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Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

Will Millennials Be the First Sustainable Generation?

For as long as I’ve been involved with environmental issues, people have always predicted that the latest generation of youngsters were the ones who would sort the problems out, because they were the ones that cared about it the most. I’ve been skeptical of such claims in the past, and I would say with good reason. After all, the first time I heard it, it was being said about my own generation when I was that youngster. But my generation turn...
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Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Meet the New Advocates of Social Impact

Without a doubt, stories about Millennials are unavoidable in the media today. We’ve all heard about how they’re climbing ladders to taking the lead in politics, business, philanthropy, and everywhere else. Since the Millennial generation began entering the workforce about 10 years ago, the spotlight has been fixated on this emerging cohort as more socially aware than any in recent history. Many argue that if employers want to retain these youn...
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CSR Europe's SDGs Masterclass : Linking SDGs  to Business Strategy

CSR Europe's SDGs Masterclass : Linking SDGs to Business Strategy

Today, more than ever, the private sector has been showing greater interest to further educate, inspire and advocate on how to best incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their practices, indexes, and standards. There is no doubt that the achievements of the SDGs require consistent involvement, dedication and a clear strategy to strengthen business awareness and stimulate action to advance sustainable business and contributions...
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COP21: A Halt to  Climatic Disruption?

COP21: A Halt to Climatic Disruption?

The two-week COP21 climate conference in Paris (also known as the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change, or UNFCC) ended on Saturday 12 December with a historical and legally binding universal agreement covering 195 countries, which provides a framework for voluntary efforts to significantly reduce carbon emissions starting 2020. The purpose of this conference was to develop a binding agreement ...
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Global Progress for Lasting Impact 2014 ESG Impact Report Outlines Stewardship

Global Progress for Lasting Impact 2014 ESG Impact Report Outlines Stewardship

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. Goldman Sachs have be...
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Establishing the New Business Language

Establishing the New Business Language

A strategic approach to CSR is increasingly important to a company’s competitiveness. It can bring benefits in terms of innovation, cost savings, brand differentiation, and employee and customer engagement. Most importantly, embedding CSR into the corporate strategy can help save brand reputation. Therefore, CSR is a must for every company that aims at maintaining good market share while making good profits.
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Waste Management: An Opportunity for the  Private Sector Strategies for integrated waste management practices

Waste Management: An Opportunity for the Private Sector Strategies for integrated waste management practices

One challenge that almost all cities share is sustainable waste management. Urbanization, rapid population growth, higher product consumption rates are all resulting in a vast increase in the quantity of waste generated. Meanwhile, communities are becoming more alert on the importance of living in a waste free environment and enjoying the natural resources that our planet Earth has to offer.
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Sustainability at Core of Business

Sustainability at Core of Business

Over the past 20 years, Majid Al Futtaim has grown from a single property to one of the most prolific portfolios of retail, leisure and entertainment destinations across the Middle East and North Africa. Its rapid expansion across the MENA region is part of the company’s strategic direction to double the size of the business in the next five years, providing a powerful network of malls for local, regional and international brands to access milli...
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New Sustainability Milestones 2015 Sustainable Development Report with New Promises

New Sustainability Milestones 2015 Sustainable Development Report with New Promises

Holcim Lebanon is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, founded in 2015 as a result of the merger of Lafarge and Holcim. With a global spread in 90 countries, the Group provides innovative cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, and asphalt products as well as associated services and solutions. Holcim Lebanon is established as one of the leading cement companies in Lebanon since 1929.
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Preventive Healthcare: Towards a more sustainable healthcare system in Lebanon

Preventive Healthcare: Towards a more sustainable healthcare system in Lebanon

In recent years, the concept of Corporate Social Responsibly has attracted increased interest from both the general public and large corporations who continue to debate the merits of sustainable practices across a multitude of industries such as oil and gas, banking and construction. While people would expect the healthcare sector to take the lead among other industries in terms of CSR, health care institutions still lag behind most businesses w...
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