Of the 40 million tires Mexico discards annually, only 2% are recycled. One Mexican Enactus team saw a way to recycle these discarded tires into over 100 different household items, like rugs and flowerpots.
The Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Andrew Cranston, shares how Enactus students in Mexico solve waste while employing struggling artisans. The students empowered the artisans to make fashionable accessories with discarded vinyl banners that are usually thrown away.
Employees contribute expertise and passion for serving others on Global Volunteer Day
Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Focused on improving the health and wellness of children around the world, thousands of Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) employees will rally together on March 19 for the first-annual Global Volunteer Day, an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to empower people to live healthier lives.
Courtney Murphy, Carmen Perez, Michael Stroik and Alison Vultaggio
CECP's Strategic Engagement and Measurement Teams
December 23, 2013--As we look towards 2014, CECP predicts what the New Year will bring, based on insights from our conversations in 2013 with more than 200 decision-makers in corporate citizenship and philanthropy from CECP’s community of leading companies. Here are five of our predictions:
Since 2009 our employees have been taking part in environmental activities to support Earth Day. As an international event, it’s a great way of showing our employees that they are part of an organization that is committed to environmental sustainability issues across the globe. Each year on Earth Day, teams of employees in different countries take part in environmental improvement projects in their communities, and encourage recycling programs at their offices.
October 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new World Education project, funded by the Verizon Foundation, aims to develop and strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teaching at the secondary level in the UK (Scotland), France, Germany and the Netherlands. The project addresses a growing awareness by education policy makers in Europe that student performance in STEM subjects needs considerable attention in order to better prepare youth for STEM careers.
The world’s governments gathered at the United Nations General Assembly are currently discussing how to accelerate progress on the world’s Millennium Development Goals, which conclude in 2015, and also discussing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals. This piece explores sustainable agriculture for sustainable development.
Countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, reports The American Journal of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, September 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new study reports that countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, debunking the widely quoted hypothesis that guns make a nation safer. Researchers evaluated the possible associations between gun ownership rates, mental illness, and the risk of firearm-related death by studying the data for 27 developed countries. Their findings are published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine.