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5 Global Companies Join Forces to Fight Migrant Worker Exploitation, Challenge Others to Do the Same
5 Global Companies Join Forces to Fight Migrant Worker Exploitation, Challenge Others to Do the Same

LEADERSHIP - The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA and Unilever today in London launched the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, a collaboration focused on promoting ethical recruitment and combating the exploitation of migrant workers in global supply chains across industries. The five founding companies have committed to the “Employer Pays Principle,” which states that no worker should pay for a job - the costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer.

New UN Campaign Enlists Women in Boardrooms to Speak Up About Climate Issues
New UN Campaign Enlists Women in Boardrooms to Speak Up About Climate Issues

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - A new UN-backed initiative is enlisting the help of female execs across the world to bring climate change concerns into boardrooms.

Focus on Women in Communication, STEM, Finance ‘the Biggest Bang for the Buck’
Focus on Women in Communication, STEM, Finance ‘the Biggest Bang for the Buck’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Building on the inspiration and energy from day one, day two of the International Women’s Day Forum kicked off with a panel on The Power of Communication and Perception. Beth Colleton, SVP of CSR at NBC Universal, posed the question: “We reach 97 percent of all people in any given month. But how do we get people to care?”

From Curator to Catalyst: Target Raises the Bar for Inclusion in Made to Matter Collection
From Curator to Catalyst: Target Raises the Bar for Inclusion in Made to Matter Collection

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Made to Matter — Handpicked by Target just got an upgrade: Since its inception in 2014, Target has built strong partnerships with purpose-driven brands in the wellness space to make natural, organic and sustainable products more accessible. The retail giant just announced that it has raised its standards for inclusion in the collection this year. Each brand must now meet one or more new criteria:

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Barbie Breaks Out of Blonde, Blue-Eyed Box with Range of New Shapes, Sizes, Skin Tones
Barbie Breaks Out of Blonde, Blue-Eyed Box with Range of New Shapes, Sizes, Skin Tones

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - “It’s kind of cool to have people look different,” a young girl says, with two dolls in her hands. One is blonde and blue-eyed, the other has darker tones – and both are Barbie.In a bold move from Mattel, Barbie will now be available in 7 different skin tones and 22 eye colors. The most startling change, though, is that she will also have 4 body types: original, petite, tall, and curvy.

Johnson & Johnson Partners with Leading Universities to Advance Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D)
Johnson & Johnson Partners with Leading Universities to Advance Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D)

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced it has entered into 10 partnerships around the world to help increase the number of undergraduate women enrolling in and declaring majors in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).

Beverage Packaging Artisans Get the Spotlight in Coca-Cola's New Short Film
Beverage Packaging Artisans Get the Spotlight in Coca-Cola's New Short Film

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After spending much of her childhood in landfills near Mexico City, 22-year-old Sandy Yazmin Colohua Gomez is now one of the women who has gained financial independence and confidence through The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative. The company has released a short film, 5by20: Meet the Artisans, to share the global impact of the initiative through stories such as Sandy’s.

BlueBud: How JetBlue Is Helping 'the United Nations of Bread' Get Off the Ground
BlueBud: How JetBlue Is Helping 'the United Nations of Bread' Get Off the Ground

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This summer, JetBlue announced New York City-based Hot Bread Kitchen — a social enterprise that builds lasting economic security for foreign-born and low-income women by introducing them to professional opportunities in the culinary industry - as the first winner of its “BlueBud" business mentoring program.

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.

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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.

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. 

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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.

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.

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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.

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