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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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6 Ways to Create an Innovative Workplace

At most organizations, inspiration and purpose drop as you move down management levels. The best leaders find ways to motivate people at every layer — from those in the C-suite to employees toiling in the basement boiler room.

Beyond CSR: Next-Generation Standards for Shaping Your Business for Good

By equipping yourself and your organization to understand the changing landscape, and setting a strategic course, you can position your company, customers, shareholders, industry and communities to have a more secure, resilient and thriving future.

Dow: Intent on #PullingOurWeight Around Cleaning Up Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing; and by understanding where and why trash is finding its way into the environment, so we can stop it.

The 3 Pillars of a Conscious Organisation

A conscious organisation accepts that there are limits to profit and that it should not be the priority. This change is about future-proofing your organisation. It’s not an ‘if’ question — it’s ‘when.’

5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture

Cross-Posted from Leadership. In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann.

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How the World’s Best Workplaces™ Keep Employees Happy

3.4M employees across 90 countries told us at Great Place to Work how they experience their workplaces. In this pool, we found that while there are common threads that make a workplace great, there are 4 factors seem to define the best experiences by region.

Why Outsourcing Customer Service Kills Purpose-Driven Brands

In 2013, TOMS made a terrible mistake: We outsourced Customer Service. If you’re building a purpose-driven business and considering a major “cost-cutting” decision, please learn from our mistakes. The “soul” of your brand may be at stake!

Air, Water and Earth: Reducing Environmental Impacts Across the Three Elements

With goals to achieve carbon-neutral factories by 2030, to reduce CO2 emissions in its supply chain, combat deforestation and step up its efforts to tackle littering, PMI is working to reduce its environmental impacts, end to end.

25 Years On: Lessons Learned from Interface’s Ongoing Sustainability Journey

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Why are lessons learned by a flooring company relevant? Many of the challenges we had to solve are the same that companies are struggling with as they pursue sustainability. Our accomplishments are significant because they show it is possible to transform a business and put sustainability at the core.

Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Two US beverage companies are working to empower tea and coffee growers in Rwanda, many of whom are women. Both companies are working to engage Akilah Institute students in hands-on learning in the coffee and tea industries, to open their eyes to the possibilities in their country.

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