Author: Jen Boynton
On the opening night of the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference, the venerable Phra Anil Sakya, buddhist monk and professor at Mahamakut Buddhist University, took to the stage. He came to share an important reminder with a group of sustainability professionals who were quite literally wiggling in their seats waiting for the networking happy hour to begin. Moderation should rule all our actions, he said. He pointed to capitalism as the root of our problem.
Sarah Palin is back in the public eye, and not just to promote her Judge Judy knockoff. She’s stumping for the climate denial film “Climate Hustle,” which explains how climate change is a hoax. Her logic, as usual, is impeccable — and so is the burn from Jimmy Kimmel.
In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Kal Stein discusses the evolution of workplace giving. Efficiencies like those provided by Benevity mean more money in the bank accounts of worthy non-profits!
In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Penny Zuckerwise of financial services firm Guggenheim Partners explains how to build excitement for a new internal corporate responsibility program.
In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Diane Solinger explains how she manages a global giving program at Google and doubled employee engagement.
In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Nicole Campbell explains how the Benevity software helps her clients engage more deeply with their employees and communities.
The student was in his first week in a coding boot camp. His experience demonstrates systematic challenges laid in front of poor people of color. Luckily his teacher was available to intervene, and tweet, the experience.
In this video shot at the Benevity User Conference, Cora McNeil explains how the Benevity software helped her team hone in on an unexpected passion among United Healthcare employees: animal welfare!
The self-proclaimed “economic hit man” explains how he used optimistic modeling to get developing countries signed up for more debt then they could manage while lining his firm up for lucrative development contracts. It’s called the death economy, and John Perkins is back to explain how we can change things around.
We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table when it comes to solving climate change. Actually, we NEED everyone at the table if we’re going to solve global challenges and nourish 9 billion people in a warming world. And we don’t believe in bogeymen.
Last week I went to Stockholm to learn more about H&M’s sustainability program. Over my three days with the company, I found its culture imbued an unusual mix of candor, understatement and delight. It’s a mix that is key to the company’s leading fashion empire: 3,900 stores and 142,000 employees. It is also key to its sustainability performance – a performance which, humbly, appears to be seriously kicking sustainability ass.