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with the Women’s World Cup kicking off this week, it’s important to talk about the social aspect of sustainability – namely the pay gap. Increasingly, the term “gender pay gap” has become a common and a term that organizations are supposed to “improve.” Let’s call it what it is. Discrimination. Plain and simple.

Sustainability and Sports: Let’s Talk Gender Equality

When most people think about sustainability and sports, their first thought is how to “green an event.” However, with the Women’s World Cup kicking off this week, it’s important to talk about the social aspect of sports sustainability – namely the pay gap. Increasingly, the term “gender pay gap” has become a common and a …

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For sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals, reporting season is upon us. It can be tempting to pull out last year’s report and simply update the template, but the bar for corporate responsibility reports is constantly rising, and consumers, employees, and stakeholders are expecting more. Here’s how to make your corporate responsibility report stand out in a crowded field.

How to Make Your Corporate Responsibility Report Stand Out

For sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals, reporting season is upon us. It can be tempting to pull out last year’s report and simply update the template, but the bar for corporate responsibility reports is constantly rising, and consumers, employees, and stakeholders are expecting more. Here’s how to make your corporate responsibility report stand out in …

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This is where business sustainability comes in. Finding win-win scenarios that are both good for the environment and the bottom line is one way to do this – and is an effective way to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats. Here's how to create constructive conversations and use corporate sustainability as a path for Democrats and Republicans to talk to one another.

How to Talk to a Republican About Climate Change

How to Use Sustainability to Talk to the Other Side: Republicans vs. Democrats In today’s increasingly polarized society, it’s become almost impossible for people of different political beliefs to even talk to one another, let alone be civil and get along. More often than not, people stay within their own political “tribe” and only want …

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no matter how mission-driven you are (or are not), the path to certification can be intimidating. These are the best ways to improve your B-Corporation score without significant resources.

5 Easy Things to Do Right Now to Become a B Corporation

The application process to certify as a B Corporation can be daunting, but the right approach will make all the difference. While there are several elements to the B Corporation certification, implementing the quick and easy changes first will get you closer to your goal while you work on the bigger elements in the background. …

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The Healthcare Industry is Taking on Climate Change. Here’s How.

The Intersection of Sustainability and Resiliency at CleanMed 2019 CleanMed, hosted by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, is the premier conference to advance sustainability in the healthcare industry. Healthcare leaders from all corners of the U.S. come together to discuss the challenges, trends and opportunities facing the industry, from climate impacts to waste …

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Future Proofing Your Brand: The 2019 Sustainability Trends You Need to Know

By Ruth Lee, Vice President of Sustainable Business Consulting Hall of Famers Sustainable Business Consulting has been in the sustainability business for about 14 years, and our work has allowed us to see and experience it all: the good, the greenwashed, and the ugly (consulting with 141+ different clients in 41 industries will do that …

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How Close Are You to Being a B-Corporation?

B-Corporations are businesses that not only meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, but actually embed these in their governance and policies. It can be a daunting process, but comes with a host of benefits, including valuable member resources, a strong network, and a significant boost to brand awareness and perception. If you’ve …

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Sustainability Reporting Tips from a Corporate Responsibility Expert

By: Kevin Wilhelm CEO, Sustainable Business Consulting Kevin Wilhelm is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a consulting firm that works directly with sustainability and executive teams to create impactful corporate responsibility strategies. Kevin brings two decades of experience working with 160+ businesses including Nordstrom, REI, Alaska Airlines, Expedia, The North Face, and recently the Seattle Sounders to become the first …

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