WALKING THE TALK -
HP, HPE, Intel and Microsoft are launching the HBCU Technology Conference, to equip students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to excel in tech careers; while Apple has expanded its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with $30M worth of new programs.
THE NEXT ECONOMY -
If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects
to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.
PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION -
The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT -
US-based CapStone Holdings has launched GameAbove Capital — a $50 million private venture fund focused on minority- and women-operated businesses offering sustainability-related products and services.
PRESS RELEASE -
A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments, and exciting topics, the STEM Scouts program is helping these young geniuses develop character, leadership, and academic strengths they’ll use long after their school days are behind them.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE -
Today, along with the release of its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility report, The Hershey Company unveiled Shared Goodness Promise, a new CSR strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and centered around investments, collaborative programs and sustainable business practices aimed at making a positive difference in peoples’ lives.
PRESS RELEASE -
Unilever's TV, online and in-store campaign, called ‘Bright Future’, will run in the UK, Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia, and puts the spotlight on sustainability initiatives by its brands, rather than just the corporate entity.
A film entitled ‘So Long Old World’ will highlight several brand activities, including how Domestos is helping five million people to access toilets, and how Persil/Omo is helping 10 million children to gain an education.