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B The Change Weekly: January 31, 2020
Delivered on Fridays, B the Change Weekly delivers the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. The newsletter features a weekly note from the B the Change team alongside insight and context on the stories we share here on Medium. Below is our latest roundup. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B the Change Weekly today. Now on to the good stuff:
Certified B Corporations value more than the bottom line — including putting a priority on their workers. B Corps aim to provide workplaces where employees feel strongly connected to their company’s mission and where they see that their contributions make a difference to those varied stakeholders.
On B The Change this week, you’ll find articles that show how workers are driving their workplace mission — through ideas and engagement, empowering ownership, and action on worldwide sustainability goals — and acting collectively with the B Corp community to build a more inclusive and regenerative economy.
How and Why to Gather Employee Opinions
The power of listening fuels internal and external operations at Culture Amp, a B Corp that helps businesses build involved, high-achieving teams by tapping into the connection between engagement and performance — and demonstrating daily how employee engagement ties into success at an impact company.
Employees Taking Ownership of a More Sustainable Future
One type of business structure — employee ownership — may help create the ultimate level of worker engagement and offer lessons for businesses looking to improve their sustainability.
Those are some of the findings from recent research shared by Fifty by Fifty, a project of The Democracy Collaborative, that shows how employee-owned businesses embody the kind of next-generation enterprises can help create a sustainable world.
B Lab Voices: Move the Needle with the SDG Action Manager
There are just 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global effort to create a shared, durable prosperity for all people. To help companies better align their operations with these goals by rethinking business models and using their collective voice to ignite further action, this week B Lab and the UN Global Compact launched the SDG Action Manager.
This article from Laura Velez Villa, SDG program manager at B Lab, shares more about the SDG Action Manager and how it can help businesses act through dynamic self-assessment, benchmarking, and improvement.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on recent articles:
- Learn to Listen: How — and Why — to Gather Employee Opinions at an Impact Company: Using Surveys to Engage Teams and Guide Action
- 5 Steps to Encourage Gratitude in the Workplace: How Expressing Our Thanks Can Create Stronger Connections with Colleagues and Better Businesses
- Impact of Employee Ownership on Sustainability: Research Uses B Corp Data to Understand Impact of Ownership Design
- How the SDG Action Manager Can Help Your Company Move the Impact Needle: Develop the Most Effective Impact Strategies with This New Tool
- Investors Play an Important Role for Businesses Pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: How Our B Corp Investment Firm Is Making Progress
- Solving the World’s Biggest Issues Involves Keeping Your Purpose Close: Newly Certified B Corp Tackles Global Food Waste
- 9 Ways to Make Your Off-Site Meetings and Retreats Eco-Friendly: How to Reduce Environmental Impact and Build Socially Responsible Workplaces
- A Sustainable Vision for Fashion’s Future: CEO Alex Husted and Helpsy Keep Millions of Pounds of Clothing out of Landfills Each Year
- Declining Employee Morale: It’s Not Them, It’s You
B the Change gathers and shares the voices from within the movement of people using business as a force for good and the community of Certified B Corporations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the nonprofit B Lab.