When social impact is a core value, a company is focused not only on profits but on positively impacting society—from fair work practices to clients, contractors, and suppliers.
7 Fast-Growing ESG Career Paths to Consider
In an era marked by pressing environmental concerns, it’s more important than ever to find ways to contribute to a sustainable future. One way to do so is to choose one the many exciting, challenging, and fast-growing ESG-related career paths—encompassing environmental, social, and governance.
5 Ways to Identify a Company's Social Responsibility
Identifying a company’s social responsibility can be a difficult endeavor. Of course, you want to work for a sustainable and profitable company that contributes positively to society and the surrounding environment.
4 Easy Ways to Fight the Climate Crisis at Work
By all accounts—save those of a few deniers—we’re no longer facing a climate change problem but a full-blown climate crisis. And according to climate scientists, the window is closing on the possibility that we can stop the earth’s temperature from rising beyond a point of no return.
Which Green Jobs Are in High Demand and Where Can You Find Them?
According to Environmental Business International, over 1.6 million people work in the U.S environmental sector. Compared to the annual growth predictions, the skill shortage for jobs within this industry is becoming greater every day.
4 Tips for Answering 'What Do You Do?' When Networking
We don’t need to rehash why networking is so important for people hoping to get ahead in the job market. Talking to, listening to, and learning from others who have jumped similar career hurdles can help you, no matter where you currently stand in your career.
A Day in the Life of a 20-Something Social Sector Entrepreneur
Karim Abouelnaga is the founder and CEO of a social sector organization known as Practice Makes Perfect. Its mission: to expand access to education for people in high need communities.
What to Consider When Choosing a Volunteer Position
A year ago, two of my best friends—a married couple, in their 30s, with children—decided to quit their jobs and spend some time doing volunteer work. After a lot of research and deliberation, they chose an intentional community in Georgia where they would be able to work with refugees.
Sheryl Sandberg's Solution to Workplace Harassment
In all of the commentary surrounding the Harvey Weinstein allegations, solutions to workplace harassment and sexual assault have been notably thin on the ground. In fact, it's easier to find obstacles than solutions, as I discovered last week.
Workplace Harassment: Lessons from Harvey Weinstein
In the swirl of allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, one of the most disturbing threads to have emerged is how little support is available to victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Yes: victims are theoretically protected by the law.
How to Protect Your Mental Wellness at Work
Today, more and more workplaces are providing accessible work conditions and leave policies that account for different mental conditions and work styles. Technology allows for more flexible schedules, and a better understanding of how different people require different environments to flourish and increase productivity in the workplace.
Is a Long-Term Career in Consulting Possible?
When it comes to choosing an employer in the consulting industry, candidates often survey the field and come away with the impression that there's really only one career path open to them: spending two or three years at a firm before moving on. There have traditionally been good reasons for doing this: many people enter consulting with the intent of fast-tracking themselves into a management career, or to gain the requisite experience to bolster an MBA application for one of the bold-face business schools.
Networking: How to Increase Your Social Capital
Think of social capital in the same way you think of building wealth. It is a form of currency built by making yourself valuable through collaboration, cooperation, and bargaining.
Workplace Equality is No Joke
Time for a thought experiment: you're a board member at a company that has recently been beset by allegations of "harassment, discrimination and inappropriate behavior"—allegations that have seen 20 employees dismissed in recent weeks. As a member of your company's board, you have to attend a meeting where the plan to deal with the fallout is being announced.
When Treating Employees Well Doesn’t Pay Off
Today, the three most well known ride-hailing companies here in New York City are Uber, Lyft, and Juno. Uber is the world’s largest and most controversial ride-hailing company, and its latest scandalous news involves the firing of 20 employees for harassment, discrimination, and plain old inappropriate behavior.
Are Millennials Changing Workplaces for the Better?
Whisper it, but we may finally have arrived at the point where the word "millennial" is fading as a term thrown out by exasperated Boomer managers who just can't figure out how to get along with their younger colleagues. In fact, if recent remarks by Morgan Stanley vice chairman and managing director Carla Harris are anything to go by, those Boomer managers may have actually started to realize that millennials are, in fact, the future of their businesses—and that many of the qualities shared by members of the generation may in fact turn out to be net positives.
Will Pulling out of the Paris Agreement Create Energy Jobs?
Job creation is one of the key reasons cited by President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement. Specifically, coal jobs: "The current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America," the President said in his remarks announcing the decision.
Switching Careers in Order to Found a Startup: A CEO’s Perspective
Think it’s impossible to make a major career switch? After hearing this story, you might think differently.
Is Ivanka Trump's New Book About Work Tremendous or a Mess?
Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s 35-year-old daughter, has written a book. It is about work, and it is geared toward women.
Why Wall Street is Losing Employees to Silicon Valley
Once the poster child for how to succeed in business, Wall Street has fallen on hard times recently—at least in terms of its image. In a recent interview with David Rubenstein for Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman offered a refreshingly unvarnished take on why that is: "The facts are that, absent the Great Depression, the Great Recession that we all went through, Wall Street had a large part to do with, if not the major part to do with it.
4 Ways Your Job Could Be Hurting Your Health
Whether you're an employer or an employee, it's crucial to educate yourself on the long-term health effects of your job. This doesn't just apply to coal miners and people who work in nuclear plants: even if you don't work in stereotypically hazardous conditions, you are still at risk for certain illnesses and injuries.
1 in 7 People Don't Believe in Paternity Leave. That's Great News.
According to a recent Pew Research poll, approximately one in seven Americans—15% of the population—apparently believes that men "shouldn't be able to take paternity leave," whether paid or unpaid. Unsurprisingly, that's been making the rounds on social media, often with accompanying concern from people who believe that the stat heralds an unwelcome rebirth of 1950s-era values.
H-1B Visas: Why We Need Facts Before Reform
Immigration has been dominating much of the conversation since the Trump administration officially got underway a few short weeks ago—with most of the oxygen around the issue being sucked up by the arguments raging over the President's executive orders on border security. Last night, however, CBS' 60 Minutes devoted a quarter of its show to a more arcane, less well-understood facet of the immigration debate: the issue of H-1B visas.
Will the Women's Strike Have Any Effect on Workplace Rights?
With thousands of women across the country taking the day off from work on International Women's Day to stand together and join A Day Without A Woman, we wanted to share our opinions on this historic strike. So we asked a few of Vault's staff members if they thought the strike would have any effect on workplace rights, and what they thought about the strike in general.