The Role of Business in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals-image

November 5, 2021 | Handshake

The Role of Business in Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

This post was co-authored by Kindred – The Membership for Socially Responsible Leaders. This year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) spotlighted the need for cross-sector collaboration to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The disruptive...

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Perseverance, Resilience, Courage: Innovative Leadership during COVID-19-image

September 23, 2021 | The Impact Executive

Perseverance, Resilience, Courage: Innovative Leadership during COVID-19

Megha Desai, President of the Desai Foundation, embodies what it means to be an Impact Executive, in more ways than one. As a dedicated leader, with a background in advertising, Megha uses her knowledge in social responsibility to help others by elevating the health and well-being...

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Making Rescue Robotics a Reality-image

July 27, 2021 | Jacqueline Zegler

Making Rescue Robotics a Reality

Robots are an expense many governments cannot afford in disaster situations. Partnerships between public safety departments and private engineering firms may be able to fix that.

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The Generation Equality Forum And The Private Sector’s $40 Billion Commitment-image

July 17, 2021 | Nessa Garcia

The Generation Equality Forum And The Private Sector’s $40 Billion Commitment

The Generation Equality Forum in Paris, France, was a global convening co-hosted by UN Women and the governments of Mexico and France, focused on accelerating the progress of Gender Equality. The event marked the most significant gender equality gathering since the 1995 Women’s...

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Faith in Action: GSF’s Vaccines for All-image

June 28, 2021 | Handshake

Faith in Action: GSF’s Vaccines for All

The Global Solidarity Fund (GSF) last month spotlighted issues to be addressed as well as promising innovations in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are most vulnerable and marginalized in our world. The roundtable discussion, Vaccines for All: Unique...

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Spotlight: Driving Impact for Racial Equality-image

June 21, 2021 | The Impact Executive

Spotlight: Driving Impact for Racial Equality

The Impact Executive serves as a platform to elevate the voices of leaders dedicated to creating real and sustainable social change. Representing all sectors, these leaders use their values, passion, and innovation to drive progress across their organizations and in...

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The G7 Summit, Explained-image

June 11, 2021 | Nessa Garcia

The G7 Summit, Explained

The G7 (Group of 7) is comprised of many of the world’s biggest economic powers. The leaders of these nations have convened for the G7 Summit annually since the 1970s. The members include the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, France...

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Public Private Partnership Highlight: Samsung and UNDP-image

March 11, 2021 | Maggie Stimpson

Public Private Partnership Highlight: Samsung and UNDP

Samsung and the United Nations Development Programme have teamed up to generate change and movement towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Their effort highlights the power of partnerships in helping deliver on the SDGs and the unique role the private sector can play in leveraging its network and reach to make a...

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Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World-image

September 30, 2020 | Handshake

Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World

Dr. Karan Giotra of Cornell University recently wrote a paper, co-sponsored by Handshake, titled: “Business Transformation: A Field Guide for Builders, Social Champions and Changing the World”. The premise of the paper is that business activities that cause significant harm...

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“With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”-image

June 3, 2020 | JR Kerr

“With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”

These last few days have been painfully hard on our communities and our country. Racist abuse, violence and murders are not new but these issues are immediate and impossible to ignore. It’s long past time for us all to do the...

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Taking A Stand On Black Lives Matter Is Corporate Social Responsibility-image

June 2, 2020 | Handshake

Taking A Stand On Black Lives Matter Is Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporations have traditionally shied away from taking a public stance on racial injustice and police violence. It’s been common for companies to view the Black Lives Matter movement as potentially ‘polarizing’ for their main stakeholders. A recent piece by The New York Times states,...

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We’re All In This Together-image

May 29, 2020 | Julia Cox

We’re All In This Together

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, during a time that experts have called  “the most psychologically toxic disaster in anyone’s lifetime,” it is easy to focus on the negative. But experiencing this shared trauma has brought awareness to the...

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