Weekly Announcement #33

compiled by Allyson Hewitt / VP Impact, MaRS Discovery District / July 16, 2021

#ONE — Coro’s Corner

Measuring Purpose: An Integrated Framework. By Enacting Purpose Initiative UK (great new resource). This is a technical briefing (8 pages) that pulls together the latest thinking on how companies…


Business for Purpose Network (B4PN) Weekly Announcement.

Update #32 — July 9, 2021

1.0 BUSINESS STRATEGY. The growth triple play: Creativity, analytics and purpose. McKinsey & Company. June 21, 2021. “In the period 2018–19, companies using just of the capabilities — either creativity, analytics, or purpose — saw an average…


Update #31 — July 2, 2021

1.0 PURPOSE-DRIVEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY. BC has just announced that they have hired Dr. …


Update #30 — June 18, 2021

1.0 PROGRAMMING. Join the next Social Purpose Innovators cohort at the Social Purpose Institute (SPI), a founding member of the B4PN. SPI describes a Social Purpose Business as “a company whose enduring reason for being is to create a better world. It is an…


Update #29 — June 11, 2021

1.0 RESOURCE. The Purpose Playbook is designed to “help companies better understand what it means to have a purpose-led organization, what makes purpose worth having, and how to deliver on the promise of that purpose by focusing on shared value”. On this site the…


Update #28 — June 4, 2021

1.0 INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION. The discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children in a Kamloops residential school has led to long overdue nationwide outrage on the impact of residential schools in this country. …


Update #26 — May 21, 2021

1.0 GOVERNANCE. Purpose Governance is on the rise, and will be accelerated by institutional investors looking for progress in this area. This Institutional Investor Survey 2021 of investors with assets under management of USD 29 trillion (one-quarter of capital markets) reveals that investors expect…


Update #25 — May 14, 2021

1.0 PODCAST. Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly: “Business must lead in new ways”. Minnesota Public Radio. May 5, 2021. 56:40 minutes.’ Joly was everywhere online this week but I thought I’d link to this podcast for those “lockdown solo walks”. …


Business for Purpose Network (B4PN) Weekly Announcement.

Update #23 — April 30, 2021

1.0 VIDEO. Innovation That Makes an Impact: 4 Key Takeaways on Balancing Profit with Purpose. Brendan Jones, Senior VP Marketing, Nadaq and Invesco QQQ hosted a panel discussion exploring how some Nasdaq-100 companies are balancing profit with…


Opportunity to help! TODAY April 16, 2021

MaRS is a Strategic Partner to the Impact Management Project (IMP), a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, manage and report impacts on sustainability.

As part of these efforts, the IMP facilitates a group of standard-setting organizations that are collaborating…

AllysonHewitt

McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow, Social Innovation @ MaRS. Thinker in Residence, South Australia. Corp SI ecosystem developer. Soc Ent in Res @U Waterloo

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