VeriStell Institute and The Walrus are the first in the world to launch a global online forum about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Purpose as the new business essentials. Join global leaders as they talk about what is happening on the cutting edge of sustainability and shine a spotlight on those global brands who are actually doing the work.
Featuring: Faith Goodman, CEO Goodman Sustainability Group, Founder VeriStell Institute, Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD, Dani Reiss, President and CEO, Canada Goose, Daniel Tisch, President and CEO, Argyle, Nadia Theodore, Senior Vice President, Global Government and Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods, Prasanna Ranganathan, Senior Lead of Diversity and Belonging, Shopify, Tonia Ries, Global Executive Director, Intellectual Property, Edelman, Jason Murray, President and Managing Partner, BIPOC Executive Search.
The Social Purpose Exchange is a news and insight forum illuminating Corporate Social Purpose – the emerging frontier for Sustainability. Follow our latest insights via YouTube, Podcast and our Foresight newsletter.
To help organizations consider ‘acting’ in a Social Purpose role – with a view to making meaningful and transparent progress on a societal ill. Goodman Sustainability will be the global thought leader for Social Purpose: what is it and how to measure it.
By 2025, all major global brands declare their Social Purpose commitments – cohesive with shareholder value creation.
To inspire and URGE organizations to adopt a “Corporate Purpose” that enables long-term competitiveness and tangibly contributes to at least one of the 17 UN SDGs.
We enable organizational and board governance discussions regarding the management of societal risk.
Practical templates for understanding how your organization can think about risk and the imperative for this dual agenda consideration.
Court a willingness to collaborate with authenticity without undermining an organizational value creation agenda — setting the tone from the top down.
Encouraging organizations to embed societal purpose into their entire corporate structure and board governance model.
One issue, one line of site to advocate with government (relatively easy to resolve).
Multiple stakeholders who don’t agree. High need to manage a consensus approach along with cohesive new metrics (complex to resolve but possible).
One complex issue with a non-consensus future state, non-consensus solution, metric, or agreement about who the legitimate stakeholders are (no clear resolution example, although meaningful progress is possible).
We help organizations ensure their mission, vision, and governance model all have a clear line of site to both the shareholder and societal pre-eminence lens.
Faith Goodman has a history of building authentic and collaborative formal alliances with First Nations and Metis communities in Manitoba, Canada. As Founder of Until The Last Child, her innovation work is profiled at untilthelastchild.com
Canada is a world-leading climate policy jurisdiction. Each Canadian province has taken a “boutique policy approach” for energy and climate policy matters – in addition to that of the federal government. This jurisdictional complexity remains a challenge for organizations. Our well positioned expertise to navigate discussions on low carbon fuels and LFE emissions remains current.
Social Impact Bonds – an emerging field globally. This innovation allows for public/private partnerships to tackle costly and complex social policy issues by leveraging new sources of funding. Faith Goodman has been a pioneer in partnering with stakeholders on Canada’s first Social Impact Bond for child welfare.
We have over a decade of experience with Solomon and Associates’ Complexity-Weighted Barrel benchmark model, currently used throughout Europe, California, Alberta, Ontario and the Canadian Federal Government. This model allows energy-intensive trade-exposed entities to credibly understand and measure progress against a global facility population of similar type.
We speak to groups and present at conferences.
Dedicated to Corporate Social Purpose research.
VeriStell Institute is dedicated to promoting the rapid global adoption of ESG and CORPORATE PURPOSE as the new frontier for corporate Sustainability. The organization is a global Think Tank (Not-For-Profit) – helping organizations positively impact society and remain highly competitive. The VeriStell Institute is an affiliated entity of the Goodman Sustainability Group.
Goodman Sustainability Group has proven expertise in tailoring the client organizational need with specific and relevant consulting support.
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