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Malala Fund Campaigning Globally for Girls’ Education in Tandem with Film Release
Malala Fund Campaigning Globally for Girls’ Education in Tandem with Film Release

LEADERSHIP - Earlier this month, He Named Me Malala, the feature-length documentary on the inspiring story of Nobel Laureate and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai, opened in theatres across the U.S. and Canada. To accompany the release, her charity, the Malala Fund, launched a Stand #withMalala global campaign to encourage people to stand up and take action for education rights.

Climate-Smart Tech Improving Livelihoods of Kenyan Women Farmers
Climate-Smart Tech Improving Livelihoods of Kenyan Women Farmers

CLEANTECH - Equator Kenya, a food-processing company that produces African Bird’s Eye Chilies for export, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide climate-smart technologies, training and market linkages to 8,000 smallholder farmers along the Kenyan coast.This business is designed to reduce the crop risks posed by climate change, which will help increase incomes among the farmers — 6,000 of whom are women — as well as improve crop yields and quality.

Community Hiring: The Labour Market Advantage Is in Your Own Backyard
Community Hiring: The Labour Market Advantage Is in Your Own Backyard

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The world’s most innovative leaders know that social businesses are more profitable businessesConsumers around the world, from Vancouver and Toronto to Shanghai and New York, believe that a company’s social role goes beyond simply meeting legal requirements, complying with ethical standards, creating jobs and paying taxes. Research shows that consumers everywhere expect companies to act as social leaders, using their business expertise to lead social change.

The #BusinessCase for Gender Equality in Leadership
The #BusinessCase for Gender Equality in Leadership

NEW METRICS - “No country can get ahead if it leaves what amounts to half the population behind.” This quote from the McKinsey report, Economic Benefit of Gender Equality, provided a soft opening to a session focused on the data and facts pointing to the benefits of gender diversity in business.

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Brands Must Scale Up Diversity – and Fast – If They Want to Remain Relevant
Brands Must Scale Up Diversity – and Fast – If They Want to Remain Relevant

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - “Women challenge the status quo because we never are it.”Addressing a (thankfully) diverse audience of sustainability professionals in London, UK, last month at an event hosted by The Crowd, Cindy Gallop -– a global activist for the gender equality movement -– pulled no punches in reminding business leaders why women are essential to making corporations fit for a better world.

MGM Resorts International Issues Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report
MGM Resorts International Issues Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - Report chronicles the company's gains in Diversity, Philanthropy and Sustainability among employees and communities  Las Vegas, Sept. 8, 2015 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) employee volunteers build a house from the ground-up, and hand over the keys to an elated single mother and her children. Tens of millions of dollars are spent conducting business with minority- and women-owned enterprises, supporting the company’s strategic objectives and commitment to diversity. MGM Resorts and NRG Renew partner to install one of the nation’s largest rooftop solar arrays at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, stretching a massive 20 acres. 

First-Ever White House Demo Day Showcases Innovative U.S. Startups
First-Ever White House Demo Day Showcases Innovative U.S. Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Today, President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, welcoming startup founders from diverse walks of life and from across the country to showcase their innovations. The President also announced new public- and private-sector commitments that promise to provide more Americans with the opportunity to pursue their bold, game-changing ideas.

With No-Label Can, Coca-Cola Asks Us to 'Remove Labels' This Ramadan
With No-Label Can, Coca-Cola Asks Us to 'Remove Labels' This Ramadan

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Coca-Cola has launched a new campaign to discourage stereotyping and prejudice. In time for the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, the beverage giant will remove labels from its soda cans throughout the Middle East.The company explained its rationale behind the campaign in a statement: "In a time when equality and abolishing prejudices is a hot topic for discussion around the world, how does one of the leading brands like Coca-Cola join in the conversation? In the Middle East, during the month of Ramadan, one of the world's most well-known labels has removed its own label, off its cans, in an effort to promote a world without labels and prejudices."The no-label cans feature one blank side and one side reading: “Labels are for cans, not for people.”

Pope Francis, Universal Sustainability Values and Brand Value Creation
Pope Francis, Universal Sustainability Values and Brand Value Creation

MARKETING AND COMMS - Pope Francis has been creating news in sustainability circles lately and lots of it.Why? Well, it’s not just because his message of peace, simplicity, and pursuit of the common good resonates with millions the world round, but also because his beliefs are uniform and undivided in ways political, corporate, union or community leaders can seldom afford to be: It is within each of us, he says without preaching or scolding, to be better people, more caring, more generous and, of course, more considerate of the environment.

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Want to Make an Impact? Invest in Women
Want to Make an Impact? Invest in Women

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Just 13 of the 200 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. are female, according to data published recently by the New York Times. While gender parity in the workplace is advancing worldwide and many women are heeding the call to ‘Lean in’, progress in changing outcomes is generally slow.

Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign Creates Social Media Firestorm
Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign Creates Social Media Firestorm

LEADERSHIP - Companies, especially publicly owned corporations, carefully manage their image and messages. But this age of social media, changes in consumer tastes and demands for increased transparency have caused more companies to be bolder, especially when it comes to sustainability and social responsibility issues. One such company is Starbucks, which has often taken controversial stances on the Affordable Healthcare Act, minimum wage and now, race relations.

How to Empower Women in Global Supply Chains?
How to Empower Women in Global Supply Chains?

SUPPLY CHAIN - We’ve heard a lot recently about 2015 promising to be the year of sustainability — with global conferences on sustainable development and climate change, new UK legislation fighting modern day slavery, and the forthcoming UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set to shape the global remit for social, economic and environmental development.One of the key goals of the SDGs is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls around the world. With this in mind, the post-2015 development agenda offers a great opportunity to drive lasting change for women’s rights and equality.

How Cryptocurrency Is Lifting Hope for South Africa's Women
How Cryptocurrency Is Lifting Hope for South Africa's Women

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Digital currency, aka cryptocurrency, is shaking up the financial industry’s entrenched institutions, and now its potential for doing good is dawning — as it enables accountability and financial sovereignty one mobile click at a time.Stellar, a nonprofit building a global digital platform for money transfer, is partnering with open-source text messaging network, Vumi, to empower young women in South Africa in an aptly titled program, Give a Girl a Savings Account.

'This Girl Can' Campaign Empowering Women of All Shapes and Sizes to Get Active
'This Girl Can' Campaign Empowering Women of All Shapes and Sizes to Get Active

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sport England, previously known as the English Sports Council, has launched an ad campaign called “This Girl Can,” which uses real women to promote exercise among females.The campaign’s first 90-second film, aiming to inspire women of all shapes and sizes to get off the couch, has generated more than 2.9 million views on YouTube in its first week and trended at number two on Twitter. FCB Inferno, the London agency behind the film, described it as "a celebration of active women designed to make the attainable aspirational."

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United Colors of Benetton, UN Women Engaging Millennials to 'End Violence Against Women Now!'
United Colors of Benetton, UN Women Engaging Millennials to 'End Violence Against Women Now!'

MARKETING AND COMMS - A group of angry-looking men surround a woman seated alone in the desert, and proceed to "stone" her … with flower petals, in a striking (no pun intended) new campaign by United Colors of Benetton in support of UN Women (the United Nations agency that promotes gender equality and empowerment of women), launched to commemorate the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25).

53 California-Based Firms Receive Top Marks in LGBT Workplace Inclusion Scorecard
53 California-Based Firms Receive Top Marks in LGBT Workplace Inclusion Scorecard

LEADERSHIP - 53 California-based companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have received perfect scores in an annual report assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) workplace inclusion.The 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a project of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. As the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, the 2015 CEI unveiled that a record 366 businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

#SB14London: Barry Digs Deep Into Challenges, Lessons Learned as M&S Embarks on Next Phase of 'Plan A'
#SB14London: Barry Digs Deep Into Challenges, Lessons Learned as M&S Embarks on Next Phase of 'Plan A'

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As Marks & Spencer’s Plan A programme moves into a new phase — that of engagement — the company’s director of sustainable business, Mike Barry took to the stage Tuesday evening at SB ’14 London to offer his insights into how companies can build long-term, restorative models that are as much about inclusivity as they are profitability.

UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business
UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business

COLLABORATION - United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Tokyo and the Business Call to Action (BCtA) last week hosted the first BCtA event in Japan to encourage the Japanese private sector to participate in innovative business approaches that create development impact.The BCtA forum in Tokyo featured a number of innovative business practices, showcasing how companies can overcome market challenges that can benefit the poor and create social and economic impact in local communities. The event also highlighted the work that UNDP and the BCtA have initiated to promote public-private partnerships.

Social Enterprise Uses Baskets to Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa
Social Enterprise Uses Baskets to Build Schools, Empower Women in West Africa

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A social enterprise called Jjangde is tackling two of the largest problems in West Africa — lack of access to education and employment — by connecting handmade goods from rural communities in Senegal to global markets, and using the profits to fund schools in the communities where the goods were made.With a test run of baskets, Jjangde says it was able to fund a summer program that gave 300 students extra support for the upcoming school year. The company also fully funded one year of school for 110 students and developed an exchange program to strengthen the relationship between high schools in Senegal and the United States.

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Liberty & Justice for All: How Africa Is Challenging Fast Fashion's 'Race to the Bottom'
Liberty & Justice for All: How Africa Is Challenging Fast Fashion's 'Race to the Bottom'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Chid Liberty was born in Liberia, his father the nation’s ambassador to Germany — where Chid grew up before his family was exiled and moved to Silicon Valley. After 28 years abroad, Chid returned to Liberia in 2009 inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Liberian Women’s Peace Movement and founded Liberty & Justice with social entrepreneur Adam Butlein.

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