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9. Until Justice Just Is – The Work of the Racial Justice League from the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year spurred a national movement toward racial justice different than any in recent years. Months later, many of us are asking ourselves: “What now?” How can we continue to invest in racial justice, help to spur the much needed change in our society, and ensure those actions are catalytic rather than performative in nature? The… Read More

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8. The Anatomy of a B Corp – More Than Just a Patagonia Rubber Stamp

Google “B Corp” and you’ll find: “Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit.” But what does that really entail? We’re diving deep on B Corp certification with B Corp business owner Emily Lonigro of LimeRed. What is a B Corp? How does it work? And are there flaws in the B Corp system?

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7. Sustainability in Jewelry – Making Your Purchasing Power Values-Based

For those invested in sustainability, we are often thinking about how our purchasing patterns are connected to our values. We know the importance of reduce, reuse, recycle. We’ve had all the difficult conversations about “fast fashion.” But have we considered how some of the largest purchases of our lives – for instance, our wedding rings – are syncing with our values systems? Joined by… Read More

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6. Navigating the Issues of Employment and Change Management During COVID-19 (in Partnership with Office Baggage Podcast)

Today’s episode is a special “crossover” between Table Stakes Podcast and Office Baggage Podcast. In the environment of COVID-19, the issues surrounding employment and change management are affecting everyone whether through layoffs, furloughs, working from home, or training and safety for essential employees. All of us are dealing with both macro and micro economic issues as we consider a return to work and continued… Read More

5. Sustainability-Based Decision Making in Travel with Wanderful’s Beth Santos

Joined by Beth Santos, the CEO of women’s travel platform, Wanderful, we are tackling the topic of responsible, sustainable travel. Safety for women, environmental sustainability, social impact, and many other key ESG topics in travel play directly into success for leaders in the travel industry. As all of us expand our horizons and travel the world, we have a duty to ensure our travel… Read More

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4. So You Want to Work in Corporate Responsibility

Jobs in corporate responsibility, social impact and ESG are notoriously difficult to find, and even more difficult to “get.” If you’re interested in a role in this field, today you’ll learn from host Marcy Twete and guests Margaret Skrmetti (Morton Salt) and Elizabeth Okey (Wintrust) on their paths to roles in this field. We tackle the possible paths to a role, the issues with… Read More

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3. Pressing the “Reset” Button on Corporate Trust with Barie Carmichael

When Barie Carmichael and her co-author the late James Rubin wrote “Reset” just two years ago, corporate trust was at an all time low. Consumers’ access to information about the companies they buy from and work for was at an all time high, the expectations of stakeholders growing rapidly. That trend has only been exacerbated with the onset of the #MeToo movement, COVID-19, and… Read More

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2. Responsibility and Ethics During Uncertainty and Crisis

In May, I was delighted to host a Coffee & Connections Event with the Executives Club of Chicago on responsibility and ethics in COVID-19. Today’s solocast is a replica of that presentation, highlighting two major trends in ethics and responsibility affecting business during COVID-19 and the dos and don’ts of operating and communicating during a time of uncertainty and crisis.

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1. The Ethical Bankruptcy: Good Business or Wishful Thinking?

Some of the most interesting issues in business responsibility are those that rarely involve the corporate responsibility departments – where corporate leaders make high stakes decisions that affect all stakeholders. We’re launching the podcast with one of the hardest decisions a leader will ever have to make – declaring bankruptcy. Joined by Bloomberg reporter Katherine Doherty, we’re breaking down the who, how and what… Read More

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The Who and Why of The Table Stakes Podcast

Table Stakes is debuting June 1, 2020! Here’s a sneak peek into your host, Marcy Twete, and the “why” of Table Stakes. Share your thoughts and ideas with us at www.tablestakespodcast.com.