Here are six companies leading the way in CSR not just because it's trendy but because it's the right thing to do. Anna Johansson Published 8:30 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Corporate Social Responsibility Can Actually Be a Competitive Advantage, So Where's Your CSR Program? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In these politically turbulent times, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is growing in importance, putting more pressure on up-and-coming entrepreneurs to adopt a social responsibility and/or sustainability strategy to boost their visibility and competitiveness. Why are CSR strategies growing in importance? There are at least three reasons: Corporate distrust. In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, … [Read more...] about Corporate Social Responsibility Can Actually Be a Competitive Advantage, So Where’s Your CSR Program?
Little Rock is exploring a program that would pull the homeless off the streets and give them city jobs for a couple of days every week, city officials told homelessness advocates Wednesday. There's A Better Way, a program already implemented in Albuquerque, N.M., pays the homeless city dollars to do jobs like picking up trash or cleaning up at the zoo. Officials from Albuquerque are coming in September to explain details of their program to homeless advocates in Little Rock, said B.J. Wyrick, Little Rock city director for Ward 7. Wyrick and Vice Mayor Kathy Webb, who is also the city director for Ward 3, presented the idea to members of the Arkansas Homeless Coalition on Wednesday. The coalition is a group of more than 50 homelessness service providers and advocates who meet monthly. "I see this as a community adventure to see how it's working in Albuquerque, how it's working in other cities," Wyrick said. "I see this as another tool in our box to help with homelessness." The 2017 … [Read more...] about Little Rock explores program giving jobs to homeless
INDIANAPOLIS — High school senior Sidney Shoaf was more than willing to talk about her dream job when Gov. Eric Holcomb asked about her future goals.She plans to pursue a marketing track at IUPUI's Kelley School of Business."I'd like to go into business or something business-related where I can wear a pantsuit," she told Holcomb.And she wants to serve on the board for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), a youth development school program for which Holcomb is national chairman."I feel like that would be amazing because JAG has changed my life and I want to change other people's lives with JAG because it has helped me so much," Shoaf told the governor and about 20 others in Indianapolis for a board meeting.Shoaf was recently named JAG's Outstanding Senior for Indiana. Beginning in her junior year, she learned valuable lessons from her high school JAG counselor Adam Ritz, she said."He was teaching things that have never been taught before in other classes, like resumes or how to … [Read more...] about Students praise Jobs for America’s Graduates program
Updated 6:20 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — "Christine" is a 19-year-old refugee from Sudan who walked to Kenya, hoping for a better future after losing her family to war and disease. What will she experience when she reaches the border? Where will she sleep safely, and will she get enough to eat? Christine's profile — and the profiles of other refugees — was carried by multiple Indiana State University students on Tuesday in the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" refugee simulation on the lawn outside Indiana State University's Cunningham Memorial Library. More than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons are living this lifestyle. More than half of the refugees are children. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Gunman at large after shooting victim at S.A. home, police say San Antonio Express-News Brawl turned shooting at Miller’s Pond Park Jacob Beltran Police: Body found near former Graham … [Read more...] about Indiana State program simulates refugees’ living conditions
By Alex Stuckey Published 6:00 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Credit: European Space Agency Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 European Space Agency Director General JOHANN-DIETRICH WÖRNER European Space Agency Director General JOHANN-DIETRICH WÖRNER Photo: Credit: European Space Agency Leader of Europe's space program set to speak in Houston 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The leader of the European Space Agency will be in Houston next week and you can hear him speak for free. On April 19 at Space Center Houston, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the agency's director general, will discuss future plans for Europe's space program, as well as the international collaboration with NASA and other country around the work. Woerner became director general in 2015 after serving as chairman of the German Aerospace … [Read more...] about Leader of Europe’s space program set to speak in Houston