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CDP Questionnaire: What to Expect in 2021

By Katie Secrist, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Lead Consultant The newest CDP questionnaire guidance was launched just last week for the 2021 reporting cycle. See below for key changes and what to expect for this year’s CDP reporting requirements. Climate Change Questionnaire While COVID certainly impacted the way that many of us reported climate …

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Are B Corps Really the Answer for Dismantling White Supremacy in Business?

By Katie Secrist, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Sustainability Consultant  I recently attended the Pacific Northwest B Corp Leadership Development (BLD) conference, hosted by B Local PDX and was overwhelmed with the amount of passion and desire to talk about white supremacy and issues of race in the workplace.  But questions of doubt still …

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Sustainability, ESG, and CSR reporting tips and responding to customer questionnaires

3 Tips for ESG Reporting & Responding to Customer Questionnaires

Walmart, Target, Microsoft, oh my! These are just a few (albeit reigning) of the customer questionnaires driving the rapid increase in sustainability, CSR (corporate social responsibility), and ESG (environment, social, governance) reporting that we are seeing today. As the spotlight grows on all companies, Fortune 500s and small businesses alike, to be reporting on and …

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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 Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Seattle brought together investors, innovators, and sustainability pioneers to discuss the future of sustainable investing. It’s not news that doing good is good for business, but the rapid pace of climate change and rising inequality means that business as usual is no longer an option. These are the newest sustainable business trends any ESG investor needs to know for a lasting portfolio and a livable future.

The Investor’s Guide to a Sustainable Future: Bloomberg Summit

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit Seattle 2019 The Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Seattle brought together investors, innovators, and sustainability pioneers to discuss the future of sustainable investing. It’s not news that doing good is good for business, but the rapid pace of climate change and rising inequality means that business as usual is no longer …

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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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