1. “Leading the way for a socially and environmentally conscious planet should be at the top of every business’ agenda.”
I love reading about Ikea’s plans to become 100% circular by 2030
—especially as I sit at my Ikea desk and drink green tea from my Ikea mug. (Though I wasn’t loving the Swedes so much this weekend while helping a friend put together a bed from—you guessed it—Ikea.)
But it’s not just Ikea getting into the loop. This article from The Drum
looks at how more and more companies are realizing that embracing circularity is a smart business move and a way to create new business models and products.
And while most of us don’t run companies that are the size or complexity of Ikea, Lego or Patagonia, we can still learn from their innovation and think about what circularity could look like in our own little bit of the business world. 🌏2.
If you're a podcast addict like me I highly recommend That's Not How That Works, a podcast that'll get you thinking deeply about diversity, inclusion and equity in your personal and professional communities.
Co-hosts Trudi Lebron and Louiza "Weeze" Doran are JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) masters and their passion for creating a just and equitable society will inspire you to do better.
Jump on in with the current season
, or start with episode 82
for a breakdown of their best-of past episodes to get you started on your journey to wokeness. ✊3. “Humans are evolutionarily wired to contribute to some good larger than our own survival. We don’t wake up in the morning wanting to burn more carbon or exaggerate the wealth gap between men and women. Indeed, one of the strongest indicators of life satisfaction is the feeling that one has done work that made a difference to other people.”This article
from Nell Derick Debevoise had me nodding along in agreement and cheering. (Fine
, I didn’t actually cheer, but allow me some fun with writing these blurbs, eh?)
Her super practical Me-We-World framework takes us through how we can create change in ourselves, our team and the world, and how to start by ditching the analysis paralysis, being mindful of and listening to our stakeholders, and adapting and experimenting as we go. 🙌4.
Take your values to the bank by choosing a certified B Corp financial institution for your banking needs. Check out this list of ethical banks
from The Good Trade—U.S. only, by the looks of it, so this Canadian apologizes. (If you’re in Canada, check out your local credit union.) 💸5.
PB&Qs (professionals, business, and queers) is a new online business community for queer womxn, trans and nonbinary folk. Conversion copywriter (and friend) Anna Hetzel and videographer and storyteller Anita Kwan wanted to create a space where “queer entrepreneurs can recharge so we have the energy to be out in the greater business world.” Their first virtual event is just around the corner on December 2, so sign thy queer self up now