By Tami Kesselman, LOHAS Advisors and Aligned Investing Global
Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. What’s that? We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent alpha strategy!
In corporate America, one in five C-suite executives is a woman. One in twenty-five is a woman of color. Approximately one in ten people living with disability, and one in seven people who identify as transgender are unemployed.
Healthy, safe, and engaged employees are productive employees. And productive employees drive businesses forward and bolster bottom lines. But as an EHS professional, how can you convince your executives of this and help them make the value connection?
Antea Group has four tips to help you communicate with your C-Suite and promote EHS at your organization.
Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.
One of the hottest of hot button political-social issues got pushed, hard, last week. The separation of children from immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. blew up into a major conflict zone in the larger culture wars that shows no signs of quieting down anytime soon. As before, following the issue of the “Muslim ban” immigration executive order issued in early 2017, business squared off against government policy in a high volume debate over values.
The C-suite at leading companies commit to lobbying on important issues
By the Editors
Job descriptions for corporate responsibility practitioners commonly include references to supply chain, community engagement and sustainability reporting.
Add lobbying to the list.
“We have our story to tell and no one can tell that story except for us,” Rachelle Reyes Wenger, Dignity Health director of public policy and community advocacy, says of the sharp uptick in lobbying lawmakers around the Affordable Care Act. “They don’t know. It’s our job to help them understand why it matters to us.”