Since the first day that I started working in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the late 1980’s – under the wise tutelage of Reynold Levy, then president of the AT&T Foundation – I both learned and asserted that the purpose of any good corporate philanthropy or CSR program was to find the intersection between societal needs and the business interests of the company and to create real impact for both -- paying attention to a company’s various stakeholders and conducting your business in a responsible manner with an eye on the long-term value for business and society.
Diversifying the supply chain is of the utmost importance to ensuring the greatest possible choice of goods and services. The most obvious advantages are cost and efficiency, but it also comes down to sustainability and, ultimately, reputation….
“Two words have motivated entire movements,” said Dana Cowin, former editor-in-chief of Food & Wine Magazine, pointing to #MeToo and #TimesUp, most recently. “I watched the power of those two words, and I thought, ‘what are my two words?’”
For Cowin, they changed to keep pace with her age, career, and general outlook on life. Eventually, “I want” became “I will,” a chant she led a room full of women in on February 12 at Hotel ZaZa.
Spanish coffee company Supracafé integrates women farmers into its value chain, training them in effective cultivation techniques to build their skills and increase economic independence
Supracafé, a Spanish coffee company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to empower women in Colombia by training 400 female coffee farmers in effective cultivation techniques by 2022. It also pledges to support female coffee producers in preparing 200 hectares of land to grow organic coffee using sustainable and fair trade techniques, resulting in increased production and income for the farmers.
I often hear this response when I tell people what I cover as a reporter on Bloomberg News’ diversity and management team. This beat looks at the intersection of race, class and gender in the workplace – one that has become increasingly relevant in our political and social climate.
VMware was recently recognized in Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. VMware placed #109 on the list that ranked 250 employers across all industries in the United States, based on thousands of employee surveys, employer diversity policies, and diversity in executive suites and on boards.
'Women in STEM’ is a hot topic in today’s news cycle, as more and more individuals are recognizing the gender gap associated with professions in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries. As the movement to get girls involved in STEM fields gains momentum, it’s equally important to understand why this change is so important.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Santiago de Chile 27-28 February 2018
This forum brings together more than 400 business leaders, governments, academia, trade unions and civil society, from 25 countries, to share best practices for reducing gender gaps in the workplace and to highlight the role of the business sector as a key player in advancing gender equality and building inclusive work environments for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.