Various salads with text overlays indicating the amount of carbon that was created in the manufacturing process.

Would you think differently about drinking a Coca-Cola if you knew how much that liter of soda affected the environment? Might you choose a soft drink from a competitor if you understood that it had less of an impact on the environment than Coke? In a summer of dramatic weather extremes created by climate change,…

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Paper plates, paper cups, and compostable utensils.

Are you confused by the many green alternatives to single-use plastic packaging?  You’re not alone.  While it may feel like we are desperate to eliminate single-use plastics at any cost, other single-use alternatives come with many confounding and unfortunate trade-offs, making it difficult for business owners looking to do the right thing. Last year, millions…

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Hands making the thumbs up, rock on, and okay signs in front of a yellow background.

It’s that season, people. Impact report season, that is. Increasingly, companies are producing impact reports to detail the positive environmental and social actions they are achieving that benefit our world. This marks an evolution from sustainability reports, which were more focused on environmental programs and processes. Impact reports share a more holistic view of businesses…

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Three young children sorting recyclable plastic into various containers.

With the pandemic sea change in workplaces, the tectonic plates undergirding the major landforms of our work life shifted from office-centric organizations to “home” offices, with many believing a hybrid model toggling between the two will become the predominant work arrangement in the future. We are already recognizing benefits to the environment, from fewer cars…

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Colorful wooden blocks with SDG goals printed on the front.

If you’re looking to become fluent in the world of impact, there’s no better universal language (Esperanto, anyone?) than the UN SDGs. Coming oh-so-close to the triple crown for acronyms, the UN SDGs (full name: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals—we’ll refer to them from here on out as the SDGs), represent a set of seventeen…

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Three buckets on differently colored backgrounds. One says Community, the second says Workforce, the third says Environment.

Before life as we know it was upended, and suddenly we were figuring out how to do business in this “new normal.”
Given that we did just live through one of the most challenging years in recent history, 2020 impact reports will be very different. This blog provides ideas and guiding questions on how to tell your 2020 impact story.

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Two trees shaped like heads facing each other. Birds fly between the branches. Illustration.

Are you working at a company with a Purpose? With the onset of Covid-19 and an evolving public that is more concerned with social justice than ever before, your company’s Purpose has likely been a topic of conversation recently.  Fortunately, we learned some key lessons about understanding your company’s Purpose and using it effectively from…

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A woman wearing a nametag that says "Hello I am Dreamer" and flexing her muscles.

RoundPeg recently conducted a survey with our partners at Oliver Russell of over 250 organizations made up of B Corps, Public Benefit Corporations, and mission-driven organizations. We did it because we were looking to see how many of them produce impact reports, and what they need help with. I took a close look at 12…

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