Social Impact and Purpose with Karen Porter a Strategic Communication Specialist at Underground Communication - Episode 120

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Guest and Episode Links Karen Porter https://undergroundcomms.com.au

B Corp Certified: https://bcorporation.net B Impact Assessment: https://bimpactassessment.net/ (B Corp Certification is a global certification so it's relevant for everyone).

Enjoy the Episode - Happy Marketing!

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Intro What do these words mean to you? Sustainable, Ethical, Environmentally Friendly. Many use these as buzz words that are thrown about like used paper in the wrong bin!

What if you want to make a real impact and not just pay lip service to these words? Taking it further than just corporate social responsibility and create real social impact and purpose. What does it take and how can we make sure its meaningful?

Karen Porter is a strategic communications specialist who helps to deliver communication strategies with a positive social impact. But this doesn’t mean just saying how many paper cups you’ve recycled, this is about being true to your brand, actively making a difference and supporting what is important to you and your business!

In this episode we uncover; - How do you develop a social purpose (I foolishly call this Corporate Social Responsibility which isn’t exactly correct)? - Being seen as credible - Getting internal buy-in - The pitfalls that companies usually fall foul to

We also cover becoming a certified B Corporation (more about this in the episode). If you are interested in becoming a certified B Corporation, it’s a wise move to take the B Impact Assessment which will show you how far off you are, here's the link: https://bimpactassessment.net/ (link is in the show notes).

With all this kindness floating around in need to know first off - Karen, what is your most memorable selfless act?

Watch the episode video: https://youtu.be/gtFzlQSFiLg Top Tip If you are going to talk the talk, then you need to walk the walk. Taking the B Impact Assessment and subsequently striving to become B Corp Certified show you are doing exactly that and you are not just typing words onto recycled paper.

Favourite Quote If you want buy-in from your team, they all need to contribute to how (as an organisation) you are going to show up in the world and you are going to do good.

And Finally, the Most Important Takeaway from this Tpisode Even if you are not looking to become B Corp Certified there are multiple other ways to establish you credentials within your own industry’s, through accreditations and partnerships. Just make sure that these are true to your brand and meaningful to what you believe in.

Music Featured on this Podcast: Sleepy in the Garden Lobo Loco www.musikbrause.de Creative Commons License

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