Setting the Pace & Shaping the 2021 Sustainability Conversation
At the beginning of the calendar year, the CEO of the world’s largest asset management firms sends his annual “guidance” missive to the Chief Executive Officers of publicly-traded firms. Here is where we stand, here is what we expect, is the tone set by this global manager of investors’ assets.
Benito Masi, President of Manufacturing at Gildan, explains how their vertically-integrated supply chain delivers value for all their stakeholders.
In today’s fashion and apparel industry, it is common for both brands and companies to outsource the production of their clothes to various third-party contractors. In fact, decentralized global supply chains are quite common in this industry.
Cesar Ernesto Buezo has only recently developed a taste for coffee. He spent his whole life surrounded by the cherry plants on his family's farm, but he hadn't thought to stop and appreciate the flavor until he took part in Nescafé's Youth Initiative. "The biggest breakthrough for me was the simple act of noticing the cup of coffee that I was producing," he says. "Testing it, tasting the different flavors, studying colors and texture… this was all entirely new".
Finding their own economic independence through coffee
Dorotee Uwimbabazi has spent her whole life on coffee farms, and she is still improving her farming practices. She recently discovered the benefits of planting shade trees in her garden; not only do they protect the coffee trees, but they also provide the perfect compost when they shed their leaves. "I think they have made my garden one of the best in my community," she beams.
A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.
Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.
For years, we have used our voice as a leading advertiser to shine a light on inequality, highlight bias and spark dialogue that leads to understanding and action with award-winning short films like “The Talk” and “The Look.” We’ve also brought companies together for collective action under the “Take On Race” coalition.
Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing employees support their local community
The Herbalife Nutrition team at Winston-Salem aspires for quality, innovation, and compassion. Since their opening five years ago, they were able to expand their team tremendously and provide equitable and generous Human Resources services, and talent development that is critical to our thriving work environment. One of their biggest responsibilities is to make Herbalife Nutrition a great place to work, and we’ve been able to achieve just that.
Looking back 90+ years to the 1920s, corporate financial disclosure was in essence, a joke. (Why, said one public company leadership, would we ever tell investors what our real financial condition is!) Financial reporting was voluntary! And then…came the 1929 market crash.