Recent Events: Corporate Citizenship Center
Achieving sustainable outcomes requires creative, efficient, and inclusive collaboration across sectors and silos.
Hurricane Laura made landfall early on August 27 but the amount of devastation is still being assessed. Currently there are nearly 6,000 homes declared either heavily damaged or destroyed with estimates predicting a total of 10,000 – 15,000 homes affected.
As we transition into a “new normal” in the face of COVID-19, what are the most impactful climate strategies companies continue to drive forward, and what are the tactics and technologies being deployed to deliver on sustainability commitments? Hear from leaders in the manufacturing, logistics, and banking industries on their unique approaches to advancing sustainable progress at the outset of the Decade of Action.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a coordination call on Friday, August 28, to hear from partners who have been directly impacted and are actively responding to Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires.
On August 26, Digital Empowers facilitated a conversation with broadband policy experts, technologists, and industry leaders to learn about the complexities of broadband deployment and adoption, technology transformation, and multi-sector collaborations addressing digital inequity in rural, low-income, and historically marginalized communities .
The first of four sessions as part of the Sustainability Summit Series, Circularity for a Sustainable and Secure Future will discuss the role that circular materials management can play in both achieving sustainability goals and responding to resource-constrained settings such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a coordination call for companies and individuals that are looking to support the humanitarian relief efforts resulting from the deadly explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4. On the call, we heard from partners who are actively responding, learned what the immediate needs are in the area, as well as the long-term outlook for recovery.
Communities of color have long been disproportionately affected by environmental issues, including higher air pollution rates, chemical exposure, and poor food and water quality. Please join us on August 5 for a conversation with leading experts from the field on how communities, NGOs, and the private sector can work together to build a more sustainable economy that helps create opportunity for all.
As communities around the world begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19, society grapples with what a new normal may look like. This global pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of our daily lives—the way we do business, how we worship, and receive an education.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched a virtual conversation series to help prepare the business community for the immediate and longer-term sustainability implications of COVID-19. Our next conversation will focus on the importance of robust recycling and recovery systems both in the current context of COVID-19 and in the resource-constrained future.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted Leadership Matters, the final conversation in a 3-part series on building inclusive culture in times of crisis. During this webinar, we heard from executives who are actively investing in workplace diversity and spearheading their company’s culture transformation.
On June 10, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted Culture Matters, the second conversation in a three-part series on building inclusive culture in times of crisis.