On Our Radar: Tools for On-the-Job Impact
Part of our job at Net Impact is to provide all of you with the best resources you can use to create change on the job. But who wants to reinvent the wheel, when there are so many other great resources out there? We’ve rounded up a few of the latest tools that have caught our eye for leading a change agenda at work.
Toolkit: Reducing child labor and forced labor
No one wants to be part of a supply chain that allows 215 million children to labor around the world (more than half in hazardous conditions). But making sure your company isn’t contributing to worldwide forced labor can be both daunting and risky; what questions do you ask? Of whom? How can you really drive change from your own office or warehouse?
The U.S. Department of Labor now has a critical resource for those struggling with such questions: the Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor Toolkit. The toolkit provides step-by-step guidance for businesses interested in developing a social compliance system for their supply chain, including examples of best practices already in action.
Sustainia 100: Trends across sectors
Change isn’t one-size-fits-all, and it can be tough to find applicable inspiration and reliable case studies that apply to the work you’re doing. If you’re in construction, how can a sustainability report from a food manufacturer help you? Sustainia’s latest guide identifies one hundred readily available solutions with the potential to spearhead sustainable development across industries and markets. What’s so cool about this guide is that Sustainia’s work spans 128 country profiles and fields from IT to retail to education, making it a true resource that represents a diverse cross-section of industries, cultures, and communities.
White Paper: 7 steps for launching an effective employee volunteer program
We love the work that Points of Light is up to these days, and this latest white paper is no exception. Released after this spring’s Business 4 Better Conference, the white paper highlights seven considerations to prioritize when developing an effective employee volunteer program, with tons of research to back it up. So why take a look? Simple: employee volunteer programs (as our own research would support), boost morale, promote employee retention, and illustrate a company’s organizational values in action. With true corporate case studies, this white paper offers an inside look into what it takes.
Bonus points – while you’re exploring the white paper on Points of Light's website, make time to vote for the Civic 50 survey, an initiative aiming to name the most community-minded companies in the nation. The survey just opened, and ballots will be collected until August for a full-fledged report to be released later in 2013.