Happy International Internet Day! This week during Common Impact's Skills for Cities Fall 2021, CEO Danielle Holly moderated a Community Conversation exploring the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has recognized FedEx as a Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame inductee for our longstanding commitment to global citizenship. Our focus on sustainable transportation, global entrepreneurship, and delivering for good enables us to bring the full force of our unique capabilities to bear on helping communities around the world.
On the fringes of the ongoing global climate summit in Bonn, U.S. leaders will once again demonstrate their commitment to the issue, with a packed agenda of film screenings, panel discussions and cocktail parties where they will highlight the country’s carbon dioxide cuts.
Unlike past years, however, the leaders are from corporate America -- not the White House.
Event will Explore Business Action to Solve Water Challenges
A 2014 Pacific Institute and VOX Global survey of major U.S. corporations found that 60% of companies believe water challenges will negatively affect business growth and profitability within five years. Despite growing concerns, most companies are not increasing the breadth and scale of their water risk management practices. In fact, nearly 70% said their current level of investment in water management is sufficient.
American cities, consumer goods companies, and retailers are facing a financial and environmental crisis: we are currently spending billions of dollars to landfill products and packaging when, instead, they could be sold to the recycling industry. These valuable commodities could be recycled, drive costs efficiency, and create jobs. There are many benefits to recycling including the reduction in manufacturing costs for consumer goods, reduction in landfill disposal costs, increased revenue for municipalities, and creation of local jobs.
What do Sanlin Town in Shanghai and Nairobi's Kibera slum have in common? They are two poor communities where GSK employees are deeply committed to local partnerships--and both were recognized last week as gold standards in global corporate citizenship.