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Four Secrets of Start-up Success Rarely Mentioned in Bootcamps and Board Rooms

By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO of WeSpire In June, I was asked to be a keynote speaker for 30 entrepreneurs participating in the 2018 East Coast Academy organized and produced by the Cleantech Open Northeast. This is an intensive two-day bootcamp that kicks off the annual Cleantech Open accelerator. As a fellow entrepreneur in this sector, the […]


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The Narrowing Gap Between the “Right” Thing and the “Smart” Thing To Do In Business

NAEM recently held their 2018 Sustainability Management Conference in Providence, RI where environment and sustainability leaders from organizations around the country met around the common goal of cultivating more impactful company cultures. Having a sustainable mission has become a pride point for customers in today’s age of consuming, and therefore has become a smart business […]


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Top 5 differences between the Norwegian and U.S. working culture

As the largest economy in the world, the U.S. has had a tremendous effect on the overall Norwegian culture, including the fact that Norwegians are craving American pop culture. But when honing in on a few specific areas related to working culture, i.e. labour unions, employment rights, work-life balance and equality, it is clear to […]


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Can sports teams be role models for inclusivity?

Last week, I had the honor of speaking on the mainstage at the 8th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. It was my second time speaking, but six years ago the topic was what you would expect from WeSpire at a sustainability conference:  how to inspire people to save energy, waste, water and fuel. This year, […]


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What Does Sustainability Really Mean Anyway?

What comes to mind when you think of sustainability? For me, sustainability always just seemed like a fancy word for green or recycle, until I thought about what it could really mean. I thought about it as two different words: “sustain” and “ability.” If you have an ability then you make something possible. For example, […]


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Disrupt your Nine Hungers with One Simple Mindfulness Tip

Mindfulness is the #1 food trend that will shape 2018 according to Forbes.[i] Being mindful at mealtimes and throughout the day is more than paying attention to the food we choose, prepare, and eat. It is learning to recognize hunger in its various forms. It is being able to eat without being impacted by external […]


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State of Employee Engagement 2018 Webinar

Every year, WeSpire surveys over 1,500 employees in the United States to learn more about what the companies they work for are doing to drive engagement, particularly in positive impact initiatives like sustainability, social impact, wellbeing and positive workplace culture. With WeSpire’s latest research showing that 58% of the job force is actively looking for […]


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Starbucks Steps Towards Greater Inclusion

In response to the recent incident at a Philadelphia store, Starbucks took quick and decisive action. CEO, Kevin Johnson, announced that all of Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed one afternoon in May for a company wide racial-bias education. While no company is incident-proof, companies can control their responses when issues […]


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23 Ideas for Your Green Team this Earth Month

A valued WeSpire customer made a special request recently. In addition to her “day job” directing Sustainability at a Fortune 200 energy conglomerate, she organizes a volunteer group of “Green Ambassadors” from around the organization, many of whom have arrived via acquisitions of the past few years, and who do not know each other well. […]


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WeSpire Employee Engagement Report 2018 Released

WeSpire released our sixth annual State of Employee Engagement report. Every year, we survey over 1,500 employees in the United States to learn more about what the companies they work for are doing to drive engagement, particularly in positive impact initiatives like sustainability, social impact, wellbeing and positive workplace culture. This year’s survey validated the […]


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Can you prove wellbeing, culture and social responsibility programs impact retention and brand?

Watch our Webinar to learn how your company can achieve your positive business engagement goals. Did you know that Forbes has named 2018 “The Year of Employee Experience”?”These campaigns allowed employees of all levels have a voice, be their authentic selves, and in turn do their best work.” said Malia Atta, Sr. Business Consultant Diversity […]


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#MakeAmericaWell Encourages CEOs to Take Ownership for Employee Wellbeing

If you’ve ever used Classpass, taken a PureBarre class, or booked a haircut appointment, chances are that you’ve used the app from Mindbody Online, an innovative technology company that helps wellbeing companies to run and scale their businesses digitally. Last week, co-founder & CEO Rick Stollmeyer took out full page ads in the New York […]


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