How the Private Sector is Aiding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis-image

March 21, 2022 | Handshake

How the Private Sector is Aiding the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

By: Abby Douglas Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to have a devastating impact on the people of Ukraine who are fearing for their lives, their safety and their future. With over 3.1 million people who already fled their country, governments around the world are...

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Standing in Solidarity – Reflections from Rome-image

December 8, 2021 | JR Kerr

Standing in Solidarity – Reflections from Rome

“Go Do It”. This was the charge issued by Pope Francis to the Global Solidarity Fund last month in Rome. Alongside the G20 Summit, Handshake was proud to stand with the Global Solidarity Fund in a series of activities to advance its work to...

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December 8, 2021 | JR Kerr

The planet needs partners.

The final COP26 agreement was announced on November 13, wrapping two weeks of negotiations, dialogues, and convenings in Glasgow, Scotland. Handshake was proud to be on ground with our partners last month, creating opportunities for the private sector to advance solutions, partnerships,...

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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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