable household products is changing the everyday lives of disadvantaged urban and rural communities.
BANGALORE, India, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pollinate Energy is improving the lives of India’s urban and Nepal’s rural poor by giving them access to sustainable everyday household products and empowering local entrepreneurs. The social enterprise joins the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to reach an additional 500,000 people amongst India’s and Nepal’s poorest by employing an extra 400 female sales people, called Pollinators, to sell 100,000 sustainable solar lamps, clean cookstoves and water filters by 2020.
HPE is delivering an affordable and rapidly deployable digital healthcare solution for remote and underserved communities in India and the Philippines. We are working in a ground-breaking partnership with multiple healthcare providers, NGOs, and government organizations. HPE eHealth Centers pair online training materials for remote healthcare workers with diagnostic tools that capture vital statistics on a cloud-based application.
Fortune recognizes Abbott for creating positive social impact through business
Today Fortune magazine announced its "Change the World" list, recognizing companies that are delivering shared value by making an important social or environmental impact through their core business strategy and operations. Fortune included Abbott on the list of leading companies, highlighting work to help dairy farmers through a nutrition supply chain initiative.