MM Memo 10.20.18

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Each week, we compile and summarize the top articles on corporate social impact, impact investing, and conscious capitalism from around the world, and deliver it to your inbox every Saturday morning for you to enjoy and digest.  

Feel free to shoot us an email with any feedback, insight, tips or suggestions. If you like what you are reading, we would love it if you would share it with your friends.


MM BOOK CLUB

DARE TO LEAD, BY BRENE BROWN: SECTION 1

We launched our very first book club this week over on Instagram, and loved the comments from our MM community! This quarter’s theme is “Lead with Integrity”, and our key takeaways from this first section of the book are the following:

  1. You can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability. You have to be ok with being vulnerable to be a good leader. BUT you need to set boundaries, and remember your role. We have to think about why we’re sharing and, equally important, with whom.

  2. Creating a feeling of psychological safety for your team is vital for productivity. Dare to lead by investing twenty minutes with your team in creating psychological safety, and get your team’s help on how to do it effectively. Ask ‘what does support from me look like?’

  3. Vulnerability is NOT a weakness. It’s required. We need to trust to be vulnerable, and we need to be vulnerable in order to build trust.

Join us next Thursday at 2pm CDT on Instagram to discuss section 2 of Dare to Lead: Clear is Kind.



IMPACT INVESTING

MILLENNIALS AND IMPACT INVESTING: A STRIKING PAIR FOR A BROADENING SECTOR

Go to any social impact conference, and you will probably hear, “Soon, there will be no ‘impact’ investing. It will simply be investing.” Indeed, with a rising group of Millennial investors rushing the field, the idea that impact investing might soon dominate investors’ way of thinking is increasingly conceivable. A study released this year found that “more than half of Millennial investors (52%) see the social responsibility of their investments as [ ...] important selection criteria, compared with less than 30% of WWII-era investors and 42% of Gen X investors.” This proclivity for social good paired with the storied $30 billion intergenerational wealth transfer that is predicted to go to Millennials over the next 30 years could be a recipe for major growth in the impact investing arena.


LEADERSHIP

WHY EVERY COMPANY NEEDS A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

Why are so many companies investing in leadership development? Simple, it's required to compete today. Because of the current market trend in unemployment, developing current talent is exponentially more important than ever before. Companies must invest in their employees if they want to have a fighting chance of retaining them.


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WE QUIETLY LAUNCHED OUR NEW CORPORATE GIFTING CONCIERGE SERVICE!

As one of our valued MM Insiders, we would love to grant exclusive early access to the new complimentary service this holiday season to the first 10 corporate customers to place an order. Let us help cross corporate gifting off your to do list this year! We are happy to accommodate your ideal price point, and we would love the opportunity to help your office look good and do good this holiday season!

Please click here for our 2018 Holiday Corporate Gift Guide. We would love to chat with you about how we might work together to make the gifting process easier on you during this busy season. As our holiday schedule is quickly filling up, we can only accommodate the first 10 corporate customers this holiday season with this new concierge level service. Feel free to reply to this email start the conversation!


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