Innovation in Sustainability: From Trash to Textiles

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Monique has been a pioneer in sustainability in the notoriously environmentally unfriendly textile and fashion industry for more than 20 years. We asked Monique about her journey with sustainability and the challenges she’s experienced.

EO’s framework for sustainability: How EO will become net positive by 2030

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EO’s quarterly Impact Day events, as part of the sustainability plan, including “Reimagine Success” and “Designing Your Future,” focus on our planet and the vital role businesses play in building a sustainable future. The following is a summary of EO’s sustainability framework.


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Leading Culture During COVID-19

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Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. At Lextech, one of our biggest Culture Czars happened to live in Ecuador.

Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I then moved to Beijing to learn more about my Chinese culture and the language while also learning how to handle business with China. The post Creating agents of change in El Salvador with sustainable wearable art appeared first on Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.

Are CSR and Sustainability the New Magnets for Top Talent?

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Brand voice and business culture when it comes to recruitment and retaining people matter much more now than most businesses realize. CSR and sustainability can be viewed as new magnets for talent. Why Sustainability in Business Matters. Couple digital transparency with the opinions of the millennial generation and it’s not hard to see how sustainability has become an attractive strategy for businesses, for both brand promotion and attracting talent.

This YLAI Fellow is influencing sustainable behavior in his Dominican Republic community

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To celebrate Porfirio’s efforts in creating job opportunities in his community, and in leading them toward a culture of sustainability, the YLAI Network asked him a few questions about Green Depot’s successes. Especially as a business specializing in sustainability? .

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rafael, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and an entrepreneur in Honduras, saw years later a need for his skills in the country’s cultural heritage sector. “My Today Rafael is working with Xiomara and other artisans to market their products, all the while preserving traditional Honduran culture. For Rafael, these products are testaments to the many layers of Honduran culture. We are a mix of Spanish, Indian, black and Mayan culture.”.

5 Reasons Entrepreneur Therapy Enhances Startup Culture and Founder Performance

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Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash Despite its shine in pop culture, there’s nothing glamorous about being an entrepreneur. This means that many great ideas were unable to sustain their execution, resulting in crushed dreams and missed opportunities.

Creating a Winning Culture in Your Organization

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Culture plays a critical role in any organization’s success. Not only does it enable a company to sustain its performance but at the same time, companies with a winning culture gain a competitive advantage. A high-performance organizational culture offers several benefits.

EO Impact Day: ‘Reimagine Success’ for your business and the planet

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Entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned to lead impactful businesses and build a sustainable future for our world, but how exactly do you start? As the ‘inspire’ arm of EO’s Inspire, Learn, Act series, we’re inviting and engaging members to become a part of EO’s sustainability strategy.”.

The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

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While profits are essential to build a sustainable business, conscious capitalism focuses on purpose beyond the profit. In turn, strong and engaged stakeholders lead to a healthy, sustainable, resilient business, creating a win-win-win proposition for all. Caring culture.

Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?


When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO… How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team? Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture.”

Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December


The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021


Their culture is flexible and collaborative, making it a top Detroit startup to work at, and they’re constantly innovating and helping small businesses find the banking tools they need. Their culture of growth, teamwork and opportunity is at the heart of everything they do.

Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021


Duo has a culture centered around inclusion and belonging. They play an important role in helping Atomic Object live out its values and foster a great company culture. Gambyt is a debt-free and fully profitable company that’s been sustainably growing since its founding in 2016.

How to Give Back Through Your Business

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Create sustainable giving through social entrepreneurship. You can even create self-sustaining giving. Make your impact grow exponentially by cultivating a giving culture in your business. ” Piyush’s book, Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating a Culture that Matters , reinforces how to lead by example by giving to your employees.

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy


Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and precisely opposite background that you’d expect to see from two people building a way for creators to build a sustainable economy for their followers to participate in.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Kim Louis

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I hope to gain more understanding of cultural differences and how they influence an entrepreneurs decisions. Builder Spotlight Original Content Sustainable Work Unsung Heroes Kim LouisTo you, what is an Ecosystem Builder?

Frustrations and Challenges of Ecosystem Builders

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Having to deal with the culture entrenched with the decision-makers and having to dissolve the old way of thinking in order to utilize best practices of the past and integrate these practices into forward-thinking methodologies.

How Startups Can Successfully Turn Their Existing Product into a New Offering


If you don’t enjoy spending time in this market, or do not have relevant experience, it’s going to be more difficult building and sustaining a meaningful project. You’ve spent the majority of 2020 being told that you must adapt to the pandemic’s new economic landscape in order to stay afloat.

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018


Perhaps we will look back on cases on like Bowery Farming vs Plenty in the urban plant growing market — one company raised a massive round early, and one just raised one to compete nearly two years after having more sustained growth. Career Culture Technology Venture CapitalIt’s that time of year, time to look back and reflect on the most significant storylines in the tech, startup, and VC world.

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom


SoleSavy is at its heart a slack group (a series of groups actually that act as cohorts, leading people through the tiers of community that the team has built) with rooms that help people to understand what’s happening in sneakers, get the releases and commiserate around the culture.

Building bridges towards social cohesion

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BEYOND divides and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) share the same core idea: to address global issues locally and to work in partnership to create shared value. The program tackles inequality, access to culture and environmental footprints in fragmented local communities by working with those people who are affected to create common solutions. . How can we strengthen social cohesion in fragmented environments?

The Long Haul Of Building A Venture Capital Firm


I know a little bit about this pain in trying to make Haystack sustainable across funds. Career Culture Technology Venture CapitalThere are countless posts flying around the web now about “How to build a startup.” ” It’s great that all this knowledge has made its way online. On a slightly smaller impact scale, there isn’t a lot of content out there about “How to build a venture fund.”

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Music venues, movie theaters, art galleries, restaurants, performance spaces, maker spaces, conferences, festivals, and bookshops are the places we hang out in, enjoy each other, and and connect to art and culture.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth


A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. Entrepreneurial culture is changing. Despite suffering significant economic loss which spawns a culture of grim survival, a growing number of communities are beginning to break free of the past in an unexpected comeback. A new type of entrepreneurial culture is springing up everywhere. By Enoch Elwell.

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

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This organization would hire culturally knowledgeable staff, coordinate ongoing collaboration in their networks, proactively target and recruit hard-to-reach entrepreneurs, and set collective impact metrics and outcomes. This is critical to long-term sustainability of these networks.

[BlueNalu in Food Ingredients First] Cell-cultured and plant-based seafood: Will COVID-19 boost progression in the sector?


BlueNalu has touted cell-based food as a solution to food security since its inception, and along with sustainability and traceability, Lou Cooperhouse, President and CEO, sees a greater need for this additional food supply.

Why We Might Be Feeling a Little Off


Sustained high levels of cortisol can hurt us— making us feel symptoms like severe fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Company Culture data founder wellness fun happiness mental health stressThis past Monday, our team had our daily morning standup.

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Is todays office fit for purpose?


It means you need to make sure your space has flexible seating, good culture, benefits, mitigated noise levels, a solid location, good tech and others for your members to collaborate with. Community Coworking Coworking Trends SustainabilityOpen concept office spaces are all the rage but you have likely seen the push back on them – they are noisy, they are distracting, they don’t work. But is that true?

Why accountability is essential for responsible leaders

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Leaders can build a company on an innovative business plan, a strong network, and effective marketing, but there are a few other key actions they might not consider that contribute to their sustained success. To lead responsibly and grow sustainable organizations, leaders must establish a culture of accountability. Establishing a culture of accountability is essential to a transparent and ethical organization. Trust is a key benefit to employee culture and morale.

What Most Marketing Advice Doesn’t Tell You


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jose Alfaro is the Director of Growth at CO.STARTERS, where he works to build strong and sustainable business models to support CO.STARTERS work at scale.

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Economic Developers Cannot Just Rely on Corporate Recruitment. They Have to Grow Their Own Ecosystem.


Most successful sports teams embrace the notion that sustainable success cannot be bought. Creating sustainable, equitable economic opportunity cannot be outsourced to Jeff Bezos.

Empowering millennials in Peru to take action volunteering

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Here, she learned more about volunteerism and also learned about the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development. “It It was a culture shock,” she states. Rosario also advises that young leaders need to get creative and build sustainable processes. By Jewelle Saunders.

The Key to Finding Solutions is Making Mistakes


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jose Alfaro is the Director of Growth at CO.STARTERS, where he works to build strong and sustainable business models to support CO.STARTERS work at scale.

One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

By Bryce Kelly. 2017 YLAI Fellow Victor Rujano Bautista is the co-founder of Culturas Indígenas y Medio Ambiente Sustentable (CIMAS), an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples and the protection of the environment in the Venezuelan state of Zulia.

CO.STARTERS is a Small Business Too: Part I


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jose Alfaro is the Director of Growth at CO.STARTERS, where he works to build strong and sustainable business models to support CO.STARTERS work at scale. What we’re doing as a small business to survive the pandemic. By Jose Alfaro, CO.STARTERS COO.