New Do Actions: Delving into personal development

New Do Actions: Voice up, Feed your noodle, Get outta here, and Watch, listen, and learn.
Our four new Do Actions: Voice up, Feed your noodle, Get outta here, and Watch, listen, and learn.

Today sees the launch of four new Do Actions with an interesting twist, developed in partnership with our client Hill + Knowlton.

At first glance, they may look like a sideways leap into an unconnected world of personal development. But here are three reasons why I am excited about how these pledges can contribute to our mission of making sustainable living mainstream: Continue reading

5 steps for B Corp staff to Be the Change in 2017

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Christmas is racing upon us, and that means one thing: New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner.

As I discussed in our recent webinar (which you can still watch online), New Year’s resolutions create a great opportunity for you to get your colleagues or employees on board with sustainable and purposeful business. People are looking to turn a new leaf for the new year and so are particularly receptive to the idea of making pledges and doing good.

We’re particularly excited to be working with B Corps to help engage staff in this movement and build a bit of friendly competition between the UK B Corp community. We’ve built a leaderboard pitting B Corps against each other: which can make – and complete – most pledges through January? 

The winning team will win a year’s supply of tea from Pukka Herbs – now there’s an incentive!

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Guest blog: Pukka Herbs show how business can be the change

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This is a guest blog by Vicky Murray (above, left) at Pukka Herbs, about how Pukka are using Do Nation to engage their staff in sustainability.

Did you know that over 32 million litres of water are boiled every day in the UK only to go cold again?  This year at Pukka we’ve become a certified B Corp – committing as a company to ‘Be the Change we want to see in the world’.  With this powerful Ghandi quote at the front of our minds, the Pukka team have signed up with Do Nation, and committed to collectively saving 500,000 cups of tea worth of carbon over the next year through employees’ personal actions. Continue reading

Three reasons companies should care about New Year’s resolutions

When I first wrote this, I opened by saying “don’t hate me for reminding you of this – but 2017 is almost here”. Now I suspect you’re longing for this distraught year of Brexit, Brangelina, and Trump to be over – 2017 can’t come fast enough.

So let’s take a few minutes away from political commentary of 2016 and look instead at how we can lead positive change in 2017.

Yes, I’m talking New Year’s Resolutions.

Over the coming two months, just as sustainability drops off everyone’s agenda, new year’s resolutions will become a hot topic (and search term).

Before you groan, think about it: that’s an amazing opportunity for you and your business. Continue reading

Employee Engagement & CSR: it’s about more than just staff retention

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Picture stolen from twitter (thanks @sassine_makhoul) – given I was cycling at the time, I failed to photograph the one I spotted…

Cycling home the other night, I fell in behind an UberEATS cyclist. Taped to either side of his slick black UberEATS delivery box was a scruffily home-printed Deliveroo logo. Like so many other food delivery riders, he was ruthlessly batting for both sides in one of the fiercest brand competitions of our day.

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New to Being a Do Goodie: Jojo takes on the Devil Mud Run

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Jojo Mills joined Team Do for the Devil Mud Run earlier this month, earning the title of Doer of the Month along with her fellow runners Heather and Wystan – between them raising an impressive 117 pledges in support. Here Jojo shares her experience of the whole mucky affair. 

It’s not often that I rise on a Saturday morning without hitting the snooze button; with butterflies in my belly; and a fine excuse for eating peanut butter and banana French toast sandwiches for breakfast. Continue reading

Reflections from a Do Nation Ambassador

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Thanks to Heather Mack, 12 Doers came together last weekend for a muddy, sweaty, laughter-filled race, raising support in the form of 243 pledges and saving as much carbon as 66 flights from Bristol to Belfast.

Heather took on the volunteer role of Do Nation Ambassador, encouraging others to lead the change through Do Nation, inspiring their friends to try out new, healthy, environmentally friendly habits. Here she shares her motivations and lessons for any other budding Do Nation Ambassadors out there.

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August’s Doer of the Month: Holly Page, from couch to triathlon

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Holly is our latest Doer of the Month; her contagious enthusiasm and determination drove her from Couch to Triathlon, raising a whopping 64 pledges of support in the process.  We caught up with her to hear her story and advice on inspiring friends to live more sustainably through Do Nation.

Read on – it’s inspiring stuff.

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Volcanic Efforts

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Last month, something impressive happened in Edinburgh. No, I’m not talking about the festival – but the Arthur’s Seat Challenge. Committed climate activist Dave Bell organised the 24 hour race of the UK’s most famous volcano – who could climb Arthur’s Seat the most times in 24 hours?

Andrew Rigg topped the charts, climbing the 131m ascent an impressive 41 times in 24 hours. My legs wobble just thinking about it.

Why put yourself through such pain, I hear you ask?  Continue reading