Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

We have set the following aspirations and goals:
 

  • Use my platform and voice to advocate for racial justice; diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace; and creating more safe workspaces for Black, indigenous, and other people of color. See examples here.

Girls Inc. participants, CH2M HILL, Fertile Ground Communications

Girls Inc. activity at CH2M HILL

  • Use images and stories of historically excluded people in my writing and on my website, and remind my clients of the need for representation online and in company demographics. 
     

  • Continue to advance my own anti-racism education. (Follow my book reading.)
     

  • Commit to at least 10 percent of pro bono work for community organizations that work for racial, immigration, and gender justice. Make regular monetary donations to and spotlight anti-racism organizations. 

  • Invest in environmentally friendly equipment and office supplies, minimize the use of single-occupancy vehicles and printing, and use online meeting tools or mass transit whenever possible for business meetings.
     

  • Support local business and pay a living wage to employees and vendors. Give my money to people of color and minority-owned businesses when I hire vendors. Seek to hire people of color when I expand my business.
     

  • Use my platform to center historically excluded voices by featuring them on my podcasts, "Finding Fertile Ground" and "Companies That Care."

     

Purpose-driven communications