B Corps Do Good – Fact.

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At Do Nation, we’re all about engaging people – your employees – in sustainability.

Since certifying as a B Corp ourselves, we’ve worked with many others, from Pukka Herbs to Triodos Bank, helping them to actively engage their staff in healthy and environmentally friendly actions. We saw such interest from B Corps that we decided to create a B Corp hub on Do Nation, so that we can see the collective impact we’re creating (while injecting a bit of friendly competition too!).  

Through this, we’re also helping the wider employee base to feel more involved in the B Corp movement itself.

We wanted to delve into the data to see what impact we’d created together. Many of the pledges are still in progress, only once they’ve been completed will we know the full extent of the impact we’ve created. But here are eight highlights that the data shows us so far… Continue reading

Case Study: Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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In case you missed it, earlier this summer we picked up a fairly prestigious award – prestigious in the world of sustainable business, that is. And now we have the case study to boot.

Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year 2017 is the title we earned at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, won in conjunction with Hill+Knowlton Strategies for the behaviour change programme we ran with their staff. Continue reading

Doer of the Month: Gemma Stenhouse goes MAD

Gemma Stenhouse.jpegGemma Stenhouse is our latest Doer of the Month, having raised over 100 pledges for the MAD Seat Challenge in July.

“WTF is the MAD Seat Challenge?!”, I hear you asking. It’s the latest event hosted by MAD Challenges, challenging participants to hike up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh as many times as they can in 24 hours. Lewis Breen smashed the record this year, making 48 swift ascents. Madness. Continue reading

September is a great time for action.

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I guess we just never grow out of the “back to school” feeling. No matter how many years (or decades) fill the gap between us and the days of academic calendars, September continues to hold its reputation for being a great time to turn a new leaf and kick start new projects.

Here at Do Nation we see a flurry of campaigns launch every September, and this year looks to be no different. Continue reading

How your banana peel can help us reach the Global Goals

E_2016_SDG_Poster_all_sizes_without_UN_emblem_Letter.pngIt’s coming up to the second anniversary of the SDGs and it seems like every other business is doing something to show how they are working towards the goals of the biggest global movement for sustainable development.

Yes, we are joining this bandwagon.

(Skip straight to our report on how Do Nation connects to the SDGs).

Ever since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) were agreed in September 2015, we’ve been keen to use Do Nation to raise awareness and increase action towards them. Given that each of our 56 Do Actions supports at least one of the Global Goals, it seems a bit remiss not to have publicised this already. We’ve already helped over 10,000 people to take over 26,000 actions towards the SDGs. It’s time to start shouting about that. Continue reading

Fran and Sophie do the London Triathlon

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This is a guest blog from Fran Owen, who’s raising support in support of their London Triathlon.

In July, Sophie and I will be competing in our first Olympic distance triathlon. We got our first taste for the sport last summer, when we did a Sprint tri in Hemel Hempstead. We had no gear and no idea – I swam in a pink bikini amongst a sea of wetsuit clad athletes, while Sophie overtook MAMILs on my Dad’s old mountain bike! Continue reading

Sarah Nolan: Doer of the Month, May 2017

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Sarah Nolan is studying for an MSc in Carbon Management at Edinburgh University, and decided to sign up to the Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise awareness and action through Do Nation.  

Through raising 37 pledges, together saving as much carbon as 16.5 flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam, she became our latest Doer of the Month, scooping a year’s supply of Ben & Jerry’s fairtrade ice cream. Here’s her story. Continue reading

Paul Glissov: Doer of the Month

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Paul is our Doer of the Month for April. He joined 22 others in the MAD Challenges inaugural event in April – a 35 mile hike up the River Clyde carrying 6 litres of water. Why the water? To make it a bit more challenging (and worthy of support), and to symbolise the amount of water wasted by running a tap for two minutes.

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Seven surprising stats from our latest impact report

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I’ve always been a bit of a secret data nerd, that’s why we take measuring our impact so seriously at Do Nation.

So this is my favourite time of year at Do HQ: impact report season. I’ve been knee deep in excel charts and pivot tables for the last few weeks. Heaven. I thought I’d take a few moments to emerge from my data-induced reverie to share some of the most surprising (and unsurprising) stats from this year’s Do Data. Continue reading

B the Force for Good

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This is a post by Meredith Broderick, our Impact and Communications Intern.

As the saying goes, the purpose of a business is to solve a problem. In the UK, climate change naysayers are few and far between at only 2% to 5% of the population according to a ComRes study. Of those who believe in climate change, the majority believe that humans are the direct cause. The good news is: most agree it’s a problem. Businesses have the opportunity to embrace this problem with creativity, reap the potential earnings, and benefit shareholders. But, many don’t know where to start. The task seems daunting. Here is where Certified B Corporations® come in.
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