A highlight of the numerous celebrations of the 2021 Climate Week / Earth Day around the world was the hosting of a “global summit” of leaders from 40 nations and sub-governments, the investment community, the corporate community, NGOs, and advocates, the E.U., multilateral organizations, indigenous communities, and others – hosted by the United States of America.
With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.
To accelerate the progress and impact of business efforts to address racial equity, Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), The Council on Foundations, and Points of Light collaborated to host a two-day conference in December of 2020 titled, “Racial Equity: Moving Companies from Promise to Action”. Gathering the foremost leaders in the field, the conference provided case studies on peer companies that are pushing the needle forward, conversations with voices from the movement, and actions companies can take.
Yes, this is Climate Week, being observed just about everywhere on this precious Blue Orb floating in space. The varied observations are “surrounding” the now-50-plus-one years of celebrating Earth Day in midweek. (US Senator Gaylord Nelson of the State of Wisconsin back in April 1970 was the moving force behind the first Earth Day in the United States of America.)
Springtime comes to the USA with the pretty flowers in bloom, trees budding, the onset of warmer weather -- and asset owners and their managers participating willingly or reluctantly in the peak months of corporate proxy voting season. Typically, the corporate issuer develops the resolution(s) for voting by the shareholder base – for example, election of nominees for the board and approval of the outside auditing firm. And then… there are the resolutions prepared by the shareholders, usually not to executives liking.
Herbalife Nutrition highlights employees’ acts of service during Volunteer Week
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In celebration of #NationalVolunteerWeek, Herbalife Nutrition is excited to showcase their employees who have been giving back even during these trying times! Here are a few of their volunteer stories below:
Herbalife Nutrition Foundation provides children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive
Good nutrition is about more than just having enough food to eat – Herbalife Nutrition Foundation’s Casa programs provide children and families with the nourishment, care, and education they need to thrive today and spread their wings tomorrow. That’s why they provide millions of dollars in funding each year to orphanages, hospitals, schools, and organizations in over 57 countries.
Gender inequalities are deep-rooted within our society and the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis risk of further widening the gender gap. However, 2020 saw the steep increase of sustainable finance as an instrument to promote social development, including gender equality.
This webinar focused on the opportunities and challenges in the arena of Gender Lens Investing and Gender Bonds, and the potential financial and social impact represented by this investment theme.