Social Entrepreneurship CSR News

Alliance Data Works with My Possibilities to Create Access to Employment for Adults with IDD

Article

For nearly two decades, Alliance Data has supported nonprofits like My Possibilities (MP), a Plano-based for cause organization designed to provide adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) the opportunity to continue their education. Our support of MP goes beyond the role of traditional corporate partner, as we’ve played a leading role in transforming the organization, catapulting it into a position that virtually guarantees its ability to deliver on its mission not just in the years to come, but in the decades to come.

Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference – Vancouver 2018

by Allison Burtka for the Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
Summary: 

Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

Blog

Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

Ahead of His Time: Chris Fox, VP Corporate Responsibility at HanesBrands

by Terry Ramsay
Article

On one of his first days of work at Sara Lee Corporation—now HanesBrands—Chris Fox was introduced to the world of factory compliance. The Kathy Lee Gifford sweatshop scandal had just broken, revealing the appalling conditions and child labor practices that were prevalent in the factories that produced clothing under her label.  As legal counsel for Sara Lee, Fox witnessed firsthand the seeds of a movement that, over the course of many years, would result in a change to consumer consciousness and buying behavior. 

Georgian Microfinance Lender Brings Innovative Financial Services to Rural Areas

Microfinance loans and value chain services support smallholder farmers, women and entrepreneurship in Georgia
Press Release

TBILISI, Georgia, May 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Crystal, a leading Georgian microfinance lender, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to finance – including loans and value chain services – to 30,000 new clients in rural areas of Georgia, as well as disperse 1,000 new loans for green/solar solutions and energy efficiency projects by 2020. As part of this commitment, Crystal will continue its record of fostering economic opportunity for farmers, women and micro entrepreneurs.

Cisco’s International Volunteers Return to Beijing to Connect and Empower Education

by Faith Lin, Community Relations Manager
Blog

We are fortunate to work in an industry where connectivity is pervasive, but it’s easy to forget this isn’t often the case in other areas of the world. Technological savviness is oftentimes taken for granted, which is why it is a privilege to be able to utilize that knowledge for positive impact.

La Prensa Gráfica: Non-profits to Be Awarded for Promoting Innovation Among MSMEs

By Javier Orellana
Article

The US Department of State together with World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-conseil baastel Itée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio launched the “Power to Grow” Challenge. The challenge has been promoted by a partnership called La Red de Innovación e Impacto, funded by the US State Department.

How Offices Can Do More to Improve Sustainability

by Guy Dixon
Article

Lowly recycling bins sit next to the office cubicles. At our desks, we drink from ceramic coffee mugs. No Styrofoam except for the foam casings inside our bike helmets, used when the weather improves, as a way we try to reduce carbon use by going without a car.

It all feels like such small measures.

VIDEO | How Barclays Is Giving Young People Skills to Rebound and Rise

Blog

The Rebound Program, supported by Barclays, helps to combat issues related to youth un- and underemployment, financial literacy, and professional development. Since 2014, Barclays has supported nonprofit organisation Good Shepherd Services to help tackle challenges faced by many of New York City families.

Pages

Subscribe to Social Entrepreneurship