Beyond Profit Blog

Georgia’s children are hurting. How can small business help?

July 8, 2021
Expert Tactics

A newly released report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation frames up a crisis today and major business risk for tomorrow. Georgia ranks 38th among the 50 states in overall child well-being, according to the Foundation’s 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Are the children in your community eating plentiful, nutritious meals? Are they secure in their housing and basic needs so…

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Aligning values and the importance of strategic generosity

June 29, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

Elizabeth Burdette, JDDirector of Client EngagementSignatureFD Giving can be, and is best experienced, when it is a joyful exercise and a fulfilling experience. And, just like all things that matter in life, it is best served with intention. This is called strategic generosity. In this way, generosity moves from being a transaction to a purposeful action that positively impacts both…

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Returnships as a winning strategy for improving talent pipeline and showcasing company values

June 24, 2021
Expert Tactics

Returnships aren’t a new idea, but they’re making new noise among businesses since the start of the pandemic. Returnships are a form of internship that help update the knowledge and skills of talented professionals who have been absent the labor force a while, helping them reenter the workforce fully prepared. And they address a sobering trend that represents a major…

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Superhero or mere mortal: Should chief executives risk being human?

June 22, 2021
Expert Tactics

As published in Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust on June 22, 2021. Anyone who runs a company is acutely aware of the heightened expectations for businesses’ role in society — daily headlines call for heroic navigation of the complexities of life and business. Employees and consumers demand near perfection in the messages delivered by their CEOs. But does the current…

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An entrepreneur’s take on the vital role business plays within healthy communities

June 17, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

Today’s CEOs can’t open the newspaper without seeing headlines discussing the rising role of business in meeting societal needs. Too often, that spotlight focuses on the actions of Fortune 500 companies, when in reality over 97% of Georgia businesses have less than 10 employees. In a conversation with Ira Jackson, President of Perfect Image, he shares a shift in perspective…

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Communicating Incremental Steps toward Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

June 8, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

In goBeyondProfit’s recent survey, the vast majority of Georgia senior executive respondents (91%) expressed confidence in their leadership approach for building diversity, equity and inclusivity in the workplace. For many, this will include thoughtful steps of analysis and review, planning and then slow, incremental steps forward. This all takes time, but as you put the plan in place, how can…

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Authentic Ways for Businesses to Show Pride

June 2, 2021
EXPERT TACTICS

Corporate gestures of support for the LBGTQ community and visible “allyship” during Pride month have evolved dramatically in the decades since the movement began. And yet, each June, business support of the LBGTQ+ community serves as a visible example of the complex opportunities, benefits — and risks — of supporting social issues. Companies know – and recent goBeyondProfit research confirms…

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How three CEOs tie success to clear company values

May 26, 2021
Expert Tactics

Just like human DNA makes each of us unique, no two companies would ever write or use corporate values in identical ways. In a recent event with goBeyondProfit members, the CEOs of Gas South, Vector Global Logistics and SignatureFD shared the different ways they express and use values.  goBeyondProfit President Megan McCamey asked whether each had defined corporate values that…

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B Corp framework helps software consultancy realize a profitable purpose

May 4, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

How and why would a stressed start-up embed generosity into the company from its earliest days?  And now, with 30% average growth and nearly 100 people, what are the key aspects that keep it humming? Our CEO Deep Dive with software consultancy Ad Victoriam Solutions’ Jeff Jones has plenty of insight for companies of all sizes, tackling B Corp as…

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Impact Award-winning company outlines actions toward a brighter, greener future

April 20, 2021
CEO INTERVIEW

Did you know that Georgians want to see environmental sustainability operations and environmentally conscious sourcing as part of a company’s corporate character? We confirmed this insight in our recent survey of Georgia employed adults. So, what does this look like in companies big and small; for consumer-facing companies as well as all companies interested in demonstrating this element of generosity to their employees? To…

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