RESOURCES

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Browse our curated list of resources, thought leadership, and helpful frameworks


ESG: Environment, Social, Governance

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.

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 that makes the case for how purpose alignment in business creates value.

Understanding Materiality

Learn more about what is material (or in other words relevant) in an ESG strategy.

The ABC’s of ESG

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

ESG & Leadership

Listen to our podcast episode with The Humphrey Group sharing how to integrate ESG in your leadership.


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.

Creating Shared Value

A Harvard 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.


Indigenous Allyship, De-Colonizing Practice, Cultural Safety

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.

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.

Territorial Acknowledgements

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.

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, 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.

10 Types of Power

Exploration of different forms of leadership power, or the influence that leaders have over their team members and communities, by Indeed.

The Power Manual: How to Master Complex Power Dynamics

Explore getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics, by Cyndi Suarez.

Field Guide to Power Literacy

A beginner’s guide to democratize, decolonize and create
socially just design processes, by Maya Goodwill.

Power: A User’s Guide

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.

Article: Why People in Power Do Stupid Things

A thought provoking article by Andrea Reimer on power that unpacks connection, harmonizing, and mirror neurons.

Power Exercise: Playing with Status

An exercise that plays with status relationships through non-verbal behaviours.


Building Power Guide

Tools and processes for community visioning, campaign planning, power mapping and leadership development developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander changemakers and facilitators.

Power Exercise: Making Room

An insightful approach to observing power hierarchies, from Lee Maracle and written by Andrea Reimer.