Today, approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up 66 percent of the population. With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.
As consumers become more socially conscious, they are drawn to companies that pursue purpose, not just profit. Investing in women can serve as a promising way of optimizing business operations, attracting new customers, and improving livelihoods.
Companies that serve as powerful forces for good in communities consistently go above and beyond to make the world a better place. Every year, the U.S.
MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
At Sealed Air, we recognize the service of our military veterans and value their experience. And this November, we are proud to announce our commitment to hiring veterans into five percent of available positions in Charlotte, NC.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we understand the critical role of the private sector in creating vibrant communities. From community engagement to providing jobs—the strength of a locale and its people is directly tied to the strength of private sector investments.
The challenges that face businesses looking to invest in emerging economies are the same challenges that face the communities themselves.
Meet Nadege: Nadege lives in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with her three children and partner.
The World Economic Forum estimates a cumulative economic output loss of $47 trillion over the next two decades from noncommunicable diseases, like cancer, diabetes, and mental health.