These figures are depressing. But have hope. We have some surprising insights on the far-reaching benefits of individual climate action.Continue reading
Welcome to Do Nation’s Action Leaders; a celebration of the people in our communities who are leading by doing.
Do Nation is here to help keep global heating under 2 degrees, and limit devastating impact on communities near and far. For this we need radical optimism, imagination and action.
Thought leaders help us see how life can be, Action Leaders put it into action. This month we’re talking to Julia Chalmers who successfully engaged thousands of employees at SSE in sustainable living.Continue reading
Here’s the problem.
Since COP26, general interest in sustainability has fizzled… if not out, then certainly down.
Where’s the impetus, the energy, the drive we saw leading up to November 2021? How do we get it back?Continue reading
SSE entered Do Nation’s metaphorical HQ (we’re fully remote) back in April 2021 looking for a programme that could help connect and engage employees with their net zero strategy and partnership with COP26.
Julia Chalmers led the charge and, with a helping hand from the Do Team, designed a brilliantly successful engagement programme. Let’s find out how they did it.
Here at remote-Do-HQ, we’ve taken a little of our lock-down time to learn from our clients’ wealth of experience around communicating with their people and encouraging them to try out new healthy, environmentally friendly habits.
What have they learned about engaging employees in their Do Nation pledge challenges? And how could this help others to run effective pledge challenges during the corona crisis?
First – why now?
Earlier this year, 158 people working for B Corps across the UK came together in climate action, making simple pledges to do some of our Do Actions as their new year’s resolutions.
Here’s a brief summary of the impact they clocked up together.
First things first, the most popular actions were: Continue reading
UPDATE: We’ve extended the deadline for signing up to 15th February!
For those of you who were at the B Corp retreat this summer, you’ll know that if it wasn’t for B Corps, Do Nation probably wouldn’t still be around. You’ll know how much I love working with businesses like you who share our passion and drive for using business as a force for good. And how when it comes to B Corps, it’s more true than ever that small actions add up to make a big difference.
That’s why I’ve decided to run another B Corp challenge this January, helping to build a sense of the movement’s impact with your staff, allowing all members of B Corp teams to feel like an active part of this amazing community.
What is the B Corp Pledge Challenge?
Calling all B Corps – listen up!
Falling on April 2nd 2017, Good Deeds Day is a global day where people from 75 countries come together to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. 1.5million people participated in 2016.
It is based on a simple idea that we like a lot: that everyone can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and change the world positively. Continue reading
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
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.
To me, it epitomised the importance of employee engagement and loyalty. Continue reading