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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.

Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion

Here, Lisa Geason-Bauer, founder of Evolution Marketing, discusses the importance of diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement; as well as how B Corps are ideally placed to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses today and in the future.

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How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?

A well-structured sustainability committee not only serves a critical coordinating function, but also steers sustainability right to the heart of the company and the company’s strategy. Let’s take a look at how boards at some of the world’s leading companies have tackled this.

Sustainability and the Workforce: Generational Differences and How to Prepare for 2020 and Beyond

How this pandemic will impact the future of workforce development is yet to be seen, but it truly serves as an opportunity for employers to scale the pace of evolution necessary for a more sustainable future.

SDGs White Paper: A Compass That Indicates Where Japan Is Today and Should Head in the Future

The "SDGs White Paper 2019" aims to help promote fundamental understanding of the SDGs — featuring sections that use concrete case studies and data to clearly explain what is happening in the world, what the issues are, and what Japan is doing on each of the 17 goals.

How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’

COVID-19 has fragmented the future. Your best-laid plans may lie broken. But it is possible to bring order to a world of multiple, uncertain futures; and lay the groundwork for the reset we need.

‘Yes, and ...’: A Framework for an Uncertain Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. For businesses navigating the coronavirus, prospects are daunting in this liminal space. While many are navigating the current “new normal” well by taking each daily (hourly) change one at a time, some are starting to look past now through the power of “yes-and” thinking.

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Regenerative Business, Part 5: The Nestedness of Living Systems

This is the fifth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences. Read parts one, two, three and four.

Win Inside to Win Outside: Why Company Culture Is Key to Accelerating Your Sustainability Goals

Only 35% of consumers say that working for a purpose-led company is one of the ways that they engage in behaviors to improve their impact on the world. But 81% believe it’s important for their organization’s values to align to their own. We call this gap between values and action the Brand Culture Action Gap™.

Regenerative Business, Part 2: Addressing the Whole, Not Just the Parts

When one sets out to work "Regeneratively," it is with the intention of finding the full potential of some effort, one that will proceed through seven phases of thinking and acting. This is a look at Phase One, in which you begin with learning to discern a living, structured whole.

How People Analytics Can Help Employee Retention

Organizational cultures are like snowflakes: No two are alike. Before you implement an employee engagement program or culture initiative, you must understand your workforce demographics and experiences to ensure the practices will solve a real need.

How to Find Your Authentic Corporate Purpose

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Your company’s purpose will not be found by commissioning a white paper or creating a complicated strategy document. It will emerge organically from an honest interrogation of what you’re truly about, what your people are about, and what feels easy to stand behind.

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What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights

While the epidemic has shined a light on examples of a positive, collective response; it has also exposed an ongoing failure by corporations to put people first, and profit second.

B2B Companies Facing ‘Paradox’ When It Comes to Implementing Purpose

New report finds 86% of B2B organizations recognizing business case for purpose; but not yet realizing significant impacts for growth via culture, operations, societal engagement.

From CSR to Social Purpose in the New ‘Roaring Twenties’

In the 1920s, people didn’t pay attention to the problems brought on by market excess — and that decade begat the Great Depression. Today, truly modern companies are showing the way to a different kind of decade.

Q&A: What Makes a Great Place to Work?

Marcus Erb, VP of Data Science & Innovation at Great Place to Work, and his team carry out research that helps businesses create workplaces in which all employees feel valued and trusted. Here, Erb explains how being a great place to work benefits both employees and their organizations.

Japanese Companies, Schools Join Forces on Career Education to Promote Sustainable Society

Companies are keen to get involved in school education to improve awareness and understanding of their products and industry, but also to nurture human resources and potential future employees.

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