Millions of us around the world embraced him as our own, and many millions more will be inspired by him for generations to come. Yet perhaps Nelson Mandela's most endearing trait was his humility. His humanity brought people together across traditional divides to build a better world. This week, as we collectively mourn the passing of this giant of history, we reflect on what his legacy can teach us for the future.
We asked a number of individuals from across the business community to share their perspectives.
1. Alan Clark, CEO, SABMiller
In time for the holidays, more than 19,000 active-duty military families receive donations from generous Shop Your WaySM members and customers
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sears announced its sixth annual Heroes at Home Wish Registry campaign raised more than $550,000 in gift card donations through generous donations from Shop Your Way members and customers. The retailer distributed those funds yesterday to more than 19,000 active-duty military families with e-gift cards valued at $28.75 each. To date, the program has raised more than $18 million dollars, helping more than 120,000 military families as they celebrate the holiday season.
Guest blog by Michael Townsend, Founder and CEO of Earthshine Solutions, and author of The Robust Guide to Sustainable Business (forthcoming)
Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our economies, it is widely acclaimed for having delivered an era of unprecedented growth and prosperity.
Council of International Development Companies Conference
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, spoke on a panel discussing the evolving development landscape at the Council of International Development Companies (CIDC) Conference this week. Accompanied by CEO of Carana Corporation, Eduardo Tugenhadt, Accenture Senior Manager, Linda Nemec, and USAID India former Deputy Mission Director, Elizabeth Warfield, Ms.
Watch Curtis Ravenel, the Global Head of Sustainability, highlight Bloomberg's sustainability efforts and triple bottom line strategy.
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Every day, HP employees around the globe think beyond their job descriptions to make it matter in their communities.
Named to Civic 50 by National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab has been recognized for its commitment to community in The Civic 50, an annual initiative led by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they conduct business.
Second half of Ed Viesturs' presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
Each Chrysler and Dodge Minivan sold generates donation for kids
Auburn Hills, Mich., December 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Chrysler Group LLC's Mid-Atlantic Business Center (MABC) and more than 250 of its dealers are joining forces with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to make this holiday season brighter for many families.
CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) was recognized today as a top company for corporate citizenship in The Civic 50, an annual initiative that identifies companies for their commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light, and published by Bloomberg News.
Maryland-based specialty running store awarded $5,000 to support activities getting more people outside
AUSTIN, Texas, December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The North Face has named Baltimore-based Charm City Run the winner of The North Face 2013 Running Specialty Never Stop Exploring Award, recognizing the specialty running store that demonstrates the most dedication to encouraging and enabling outdoor exploration within the community. The specialty dealer, with five locations in the Baltimore-metro area, was selected for its commitment to getting more people outdoors and enjoying healthier lifestyles through running.
Multi-million dollar commitment supports LISC’s network of Financial Opportunity Centers in 30 cities in the U.S.
BOSTON, December 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ — MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation [LISC], a national nonprofit focused on revitalizing underserved communities, are partnering to help low-income families build a stronger path to a secure financial future.
Military Heroes Month: Celebrating a True American Hero’s First Trip Back at Sea (post under Whitney Bartels name in SWALife)
By: Jack Barnes
Guest blogger Jack Barnes is the President of the American Fallen Heroes Memorial Foundation. The Foundation focuses on honoring and remembering the sacrifice of our nation’s fallen military heroes. He wrote to us about a particularly special trip he took on Southwest Airlines with his longtime friend and World War II veteran, Cleatus Lebow.
An Interview with Edwin Koster, Lead Trainer
The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June, 2011. Since this time, the Guiding Principles have served as a global framework for States and business enterprises in preventing and addressing adverse human rights violations linked to business activity. The UNGP are built on three pillars: Protect, Respect, and Remedy.