By Gavin Cepelak, Vice President of Global Pro Bono, PYXERA Global
Leading companies are now more deliberately leveraging leadership and employee engagement to generate sustainable social good. It’s an answer to the question, “How does business shift to meet the changing demands of investors, employees, customers, and communities to meet business and social standards?” For years we’ve known that leadership and employee engagement are important, of course, but they are no longer sufficient to compete in today’s business landscape.
Design is relatively a new discipline, its terminology dating back to the creation of tools and products that have influenced and shaped our world, and our humanity. Today, design is a practice that can solve some of the most complex social challenges around the world.
Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global is excited to announce our participation in the What Works 2019 conference on April 1–3 in Reykjavik, Iceland. First held in 2016, the What Works global summit is the premier forum for debating solutions that will accelerate social progress around the world.
How employees create positive change through volunteering
As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.
How Pro Bono Service Can Support the Fight to End Hunger
Who among us doesn’t remember the ubiquitous TV ads produced by the Christian Children’s Fund and Save the Children? Their images of children in dangerous states of malnutrition with the toll-free number at the bottom encouraging viewers to make a donation today to save lives were splashed across televisions throughout the United States. It was easy to think that the best way to end hunger was to give money. But what if the ads had mentioned that nearly one third of the world’s food is wasted or lost annually?
Featured discussion during Global Partnerships Week
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of Global Partnerships Week, Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global, will participate in the featured roundtable discussion, “Business Commitment to Make the 2030 SDGs Real” on March 9. Joined by companies and State Department officials, the discussion will look at what can be done to realize the potential of private sector engagement in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PYXERA Global’s Implementation of the USAID funded Ghana Supply Chain Development Program Receives Ghana Oil and Gas Award
WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ –On Friday, December 11th, PYXERA Global received the Local Content Initiative Award at the annual Ghana Oil and Gas Awards (GOGA) in recognition of the USAID-funded Ghana Supply Chain Development (SCD) Program. Since its inception in March 2013, the SCD Program has increased the participation of 194 Ghanaian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the oil and gas supply chain.
When the American Bar Association kicked off its national celebration of pro bono service for the legal community, they likely didn’t anticipate that their celebration would soon stretch beyond the legal field into HR, finance, strategy, marketing, design, IT, and a diversity of other professions and outgrow national borders.