Episode: 011: Equity: The Neglected Pillar of Sustainability, Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage


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011: Equity: The Neglected Pillar of Sustainability, Bob Willard, Sustainability Advantage

This episode of Equitable Opportunity Radio covers the role equity has played in the sustainability movement to date and the future of equity as a measure of sustainability in the future. Our guest, Bob Willard, is a best-selling author and a globally recognized thought leader on the topics of making the business case for sustainability and measuring an organization's sustainability.

Bob shares with us his thoughts on the biggest global challenges (carbon, water, and poverty) we face. He also discusses why, to date, equity has not been as important of a part of the sustainability conversation as it should be and what he thinks the major measures of equity are for corporations (hint...employee compensation and paying fair taxes in the appropriate location).

Bob also explains the details of his latest project, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, which when complete will be a more definitive set of metrics that can be used to measure the sustainability of businesses, government, and households.

Topic: Equity: The Neglected Third Pillar of Sustainability

Guest: Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. He has authored four books on sustainability including : The Sustainability Advantage (2002), The Next Sustainability Wave (2005), and The New Sustainability Advantage (2012).

Organization: Sustainability Advantage

Website - http://sustainabilityadvantage.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/bob_willard

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobwillardsustainabilityguy

Take Away Quotes:

“Companies get a lot of good PR from being helpful in the community... but it’s nowhere close to the investment that they are not making when they duck paying their taxes.”On companies paying a living wage: “The turnover of employees is reduced dramatically… When people start to make a little bit more money, they are more empowered consumers… it’s better for the economy, it’s better for the government… and they become known as a company that really cares.”“The myth around this being a bad business proposition is hard to overcome, but it’s a myth, it’s not true. It really does pay to pay more.”

Additional Resources:

Future-Fit Business Benchmark - http://futurefitbusiness.org/

Future-Fit Business Benchmark Wiki - http://wiki.futurefitbusiness.org/Welcome

Future-Fit Business on Twitter - https://twitter.com/futurefitbiz

 

 

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