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1 year 10 months ago

Guest blog by Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo

Water scarcity is one of the greatest risks facing humanity and the global economy. Water shortages—from the U.S. to Peru to India—are impacting every facet of our society, including our global food supply. The UN estimates that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions in which water is scarce, and approximately two-thirds of the world’s population could soon be living under water-stressed conditions. With ratification of the UN Sustainable...


1 year 11 months ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media

The wild swings on Wall Street and other now interconnected bourses in today’s global casino have seen billions withdrawn by small investors.  Their instincts are correct.  Today’s markets are becoming too erratic and volatile for investors – driven by frantic speed trading and speculators.  The usual bromides from market pundits blame China, oil prices, the Fed, slowing global GDP-measured economic growth.  Very few have the courage to point to the fundamental problems:

  • The basic structure of securities markets has...

1 year 11 months ago

Guest blog by Pamela Hawley, UniversalGiving

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

-Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But social workers, teachers or philanthropists don’t corner the market on meaning. If you want to create...


1 year 11 months ago

Guest blog by Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder, Universal Giving

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But social workers, teachers or philanthropists don’t corner the market on meaning. If you want to create meaning and a core purpose at your company, here are the top five inspiring — and practical — steps.

1. Start with you

Your company cannot have a core purpose if you...


1 year 12 months ago

Guest blog by Alexandra Cousteau

As we enjoy the last of summer, I find myself reflecting on the last few months with bittersweet memories. While swimming in the Pacific Ocean and sailing on Lake Champlain, Vermont, I have enjoyed the best our water resources have to offer. News reports across the U.S., however, have been a reminder that our water systems are increasingly at risk of nutrient pollution.

North Carolina’s ...


1 year 12 months ago

Guest blog by TINYpulse

It’s heard from every corner of the earth, but what exactly is employee engagement? Employee happiness, motivation, compatibility with the company’s mission — engagement involves all of these complex ideas. But many organizations are adverse to employee engagement because they see it as an enigma that’s impossible to tackle.

The fact is, driving engagement doesn’t have to be difficult. And the first step is to dig into how your employees are feeling at work. To do so, your best bet would be an engagement survey that uncovers what employees have to...


2 years 1 week ago

Guest blog by Tori Kaplan, CSX

As a premier freight transportation company, CSX understands the importance of transportation – and how operating across 21,000 miles of track means that we also have a “store front” that spans across many states and includes many neighbors. While we aim to focus on providing our customers with safe and efficient transportation, we also look for ways to align our business with opportunities to support the communities where we live and work.

Transporting agricultural products, as well as food and food-service products, is a fundamental, and growing, part of our...


2 years 1 week ago

Guest blog by Richard Crespin, CollaborateUp

If you were born in the 1800s, your career prospects began and ended on the farm. Over 75 percent of Americans made their living in agriculture. Today, less than 2 percent of us do. The average American farmer in the 1940s fed 19 people. Today, s/he feeds 155. That's a growth in productivity nine times greater than the average of all other industries.

That's the good news that greeted the nearly 100 student leaders who assembled on the campus of the University of California at Davis on the morning of May 29. Here's the bad news: if it's easy to do in...


2 years 3 weeks ago

Guest Blog by TINYpulse

As much as you hate to admit it, every organization experiences turnover. It’s tough when a coworker loses a colleague or a manager is without their top employee. What’s even worse is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in April of 2015, a startling 2.7 million employees quit their job. But that doesn’t really come as a surprise when our own TINYpulse research uncovered:

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2 years 1 month ago

Guest Blog by Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Director, AkzoNobel Art Foundation

By the end of the decade, as many as 100 million Chinese people will migrate from rural areas to live in cities. According to China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage, more than 900,000 villages have disappeared in the past ten years...


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