Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation

COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get [...]

Corporate Responsibility Practitioner Roundup: Whirlpool Corporation 2017-10-04T16:43:54+00:00

This Bilingual Storytelling Project Celebrates America’s Diversity

Storytelling project Relato: Detroit organizes monthly events where local community members perform five-minute true stories in a mashup of languages ― from Spanglish (or Spanish and English) to Korish (or Korean and English). Organizers told participants there is no need to provide extra context to their stories to suit an English-speaking audience ― or as the group’s press release put it: There is “no code-switching, no translation required.” [...]

This Bilingual Storytelling Project Celebrates America’s Diversity 2017-10-04T16:48:20+00:00

Is the Next Generation Ready for the Sustainability Challenge?

On September 26, TriplePundit hosted the #Whypurpose Twitter chat on the potential and need for engaging Millennials in sustainability issues. Encouraged by the chat, Joanne Sonenshine and Marc de Sousa Shields continued the discussion. This excerpt of their conversation is a testament to how invigorating dialogue encourages thinking and, hopefully, leads to action. Marc: Joanne, if the world is to avoid looming environmental global calamity, we [...]

Is the Next Generation Ready for the Sustainability Challenge? 2017-10-05T09:51:42+00:00

Why Racial Equality is Good for Business

A consulting firm specializing in social impact, along with a social equity think tank, together recently completed what they described as a six-month research project gauging how the business community can benefit from racial equity. Their conclusion: Companies across the U.S. are missing out a huge growth opportunity by not doing more to generate business value by advancing racial equality. FSG and PolicyLink arrived at [...]

Why Racial Equality is Good for Business 2017-10-05T10:11:11+00:00

All Hands on Deck: Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Disaster

Current attempts at federal aid for victims of natural disasters are inadequate. What, then, are we to do? Sustainability-minded companies, social workers, and civil engineers are all working in different ways to design buildings with sustainability, efficiency, and natural disasters in mind. According to Annie Muldoon, “Attempts to improve social conditions may be lost if society itself lacks clean air, drinkable water, and adequate food.” [...]

All Hands on Deck: Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Disaster 2017-10-16T12:36:55+00:00

Discourage smoking by minimizing access to cigarettes

Approximately 40 percent of U.S. adolescents aged 13-16 years live within walking distance of a tobacco retailer, and nearly half visit these stores at least weekly. Though living in neighborhoods with higher tobacco retailer density leads to greater tobacco use, little is known about how policy actually affects retailer density. In a paper published in the May 2017 edition of the American Journal of Public [...]

Discourage smoking by minimizing access to cigarettes 2017-10-05T15:46:24+00:00

Thinking “beyond the box”: The use of criminal records in college admissions

Michelle Jones is in the middle of an unusual transition: she is beginning a Ph.D. program in History at New York University this fall, just after finishing a 20-year prison term for a serious crime she committed as a young woman.1 She was also accepted (before she was rejected) at Harvard. Her story has sparked a passionate public conversation on the power of redemption, and the [...]

Thinking “beyond the box”: The use of criminal records in college admissions 2017-10-05T09:35:14+00:00

The Letters Foundation provides direct help to individuals and families in financial need

[if lt IE 10]>  We're Here to Lend A Hand Everyone falls on hard times at some point in life. The Letters Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by Warren and Doris Buffett, exists to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in need. 1. You Write Us a Letter Please provide as much detail as possible about yourself, your family, your situation, and your specific [...]

The Letters Foundation provides direct help to individuals and families in financial need 2017-10-16T13:46:07+00:00