Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams raises her voice against global water inequality in WaterAid campaign for Human Rights Day

With the fighting spirit worthy of Arya Stark, 22-year-old Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams is lending her voice to a stirring WaterAid film entitled Decade of Change, which looks back over the past ten years and celebrates key protest movements that are helping bring about real change.  The film, which marks Human Rights Day on 10 December, shines a light on several campaigns, including the #MeToo movement, #BlackLivesMatter and #OccupyWallStreet, that have challenged gender, racial and economic inequality.  International charity WaterAid is now calling on people to add their…

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The Coca-Cola Foundation Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Initial Public Offering with $1 Million Grant to Girls Who Invest

The Coca-Cola Company is marking its 100th anniversary as a public company today with a $1 million grant to Girls Who Invest from The Coca-Cola Foundation. Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in investment management, with a specific focus on increasing the pipeline of women entering the industry in frontline investing and leadership positions. The grant will provide scholarships for approximately 40 women at U.S. colleges and universities to explore careers in investment management by participating in rigorous, four-week on-campus training programs…

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Customers go ethical as Oxfam high street shops’ Christmas sales ring up an eight-year high

Oxfam shops bucked the high street slump with in-store Christmas sales climbing by seven per cent, as shoppers sought ethical and second-hand products that protect the planet and raise money for the world’s poorest people. High street sales in the week before Christmas (15-21 December) were the highest since 2011, and sales of donated items on the Oxfam Online Shop during the nine-week festive trading period rose by 11 per cent. Overall, this Christmas marked Oxfam’s best performance in eight years. In a challenging year for retailers, Oxfam’s total sales…

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Compassion In World Farming Announces 2020 Sustainable Food And Farming Award

Compassion in World Farming is inviting entries to its 2020 Sustainable Food and Farming Award established to recognise producers and businesses that are taking steps to produce meat, dairy and eggs in ways that protect, improve and restore wildlife and the environment. Compassion is seeking projects that involve livestock production and that demonstrate a positive impact on one or more of the following: wildlife, wildlife habitats, soil, conservation, forests, climate change, water quality, reducing use of chemicals and pesticides, reducing reliance on imported animal feeds. Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive of Compassion in…

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HelloFCB+ and the City of Cape Town tell South African men to lead by example in a provocative campaign against gender-based violence.

A new campaign for the City of Cape Town by advertising agency HelloFCB+ is  addressing damaging gender-based attitudes that generally go un-challenged. The campaign, titled “Boys Do What Men Teach Them”, takes a hard look at the realities around the normalisation of gender-based violence through men’s perceived “innocent” and “victimless” actions (such as locker room talk, rape jokes, and the objectification of women) and by not speaking out against it when they see these things happen. Three content pieces were created, each showing how the actions of men creep into…

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