When the issue of childhood hunger is discussed, people usually imagine impoverished children in developing countries. But the truth of the matter is millions of children in America face food-insecurity.
As you can imagine, hunger isn’t prejudiced. It doesn’t care about gender, age, or ethnicity. It doesn’t know if you’re homeless or part of the working class. It can impact anyone.
Yet somehow, the issue of hunger in America has gone largely undetected.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For these children, simple surprises and joys of life are eclipsed by doctors’ visits, hospital stays, medical tests and treatments. The lives of their family members shift to a place of fear and stress. The desire to preserve limited childhood years and creating new memories as a family can seem daunting.
By Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership & Investor Engagement, CECP
With the recent Business Roundtable statement and the Financial Times’ series on expanding corporate purpose beyond short-term shareholder value, there was plenty of momentum going into United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Climate Week. Several events and discussions addressed the private sector’s role in driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
MEC’s Community Investment (CI) vision is to build a community of active outdoor enthusiasts. With a clear link to MEC’s corporate purpose i.e. to inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles – MEC’s CI vision includes removing barriers to engagement with the outdoors among people living within urban centres.
September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Saturday, September 21, kicked off the 2019 Global Goals Week, which brings together governments, businesses, international organizations and others during the UN General Assembly to help accelerate action around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Engaging and influencing during the UN General Assembly
September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ The 74th annual United Nations General Assembly – ‘UNGA74’ – is underway, as representatives from the 193 UN member states meet in New York.
This global gathering is a catalyst for high-level meetings, events and conferences, a number of which are very relevant to GRI’s work to promote sustainability reporting and corporate transparency, in the context of progress towards sustainable development.
With a decade to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, CEOs call for bold action to course-correct private sector contribution
UNITED NATIONS, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/— CEOs say business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not on track, according to the world’s largest study on corporate sustainability from the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
Your organization has grand plans for launching an employee giving campaign this fall. You know your employees are passionate about giving back to the community, and this year you vowed – VOWED – to empower them to support their favorite causes through a workplace giving campaign. But what happened? September is already halfway over. Where did the time go? Is it too late to do something?
Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to CureSearch, each year more than 15,000 children in the U.S. alone are diagnosed with cancer.