The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC), and our partners prepared Trash to Treasure: Changing Waste Streams to Profits Streams to educate the private sector about the business value of circular economy opportunities. More and more, companies are looking towards a circular economy business model as a way to cut costs and increase efficiency. Turning waste into a resource is a huge part of that, and this report takes a deep dive into how the private sector can make "trash" an economic opportunity.
American companies understand that strengthening individuals, communities, and ecosystems around the globe is good for business.
Water and Energy systems are intertwined. Producing one involves the consumption of the other. This relationship is often referred to as the Energy-Water Nexus, and ensuring that those resources are being used efficiently is an important aspect to increasing resilience.
Businesses across the country are working to create healthy communities. To further strengthen the business community’s role in obesity prevention programs, the U.S.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s newest research report, From Millions to Billions: Scaling Up Women’s Empowerment Globally investigates the status of women-owned businesses in Mexico and offers global companies ways they can integrate them into their supply chains.
The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Insights for the Business Community explores the connections between these three vital resources and identified steps that companies can take to understand and address their connections to energy, water and food.
A Lesson Plan for Partnerships: Insights From Leading STEM Nonprofits looks to better understand partnerships between corporations and nonprofits.
Worldwide, obesity rates have nearly doubled since 1980. In the United States, 35.7% of adults are obese. In a 2008 study, medical costs associated with obesity in the United States were estimated at $147 billion.