Jan. 14, 2020 • by Jeffrey Pote
Entrepreneurs and business leaders are paying more attention to sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) than ever before. At this point, those in the C-suite of even some of the largest and most powerful corporations have to take CSR and sustainability seriously.
As reported by NPR last fall, "More than 90% of the largest 250 U.S. companies produce an annual corporate social responsibility report. They spend billions and billions on social initiatives every year. They donate their products. They sell "fair trade" coffee and "conflict free" jewels. They cut their use of fossil fuels. They have whole arms of their organizations dedicated to charitable work."
But for many businesses - particularly conventional for-profit corporations - this is not pure benevolence, but (at least in part) an understanding that attention to CSR and sustainability ultimately improves their business's ability to thrive and prosper. Socially responsible businesses can focus on people and planet and still turn a healthy profit.
Are you interested in collaborating with sustainability movers and shakers in the Denver area? Are you looking to join others seeking to continue the energy and efforts of the Sustainable Denver Summit? Do you simply want to learn more about CSR and sustainability?
Join Twiggs & Co., The Logos Group, Spirit Environmental, and Pote Law Firm for a panel discussion, collaborative break-out sessions, and networking with other likeminded individuals. It's not too late to register and tickets are free: Next Steps to Sustainability: Building in Profit with People and Planet (Event)
The event is this Thursday, January 16th from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. And it will be held at The Commons on Champa: 1245 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204.
Together, we will explore the other side of corporate responsibility: the Profitable Side. By using the same kind of metrics and ideologies forward-thinking companies use to track their sustainability initiatives - like supply chain health and carbon footprints - you can ensure that your operations are working at their most efficient capacities, generating the ROI you're looking for.
With people, planet, and profit in mind, our panel of experts will be sharing how you can:
Harness culture in a way that keeps your company moving forward;
Strategically look at your stakeholders as assets;
Ensure you are legally protected in your mission;
Understand the tools available for tracking and reporting your progress.
Wherever you are on your journey to sustainability, we hope you will join us to help you figure out your next steps. (And, of course, the event will be followed by a happy hour!)
And if you are looking to form a new public benefit business or restructure an existing one, please Reach out, Today!