Pro Bono Perspectives S3E17: Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

The Lost Art of Connecting
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CSR and social impact expert Susan McPherson talks about her new book, The Lost Art of Connecting, and signature “gather, ask, do,” method for meaningful networking and lasting business relationships. She and host Danielle Holly discuss the Great Resignation and how employees having more power will democratize companies’ approaches to CSR. Plus, Susan explains why even though companies are not moving as quickly as they need to on social and environmental issues, we should be encouraging – not disparaging – those that are making efforts to deliver on their goals.

Maximizing Efficiency With Gildan's Unique Business Model


Gildan is no stranger to the nuances and complexities of clothes manufacturing. The Company has been refining its craft in the apparel manufacturing space for over 35 years – a journey that has helped Gildan gain recognition as a leader in its industry.

Navigating the Great Resignation

Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteer Programs to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention in a Time of Rapid Turnover

In what’s being dubbed the "Great Resignation,” around 4 million people quit their jobs in June alone and 52 percent of employed workers plan to actively job hunt this year. A year and a half of living through COVID-19 has left many professionals burned out and in pursuit of more fulfilling opportunities or employers that better align with their values.

onsemi Releases Annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report With an Expanded Triple Bottom Line Performance Summary


onsemi is proud to announce the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, marking the eighth year of its publication. As a testament to the company’s continued commitment to transparency, onsemi has prepared the report in accordance with the comprehensive option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and includes reporting aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) guidelines.

The Future of Forest Products

Sappi Continues Push to Enhance Business Diversification
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Sappi’s continual push to find new ways to extract value from trees has resulted in the exploration of unique applications for our line of Valida products. Valida is a micro- and nanofibrillated cellulose manufactured in our pilot facility in the Netherlands. It’s a 100 percent natural, biodegradable, and sustainable material produced by mechanically processing wood fibers to their smallest components, resulting in a dramatically increased surface area and greater strength as well as enhanced optical, chemical, and physical properties.

ESG vs. CSR: Key Distinctions & What Businesses Need to Know


Corporate culture has never been more transparent or important than it is now. Sustainability leaders, investors, employees, and consumers are choosing companies that align with their values. Millennials in particular have been cited as key to this shift through their spending power and ability to publicize support or dissatisfaction widely.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Issues Call for Entries for Three Annual Awards

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WASHINGTON, August 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, has issued a call for entries for its annual awards: Vinyl Recycling Award, Social Impact Award, and Design for Reuse Award. All three awards will be presented at the VSC’s Sustainability Summit on Nov. 10.

Common Impact Announces New Board Member As It Continues to Expand Its National Reach and Initiatives

Social sector trailblazer and finance industry veteran Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, joins Common Impact’s Board of Directors
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BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Common Impact, the nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteerism, announced the election of Dorri McWhorter as a member of their Board of Directors, to bolster the organization’s national presence and mission of aligning business and social purpose to create more equitable communities.

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Fund to Support Supply Chain Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

RBA allocates $500,000 for direct worker-relief and longer-term CSO projects that support workers
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a worker fund that will distribute $500,000 over two phases: Phase 1 will immediately and directly assist foreign migrant workers who need urgent support due to negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and Phase 2 will support projects that create longer-term protections for vulnerable workers in international supply chains, including projects that address adverse impacts of the pandemic.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns


by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).


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