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Organizational Change

The latest creative strategies and tools helping organizations to engage their teams in building market-leading, purpose-driven brands.

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Employee Values: Why an Authentic Sustainability Strategy Will Win the Talent War

Every organisation should be able to identify what a sustainable version of itself looks like, who is needed to run and support that, and where there are needs for new skills and roles within it.

EU CEOs Recognize Climate Change as Biggest Threat to Business; EU Workers Say, ‘They’d Better’

24% of EU CEOs believe their companies will be highly exposed to the impact of climate change in the next five years — a key insight, since 76% of young Europeans say the climate impact of prospective employers is an important factor when job hunting.

A CEO’s Perspective: 7 Insights to Discover and Activate Authentic Purpose

Kerry Group CEO Edmond Scanlon and Chief Corporate Affairs and Brand Officer Catherine Keogh share how the purpose-discovery process transformed the $7B company.

More and More Talent Ready to Leave Companies Over Misalignment of Values

From ‘quiet quitting’ to conscious quitting: Despite economic uncertainty, 51% of employees surveyed would consider resigning if employers do not align with own values.

Stok Highlights 5 Key Priorities in the Evolution of the Workplace

Industry leaders provide guidance for prioritizing changes to your organization’s real estate and workplace strategy to maximize employee productivity, retention and wellbeing.

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Jackson Family Wines Partners to Advance Industry Opportunities for Students of Color

JFW has become a key partner in the Urban Grape’s Wine Studies Award for Students of Color program — which uses a three-pronged approach of education, work experience and mentorship to increase DEI in the wine & spirits industry.

Finance, Tech Giants Top 2023 List of US’s Most JUST Companies

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. JUST Capital and CNBC have released the 2023 rankings of the country’s most JUST Companies and Marquee JUST 100 List, which consistently outperform the Russell 1000 — highlighting the link between stakeholder governance and corporate success.

2022 Lessons: How to Improve Employee Engagement Through Responsive Company Culture

Many employees are re-evaluating what they want and expect from their employers. This is a pivotal moment for companies to recalibrate program offerings and better support employees in applying their unique talents to purposeful projects in the communities where they live, work and raise their families.

Company Shareholders Vote to Examine More Climate-Beneficial Retirement Plans

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Campbell's — and many other companies’ — current 401(k) options have employees investing millions in fossil fuels and deforestation through Vanguard, which has just announced it has left the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.

Why Activism, Advocacy and Allyship Are Essential to Corporate Diversity

If a corporation really wants diversity and its benefits, the only way to get it is to regularly hire and promote people who don’t look like the current leadership. The task is to create not just the appearance of change, but a genuine commitment to creating equitable organizations and systems.

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Post-Secondary’s Postscript: Universities Becoming a Greater Force for Good

Whether it’s finance and administration, physical infrastructure, or strategic and capital plans, universities are unlocking all their assets to play a more ambitious role on the global stage — and other organizations can learn from this innovation.

Consortium of Venue Groups Launches Sustainability Platform for Large Arenas, Halls, Convention Centers

The GOAL platform aims to standardize sustainability reporting and processes across some of the US’s largest public gathering spaces — and entice the rest to come aboard.

The Evolving Role of Director of Sustainability: Keys to Success in Times of Volatility

ESG is a dynamic space, with continuous shifts even in nomenclature — from compliance, assurance CSR and sustainability to ESG, wellbeing, regeneration and impact. It is no wonder those working in the space find the tasks and skills required of them shifting, too.

Cultivating Serendipity for Innovation, Impact and ‘Smart Luck’

Cross-Posted from Leadership. Serendipity is about potentiality — it’s about connecting the dots. Once we look at the world less in terms of limitations and more in terms of opportunity, perceived liabilities can become assets; and a situation is reframed from one of passivity and powerlessness to one of activity and opportunity.

How Caesars Entertainment Drastically Augmented its ESG Impact

‘Job purposing’ is making meaningful contributions to others or societal causes as part of regular work. Caesars showed that helping its sales and conventions departments job purpose was a promising pathway to dramatically augmenting its ESG work — and, thus, its positive societal impact.

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BCLC: How a Gambling Corporation Transformed into a Social Purpose Company

A gambling corporation may seem like the antithesis of ‘social good;’ but for BCLC, this is exactly why a gambling company should pivot to a social-purpose model: “People can look and say, ‘Hey, if a gambling company can bring in a social purpose; then, surely my company can do this as well.’”

Just Capital Highlights 100 Companies Advancing Racial Equity, Opportunity for Workers and Communities

Companies cannot afford to ignore racial equity or neglect cultivating inclusive opportunity and mobility; their shareholders, employees, communities and customers are all paying attention to how they bring their commitments to life through action.

How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

At a recent Sustainable Brands virtual event, leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.

Sompo Holdings: Promoting Sustainable Management That Emphasizes Diversity & Inclusion

As she works to transform the company's 130-year-old corporate culture and the implementation of Purpose, we talked with Group Chief Sustainability Officer Ryoko Shimokawa about her vision for sustainable growth for the company and society.

How to Sell Sustainability as a Key Measure of Business Success

Cross-Posted from Business Case. When companies make bold commitments to sustainability, we all win. Here, we share lessons learned and ongoing challenges from three very different corporate sustainability journeys — to show others on the front lines that they are not alone.

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