Emerging Markets CSR News

Harvard’s Rebecca Henderson: “Our system is wildly out of balance. We must reimagine capitalism.”

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"We're in a super difficult moment. We need to reimagine capitalism," Henderson, a professor at Harvard Business School, and member of the Ceres’ board of directors, said in her opening remarks at Ceres 2020.

Earth Day: PayPal’s Commitment to the Planet

by Jaxon Love, Global Lead, Environmental Sustainability
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Given the current environment, many of us may be inclined to skip the April 22nd occasion, but the COVID-19 crisis should not deter our focus and the opportunity to shine a light on the threats and challenges facing our planet. While we must continue to recognize and support our political leaders, medical workers, first responders, and everyday people as they take unprecedented measures to control the virus outbreak, we must also look toward the future to ensure a healthy, thriving planet.

Coronavirus is the Latest Dire Challenge Facing Poor Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Brian Doe, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for West Africa/Middle East
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Please read Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis.

ID Ghana is helping build strong foundations to help them weather tough times.

COVID-19 Brings Policy Responses, Risks to Emerging Markets, and Hoarding

Growing policy responses reflect greater estimates of the costs of COVID-19.
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By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

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  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding
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By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

SUMMARY

  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding

Ahead of World Water Day, Ceres Launches New Effort to Catalyze Capital Markets to Value Water As a Financial Risk

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  • Introduces new Valuing Water Finance Task Force with major institutional investors and banks to influence companies to take action
  • Announces live stream details of Ceres 2020 water focused digital plenary, Defining the Value of Water

Contributing to a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

A letter from Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga
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Why? Because when the world thrives, businesses thrive.

Businesses are part of the global ecosystem. And ecosystems, by definition, require balance and diversity. They also require a point of view larger than oneself and longer than the immediate future. They require an understanding that we are stronger as a connected whole than as isolated actors.

Reimagining Growth that Delivers for Everyone

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Over the last 75 years, we have seen more than a billion people emerge from poverty and we have witnessed the creation of a global middle class. In addition, the proliferation of digital technology over the last few decades has created new ways for people to connect to the networks they need to advance and grow. However, the benefits of this economic and digital growth, while significant, have not been equally shared by everyone.

UPS Infographic | How We’re Responding to Global Megatrends

Here are the principal dynamics shaping how UPS's global logistics network evolves in the future.
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UPS’s global logistics network carries 3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) on a daily basis. Here are the principal dynamics shaping how that network evolves in the future.

Digital Green: Providing for Those Who Provide for Others

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report. To find out more or read the full report, click here.

UPS Continues to Build on Renewable Natural Gas Momentum

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February 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS today announced it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements.

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