By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Ores mined in war zones have long been subject to heightened attention when it comes to sustainability and reputational risks. Yet in 2022, it is the production and sourcing of ‘soft’ commodities, like wheat, that are increasingly under scrutiny.
24-Hour Web-a-thon Event Explores the Future of the Sustainability Agenda and Raises Funds to Help Rebuild Civil Society in Ukraine
June 30, 2022 /3BL Media/ - On 21st June, the global sustainability community came together to explore the future of sustainability, and the need for more collaborative, inclusive efforts to advance sustainable development. The event was a 24-hour continuous, online webinar, with 24 different panels and topics featuring over 90 speakers from around the world, who explored the current state of sustainability and began to outline a revived roadmap to help us navigate towards a better future.
Within hours of the Russian invasion, HP employees leapt into action to transport, house, and provide food and relief supplies to refugees fleeing the war.
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, neighboring countries soon found themselves with a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of refugees — mostly women, children, and the elderly — were arriving daily, many with nothing more to survive the frigid winter days than a small bag of belongings.
Please join a global 24-hour web-a-thon on the future of sustainability and fundraiser for civil society in Ukraine – June 21
June 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The war in Ukraine comes on top of a deluge of unprecedented global events that threaten to turn back progress on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and undermine the well-being of people and the environment around the world.
Often described as the breadbasket of Europe, agriculture is a central component to Ukraine’s economy and employs nearly 17 percent of the country’s working population. According to the FAO, the primary food security concern resulting from the conflict is food access rather than food availability due to a lack of viable export channels.
Our hearts are with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. To help, we deliver donations for the charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) we're supporting through our Europe shipping-in-kind programme.
Our shipping-in-kind efforts in Europe are part of FedEx Corporation’s commitment of more than $1.5 million USD in relief aid to those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. So far, we've completed six shipments of relief items in Europe to countries closest to Ukraine’s borders for the NGOs we’re supporting. We're working closely with these charities and non-governmental organisations to make sure the supplies are delivered to those affected most.
Some Thoughts on Fiduciary Responsibility, Mutually Assured Destruction and Small, Diversified Organic Farms
Since the slow money movement’s first low interest loan to a local organic farm in 2010, more than $80 million has flowed to over 800 small farms and local food businesses, via volunteer-led groups in a few dozen communities. Events of the last few years have emphatically accentuated our shared concerns.
As war broke out in Ukraine, the Fifth Third Foundation and the Bank’s employees rallied to support the individuals and families who were impacted. It wasn’t just their buildings, their economy and their infrastructure that was under attack; their very lives were at stake. Unfortunately, they still are.