Blogs About "United Nations"


Postcards from Barranquilla #3

Louise M. Guido
August 12 2011

One of the other exciting things about our eLife initiative in Columbia is that it brings together:

 - The Foundation for Social Change (which created the eLife curriculum)

 - Fundacion Pies Descalzos (which built and operates the public school in Barranquilla where eLife is being implemented as an after-school program)

- SAP 

SAP is visionary in funding this social impact venture - eLife, life and business skills training for girls in Colombia...

A Foundation for Change

Kelly Hoey
November 1 2010

"The world’s economic recession has given way to a new ethos of commitment by both private enterprise and organizations to “turn social responsibility into social action.” Gone are the days when they wrote a check to show their obligation as good corporate citizens. The demand for social action is coming from employees, clients, stockholders and investors to be more proactive in helping solve the world’s problems." - Foundation for Social Change...

Great Partnerships - 85 Broads & 85 Broads Members!

Kelly Hoey
September 3 2010

85 Broads is partnering with The Foundation for Social Change. 85 Broads member Louise Guido is the CEO of The Foundation for Social Change - designed to help direct the resources of the private enterprise sector to solve social problems.

The Foundation for Social Change is dedicated to educating businesses that social innovation – social action programs – can benefit both their bottom line and address critical social issues. Their vision:

Surfing Advice from a Global Leader

Avril Christina David
May 10 2010

I recently had the honor of interviewing one of the Under-Secretary-Generals of the United Nations for a book project titled, “Women in Power at the United Nations”. When asked about her approach to her career and what advice she would offer to driven young women, the Under-Secretary-General said "learn to surf on the waves of possibility”.

Coming from a woman who has achieved such success, in a position of power that...

How Business & Human Rights Intersect: A Conversation with Christine Bader on Corporate Social Responsibility

Krizia Li
March 19 2010

85 Broads Hong Kong Chapter invites you to a conversation with Christine Bader, Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. Christine will give an update on the global debate over standards of corporate responsibility with respect to human rights -- including the impact of the recent financial scandals and crisis on that debate, from Madoff's Ponzi scheme to the Great Recession. She will also share...

An Evening w UNWFP: The Economics of Hunger: Women Hold Up More Than Half The Sky

Krizia Li
November 1 2009

85 Broads Hong Kong & The Women's Foundation
• jointly present •
The Economics of Hunger: Women Hold Up More Than Half The Sky
Brett Rierson, Senior Officer, Private Partnerships Division
United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)

Location: Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, Central
Date: Wednesday, 25 November, 2009
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Fee: HK$180 includes canapes and two standard drinks

The Chinese proverb that ‘women hold up half the sky’ has long been more...