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PROPELLING THE CANADIAN PURPOSE ECONOMY: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
PROPELLING THE CANADIAN PURPOSE ECONOMY eBOOK
Social purpose business is taking off in Canada. The first national virtual dialogue on social purpose business, the Propelling Purpose Summit: The Road to the Purposeful Economy, November 17-18, 2021, helped propel the move to a future where social purpose is mainstream. The results of this national dialogue are captured in this booklet designed to help business leaders, investors, policymakers, academics, media, civil society, and social purpose professionals grasp the potential of this burgeoning movement – and find their place in it. We are at a historical moment where the potential exists to design an economy whose purpose is long-term well-being for all on a thriving planet. It needs accelerators from across the economy, provinces, sectors, and communities to realize this potential.
Check out this eBook to find the role you can play to change the course of business for good.
SOCIAL PURPOSE BUSINESS CASE WORKBOOK: DISCOVER EXACTLY HOW SOCIAL PURPOSE IS GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS!
THE BUSINESS CASE WORKBOOK
As society faces challenges including rising inequality, pandemics, recognition of systemic racism, accelerating climate change and resource scarcity, stakeholders increasingly look to business to play a stronger role in society. There are growing demands from a new generation of employees for meaningful work and declining levels of trust in companies and their leaders. Having a social purpose can help companies navigate through marketplace changes and thrive in a disruptive era. To foster success during these uncertain times, businesses can advance beyond ‘do less harm’ approaches to work for the public good, becoming a generative force for positive change.
Use this workbook to review all the benefits and identify which ones are most desirable and relevant to your company. Each section has a set of questions to help you think through the business case for your organization. Use the space provided to draw your own conclusions and prepare your ideas for a future business case presentation
Turning Social Purpose Dialogue and Vision into Action, Creating a Purpose-Led Economy
Accelerating Social Purpose in Business: GLOBE 2020 Advance Recommendations
In February 2020, the Social Purpose Institute convened the first ever Social Purpose Advance session in partnership with GLOBE on the topic of Accelerating Social Purpose in Business – focused on how to jump-start the social purpose ecosystem in Canada. We are pleased to introduce the results of this GLOBE session, which include powerful actions we can all take – to promote an inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economy by championing Social Purpose Business.
Read the 2-page summary and the full report to find ways you can contribute to foster social purpose in business to result in a Purpose-Led economy. We invite you to join the movement to create a Social Purpose Economy in Canada and beyond.