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Browse our curated list of resources, thought leadership, and helpful frameworks
ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) is an approach that evaluates an organizations’ opportunities, risks, and its impact in the world. Organizations have a greater responsibility to benefit the world and engage in responsible business practice. At the Maxwell Consulting Group, we call this business with a soul.
17 goals that act as an urgent call for action by all organizations, and a great starting point for ESG strategies.
Global best practice standards for impact reporting, and delivering transparency for organizational impacts on the economy, the environment, and people
An article from Deloitte that makes the case for how purpose alignment in business creates value.
Learn more about what is material (or in other words relevant) in an ESG strategy.
Responsible Business Practices, Ethical Supply Chains
Resources to build the soul of your business and reframe business as usual to adopt purpose driven, humanity and planet affirming practices.
A Harvard Business Review article by Mark Kramer exploring groundbreaking redistributive approaches to doing business.
Offers a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century, written by Kate Raworth.
A comprehensive global guide examining how to support Migrant Workers through safe and equitable workplaces, policy, and programs, from BSR.
An interactive resource helping individuals and businesses consider their contribution to unethical supply chains and modern slavery, and how to make tangible changes.
Allyship is about disrupting oppressive spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people. 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. Practicing cultural safety looks like contributing to environments that are spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for all people.
Printable resource from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.
Online training offered through the BC Provincial Health Authority.
Learn more about traditional
Indigenous gathering protocols that honour and recognize the Indigenous peoples who have deep historical and significant ties to the lands where the gathering is taking place, developed by Len Pierre Consulting.
Free post-secondary online training offered through the University of Alberta.
Now adopted throughout Canada, UNDRIP is a framework that supports the individual and collective rights of Indigenous people.
Equity & Inclusion Glossary
A glossary of terms to build the foundation for racial equity in language and approach from UBC.
Power Literacy, Power Stewardship
Power is our capacity to impact and influence our environment, and literacy is our ability to identify it. Power expresses our purposefulness, wholeness, and agency. Without power, nothing can grow. There are two fundamental types of power we can choose to steward- domination, or control, people and things, and liberation — the ability to create what we want. Explore more below.
Exploration of different forms of leadership power, or the influence that leaders have over their team members and communities, by Indeed.
Explore getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics, by Cyndi Suarez.
A beginner’s guide to democratize, decolonize and create
socially just design processes, by Maya Goodwill.
Ethical, authentic, and effective use of power is illuminated in this comprehensive book by Julie Diamond. Topics include developing external authority, navigating high-power roles and responsibilities, and finding personal power.
A thought provoking article by Andrea Reimer on power that unpacks connection, harmonizing, and mirror neurons.
An exercise that plays with status relationships through non-verbal behaviours.
Tools and processes for community visioning, campaign planning, power mapping and leadership development developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander changemakers and facilitators.
An insightful approach to observing power hierarchies, from Lee Maracle and written by Andrea Reimer.