“Why don’t you post a status online asking your friends for their suggestions?”
8 minutes later: “Woah, Ben, Ally, and Nora all suggested the same book. It actually sounds really great. That’s the winner right there. Can I get it?”
…A post-holiday conversation I did not personally have with my daughter, but perhaps similar to one many of you may have had with your own sons and daughters: whether your kids were on a quest for a new book, or movie, or help on their math homework.
Partnerships are intended to de-risk a project, but carry risks of their own,” Judy Brown, the Chief Advisor for External Affairs in the East Pacific and Latin America at Rio Tinto and a veteran of field-level sustainability work, advised a group of 15 students in the Georgetown Master of Science in Foreign Service program. For both the public and private sector, the advent of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make partnerships that catalyze the development of local markets especially important.
The Case for Proactive Corporate Social Commitment
I recently had the opportunity to speak with a group of graduate students about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and my own career in social impact. The discussion was stimulating and the students asked probing questions. After the session, a young woman approached me and said that she would love to have a job like mine and change the world, to give away a company’s money to support worthy causes. My heart sank. In my experience, CSR can be a powerful force to transform corporate culture and align business activities with social benefit.
The Global Engagement Forum showcases partnerships and approaches that can effectively advance the Sustainable Development Goals
WASHINGTON, September 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Global Engagement Forum, hosted by PYXERA Global on November 10 and 11 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., is one of the first events to address how private sector leaders can take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.