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New Research on How Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

Press Release

April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — As businesses across the nation vie to increase revenue and market share, they are seeking not only to retain customers but also to continually expand into new markets. Much has been written about the demographic change engulfing the American market: by 2045, a majority of people in the U.S. will be of color; indeed, a majority of young people in the country are already of color.

Women Smallholder Farmers Rising to the Challenge: Firsthand Perspectives from Kenya and Thailand

Diana Gitonga and Chuenjit Meeposom
Blog
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there would be a 20-30 percent estimated yield increase if women farmers had the same access to resources as men. It's a powerful statistic that underscores the global issue of gender inequality, highlighting the integral role – and extraordinary potential – of women in agriculture.

Japanese Bag Manufacturer Empowering Women in the Philippines by Teaching New Skills and Providing Fair Wages

Building on a local palm-leaf weaving tradition, bag maker Sulci employs Filipino women to crochet their high-quality goods, providing reliable incomes while teaching new skills
Press Release

TOKYO, March 12, 2019 – Japanese raffia bag manufacturer Sulci joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide new skills and reliable incomes to working mothers in the Philippines by teaching crocheting and providing 100 jobs to women living in Carcar City, Cebu Island, by 2020.

BCtA at 10: Inclusivity for All in an Ambitious New Call to Action

On the milestone of its 10th anniversary, Business Call to Action reflects on how the inclusive business landscape has changed over the past decade, and looks forward to what lies ahead
Article

A decade ago, Business Call to Action (BCtA) was launched with just 18 companies at the helm. During our inauguration, then-prime minister of the UK Gordon Brown said: “Business Call to Action is a landmark opportunity for global business leaders to come together to develop new and innovative ways to spread growth, prosperity and opportunity across the world.”

When You Realize, It’s Not Just You. – Shedding Light on Gender and Navigating Academia

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Or how two professors are bringing awareness and a voice to gender issues in higher education: Erb Staffer Carolyn Kwant talks with Sara Soderstrom, Asst. Professor, University of Michigan and Maria Farkas, Asst. Professor, Department of Management, Imperial College Business School. 

Sappi Puts Its People First With Social Responsibility Goals

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

FedEx Provides Free Admission to National Center for Civil and Human Rights Super Bowl Saturday in Atlanta

Second annual FedEx Free Day highlights new exhibits including Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change examining sports and activism
Press Release

ATLANTA, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a FedEx Free Day, Saturday February 2, providing free admission to all visitors courtesy of presenting sponsor FedEx.

Duke Energy Named to Black Enterprise’s “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list

Blog

Black Enterprise Magazine has once again named Duke Energy to its “50 Best Companies for Diversity” list. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a significant commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers with whom we partner to serve our customers. Among the programs that Duke Energy offers to advance diversity and inclusion are:

Black Enterprise Names Merck One of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity

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Merck has been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine for its commitment to developing a culture that promote inclusion. 

New GRI Draft Standard on Tax and Payments to Governments Now Open for Public Comment

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Give feedback on the draft of the first global standard on tax disclosure to make sure it meets your needs.

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Give feedback on the draft of the first global standard on tax disclosure to make sure it meets your needs.

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