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Curated Reads: Trendsetters June 2024

Michelle Fifis
Community Manager
Community Manager
Community Manager, Pledge 1%

Welcome to Trendsetters, our community series curating diverse, thought-provoking social impact content.


What social impact content has recently sparked your interest, and how can these insights be applied or adapted in your workplace? Share your reflections in the comments below.


📖 Read: Employers face a rising climate conundrum


This article highlights findings from a Deloitte survey showing that a significant portion of Gen Z and millennial workers are prioritizing environmental concerns in their job decisions. This trend indicates the growing importance of companies demonstrating genuine climate action to attract and retain talent.


📖 Read: Melinda French Gates: The Enemies of Progress Play Offense. I Want to Help Even the Match.

In her heartfelt essay, Melinda Gates announces her departure from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she co-founded nearly 25 years ago, to pursue a new philanthropic path. She plans to allocate $1 billion in new funding over the next two years to support initiatives benefiting women, families, and reproductive rights in the United States and globally.


📹 Watch: Mastering Video Storytelling for Social Impact: How to Leverage Video Content for CSR

In the latest episode of the Social Impact Show, discover how video storytelling can enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility and social impact initiatives. The discussion covers effective story types, strategies for maximizing video content across platforms, engaging employees in storytelling and tailoring content for diverse audiences.


🎙 Listen: Women in Leadership: Los Angeles bank CEO on serving diverse communities

In this installment of ESG Insider, Bonnie Lee, President and CEO of Hanmi Financial Corporation and Hanmi Bank, a community bank headquartered in Los Angeles, discusses the pivotal role of empathy in her leadership style and Hanmi's commitment to diversity.


📖 Read: ​​Harnessing social impact: Uniting employees for meaningful change

@Juan_Pledge_1 , Chief of Staff at Pledge 1%, recently shared a Fast Company article emphasizing the role of social impact in uniting employees, fostering purpose, and cultivating a workplace culture centered on empathy, collaboration, and shared values.


Have you recently read an insightful article or listened to an inspiring podcast? Please share these resources in the comments below!


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