Companies impact poverty, and poverty, in turn, impacts them. Businesses, therefore, have an important role to play in eradicating poverty and supporting sustainable development. The benefit is mutual – stronger economies and stable societies create vast opportunities for growth in new markets.
Washington, D.C. is in the midst of a serious affordable housing shortage. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers housing to be affordable if a person spends no more than 30% of his or her income towards rent or a mortgage. In D.C., one in four residents spends more than half of their income on housing leaving precious little for basic necessities like food, transportation, and medical care. Low-income families can’t save for the future.
In 2015, there were 244 million international immigrants – the highest number ever recorded and up 12 million from 2013.[i] The 2016 numbers will no doubt be higher. Many immigrants move to new countries in search of a better life. Some are escaping poverty, war, or famine; others are seeking an education; and some simply want to start anew. These immigrants often sign a social contract with their families to send back money – remittances – for support or to invest in local opportunities.
by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation
Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!
We all care about certain issues. What are yours? Poverty, inequality, climate change? Today more than ever, we have the power to overcome these challenges. When we combine tech know-how, ingenuity, and social consciousness, we can help people thrive, build new commerce, and become guardians of our planet. Here are six top qualities of a Global Problem Solver.
TECHO, a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to helping families living in slums, shares how a software donation from NetSuite.org has enabled them to manage their finances across 17 countries and focus on permanently eradicating poverty.
Across America, kids are settling back into school routines. They are making new friends, trying new activities, and taking on new subjects to learn. But there’s something else that happens this time of year: many children also return to depend on the availability of a healthy meal at a school breakfast, lunch or afterschool program. In the United States, hunger is a critical issue in the lives of far too many families.
Over 500 volunteers created much-needed hygiene kits to give to people in need in the Las Vegas community
LAS VEGAS, October 4, 2016/3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) completed part of its worldwide volunteer effort last Saturday, October 1 to build 100,000 hygiene kits this year for social enterprise Clean the World to help improve the health and well-being of populations in need. Kits assembled last Saturday by volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas will benefit a number of non-profit organizations in Las Vegas serving homeless populations in the area as well as military families.
It’s highly likely, if you’ve traveled anywhere across the globe, you’ve either stayed in or come in contact with an Accor hotels property. With properties in over ninety countries around the world, the company is well known for taking to heart their mission to make travelers “Feel Welcome”. While the welcoming nature and restful environment of an Accor hotel stay might be what you remember, it’s what they’re doing behind the scenes that might have the greatest impact on your impression of an Accor property.