Five Trends That Will Define UNGA and Climate Week 2020

by Jonathan Younger and Kenya Alvarado| September 17, 2020

We recently made the case that this year’s historically unique United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week—set to kick off later this week—presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for companies to assess and clarify their purpose strategies and define their roles in the post-COVID global recovery. As a microcosm of the challenges the world is facing […]

Listen or Lead? UNGA and Climate Week Offer a Moment to Assess a Company’s Purpose

by Jonathan Younger and Kenya Alvarado| September 10, 2020

As the global COVID-19 pandemic forces agenda-setting conferences to go virtual, this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week—beginning Sept. 18—offers a pivotal moment for companies and brands to assess the strength of their purpose strategy and their ability to meet the challenges of a global recovery. Historically each fall, leaders in sustainability […]

UN General Assembly, Climate Week NYC and the Purpose Landscape

by Jonathan Younger| September 17, 2019

Every September, the global sustainable development community – including businesses, governments and NGOs – focuses on agenda-setting discussions led by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held annually in New York. Empowering and polarizing headlines often emerge from these discussions, and this year’s session – September 17-30 – will hold more programming than in years […]

Three Ways to Maximize A Pro Bono Partnership

by Julie Sims| May 8, 2019

This article was originally published on When you work within an organization dedicated to promoting literacy and publishing quality children’s books, the expectations are high when it comes to communication. We want our supporters to get the same fulfillment from cracking open a new Room to Read publication or scrolling through our social media […]

The Sprint and Marathon of Disaster Relief Holiday Giving: How Companies Can Make a Difference

by Monica Marshall and Michael Anderson| December 12, 2018

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, flooding, winter storms, volcanoes, and now an earthquake. It’s been a busy 2018. Throughout each of these overwhelming events, first responders, non-profit organizations, companies, and individuals mobilized to help millions of people and communities respond, rebuild and restore livelihoods. As a first responder myself, I’ve seen both the devastation and the heroic […]