Last week marked the 2018 National Public Health Week (NPHW), hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Under the theme Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together, organizations nationwide shone a spotlight on issues most impacting Americans right now and affecting the wellbeing of the nation – from mental health to preventable diseases, environmental health, violence and health equality.
IBM’s Corporate Service Corps collaborates to solve China’s emerging healthcare challenges
The healthcare system in China is undergoing major reforms to improve access and affordability for its 1.3 billion citizens. The country faces a rising and increasingly unmet healthcare demand due to an aging population, an expanding middle class, growing urbanization, an emerging prevalence of lifestyle diseases, and progress towards universal healthcare insurance coverage.
I recently had the pleasure to attend Ethical Corporation’s 6th Annual Responsible Business Summit in New York City. The event, touted as the premier brand-focused forum on responsible business in the U.S., brought in 90+ speakers over two days with rich dialogue focused on driving transformational change for society and industry.
Companies Scaling Solutions to Social Challenges Demonstrate the Power of a Unifying Idea
When Michael Porter and Mark Kramer published Creating Shared Value in 2011 in the Harvard Business Review, the concept struck an immediate and resonant chord with business leaders globally. Why? Recall that particular moment in time – trust in the private sector was at an all-time low on the heels of the 2008 global financial meltdown and an ever-expanding list of social and environmental issues seemed beyond the reach of governments driven by partisan divides.
Costa offers the opportunity for Mercy Ships officers and engineers to gain experience onboard Costa Group ships
March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As part of the cooperation announced in 2017 between Mercy Ships and Costa Group the joint volunteer program is proceeding with the first Africa Mercy crewmember embarking onboard Costa neoRomantica.
Rodrigo Souza Fraga, a 38-year-old Spanish national, embarked as a 3rd Officer onboard to gain experience and time at sea. Reporting to the ship’s officer on watch, Rodrigo is serving as a member of the bridge staff for navigation and watchkeeping.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- PYXERA Global is pleased to announce that Ladan Manteghi, Global Partner Network Director at the Social Progress Imperative, and Kavilash Chawla, Partner at Baton Global have joined its board of directors.
March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - “We are excited to collaborate with Ethical Corporation once more and share a common vision for sustainability and business excellence with a global audience. This year, we join our efforts to change corporate mindsets and make sustainability essential to every organisation. Our collaboration will facilitate knowledge sharing and debate on key issues, challenges and opportunities for responsible and sustainable business,” quoted Michael Spanos, Managing Director of Global Sustain.
40,000 Trees Provided to Texas Residents with Benefits Exceeding $23 Million
LINCOLN, Neb., December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Energy-Saving Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, and Oncor Electric Delivery are celebrating the completion of their fifth year of partnership resulting in valuable social and environmental impact to Oncor customers across the state of Texas.
Our eighth annual International Women's Day Forum, Partner with Purpose: Business for Gender Equality, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S. Department of State, will gather the business community, civil society, and government representatives to advance women’s and girls’ empowerment around the globe.
By Alison DaSilva, Executive Vice President, Cone Communications
As we look back on the past 365 days, there’s no denying we live in tumultuous times. 2017 was rife with political and social divide, unrelenting extreme weather and disasters, unconscionable violence and global strife in many forms. To most, the outlook may be bleak.