Guest Blog - Bruce Kidd of Concerts for a Cause It seems to me that much of life is made up of two items – one of them we can control and the other one we can not. Every person can control the choices they make, both personally and professionally, which ultimately define who we … Continue reading What Will Your Legacy Be?
“It seems to me that the most important measure of the quality of ones' life is measured in how many lives you touch." According to Bruce Kidd, he’s always been a music lover. So much so, that every day he’s standing upright there’s a tune playing in the background - whether it be in his … Continue reading Episode 57: Bruce Kidd of Concerts for a Cause
Guest Blog - Jackie Herskovitz Russell of Teak Media + Communication The world of corporate social responsibility is changing. In a marked shift from the past, businesses can no longer just focus on making a profit, they are also expected to support and advance social and environmental causes. Progress is good, especially for people and … Continue reading Transparent Communication that Addresses Problems will Enhance Profits
“We shouldn't have to say 'sustainable company' or 'responsible company,' it should just be a company. That should be the future." Jackie Herskovitz Russell might be co-host Vicki Bohlsen’s long-lost professional twin. President and Founder of Teak Media + Communication, Jackie and her team assist mission-driven, responsible and nonprofit organizations by providing communications and digital … Continue reading Episode 56: Jackie Herskovitz Russell of Teak Media + Communication
Guest Blog - Brenda Barnicki of Bellafina Chocolates “Stand behind second chances.” I read this recently on…of all places…a bread bag. It’s a common sentiment and one I believe in. Every human being has worth and we are ALL capable of messing up our lives from time to time, sometimes in spectacular ways. I think … Continue reading Everyone Deserves a Second Chance…and a First.
“In my mind, the best CSR programs are those that have their values embedded all the way through the company." Brenda Barnicki was told by relatives and friends that the gourmet chocolates she gifted to them on holidays were so good she should start selling them. So in her spare time, Brenda founded Bellafina Chocolates, … Continue reading Episode 55: Brenda Barnicki of Bellafina Chocolates
Guest Blog – Chris Hutchinson of Trebuchet Group In October 2018, most of our team traveled to New Orleans to participate in our first B Corp Champions Retreat. It was a blast! We went because this year our company attained Certified B Corp status, joining ranks with companies like New Belgium, Patagonia, and Ben and … Continue reading We’re Working to Change the (Business) World – Want to Help?
“A very simple system - honed to the very elements of what’s important, focused on the right thing, with people aligned to get it done - will have a proportionally large impact." Trebuchet Group is all about simplicity, efficiency, and cohesion. So much so, that when applying for B Corporation Certification, the company negotiated terms … Continue reading Episode 54: Chris Hutchinson of Trebuchet Group
Guest Blog – Nick Bayer of Saxbys I take a lot of meetings. Many are with young entrepreneurs seeking advice. How can they get their businesses off the ground? What types of clients should they go after? Can I make some introductions for them? What philosophies guide my leadership and business strategies? Although my schedule … Continue reading Yes, You Should Take That Meeting with a Young Entrepreneur
“It is the responsibility of businesses like ours - where we're social entrepreneurs - to not only run a successful business, but to use that success to help our community, pick people out of poverty and give people the opportunity to love what they do." Saxbys might be still be working on its B Corporation … Continue reading Episode 53: Nick Bayer of Saxbys
Guest Blog – Kate Holby of Ajiri Tea This year, we celebrated International Women's Day with an Instagram post. With a picture of a woman, of course. We included hashtags and scrolled through posts of companies that employed women. Here a woman, there a woman, everywhere women women! The focus on social media, however, was how … Continue reading Positive Use of Social Movements
Guest Blog – Wayne Dunn of the CSR Training Institute It is what all sustainability should be – impactful. Impacting positively on society, business and the environment; on all three dimensions. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Too often it ends up focused on one dimension, often at the expense of the others. Too … Continue reading Huh? What the @$%* is Impact Sustainability?