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Celebrating Partnerships for Progress this Pride Month-image

June 29, 2022 | Handshake

Celebrating Partnerships for Progress this Pride Month

Diversity and inclusion are essential to all businesses and are imperative to their success. These efforts must go beyond donations and proclamations to become core components of a long-term business strategy that are adequately resourced and sustained over time. To...

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Handshake and Goal 17 Partners at Davos 2022-image

July 22, 2022 | Julia Cox

Handshake and Goal 17 Partners at Davos 2022

This past May, Handshake convened cross-sector leaders, innovators and thinkers committed to advancing the state of the world on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. As an important moment to advance the global agenda, Handshake has had a presence...

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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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The planet needs partners.-image

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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Impact Executive Spotlight: Airbnb Responds to the Current Situation in Afghanistan-image

August 30, 2021 | The Impact Executive

Impact Executive Spotlight: Airbnb Responds to the Current Situation in Afghanistan

“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the U.S. and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a responsibility to step up,” – Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb  The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has prompted a global...

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Meek Mill and REFORM Alliance Receive PTTOW! Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award-image

August 17, 2021 | Handshake

Meek Mill and REFORM Alliance Receive PTTOW! Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award

Rap star and social activist Meek Mill has received the Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award, given by  PTTOW! (Plan to Take on the World) an invitation-only community for CEOs, chief marketing officers and icons.  The Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award recognizes individuals who...

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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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Carl Nassib and the NFL’s Commitment to Equality-image

July 20, 2021 | Harrison Egbers

Carl Nassib and the NFL’s Commitment to Equality

Carl Nassib stands as a symbol that you can achieve your dream at the same time as being authentically true to yourself, while the NFL’s response highlights the progression of acceptance by the private sector and cultural leaders.

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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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