Closing the Loop

Diversity in Sustainability and how the pandemic has enabled a purpose-driven economy

September 27, 2021 Return-It Season 1 Episode 20
Closing the Loop
Diversity in Sustainability and how the pandemic has enabled a purpose-driven economy
Show Notes

How has the pandemic affected sustainability? Diversity and sustainability experts Heather Mak and Coro Strandberg return to Closing the Loop to chat with Allen about diversity in sustainability and how the pandemic has enabled a purpose-driven economy. They discuss what a purpose-driven economy is, how the pandemic has enabled it, and equity, diversity, and inclusion in sustainability.

 

Additional Resources

In this podcast, Heather discusses the results of The State of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Sustainability survey, results of which were shared in September 2021.  More information can be found at www.diversityinsustainability.com.  Coro speaks to a number of resources and reports (noted below) useful to accelerate sustainable business models, sustainable industry associations, the circular economy and social purpose in business. 

·       Resource for business and industry associations to help their members address sustainability:  The Sustainable and Just Association 

·       Resource to understand emerging trends in sustainable business models:  The Future of Business in Society 

·       The Propelling Purpose Summit on November 17 & 18, 2021. Register for the first-ever virtual national gathering of social purpose thought leaders, subject-matter experts, businesses, champions, practitioners and interested allies to learn about social purpose in business and map the road to the Purpose Economy in Canada. Here is a 15% discount code: SP-21.

·       The National Zero Waste Council’s Circular Economy Business Toolkit