WEC President & CEO Glenn Prickett reflect on WEC's role in 2021
As I write this, encouraging reports on President-elect Joe Biden’s early cabinet picks and policy plans suggest that we are starting to turn the page on 2020 at last.
Of course, we are not through the global pandemic yet. Infections rates are rising, promising a long winter with more suffering and death among vulnerable populations. With stimulus funds drying up, the prospect of a double-dip recession is all too real.
Change is a-coming – quite quickly now – for corporate sustainability reporting frameworks and standards organizations.
Before the disastrous October 1929 stock market crash, there was little in the way of disclosure and reporting requirements for companies with public stockholders. The State of New York had The Martin Act, passed in 1921, a “blue sky law” that regulates the sales and trades of public companies to address fraud issues.
Stacks+Joules bridges the tech opportunity gap with a specialized curriculum that prepares their students for well-paying, meaningful jobs. Pro bono experts have played a key role in helping them grow.
As the year draws to a close, we’re highlighting some of our favorite pro bono stories of 2020. This profile is a part of our ongoing series on how workforce development organizations in particular are using this valuable resource.
The world of work is evolving, and the underserved, returning citizens, and those with barriers to employment are being left behind. Workforce development organizations make sure that people in need of jobs get the training and services they need to find careers and thrive.
With the economic strain of the pandemic causing people to give less and in different ways, events like GivingTuesday are even more important than ever. While point of sale donations may be seeing a decline, the virtual nature of GivingTuesday means individuals can donate from their laptops or in their homes, which is especially important as COVID cases rise.
The issue of climate change presents one of the most difficult decision-making challenges a CEO might face - a case study in balancing uncertainty with costs to bring about changes that will require significant lead times. Businesses like ours that take climate change seriously are investing today because we’re thinking about tomorrow.
VEVEY, Switzerland, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As a signatory of the UN 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C' pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan (pdf, 10Mb) and to do so ahead of schedule. The company is taking measures to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 – even as the company grows.
TORONTO, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On December 2, 2020, Global Compact Network Canada welcomed leaders, advocates, and change-makers at the Business for Gender Equality virtual forum. The forum brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to map the opportunities, challenges, and next steps related to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the private sector as well as to showcase outstanding action being taken to break barriers and fast-forward gender equality progress in Canadian workplaces.