by Ebony Perkins, Investor and Community Relations Manager at Self-Help Credit Union
Can women really have it all?
Women have made much progress in the last century. They gained the right to vote, currently earn a higher percentage of college degrees than male counterparts, and represent more than half of the American workforce. Despite their strides, women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s economic effects, and their progress is in jeopardy.
The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
Gildan’s continued partnership with Room to Read to support girls’ education and literacy
As part of its commitment to creating stronger communities, Gildan aims to support education in the regions where it operates, and a crucial factor behind the Company’s efforts lie in promoting more inclusive systems which support gender equality in the classroom. This is especially important across regions located in the Global South, where girls often face more barriers to accessing education.
Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth is celebrated by Americans on June 19 each year – the date in 1865 when the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war was over and slavery had been abolished (that was of course two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863).
by Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds
Climate change is a story that encompasses everyone — believer, denier, rich, poor, black, brown, white, majority, minority, male or female. It’s an equal opportunity wolf at the door. But, as is the case with diversity in almost every pursuit, more diverse groups bring more to the table, and considering that climate change is the most important problem humans must solve, diversity has a contribution to make to climate change.
This week on Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly welcomes to the show Cecily Joseph, a CSR powerhouse with a rich career across the private and social sectors. Cecily is Chair of the Board of Directors at Net Impact and was formerly Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec and the head of its foundation. At Symantec, Cecily oversaw ESG program development and implemented initiatives focused on bringing underrepresented groups - including women and people of color - into the technology sector.
Read what women at Gildan have to say about the transformative potential of company initiatives
For International Women’s Day, Gildan is honouring the spirit of this year’s theme, “An equal world is an enabled world”, with a mini-series that revisits some of the Company’s initiatives focused on professional development and women’s empowerment. In doing so, the mini-series aims to explore how each initiative impacted a female employee who participated.
World's largest leisure travel company joins over 270 companies supporting the U.N.'s Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination and promote equality for LGBTI workers and society at-large
MIAMI, January 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is among the first companies to join the United Nations' Standards of Conduct for Business, a global campaign seeking to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans & intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace and in society. Carnival Corporation joins 272 major corporations as early supporters of the LGBTI diversity and inclusion initiative.
World's largest leisure travel company earns recognition for second consecutive year on annual Forbes list honoring top companies committed to diversity and inclusion based on independent survey of 60,000 employees nationwide
MIAMI, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, has been named for the second consecutive year as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes Media, one of the world's top business news sources.