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Our curated list of resources, thought leadership, and helpful frameworks

ESG: Environment, Social, Governance

ESG stands for Environment, Social, Governance, and is a philosophy and method of investigating the risk and opportunities in an organization, and its impact in the world. It challenges that organizations have a greater responsibility to benefit the world. At the Maxwell Consulting Group, we call this business with a soul.

Sustainable Development Goals

17 Goals that act as an urgent call for action by all organizations, and a great starting point for ESG strategies.

Principles for Responsible Investing

Provides guidance to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors

Global Reporting Standards
Global best practice standards for impact reporting, and delivering transparency for organizational impacts on the economy, the environment, and people

Global Compact

A call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights.

Infusing Purpose in Business

An article from Deloitte making the case for how purpose alignment in business creates value.

The ABC’s of ESG

You asked, and we delivered a comprehensive overview of ESG.

De-Colonizing Praxis & Cultural Safety

Decolonization refers to the process of deconstructing colonial ideologies of the superiority and privilege of Western thought and approaches, and increasing the rights, sovereignty and systems of Indigenous people. Cultural safety means an environment which is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people.

Indigenous Allyship

Printable resource from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Online training offered through the BC Provincial Health Authority.

Breaking Free, Breaking Through: Examining Violence Against Indigenous Women
Comprehensive report and arts based project from the Ontario Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Indigenous Canada Course

Free post-secondary online training offered through the University of Alberta.

UNDRIP: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Now adopted throughout Canada, a framework to support the individual and collective rights of Indigenous people.

Racial Equity Terminology

A glossary of terms to build the foundation for racial equity in language and approach fro Project Change.

Trauma Informed Workplaces & Psychological Safety

Trauma-Informed Workplaces recognize the presence of trauma and acknowledges the role trauma may play in a staff member’s life. Psychologically safe workplaces promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.

Trauma Informed Practice Guide

A comprehensive guide created by the BC Provincial Mental Health & Substance Abuse Planning Council

Psychological Health & Safety

An action guide for Employers created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Ethical Storytelling

A training examining the inclusion of lived experience, how we communicate the stories of human vulnerability, and best practices, starting at the 1:04:50 mark.

Fostering Psychological Safety

Ted talks, checklists, and resources to grow your psychological safety practice from reWork by Google.

Ethical Supply Chains & Responsible Business

Resources to build the soul of your business and a healthy triple bottom line- people, planet, profit.

Creating Shared Value

A Havard Business Review article by Mark Kramer exploring groundbreaking redistributive approaches to doing business.

Donut Economics

Offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century, written by Kate Raworth.

Migrant Worker Management Toolkit

A comprehensive global guide examining how to support Migrant Workers through safe and equitable workplaces, policy, and programs, from BSR.

Slavery Footprint

An interactive resource helping individuals and businesses consider their contribution to unethical supply chains and modern slavery, and how to make tangible changes.

*Note many of these resources are developed and led by BIPOC+ & 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, sharing from lived experience