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Gender Diversity on Boards Increases

Gender Diversity on Boards Increases

Continuing pressure on corporate boards by investors to include more women is producing real results. State Street has announced that more than 150 companies targeted for not having a female director as part of its Fearless Girls campaign have added at least one, reports Bloomberg. CalSTRS is withholding votes from companies without women on their...
Employment ideas for people with autism and homeless people

Employment ideas for people with autism and homeless people

These are two videos showing that it’s a good idea to employ homeless people and people with autism – they are responsible and they do their job well… Solution for Homelessness This city has a brilliant solution to ending homelessness. Posted by ATTN: on Friday, February 16, 2018 Autism Car Wash Car wash hires people...
Richard Branson Says Killing Animals for Food Will Be a Thing of the Past

Richard Branson Says Killing Animals for Food Will Be a Thing of the Past

Founder of Virgin and plant-based eater Richard Branson recently shared a viable solution to saving the planet and the lives of millions of animals in his latest blog post. Branson wrote: “I believe we will look back and be shocked at what was the accepted way we killed animals en masse for food. I think that...
Asset Managers with $15 Trillion Urge Companies to Plan Long-Term

Asset Managers with $15 Trillion Urge Companies to Plan Long-Term

A group of prominent asset managers are keeping up the pressure on companies to think long term. Organized under the title of CECP: The CEO Force for Good, nine asset managers from firms representing $15 trillion in assets under management will assemble in New York this month, taking a stand with an open letter to chief executives requesting that they look...
Tesco to Give All Unsold Food to Charity in its 800 UK Supermarkets

Tesco to Give All Unsold Food to Charity in its 800 UK Supermarkets

Tesco in the U.K. announced Friday the nationwide rollout of a program that dramatically reduces the amount of food that goes to waste by giving all of the grocery store’s surplus food to charities. Through its new Community Food Connection, Tesco will redirect millions of meals to shelters, food banks, and community centers by end...
Lourdes: A story of perseverance in Paraguay

Lourdes: A story of perseverance in Paraguay

Lourdes was only 18 when she says her world came crashing down around her. When her son, Victor, was born, Lourdes pieced together work, trying to keep their little family of 2 afloat. She decided to start her own business selling empanadas and snacks. That’s when she took out her first business loan of just...
China Destroys Three US Shipments of GM Corn

China Destroys Three US Shipments of GM Corn

Could the global tide in support of GMO’s be turning? A new report reveals that the formerly pro-GMO Chinese government, one of the largest consumers of GMO food crops in the world, is beginning to crack down on GM corn shipments from the US that have not followed appropriate biosafety regulations. Surprisingly, despite these seemingly drastic steps...
My Coursera Experience: Empowering Local Communities through Online Courses

My Coursera Experience: Empowering Local Communities through Online Courses

I am a user of Coursera myself and enjoy the courses a lot. It is great to read how other people use it to empower others. This is a great story. About Coursera – We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We are changing the face of education globally, and...
The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

The Prospect of Better Times Ahead

A relentless diet of pessimism fails to reflect the prospect of better times ahead, writes Jeff Randall Something strange is happening in Britain. It was so unexpected that it has gone largely unmentioned among the commentariat lest entrenched positions be disturbed. Retail sales are up, manufacturing is improving, car sales are up, house prices are...
Global campaigning network launches new daily news service

Global campaigning network launches new daily news service

New independent e-news service the Avaaz Daily Briefing aims to cut through “bias, propaganda, and spin,” to deliver the latest clear-cut news on key global issues Global campaigning network Avaaz looks set to further expand its power and impact with the launch of a new daily news service, Avaaz Daily Briefing. The network, which has nearly...