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When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our planet, as well as that of future generations, there is no denying that we are at a critical point in our history. For years governments, corporations, and individuals have been ignoring the increasingly ominous warnings and alarms being sounded by the leading scientific minds on climate change and global sustainability. The time for talk is now over, and it must be replaced by immediate action. There is also more concern and speculation over a potential recession and political instability. Even though it is critical that we all act now to stop the increasing effects of climate change so we can soon begin the work to actually start reversing it, there are still a number of concerns and misconceptions (especially among businesses) as to which particular methods to employ and exactly how effective they would be. Sustainability is an amazing way to recession-proof your business and ensure long-term success for your brand. With that in mind, here’s how sustainability can future-proof your company:  

How Sustainability Can Recession-Proof Your Business

By Hannah Stevens When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our planet, as well as that of future generations, there is no denying that we are at a critical point in our history. There is also rising concern and speculation over a potential recession and political instability. For years governments, corporations, and individuals …

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3BL Brands Taking Stands Forum: Is Your Brand Taking a Stand?

The 2019 3BL Brands Taking Stands Forum brought together industry leaders working to move the needle on sustainability, climate action, and corporate responsibility. The (triple) bottom line? It’s time for action, now more than ever, because we can’t afford to wait. Here’s what we learned. Diversity starts with you It’s time for companies to start walking the …

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Sports and Sustainability: Finding Common Ground at GSA and Pac-12

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find common ground with “the other side,” but sports and sustainability offer a unique opportunity to bring people together. The Green Sports Alliance Summit and the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference brought together athletic business and environmental professionals for inspiring conversations on how to use sports and sustainability to tackle the …

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Many heterosexual white males simply don’t know how to engage when conversation arises about important diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies at work. They may or may not realize all the benefits and privilege they have, but more often than not they withdraw because they don’t know how or in what ways to support DEI efforts without further exacerbating the problem or feeling attacked. Now more than ever, it’s essential for these white males to engage and become allies on these topics.  This will help bring these discussions into the open will help foster inclusion throughout company culture, governance, and policies. Below are nine ways for allies to make tangible change and help advance diversity, inclusion and equity efforts.

How to Be a Diversity and Inclusion Ally in Corporate Responsibility

Many heterosexual white males simply don’t know how to engage when conversation arises about important diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies at work. They may or may not realize all the benefits and privilege they have, but more often than not they withdraw because they don’t know how or in what ways to support DEI …

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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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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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How to Talk to the Other Side: Environmentalists vs. Wall Street

How to Talk to the Other Side: Environmentalists vs. Wall Street We can all agree that we are more divided than we’ve been in generations in the US. Our political system is extremely partisan, ideologies have become increasingly polarizing, and income, race, gender and educational inequality are rising. This has made it increasingly difficult to …

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