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Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

Half the world's schools lack clean water, toilets and handwashing

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the world’s schools lack clean drinking water, toilets and handwashing facilities, putting millions of children at risk of disease, experts warned on Monday.
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New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting.
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The Business of Volunteering Is Business for Millennials

The Business of Volunteering Is Business for Millennials

The largest cohort in today's workforce seeks both meaningful employment and employers whose values align with their own.
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Yes, it is our business: how corporations can help on Sustainable Development Goals

Yes, it is our business: how corporations can help on Sustainable Development Goals

The shift in the perceived role of corporations as solely profit generators to agents for positive change has become clearer than ever before with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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CEO of CSR LEBANON Appointed as UNGC Focal Point

CEO of CSR LEBANON Appointed as UNGC Focal Point

As a result of the dedication in raising awareness on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across Lebanon and promoting responsible business over the last 4 years, Mr. Khaled Kassar, Founder & CEO of CSR LEBANON, has been officially appointed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) as the focal point-of-contact in Lebanon to launch the Global Compact Local Network in Lebanon by 2014.
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Lebanese President Calls for Increased Action on Corporate Sustainability

H.E. General Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon, made a strong call to scale up sustainability efforts in companies and management education institutions in the country and throughout the Middle East. His remarks were presented at the 2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum.
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Georg Kell: The UNGC Challenges Middle East to do More : The UNGC: Do Global Standards Fit Local Problems?

Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), gives an exclusive interview to Responsible Business. He discusses the outcomes of Rio +20, the future of the UNGC, progress on sustainability in the Middle East and the challenges and opportunities for businesses seeking to join the UNGC and implement sustainability programs in this region.
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UAE Leading CSR in the Middle East

Sustainability is continuously gaining momentum in the region and there is no doubt that when looking at the present state of sustainability and CSR in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stands out as one of the more active countries. The UAE has been trying to define CSR in its own context, and in many ways, the Emirates is ahead of other countries in the Arab world due to adopting a CSR approach that is regional, organized, and dr...
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