The Impact Planner is a tool to help you develop a plan to incorporate new or improved positive business practices into your business. It helps you identify which practices you want to build an implementation plan around, and to map out the necessary key activities and target due dates for each one.
To use this tool, Click "View More" to download the Excel template and review the instructions tab. Then begin filling in the other tabs of the spreadsheet with the positive business practices you want to integrate or improve upon, until you have a plan outlined for each one.
This workbook is meant to be a business management tool that can be used in an ongoing way: revisit it once a week, every two weeks, or once a month to make updates and stay on track toward meeting your goals. You can even pull in other team members by assigning owners to individual tasks to help your implementation process, and to involve other employees of your company in building a business that is a force for good for New York City.
Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
As the lifecycles of goods and services includes many stakeholders, it becomes necessary for a
company to ensure that its suppliers and its distribution channels take into account the social and
environmental impacts of their policies and practices. Having a sustainable supply chain can reduce
potential risks (environmental, reputational, and financial) and eventually increase profits for all
A Supplier Survey is used by a company to collect information from current and/or
prospective suppliers to gage whether or not they satisfy specific social and
environmental criteria that are meaningful to that company
Companies need to ensure that the staff member’s skills sets are in line with the increasing pace of
economic and technological change in order to maintain business performance. The ongoing
improvement of skills, through training and education, can:
Enable a company to attract and retain skilled labour
Create employee promotion opportunities
Improve standards of living
Increase innovation and adoption of new technologies or trends in the sector
Increase knowledge and learning
Create new ideas and increase research ideas
Establishing a community service program for your company can lead to the following
• Building teamwork among employees
• Enabling staff to develop occupational skills
• Increasing employee commitment and goodwill towards your company
• Exemplifying company values of leadership and service
• Creating a vehicle for building new business relationships
• Generating positive PR for your company
If you have over 30 employees, it is good idea to conduct regular, anonymous surveys of
your employees, to assure that they are satisfied with their work and the workplace and, more importantly, feel engaged in the enterprise’s success. Employee engagement is a concept that is generally viewed as managing discretionary effort; that is, when
employees have choices, they will act in a way that furthers their organization's interests...
Implementing an Employee Wellness Program can be beneficial for a company because a
healthier work force can reduce insurance costs and improve employee productivity. Employee
wellness programs can help reinforce employee loyalty.
Whether you’re looking to improve your company’s current practices or just getting started,
there are a few key elements that go into building a successful Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)
program for your workplace.
This guide will help you to identify and establish the core building blocks of a purposeful and
productive workplace D&I program.
An overview of the 2016 Best for NYC challenge including how to register, login and navigate the new platform as well as helpful hints about how to engage with the Challenge and Best for NYC community. Come join the movement!