Singapore-based property and hotel conglomerate, City Developments Ltd (CDL), has been leading the way in environmentally-responsible real estate since the mid-1990s when it adopted its ‘Conserve as we Construct’ ethos.
Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate, operates in 80 countries across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East , Africa and Asia Pacific managing some three billion square feet, $56bn of assets and nearly 60,000 employees.
The company has won a clutch of sustainability, energy efficiency and corporate responsibility awards including being named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Fortune Magazine, one of the 100 Best Corporate Ci
In order to build a truly sustainable organisation, global companies these days acknowledge that the umbrella of their stakeholders extends further than ever before.
Chris Librie, senior director, strategy & communications, HP Living Progress, says that global citizenship has been part of HP’s DNA from the outset. “It was part of our foundational values,” he says. “However, it wasn’t totally embedded in the corporate strategy. In true Silicon Valley fashion, we were very decentralized.
Right from the start, the Italian food company Barilla has combined the achievement of economic goals with social commitments to the areas in which it operates. Knowledge of social and economic contexts together with integrity, transparency and innovation, enabled the founders to identify their own entrepreneurial style, and hand it down from generation to generation.
In Barilla the words “sustainability” calls for a unique and distinctive way of doing business: “Good for you, Good for the Planet”.
The origins of financial services were good. Banks, insurance companies and investment houses used the power of the collective to pool and manage money, offering the customer a better deal than had they been acting alone.
The sector, back then, was on our side. Then along came what Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently referred to as “ethical drifting”. The original banking ethos was replaced by a commitment to shareholders exclusively – and ensuring executive enrichment along the way
Bangladesh has a child population of 65m and more than a million are homeless. Very young street children can be placed in jails without protection or representation. Children can encounter justice systems as victims, witnesses, or because they are in conflict with the law. If held in detention, children can suffer violations of their rights - they are often detained with adult prisoners – and may be exposed to torture, physical and emotional abuse.
Since 2009 employee volunteers at Turner Broadcasting, have helped build schools and school buildings in Mali, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Mozambique.
“Good schooling means that people can look forward to more than the simple life of their forefathers and we have already seen pupils going on to higher education and taking scholarships,” says Nick Hart, head of CSR for EMEA at the international broadcaster who runs the schools building programme as one of its main international projects.
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Producing twice as much food for 9 billion people by 2050, while combating hunger and poverty and optimizing available land and finite resources, is one of the greatest and most urgent challenges we face.
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