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Why We Need to Get Out of the Office

Saturday Spark #46 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This past week, the “sustainerati” gathered for GreenBiz20 in the heart of the Arizona desert. This conference is where sustainability leaders converge to share break-through innovations, best practices, and hard lessons learned. It’s like going back to grad school and participating in group therapy over […]


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How Society Can Better Support Sobriety

Saturday Spark #45 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I just completed Dry January, that post-holiday ritual that one of my favorite executive tweeters defined as “(noun):  Replacing wine with M&Ms for 31 days in an attempt to be more disciplined and healthy.” It’s the first year I have tried it in adulthood, unless […]


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If the Superbowl Can Go Plastic-Free, Can We?

Saturday Spark #44 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Even though the Patriots aren’t playing, I do plan on being one of the ~100M people “watching” the Superbowl. My version of watching involves chatting with people in the kitchen, eating fistfuls of nachos, glancing at the TV anytime the room breaks into applause, and […]


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Larry Fink is the Greta Thunberg of the Finance World

Saturday Spark #43 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO As a tech entrepreneur, I spend a lot of time with professional investors. Some are former entrepreneurs and operators, but most have invested professionally their entire careers after stints in investment banking. A small, but growing, minority are impact-focused. An even smaller subset invests in […]


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A Benefit Purpose-Driven Leaders Should Reconsider

Saturday Spark #42 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO On a recent Tuesday evening, I stepped into Boston’s gorgeous Symphony Hall with throngs of people, plenty of security, and much of the Massachusetts political establishment. The occasion was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s State of the City address, an annual opportunity to recite accomplishments, announce […]


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WeSpire Impact Report 2019- Building a Better Working World

The start of the decade inspired the team at WeSpire to look back at the outcomes we catalyzed in partnership with our amazing customers over the past year and all-time. Our collective impact is growing tremendously, with over 35% of ALL current users enrolling in 2019 alone. Our platform grew 800% in new users over […]


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How to Get Habits to Stick

Saturday Spark #41 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Starting January 2nd, I ask nearly everyone I meet whether they have set any New Year’s resolutions. About 80% say yes. Nearly all of them are tied to some aspect of personal wellbeing. The most popular are food and diet related goals, from Drynuary to […]


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One Last Spark…For This Decade

Saturday Spark #40 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO The next decade begins in 10 days. 2020 has a certain mystique to it, a year from a future you used to think was way, way far away. It also brings a number of big milestones. Earth Day turns 50, as does a certain writer […]


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Are Your Defaults Optimizing for Good?

Saturday Spark #39 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Have you ever wondered why you have to manually select cold vs. warm water every time you wash your clothes? Cold water is way more cost and energy efficient. Many detergents are formulated for cold water. It is truly one of my pet peeves with […]


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What Can a Hotspot Teach You About Culture?

Saturday Spark #38 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO At 6:15am on a very cold morning in Switzerland this week my plane was stranded on the tarmac. It was unable to take off due to a frozen water line. The proposed solution was to heat the plane as hot as a sauna and then […]


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Do You Know Your Isms?

Saturday Spark #37 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I spend a lot of time with HR leaders of the world’s biggest companies. In the course of those conversations, I’ve seen some great, and not so great, presentations about culture. Netflix’s original, 120-page culture manifesto has been called “the most important document to ever […]


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3 Ways to Be a Better Human, Via an Expert in AI

Saturday Spark #36 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO No Job is Robot-Proof. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times, kicked off his presentation to 800 corporate sustainability and responsibility executives at BSR19 this week with that pronouncement. He then showed how the opening portion of his remarks was written by a robot. […]


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