How Business Leaders Can Build Trust As They Work Toward a Sustainable Future

As many in society are losing trust in our systems and institutions, business leaders need to step up and lead the way. Trust in Action is a leader’s guide to drive the sense of urgency and change needed to address the big issues we face today. The book, which will be released on April 10, 2023, is […]

Rethinking Humanitarian Funding: How the World’s First Humanitarian Impact Bond Delivered Physical Rehabilitation to Conflict Communities

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) created the world’s first humanitarian impact bond in 2017 to help transform how vital services for people with disabilities are financed in conflict-hit countries. Now, at the end of its five-year initial run, this innovative approach has delivered on its promise. Over 3,000 people with disabilities have […]

Pledge vs. Practice: Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Requires True Executive Buy-In

As people protested and turned the tide to finally talk about once-taboo racial topics in the aftermath of George Floyd, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) prioritization that corporations promised have fallen well short of what was promised. Jochebed Fekadu discusses what real change would need to look like for meaningful DEI initiatives. This past […]

Businesses Fighting for Justice – this Nonprofit Shows How

When employers and investors speak up, lawmakers pay attention. The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) was founded in 2017, and the award-winning nonprofit has partnered with hundreds of companies across the world to advance fairness and quality in systems of punishment and incarceration. By engaging businesses to use their voices, resources, and working practices, […]

Why I Buy Dirty Businesses and Clean Them Up

I am asked all the time, “what do you do?” to which my most authentic response is, “I buy dirty businesses and clean them up.” This all started in the early 2000s when I bought a local same-day courier company, which forever changed how I do business.  When I acquired Novex Delivery Solutions, the local […]

Sugar Ray Leonard Fights to Knock Out Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard is back in the fight, but this time, he’s not swinging his lightning-fast fists to knock out a lightweight competitor. The champion boxer recently teamed up with New York City entrepreneur and philanthropist Daniel Neiditch – a heavy hitter in his own field – to face off in a friendly boxing match […]

Ukraine: The Latest Shock to Africa’s Food Security. 6 Ways You can Help

The war in Ukraine is exacerbating an already dire food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Just a few weeks ago, in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, roughly 13 million people were waking up severely hungry every day. Now, given their reliance on Ukrainian and Russian imports such as wheat and cooking oil, food prices are […]

How Plants Could Feed 350 Million Additional Hungry People

I’m proud to lead a company that has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact as a signatory member, dedicated to improving communities by aligning with the targets outlined and categorized by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). One of the ways we can all work towards a more sustainable future is to make a conscious choice to […]

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others

Dealing with prejudice—whether it’s microaggressions, bias, or discrimination—is physically and psychologically demanding. But avoiding it is not always an option. “Not everyone has the luxury of leaving a prejudicial workplace or neighborhood,” said Natasha Thapar-Olmos, PhD, Program Director at OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Master of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. External link  “But there […]