SheEO is a global community of women and non-binary entrepreneurs
working to solve some of the biggest problems we face right now, or as they put it, “working on the World's To-Do List
Members (called Activators) pool their money together to offer zero-interest loans to other entrepreneurs (called Ventures). Loans are paid back over five years and then loaned out again.
But it’s about more than the money. Ventures also receive coaching for one year, as well as access to the community of Activators.
Activators support each other and
Ventures through their network, expertise, buying power and other resources. SheEO gives women and non-binary entrepreneurs an opportunity to give and get support, while creating a better world with their business, all in one community.
I kinda love it. 😍2. “Corporate social justice means actively managing businesses policies, practices and outputs from a place of equity. Doing so can help correct inequalities and minimize negative environmental impacts before they begin.”
Christina Blacken encourages us to move beyond corporate social responsibility to corporate social justice
In this article, she breaks down the differences between the two, and lays out a path for companies to push themselves beyond the feel-good nature of traditional CSR to embracing the new and needed CSJ. 👍3.
This one's perfect for a winter walk, or for however you enjoy your podcasts.
In this short, 22-minute podcast, Courier looks at how companies can figure out their carbon footprint
, with insights from a physical product business as well as from a digital one. ❄️4. “Online harms have become real-world harms and now a direct threat to democracy itself. It is time for everyone to step up. The platforms. Advertisers. Media. Governments. Now.”
Do you advertise online? Are your ads funding militia websites or white supremacy
?5. “Purpose has served as an antidote to paralysis, helping companies stay focused and motivated in extremely adverse conditions.”
At least one thing we can say for 2020 is that it's shown how important it is for companies to have a strong purpose.
Carol Cone looks at what we might expect for purpose and business in 2021
. (Insofar as anyone can predict anything these days.)
Trends include storytelling evolving into “story-doing” and industry competitors turning into industry allies.
Care to have a go at a prediction for 2021? 🔮