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ILFI Offers Companies a Measured Approach to Becoming More 'JUST'

ILFI Offers Companies a Measured Approach to Becoming More 'JUST'

When it comes to embedding DEI issues into organizations, the first question is often: How do we begin making the change that’s expected of us? ILFI’s JUST program helps companies take concrete steps toward becoming more equitable and inclusive.

How DEI Issues Have Reshaped the Brand Purpose Landscape

A dramatic shift in diversity is only possible if the most exposed, vulnerable and or marginalised groups contribute to decision-making around narratives, ideas and solutions. Can you name any brands that are championing race within their purpose work and doing it well?

New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism

Travel Unity — a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in travel through individual and community empowerment — has established a set of standards for DEI in travel and tourism, as well as the industry’s first holistic DEI certification program.

Are You Making It Easy for Your Employees to Vote This Election Day?

The Time to Vote coalition has grown to nearly 800 companies. The goal is to have more than 1,000 companies — from a diverse set of industries representing every state — join the movement by November 3.

Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce

After 25 years at Kraft Foods, Rich Jamesley was drawn to Greyston Bakery five years ago by its mission in using business for social good. I caught up with him recently to hear more about the challenges and rewards of working for this people-first organization.

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With Purpose, as with Anything Else: You Get What You Pay For

First, identify your company’s purpose. Then, set long-term goals against your purpose. Finally, define targets, metrics and KPIs to get you there; and embed these in annual and long-term incentive plans. 

73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. But many executives cite barriers — such as pleasing too many stakeholders with differing views — as part of Corporate America’s challenge in making authentic progress on social issues.

Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. When everyone involved in financial product development looks the same — either on paper, or by the color of their skin — then, what we ultimately create often fuels inequality.

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

Dreamers, Believers, Soldiers & Cynics: A Tool to Make Sense of New Normals

As you gather tools to help you and your team get your heads around our current and future reality, DBS&C gives teams new insights into themselves and helps renew focus on your company’s collective purpose.

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The Role of Business in the Racial Equity and Justice Movement

Every problem that confronts the US today can be traced back to racist ideology. Businesses cannot survive on just the small percentage of the very wealthy buying goods. Mass incarceration, poverty, healthcare disparities — all of these issues affect your bottom line and profits.

#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’

After a humbling, informative and inspiring first day, day two of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event examined case studies of DEI excellence in practice.

#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it.

Target Reveals Sweeping Action Plan to Advance Racial Equity

Target’s new Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH) has created an action plan which focuses on four areas: Team, Guests, Communities and Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

The Moonshot Approach: 5 Critical Elements of Transformational Leadership

Cross-Posted from Leadership. As part of its #abetterway project, Quiero is asking how the sustainability and business equation will be affected by COVID-19. Here, we reflect on the future of business leadership based on Quiero’s conversations with 100 world leaders in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

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Black Travel Alliance Holding Industry Accountable on Its DEI Commitments

Recognizing the urgent need to hold travel brands and destinations accountable for their lack of diversity in travel marketing and storytelling, the Black Travel Alliance was formed practically overnight to support Black content creators and increase representation in the industry.

New Guide to Help Travel Businesses Decarbonize During the Pandemic

Carbon-neutral travel giant Intrepid Travel aims to assist others in rebuilding responsibly, for a more sustainable return to tourism.

The Role of Black Employees in Creating Equitable Workplaces

We are living in a moment that’s demanding employers to change the way in which they position themselves — if they really believe in inclusion — while Black employees can really evaluate where they are and how they feel about their workplace.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. Your sustainability and social impact job search will be challenging, but if you stay motivated and keep trying, you will eventually find a good fit.

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