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Organizational Change

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Is Employee Critical-Thinking Training the Next ESG Frontier?

Can businesses do anything to mitigate their employees’ vulnerability to fake news? And should they? Corporate schooling might be an uncomfortable idea, but it could be essential to the future of US capitalism and democracy.

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.

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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.

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.

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