The current volume of worldwide refugees is staggering—20 million people are categorized as refugees out of 60 million displaced from their homes according to the United Nations Human Rights Council—and the pace of this overall crisis has greatly increased since the beginning of the Syrian conflict. What Frontex classifies as ‘illegal border crossings’ have shot up six-fold in 2015 versus 2014 to the EU alone, even twelve-fold in the Q4 comparison.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and FSG are calling on the healthcare sector to address inequity in a new resource--Breaking the Barriers to Specialty Care: Practical Ideas to Improve Health Equity and Reduce Cost.
Over the past few years, resilience has emerged as a buzzword in the global development sector. The United Nations defines it as the ability to withstand unexpected events and quickly recover, while the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative looks at both the unanticipated shocks and the continuous stresses that weaken cities.
“Companies are not squarely to blame for the anger and frustration that have so warped this presidential primary season. Nor are they entirely innocent. The growing economic inequality that polarizes U.S. politics is not merely the inevitable result of our free-market system; it is also a consequence of the choices our business leaders make. And those choices have contributed to the anti-business attitude that both parties have embraced."
As one recent Fortune 500 client said in describing their one-off volunteer events, “How much engagement can you expect to build through a once-a-year volunteer event?”
At worst, thinking of employee engagement only in terms of participation rates can lead to programs that feel more like “volun-told” events and can actually erode an employee’s connection to the organization.
What kinds of employee engagement activities create that deep emotional connection?
This year’s FSG’s Shared Value Summit took place in New York earlier this week and I was lucky enough to join a group of companies, NGOs, and intermediaries who are helping to bring shared value programs from concept to reality at their organizations. And, the swankiness of the cocktail lounge at the Conrad Hotel never fails to delight.