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L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company Certified for Intersectional Gender Equity

L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company Certified for Intersectional Gender Equity

The beauty giant is the first in the world to earn EDGEplus certification, for a pay assessment tool allowing the company to achieve organizational gender pay equity.

3 Psychological Concepts That Can Propel Your Sustainability Efforts

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. These three concepts highlight how understanding human thought processes can influence the adoption of sustainable behaviors and promote corporate sustainability. Think about the messages you’re giving as a business, and how these can be tweaked to empower your stakeholders.

When Purpose Becomes Personal: The Role of the Individual in Organisational Purpose

There are many challenges to implementing corporate purpose effectively. One of the biggest is to sufficiently embed it, so it is owned by everyone. This is more challenging than embedding other corporate ideas, because purpose is personal.

Chipotle, Chobani, Verizon Among Companies Committing to Financial Health of US Workforce

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Member companies will assess the financial security and health of their employees as part of a new effort to address the economic hardships of workers.

Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Among the retailer’s goals are to achieve 20% Black team member representation across the company by 2023; and reach net zero in both waste to landfill and value-chain-wide emissions, and 100% owned-brand product circularity, by 2040.

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All Aboard: Cox Enterprises on the Cumulative Power of Buy-In

How can an organization enact profound ESG governance in a sector of the economy that might not be facing external pressures to operate more sustainably? The Cox family of companies accepted this challenge before sustainability was even in the zeitgeist.

Color of Change Holding Corporations Accountable to Racial Justice Promises

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. The nation’s largest online racial justice organization has outlined new demands of corporations that made racial justice statements to urge them to move #BeyondTheStatement.

Is Your Industry or Professional Association Asleep? And If So, What Can You Do About It?

The future suggests that successful sectors and professions will rethink their inward-looking mandates to embrace a stronger role in creating value for not only their members, but for society and their stakeholders. A new report uncovers a range of compelling opportunities for associations that make this pivot.

4 Ways to Attract Top Sustainability Talent

It’s brilliant news that sustainability and ESG professionals look set to become as critical to any business as operations, sales and marketing; but for brands that rely on a steady stream of candidates in these roles, it will require a rethink of hiring strategies.

US Demand for CSOs Grew 228% in 10 Years, But Diversity Remains a Challenge

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The good news: According to a new report from the Weinreb Group, hiring of Chief Sustainability Officers surged in 2020 in the US, and women now account for 54% of CSO positions. The not-so-good news: The field remains overwhelmingly white.

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Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

Reimagine Gender: Helping Corporate America Create Truly Inclusive Workplace Cultures

We caught up with Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney, to discuss why it's critical for businesses to embrace a broader understanding of gender as part of their inclusivity efforts.

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

Is Your Brand Really Making Progress Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice? 

More companies are outlining policies and setting targets for DEIJ, but meeting those commitments remains a challenge. At Just Brands ‘21 (May 6-7), major companies share keys to implementation of authentic strategies, to realize the moral and business imperative of becoming a truly inclusive brand. 

How Thrive Market Is Building the World’s First Climate-Positive Retailer

Carbon neutral since day one, we see our next task as going beyond sustainability towards an approach that preserves, heals and actually improves the planet. So, we’ve charted a path to become the world’s first climate-positive grocery store by 2025.

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Chipotle Now Offering Employees Free Degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, Hospitality

As part of Chipotle’s mission to ‘cultivate a better world,’ it has expanded its debt-free degree program to include nearly 100 degree options in these fields at 10 US universities.

Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow is committed to supporting women at every level of its business — so that, as doors open to the next generation of female leaders, so do new ideas for delivering sustainable solutions.

Sustainable Brands Pursues Broad-Based Business Transformation

SB announces PMI as the first graduate of its Voyager program — established to support the transformation of brands that face significant challenges related to ESG performance and reputation.

New Initiative Sees Professional Sports Teams ‘Sidelining Carbon’

Sidelining Carbon is helping professional sports teams and their fans get clarity around how to take definitive climate action, connecting them to resources to drive it forward, and growing the conversation in the sports world.

Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. The companies have launched a variety of new tools and services aimed at fostering a more inclusive tech workforce in the US, with a specific focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

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