B corps across the UK are unifying their communities around climate action.
To mark this B Corp month this March, a group of B Corporations are embarking on a Do Nation employee engagement programme. For them, this is one way to reflect on why and how B Corps balance profit with purpose.
Participating B Corps will run their programmes within their organisations, while also contributing, alongside other B Corps, to the Do Nation2023 B Corp challenge which connects and measures environmental impact across the Global B Corp Community and the UK.
During B Corp month, the timing is significant:
Do Nation programmes can be run at any time of the year, but the decision to begin one now is a poignant reminder of what distinguishes B Corp from other organisations.
Balancing people, planet and profit means that organisations need to be proactive about their organisational impact on the environment, beyond surface initiatives.
Companies including Leap, DiSRUPT Agency, Articulate Marketing, Standing on Giants, x+why, Micro scooters, Kyero, Vita Coco, English Tea Shop, Centrus advisors and Pukka Herbs have all signed up to Do Nations annual B Corp Challenge.
As a B Corp itself, the Do Nation challenge includes a bespoke package of support and resources for organisations to run successful employee engagement programmes.
At Do Nation we’re busy behind the scenes helping organisations engage their teams in sustainability goals via Earth Hour and B Corp Month.
For everyone else, including those seeking a little inspiration for their next climate action step, we’ve created this Action Plan. It’s full of sustainable tips to try, whether you’re new to sustainability or an experienced pro.
Read on for some very quick tips that can help boost your wellbeing, protect nature, save you some money and reduce your carbon footprint!
At lunchtime on the 1st of February, Do Nation hosted an engaging conversation on climate employee engagement trends in 2023, using data points from the Greenprint report.
The discussion provided the audience with insight on climate and employee engagement from the various industries and sectors of the panellists.
The conversation was moderated by Flo Parker, a coach and ex-partnerships manager at Futurelearn; and involved Julia Chalmers, head of sustainability at SSE; Nicky Browning B Corp and talent manager at Graze; Paul Lewis, CEO and founder at Seismic; as well as Do Nation’s founder and CEO, Hermione Taylor.
Below we summarise the illuminating points made during the discussion. If you like, you can watch the full recording.
This B Corp month Do Nation are inviting impactful businesses to come together to show the world how #WeGoBeyond expectations and make a mark on the world.
Do Nation have put together a bespoke, quick and easy-to-implement B Corp Month employee engagement package so our fellow B Corps can have maximum impact and engagement this B Corp month.
Sign up asap to benefit from this, and join B Corps including Pukka herbs, Standing on Giants, Vita Coco, Graze, X+Why, and DISRUPT Agency.
Bringing B Corps together for collective impact
B Corp month is the time to come together, have some fun, and create some serious impact!
Organisations invest a lot in certification and want to get the most from it. Bringing employees onboard – by helping them understand what it means to be a B Corp, showing them how to B the difference, and engaging them in sustainable behaviour change – is essential.
We all know climate change is scary, and here. But there is solace in our data; sustainable acts make people feel good and more connected (see our 2021 impact report).
Together we are mighty.
B Corp month and the bottom line
Whether your organisation is small, big, old or new, each employee is an ambassador. Employee engagement is not a nice to have, it’s vital for survival.
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