Diversity and inclusion hits the main stage at Greenbiz 18

In a conference known for passionate presentations about the Circular Economy and renewable energy innovations, this year’s Greenbiz Conference featured, perhaps for the first time, a conversation about diversity and inclusion. The emergence of diversity and inclusion as a topic at a sustainability conference might have surprised a few participants. However, those attendees adjusting their strategies to align with the UN Sustainable Development goals are already familiar with the convergence of topics like climate change, gender equity and poverty alleviation into a broad sustainability framework.

The presentation highlighted a barely six month old initiative called CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. What started as an inaugural summit with 70 CEOs now has more than 350 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations having signed on. The stated goal is to leverage their individual and collective voices to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

WeSpire started as a sustainability engagement platform for forward-thinking global companies. Our recent launch of a positive workplace module, that includes a number of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, mirrors our customer’s expanding view of sustainability. We also see convergence in our customer’s roles with some former heads of sustainability now overseeing social responsibility more broadly, including diversity and inclusion and they want their programs to be integrated as well.

What this trend reflects is the acknowledgement that if a company achieves the high bar of carbon neutrality, but isn’t diverse or doesn’t offer equitable compensation for women, then it’s hard to really say they are truly sustainable in the broader sense of the word. True sustainability addresses the full range of environmental, social and governance factors. For WeSpire, this expansion is very exciting. We are proud that our platform is proving effective in inspiring positive action in ways we could only dream of a few short years ago. If you find that your role has expanded as well, we’d love to learn more about how we could help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out personally to susan@wespire.com.

A Happy New Year from the WeSpire team!


A New Year provides us all with the opportunity to look back at what we’ve accomplished over the previous 12 months, and at the same time look ahead to what we will accomplish in the 12 months ahead. As the WeSpire team looks back at 2015 we’re amazed at what our customers have been able to achieve harnessing the power of the WeSpire platform.
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HR Onboarding Software: How to Empower & Engage Your Employees from Day One

HR professionals know that companies who invest the most time and resources in onboarding reap the highest levels of employee engagement. Your managers are the most valuable resource you have in building a foundation for a more engaged and committed workforce, as they motivate the rest of your employees to succeed. Moreover, you will increase your ability to attract and retain the best talent from the labor pool through comprehensive onboarding programs, adding to your company’s competitive edge.

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