Workshop: Becoming a JUST Business

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Introducing a new “nutrition label” for socially just and equitable organizations. Learn the business case for investing in social justice programs and practices as an essential component of your triple bottom line.

The International Living Future Institute’s™ JUST™ program is a voluntary disclosure program and tool for all types and sizes of organizations. The JUST™ program provides an innovative transparency platform for organizations to reveal much about their operations, including how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments. In a similar fashion to the Living Building Challenge’s Declare® Program, the JUST™ Program acts as a “nutrition label” for socially just and equitable organizations.

This approach requires reporting on a range of organization–and employee-related indicators. Each of the indicator metrics asks for simple yet specific and measurable accountabilities in order for the organization to be recognized at a One, Two, or Three Star Level, which is then summarized elegantly on a JUST™ label.

The JUST™ label can be used by an organization on their website and in marketing to show commitment and public transparency on these issues. Participants will learn to describe the major components of the program and discuss the business rationale for investing in social justice policies, programs and practices.

This workshop is one in a series of five workshops regarding the Materials Petal of the Living Building Challenge. For more information on the full series please visit: Living Building Challenge Materials Workshops Series.

Learning Objectives

Understand the basic framework of the JUST™ Program
Describe each of the social justice and equity indicators
Explore the emerging trends in key organizational issues such as workforce diversity and worker happiness
Discuss the business rationale for organizational investments in social justice programs

2016 Sustainability Summit Workshop

Friday, January 29, 2016
University of South Alabama Student Center

The goal of the Summit is to encourage leaders in the private, public, and social sectors to understand the economic and environmental benefits of using sustainable business practices

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