The Greater Good

News with impact

Journalism is one of the pillars of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. They cover the world’s underreported stories, the issues that mainstream media often forget. Their editorial team includes 26 correspondents across five continents and a powerful network of more than 100 contributors, enabling them to cover stories at the heart of aid, development, human rights, climate change, corruption, and social innovation. Every day, trust.org brings you features, analysis, info-graphics, blogs and exclusive videos. Their content is syndicated for free to prestigious news outlets and is accessible to all Reuters clients around the world. See how our Foundation informs, connects and empowers.

A correspondent’s guide to reporting on Ebola

Misha Hussain, the Dakar-based correspondent of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has been covering Ebola in West Africa, and in early April was the first foreign reporter to reach the epicentre of the virus outbreak in Gueckedou, Guinea. He offers advice to journalists heading to cover the Ebola story.

Read more about how we are committed to supporting the scientific community through our comprehensive, current content and assets that bring treatment options for this global health threat to the forefront.

Our values in action

One of the key reasons I joined Thomson Reuters after years in investment banking was the company’s focus on its people and the strong support of senior leadership to create an environment where employees can thrive and customers can benefit from the collective knowledge of our employees. This has proven to be true over the past two-and-a-half years I have been here.

As I have seen, Thomson Reuters is committed to delivering on our purpose and values. This is represented through a variety of media, methods and materials. However, what’s really important is how we operate as individuals and as a collective organization every day.

Through corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion efforts, we aim to empower sustainable growth for our people, our markets and our world. We do this by: (more…)

Transgender: Gender Identity Explained Event Highlights

The need to understand more about gender identity and the challenges that trans people face brought nearly 200 people to our office in Canary Wharf on Monday June 30th, for our presentation and panel event, “Transgender: Gender Identity Explained.” This video contains highlights from the event that our Pride at Work UKI group hosted with the charity GIRES at our London, Canary Wharf office. The opening remarks were made by Jan-Coos Geesink the head of our Legal Solutions UK and Ireland team and co-sponsor of our Pride at Work network in the UK. It also features Emma Cusdin and Nicholas Creswell on the Panel. We also have short interviews at the end from a number of internal and external guests.

Read more about the event.

Movement of men and boys needed to advance women’s rights

U.N. Women will announce a new celebrity ambassador this week to help push its HeforShe campaign, a global initiative to engage men and boys to speak out for women’s rights. The campaign, which includes an online platform where people can upload video messages in support of gender equality, was unveiled in March but it will have its big debut on September 20, in New York City.

“We need good men to stand up to talk and to take action,” U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a recent interview. “We are encouraging a movement of men and boys. It’s a change of attitude of women, a change of attitude of men and it’s a collaboration…between men and women. We have got to win together.”

Thomson Reuters Pride at Work Network hosts Transgender: Gender Identity Explained

Panel

Do you identify as a man or as a woman?

Most people don’t even ask themselves that question. They just know who they are. But for some of us, this is a really important and difficult issue, because the person we know ourselves to be does not necessarily match the assumptions made about us at birth.

The need to understand more about gender identity and the challenges that trans people face brought nearly 200 people to our office in Canary Wharf on Monday June 30th, for our presentation and panel event, “Transgender: Gender Identity Explained.” This was our second event, after our online presentation in 2012, focusing on the transgender aspect of LGBT. However, it was our first in person event with our customers and interested organizations. (more…)

Volunteers in action: Carrollton returns to Resource Center Dallas

Resource Center Dallas

Over 30 volunteers recently teamed up with the Carrollton Human Resources team to visit Resource Center Dallas (RCD) over the course of three days, almost tripling the number of volunteers from a visit just one year earlier.

Resource Center Dallas is the primary lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. While last year’s inaugural trip included 12 members of the Human Resources team, this year’s trip sent 34 volunteers to the community center that is home to a variety of community organizations and serves over 50,000 North Texans each year through its programs and services. (more…)

Waterside School empowers the leaders of tomorrow

Waterside School

By Kristin Mitchell, Events Manager, Thomson Reuters

Energized is the only way to describe how I felt at the Waterside Graduation Dinner. Thomson Reuters has been supporting the Waterside School for almost two years now, and this was my first experience interacting with the children. This event not only made me want to get more involved, but it also made me regret that I haven’t been more engaged sooner. (more…)

Co-creating a diversity manifesto at AudaCITY Talent Rising

AudaCITY

By Anyani Boos, Sales Representative, Thomson Reuters

I was lucky enough to join colleagues from across Thomson Reuters at the AudaCITY Talent Rising Conference last week in London. The conferences, hosted by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, brought together delegates from a variety of companies to debate and discuss current issues related to diversity & inclusion.

Arriving in the crypt of the Guildhall was exhilarating and I got the opportunity to meet and greet people from a broad range of companies including EY, Aon, BNY Mellon and many more. However, it wasn’t only the venue that left an impression on me. (more…)

Corporate responsibility – Citizenship

corporate responsibility

Being a responsible and ethical business is written in Thomson Reuters heritage and remains highly relevant for us today. With the evolution of our business in 2013, and with an on-going focus on innovation and collaboration, our CR policies and flagship programs in the areas of marketplace, workplace and citizenship are helping us to identify and capture business opportunities, as well as reduce risks. The following piece is from the Citizenship section of our 2013 Corporate Responsibility report

Supporting the communities in which we live and work is fundamental to our business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our success depends on the efforts of the diverse talent we attract and retain, and the quality of the relationships we have with the communities we serve. Both our corporate values and long-established Trust Principles underline this commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

Participation in all our programs increased and we recorded 91,326 volunteering hours, exceeding our ambitious 80,000-hour target. Commitment from senior leaders and our grassroots employee networks has seen our activities go from strength to strength.

Raising the bar on volunteering (more…)