1. “We need to do a heck of a lot more than change the ways that we create and consume. We need to actually change our relationship with consumption.” Sherri Mitchell
, an environmental and Indigenous rights activist and teacher, spoke at the GreenBiz 21 conference recently, challenging the basic premise of sustainable business.
It’s easy—and comforting—to think we can solve our most important global challenges by creating eco-products, planting trees and embracing the circular economy. But will that really be enough?
Sherri says no. Have a listen to this panel discussion
with Sherri and tribal attorney and land defender Tara Houska
if you’re ready to start rethinking business and “the business of life.” And if you’re not ready, listen anyhow. 😉2. “Impact is the bedrock of your brand purpose, and without proof that you are having a positive impact—demonstrated and disclosed in a credible way—your brand purpose will become meaningless.”
This Forbes article looks at five shifts companies can’t ignore
if they want to do well in 2021 and beyond, including seeing customers as citizens and the impact of AI on supply chains. 🤖3.
If you hire photographers in your business, or if you are a Black woman or non-binary photographer, then Black Women Photographers
is for you.
Founder Polly Irungu was recently on The Kelly Clarkson Show sharing why she felt compelled
to start this global community and database, and how she raised more than $14,000 for a COVID-19 relief fund for Black female photographers. 📸4. Work on Climate
is an “action-oriented Slack community for people serious about climate work.” Find climate co-founders or jobs, learn from experts, and be part of a supportive community. I just joined! 🌳5. “There’s been not a single customer who’s criticized us for doing what we’ve done, which is a relief. It feels dangerous to put yourself out there and have a belief, but beliefs are important to have as a person, and what are companies but a bunch of people?”
Zack Katz from GravityView shares his experience running a small values-driven business
in this video interview with PublishPress.
Along with sponsoring nonprofits
related to their values, they are a climate positive workforce via Ecologi
. And this is fun: their values match the values of their mascot, Floaty the astronaut, and they share one of their values each week on Twitter. 🧑🚀