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Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both

Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both

Purpose and ESG are often conflated. Here, three experts explain what makes them different, why you need both, and how to prioritize the gamut of ESG- and Purpose-related activities.

The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes

The United Way Social Purpose Institute offers a free tool to help companies assess and rate the degree to which their purpose is fully embedded across the company and in its relationships. These are the new techniques that purpose players are expected to demonstrate to stay in the ring …

How a Corporate ‘Lifer’ Helped Transform a Century-Old Business into a Sustainability Front Runner

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. When it comes to making sustainable business a reality, the journey is just as important as the destination. Few companies prove this more than Dow — provider of many of the chemical, plastic and consumer solutions that the world needs to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy.

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: How to Avoid Burnout in Social Impact Careers

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Here, Roshan Paul and Ilaina Rabbat, co-founders of the Amani Institute, provide a dashboard for both aspiring and established changemakers to reflect on their motivation, their limitations and their overall fortitude for life in a social impact career.

Creating a Ripple Effect: Associates at the Heart of Engagement and Innovation

Companies must create opportunities for employees to break down internal and social borders that try to dictate who they are and what they can achieve. By doing so, employees can think beyond their day-to-day role to grow as professionals and individuals, while also creating meaningful value for the company.

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WSL: Riding the Wave to Sports Industry Leadership in Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. The World Surf League has chosen to focus on the specific threats to its “playing field.” This risk-turned-opportunity approach to building a sustainability strategy is the best way for other leagues and teams to ‘find their wave,’ addressing the specific reasons to inspire action.

For the Women at Westlake Chemical, Affinity Wins

As the traditionally male-dominated chemical industry becomes ever more inclusive, women in leadership roles are joining forces to create camaraderie, mentorship and opportunities for professional and personal growth.

New Tool Captures Employee Scope 3 Emissions Data, No Matter Where They Work

New solution from WeSpire, Cox and South Pole dramatically improves how companies measure and reduce employee emissions in hybrid and increasingly remote work environments.

Water Wins: When Sustainability Becomes Part of the Company Culture

“Sustainability is best played together. It's validating to see what we started and see it grow first across the other teams in our plant, and eventually across Lubrizol.” — Kalli Stull

McDonald’s Working to Increase Demographic Representation of Franchisees

Effort aims to help underrepresented applicants become McDonald’s franchisees by removing socio-economic barriers — in part through a $250M commitment to alternative financing — to attract more franchisees who reflect the composition of the communities it serves.

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Widespread Engagement at Heart of Dow’s Mission to Transform Into a 125-Year-Old Sustainability Leader

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Today, Dow considers its sustainability strategy and business strategy to be one and the same; employees understand that the two can no longer be separate. But, as Global Sustainability Director Haley Lowry explains, this didn’t happen overnight.

Shaking Up Boardrooms and Society: The World’s First Purpose Governance Playbook

‘The New Purpose Governance Framework’ is the first comprehensive set of purpose-governance guidelines in the world, which charts the path for boards to up their game in approving and governing their organization’s purpose.

Q&A: How to Foster Enterprise-Wide Engagement in Holistic Sustainability Strategies

Cross-Posted from Our Healthy Lives Mission. In a keynote conversation at SB’21 San Diego, two leading execs in their respective industries — Katie Decker and Nancy Mahon — discussed how their sustainability strategies have been embedded within their businesses, as well as differences and similarities between the companies’ approaches.

Innovation for Good Driving Both Internal and External Impacts for Kohler

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. What happens when a company empowers its associates to think creatively and innovate with a social purpose? You find yourself with a potent strategic framework for solving for some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

5 Lessons Learned from Employing a Second-Chance Workforce

About half of our employees have a criminal record, and I’ve learned valuable lessons from working with them. If your business is considering hiring formerly incarcerated people, the following lessons may help you avoid common obstacles to building a positive environment, so both your new employees and your business can thrive.

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The Most Successful, Sustainable Organizations Will Be Driven by Feminine Leadership

Cross-Posted from Leadership. An insightful panel discussion on women in leadership unearthed several critical traits for the type of leadership we need in a healthy, sustainable, equitable future — and signs that they’re beginning to transcend gender.

‘Lead With We’: How to Drive Business Growth Through Collectivized Purpose

Cross-Posted from Leadership. Business leaders are best positioned to facilitate meaningful change — not only for our bottom lines, but for the collective good. Together, we will create a transcendent practice of business that restores and protects the natural and social systems on which all our futures depend.

‘Experience Happiness’: 5 Daily Activities for Fostering Employee Mental Wellness

These five daily practices can be implemented by business leaders who are looking to build resilience into their workplace culture and create happier, more fulfilled employees.

Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership

Creating truly gender-inclusive workplaces requires more than just including pronouns in email signatures. Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney explains why a broader understanding of gender is critical for leaders going forward and why getting to know our own Gender Stories is the first step.

Project Drawdown Offers Guide for Employees to Enact Climate Solutions at Work

"Climate Solutions at Work" creates a new standard of business climate leadership, driven by employees equipped to take bolder action at work. By moving step-by-step through topics primed for transformation, the guide is a new north star for employees looking to push beyond net zero.

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