Event Included Gridiron Activities Led by Houston Texans Players, On-Site Build-A-Bear Workshop and $10,000 Donation from Carnival to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Carnival Cruise Line and the Houston Texans teamed up to host the first-ever Summer Kickoff event recently with a variety of fun activities for kids at the Havard Boys & Girls Club in Houston.
The event also included a $10,000 donation from Carnival Cruise Line to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Additionally, for every Houston Texans Bear sold at a Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the Houston area during the month of July, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Leveraging the Strengths of Social Enterprises Through Innovative Business Relationships
The unbridled accumulation of single-use, post-consumer plastic bottles represents a social and environmental crisis affecting populations and landscapes the world over. While industrialized countries have evolved systems and customs that effectively displace this waste stream, the problem is glaringly evident in less-industrialized countries, ill-equipped to control the flow. Yet strategies to manage Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic have led to surprising new markets.
Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 Set to Build on Growing Momentum
More and more, citizens and consumers are becoming socially and environmentally aware, and want their purchasing decisions to reflect their beliefs. In a capitalist society, social enterprise provides consumers with a form of activism as organizations with a social purpose open up an alternative for consumers to spend their money responsibly rather than on goods or services that ultimately perpetuate the growing global wealth disparity.
The International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) Takes Place in Boston June 7-8
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2017 /3BL Media/-Learn the ins and outs of international grantmaking and discuss with leaders in international philanthropy their vision, implementation, and impact at the International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS). Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global, will share fundamental concepts underpinning quality public-private-social, or tri-sector partnerships in Boston, June 7 and 8.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Now is the time for action on complex global challenges. PYXERA Global will lead two workshops at the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit to advance partnership to solve complex global challenges this May 10. These workshops will hone in on two areas: how to effectively engage in partnership and post-harvest loss reduction.
The methodology that brings people together around challenges in the commons
The CollaborateUp Formula for forming, managing, and scaling partnerships outlines the deliberative steps needed to approach multi-stakeholder challenges for which there are no obvious responsible parties. The Formula combines a wealth of partnership-building experience, adapted rapid development tools, and elements of the Lean Startup methodology, to give practitioners the agility to identify and pursue a path forward, no matter the context.
Bridging the gap between food and agriculture and public health
More than five years have passed since the 2011 United Nations high-level meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease are a leading cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for more than 30 million deaths annually. These diseases alone place an enormous burden on health systems, representing $2 trillion a year in health costs, and the projected toll in lost economic output by 2030 is a staggering $47 trillion.
How volunteerism and nonprofit partnership power John Deere’s cycle of citizenship
After nearly five years, a team of John Deere managers recently returned to three villages in rural Rajasthan, India, with great anticipation and a simple purpose: to see whether the Joint Initiative for Village Advancement (JIVA) was living up to its name.
We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability; transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals.