So, how do you talk about a polarizing issue? How do you convince someone that the environment should be protected? That racial justice is important? That immigrants should be welcome? YouTube and Upworthy share how to navigate tricky topics on conversation and make your story go viral.
Author: Renee Farris
Sixty percent of companies with revenues greater than $1 billion said the current administration will have “no impact” on their sustainability strategy.
During a divisive time, how can a company inspire people to lay aside personal opinions and do something for the greater good? JetBlue has an answer.
“A sustainable world already exists,” Janine Benyus, co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, said at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference. “And we need to access that wisdom.”
Eileen Fisher’s journey to sustainability started by falling in love with the kimono, trips to Bhutan to learn about happiness and to favelas in Brazil to observe the human experience. She created a “purpose chair” that she sits in each morning to consider how to add purpose to her day. Her company’s goal is to become 100 sustainable and help the entire fashion industry meet that goal too.
Do you know what the top driver is for a retailer to create social good? How about a manufacturer? Ketchum and Carol Cone On Purpose just released a report that will tell you that and more.
Carnival just launched a social-impact cruise line that carries vacationing volunteers to work with social enterprises, nonprofits and communities in the Dominican Republic. 3p’s Renee Farris took a ride and shares all the details.
What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons’ Design and Technology Program, were exhibited at SXSW and drew significant attention.
What if you could decide which questions to ask presidential candidates during debates? Or write the headlines for the day’s news stories? A new model of journalism could help create this opportunity.
Park visitors leave behind 100 million pounds of trash each year. That’s about to end. Subaru and the National Park Service are going gangbusters on garbage.
To save someone’s life, all you have to do is set your phone down for a few minutes, go for a walk and drink from a S’well bottle. Saving the world just became fun and fashionable.
Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home” job opportunities on the Internet, but it’s also doing amazing social impact work. Katie-Hunt Morr, the phenomenal senior manager of values and impact at Etsy, shares tips on creating social impact.
People think that if you house the homeless then you’ve solved homelessness. But the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Alan Graham, says that’s not true. He’s creating a radically different approach that turns our current response to homelessness upside down. He’s building an entire village for the chronically homeless of Austin, Texas.
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
Girls and boys become what they see on TV and in films. “In the time it takes to write a TV show or a movie, we can change what the future looks like,” Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis said during a recent speech in Hollywood about gender issues.