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10 Years of Impact

Celebrate a decade of impact with us and our 800 change maker clients! We couldn’t do it without the diversity, commitment and resilience of the clients who trust us to guide them forward in making a more scalable difference.

10 Years of Impact

Celebrate a decade of impact with us and our 800 change maker clients! We couldn’t do it without the diversity, commitment and resilience of the clients who trust us to guide them forward in making a more scalable difference.

6 reasons why it’s ok to hate networking

It might be billed as one of the best ways to get ahead but in reality, relentless networkers end up making more enemies than friends. Is there anything worse than that person who LOVES networking? We’ve all met them. There you are standing at a conference minding your own business when they barrel in, reel off their resume, drop a few high powered names and thrust a business card (“it’s new, embossed, cost a fortune”) into your hand. Then, while

The Big Picture: Sustainable Food And Career Choices

Shannon was thrilled to be featured in Forbes as part of Erik Kobayashi-Solomon’s My Big Picture column. My Big Picture articles focus on making sensible choices in the resource-constrained Anthropocene world in which we live. Some of these articles deal with wonkier topics related to economics and resource usage; some (like the one you are reading now) concern topics related to managing our lives on a day-to-day basis in the Age of Climate Change. Executive Summary The Netflix documentary Seaspiracy offers a

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How to get a career in sustainability: hard work, talent and perseverance

You’ve seen the light. After a decade as an accountant or sales manager or marketing executive, you decide a career in corporate sustainability is the thing for you. And why not? The power of business can potentially help to resolve some of the most taxing social and environmental issues of the day. Being part of that promises plenty of exciting development and brain-twisting challenges along the way; not to mention the quiet satisfaction that derives from doing a job that

Your complete lowdown on how to be more water wise, from the experts

The Environment Agency has issued warnings about UK water shortages by 2050—here’s how to take action. If you’ve Googled, ‘how do I reduce my water usage?’, chances are, you’re aware that it’s a scarce commodity – and one that we need to be using less of. Case in point – the sheer scale of British water consumption from laundry alone has been revealed in a new study. Up to 360 billion litres of water go down the drain each year

How — and Why — to Cultivate Emotional Intelligence as a Change Leader

Emotional intelligence (EQ) can be the difference between a good leader and a great one. Simply put, those with a high EQ can manage and control their emotions and — even more critically — effectively manage the emotions of those they work alongside. They can listen to others, take on board feedback and ideas, motivate their team, identify conflict before it causes a problem, and create a workplace where they and all those around them feel flexible, supported, and encouraged to bring their ‘A

Here’s how to turn your job or career green

One of the trends I’ve noticed over the past several years is that a growing number of my friends and peers have adopted lifestyles that put a large emphasis on protecting the environment. I know a handful of people who have also changed jobs or industries to better align their careers with those values. As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to explore how you can make such a career move. The odds

How ESG issues can become even more relevant in times of market crisis

As a Brit based in Santa Monica, California, Daniel E. Ingram is the chair of investment advisory company Wilshire’s ESG and Diversity Committee. Wilshire, which has more than $72 billion in assets under management and $1 trillion in assets under advisement, recruited Ingram in 2017 as part of an effort to expand its ESG and socially responsible investing capabilities. Previously, Ingram was head of responsible investing for BT Pension Scheme, the United Kingdom’s largest corporate retirement plan. Ingram is also

Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. This will only get harder as the world economy continues to struggle, but be confident that it will eventually rebound. In spite of the pandemic, now is still a great time to get yourself familiar with the landscape and begin to position yourself and start to make plan for your career in the impact space. Policymakers are calling for the COVID-19 economic recovery

Why ESG is Crucial to Your Talent Agenda

In 2019, Alan Jope did something that few chief executives do. Standing in front of a crowd of journalists, the boss of Unilever—the company behind Marmite, Magnums and Dove—announced the company was no longer interested in brands within its portfolio that failed to have some kind of a positive impact on either planet or society. Profits were no longer enough. In fact, he’d go so far as to sell off brands that didn’t do good. “Principles are only principles if

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