Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Corporate Responsibility – Alicia Procello

Last week The United Nations celebrated its annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The UN considers a staggering 370 million people, spread over 90 countries to be indigenous. These old-world people speak over 7000 languages, many of which modern linguists still struggle to comprehend. With such an enormous population, the UN has felt the need to declare these people as a sovereign group, providing them a declarative set of laws and rights.

These indigenous peoples have existed for thousands of years, living without any of the modern amenities modern society has come to rely on. These groups live simple lives, mostly devoid of electricity, gas, oil, or solar power, mechanical machinery, or any semblance of modern farming and engineering techniques. Most of these societies shy away from any contact with modern peoples. Yet somehow, they thrive and prosper, expanding their numbers and even inhabiting new lands, every year. As Avery Dennison’s president of corporate responsibility, Alicia Procello Maddox has spent much of her time researching these peoples and their customs realizing that much of their prosperity has to do with their ability to live clean lives, with renewable agricultural techniques and fail-proof methods that have existed for centuries.

Despite their resilient nature, and their centuries of survival, the indigenous people of the world are not without a few threats. Corporations around the world are constantly making efforts to develop the undeveloped areas of the world, areas that the indigenous have called home for hundreds of years. And without a stable set of laws, giving them rights, they simply have no means to fight corporate interests. Alicia Procello Maddox, and others like her, feel it is part of their duty to protect these people and use their influence on local governments to implement these laws.

The UN’s declaration is already in place, has been for many years, however local governments don’t have the impetus to enforce them as they feel doing so, would deter big corporations from spending money of foreign development. However, some corporations have already realized these issue is more than just business, its basic humanity. Corporations have the power to lobby these governments to enforce the laws giving the indigenous rights. This will deem a section of the indigenous land as a sanctuarystate all to itself, while still giving corporations enough area to build and manufacture as they wish.

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Alicia Procello Maddox feels the need for corporations to get involved has never been higher, and when a few of them give in, the rest will follow. The indigenous people are still people, and should be granted the same rights as any of us; regardless of race, culture or creed.

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Why workplace giving and volunteering drives employee engagement

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Work environment giving and volunteering can profoundly affect representative engagement. Alicia Procello Maddox got current blog entry from our companions provides some logical knowledge into why this works and difficulties a portion of the conventional ways to deal with representative engagement and maintenance. For reasons, unknown increments in compensation may not be the carrots businesses think they are for holding solid representatives. Understood Worth’s article brings up that it is human instinct to characterize ourselves inside the more extensive setting of our groups. Giving representatives chances to interface with the group and give back through working environment exercises bolsters their need to feel like a dynamic group member and reinforces their sense of duty regarding the association.

Three Things to Experience in Bangladesh

The Sundarbans pic
The Sundarbans
Image: whc.unesco.org

Alicia Procello Maddox, president at the Avery Dennison Foundation in Glendale, California, is proud to invest in philanthropic initiatives around the world. She is always looking to improve lives and widen prospects for those in need. In 2014, Alicia Procello Maddox and her company traveled to Bangladesh to oversee the funding of an NGO that granted scholarships and life skills training to young people from low-income areas. Bangladesh itself is a treasure trove of new experiences and culture. Here are three experiences that cannot be missed:

1. The Sundarbans: This expansive mangrove forest houses over 400 Royal Bengal Tigers, the last of their kind. Visitors can experience a once-in-a-lifetime safari for only around $30, which is a huge bargain, considerig what wildlife awaits.

2. Srimangal: For tea enthusiasts, this area in the northeast is covered in lush green tea gardens, and a distinct lack of crowds. A calming locale, it’s perfect for bike riding and sightseeing, with the Hamham waterfalls nearby.

3. Cox’s Bazar. With the distinction of being the longest sea beach in the world, this paradise is nearly 75 miles long, and also offers religious sites for history buffs. Many resorts have their own private sections of beach to help avoid large crowds.

Alicia Procello Maddox – Climate Savers Program with WWF

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WWF works in organization with organizations as a component of WWF’s Climate Savers Program to set and meet objectives to diminish carbon outflows, propel undertakings to shield their assets from atmosphere impacts, and guarantee the maintainability of their centre business.Driving companies cooperate with WWF to build up eager focuses to intentionally decrease their ozone depleting substance (GHG) outflows. Since the activity started in 1999, WWF’s 30 Climate Savers accomplices have decreased GHG emanations by more than 100 million tons – equal to taking 20 million autos off the street. By enhancing vitality productivity and different measures, Climate Savers organizations have spared a huge number of dollars, demonstrating again that securing nature bodes well.

Our reality is changing speedier than anybody anticipated. As of now, freshwater supplies are contracting, rural yields are dropping, our backwoods are consuming, and rising seas are more acidic—all, to a limited extent, because of a warming atmosphere. As our normal world changes around us, so does our lifestyle. Beach front home estimations drop as protection premiums rise; dry season diminishes bolster for American agriculturists’ cows and water for their products; more dust and clean noticeable all around bothers asthma and sensitivities in children and grown-ups alike.

At WWF, we trust we can battle this considerable danger and manufacture a more secure, more beneficial and stronger future for individuals and nature. We should reconsider the way we deliver and expend vitality, nourishment, and water; ensure the world’s backwoods; and enable individuals to get ready for an evolving world. Accomplishing this future will require activity by everybody, and we are as of now well on our way. Individuals are utilizing their aggregate voices to request change. Organizations are making interests in clean vitality, as of now making neighbourhood employments and more grounded economies.

Groups are upgrading their streets, structures, airplane terminals, and railways to make them atmosphere strong. What’s more, countries around the globe are resolved to convey on a historic point worldwide arrangement to control environmental change, known as the Paris Agreement. For quite a long time, WWF has connected with many Americans, driving organizations, and government pioneers to get ready for inescapable change and diminish the emanations that drive environmental change. Alicia Procello Maddox as of now directs corporate social obligation at Avery Dennison, which is a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a joint effort of organizations focused on ecological maintainability.