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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - 24% of EU CEOs believe their companies will be highly exposed to the impact of climate change in the next five years — a key insight, since 76% of young Europeans say the climate impact of prospective employers is an important factor when job hunting.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Kerry Group CEO Edmond Scanlon and Chief Corporate Affairs and Brand Officer Catherine Keogh share how the purpose-discovery process transformed the $7B company.
MARKETING AND COMMS - Marketing is becoming inextricable from sustainability. Marketers must collaborate with other departments closely, gather accurate knowledge and work out how to share brand attributes in a humble and credible way.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Industry leaders provide guidance for prioritizing changes to your organization’s real estate and workplace strategy to maximize employee productivity, retention and wellbeing.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - Carbon management is top priority for Chief Sustainability Officers; but many are stymied by uncertainty around the most impactful strategies. Here, South Pole adds context and insight to the debate.
LEADERSHIP - Climate tech alone will not save the world; the people who use it, create it and put it into action play just as crucial a role. For these projects — and the sector as a whole — to succeed, these critical elements of strong leadership are essential.
WALKING THE TALK - JUST Capital and CNBC have released the 2023 rankings of the country’s most JUST Companies and Marquee JUST 100 List, which consistently outperform the Russell 1000 — highlighting the link between stakeholder governance and corporate success.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Many employees are re-evaluating what they want and expect from their employers. This is a pivotal moment for companies to recalibrate program offerings and better support employees in applying their unique talents to purposeful projects in the communities where they live, work and raise their families.
MARKETING AND COMMS - We can’t keep communicating about climate change in ways that feed our evolutionary prejudices and continue kicking the can down the road. We must outsmart our biases using strategic communication tactics so we can take action when it matters — which is now. Here are 3 ways to hack our brains for climate action.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - This year, we saw companies double-down on purpose amidst a rise in consumer skepticism and politically motivated attacks on ESG. Below are six notable trends and what they might mean for 2023.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Campbell's — and many other companies’ — current 401(k) options have employees investing millions in fossil fuels and deforestation through Vanguard, which has just announced it has left the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - If a corporation really wants diversity and its benefits, the only way to get it is to regularly hire and promote people who don’t look like the current leadership. The task is to create not just the appearance of change, but a genuine commitment to creating equitable organizations and systems.
CLEANTECH - The company reports progress in its climate goals, as well as its work to support local communities and increase equitable access to snow sports and recreation.
LEADERSHIP - According to new Capgemini research, execs recognize the urgency for climate action; but limited impact is visible on the ground so far as they lack an overarching strategy, clarity on the business case and coordinated implementation.
LEADERSHIP - In a packed ballroom at SB’22 San Diego, women leading sustainability for three very different organizations explored how today’s leaders can engage and empower tomorrow’s generation to lead us to a flourishing future.
MARKETING AND COMMS - In a world where the mistreatment of employees, supply chain workers and/or the planet will quickly go public through a social post or a company review, ensure your organization’s internal beliefs and behaviors align with your external actions and communications.
LEADERSHIP - Serendipity is about potentiality — it’s about connecting the dots. Once we look at the world less in terms of limitations and more in terms of opportunity, perceived liabilities can become assets; and a situation is reframed from one of passivity and powerlessness to one of activity and opportunity.
PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The new Norwegian network of nine properties is on a mission to redefine business travel with experiences that embed and impart the very essence of sustainability and regenerative practices.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - ‘Job purposing’ is making meaningful contributions to others or societal causes as part of regular work. Caesars showed that helping its sales and conventions departments job purpose was a promising pathway to dramatically augmenting its ESG work — and, thus, its positive societal impact.
SUPPLY CHAIN - Demand for low-cost goods has pushed manufacturing into the farthest regions of the world — many of which are increasingly vulnerable to climate change and harsh conditions. Eliminating the most vulnerable links only creates more problems; brands are only as strong as the weakest link in their supply chain.