Archives for Top Stories of 2016
Young, old, retired, students, almost all of them yesterday came to the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Fresno State to pay their respects, listen to music and lay flowers in the middle of the monument on campus.
Rather than focus on the wisdom and perspective that our older population offers, most of us pour our energy into fighting age rather than accepting it -- and this holds true in the corporate responsibility world.
One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from both China and the U.S. will sign the Paris agreement at an official ceremony.
My aunt, Helen Kaye, passed away peacefully from natural causes during the early morning hours of April 7, 2016, with her husband, Edward Kaye, and extended family at her side. This is the eulogy I gave at her funeral today.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.
It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.
In downtown Fresno, the economic and cultural center of the San Joaquin Valley is making a slow but steady comeback, with Mayor Ashley Swearengin taking the lead.
In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean energy and stewardship of the Arctic region.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Kiva recently set a goal to procure $1 million in total loans for women entrepreneurs. The campaign has been so successful that the total reached well over $1.3 million at press time. So, Kiva has extended the campaign to midnight tonight with a goal of $2 million.
Trump's recent comments that he has “done so much for equality” come from what he insists are non-discriminatory policies at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago.
Georgia-based social enterprise DriButts is on a mission to provide reusable diapers for communities that lack access to basic sanitation.
According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage could have been as high as $66.5 billion.
World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits and social enterprises are leading the charge to help these people. Listed in this article are five organizations taking on brave and difficult work.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together will receive low-interest loans totaling US$46 million.
An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up to $1.3 trillion, or another 1.1 percent, to the global economy.