Insurance Company CEO Highlights Resilience…and more

Brazilian rescue teams struggle to reach villages in path of dam burst

Brazil mine mudslide

Rescue teams have struggled to reach villages devastated by a massive mudflow after two dams burst at a major iron ore mine in south-east Brazil. The twin bursts, which mining executives think could have been triggered by an earth tremor, wrought havoc more than 50 miles downstream and prompted officials to warn that many people are likely to have died. Nineteen people have been confirmed as missing, the local fire department said – six residents of nearby villages, along with 13 workers from the mine…


Miserable Children, Workforce Resilience and Why We Need Mindfulness In Schools

You may have recently read, no doubt with some alarm if you have children, that English children are some of the unhappiest in the world. Though it seems counterintuitive that children in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries could be happier than English children, by examining how children felt about themselves, their school experiences and their lives, this is sadly what the Children’s Society’s data society indicated…


Insurance Company CEO Highlights Resilience at the BSR Conference 2015

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of insurance company AXA, explored how resilience can help build a better world. “Yes, it’s true that the world is becoming more and more unpredictable,” said de Castries. “But never have we had solutions at our disposal. Large companies can be part of the solution and not just passive observers.” Following his address, de Castries joined a conversation with BSR’s President and CEO Aron Cramer, and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter…

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