16 episodes

Join host Sona Khosla, Benevity’s Chief Impact Officer, as she speaks to some of the world’s most disruptive brands, leaders and change-makers, whose unique insight, inspiration and advice on harnessing the power of purpose help us understand how critical purpose is in business and the world.

In Season 2, Sona learns about Indigenous cultures and reconciliation. Together with our guests, she unpacks colonization and decolonization, explores the complex relationship between Indigenous Peoples, non-Indigenous people and corporations, and gains a better understanding of Indigenous philanthropy.

Learn more about the show at: https://www.benevity.com/speakingofpurpose

Speaking of Purpose..‪.‬ By Benevity

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join host Sona Khosla, Benevity’s Chief Impact Officer, as she speaks to some of the world’s most disruptive brands, leaders and change-makers, whose unique insight, inspiration and advice on harnessing the power of purpose help us understand how critical purpose is in business and the world.

In Season 2, Sona learns about Indigenous cultures and reconciliation. Together with our guests, she unpacks colonization and decolonization, explores the complex relationship between Indigenous Peoples, non-Indigenous people and corporations, and gains a better understanding of Indigenous philanthropy.

Learn more about the show at: https://www.benevity.com/speakingofpurpose

    How Lush Became an Ally to Indigenous Peoples

    How Lush Became an Ally to Indigenous Peoples

    Guest: Tricia Stevens, Former Charitable Giving and Ethical Campaigns Manager, Lush Cosmetics North America Wouldn’t it be nice to dig into a case study that shows how real companies — and the real people behind the scenes — have built relationships with Indigenous communities from the ground up? Enter Tricia Stevens, the former Charitable Giving and Ethical Campaigns Manager at Lush Cosmetics North America. In this episode, you’ll hear how Tricia and her team humbly embraced the unknown, helping Lush and its people become advocates for and accomplices to Indigenous Peoples through their operations, products and social impact programs. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts - https://link.chtbl.com/speakingofpurpose  Learn more about Speaking of Purpose or Benevity on our website - https://benevity.com/speakingofpurpose  Episode resources: 'Resistance and Resurgence' article by Edgar Villanueva - https://www.lush.ca/en/stories/article_resistance-and-resurgence-make-indigenous-peoples-day-about-reconciliation.html #92: Call to Action for Canada's corporate sector - https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1524506030545/1557513309443 The Circle on Philanthropy - https://www.the-circle.ca/ Decolonizing Wealth Project - https://decolonizingwealth.com/ Benevity's #EducationForReconciliation campaign - https://benevity.com/educationforreconciliation Indigenous Corporate Training: Seventh Generation Principle - https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/seventh-generation-principle  

    • 42 min
    The Blind Spot In Philanthropy

    The Blind Spot In Philanthropy

    Guest: Lourdes Inga, Executive Director of International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) How deeply do you think about the way you give? How can we give in ways that are both impactful and respectful of Indigenous culture and experiences? Lourdes Inga, Executive Director of IFIP, helps us understand the complexities of Indigenous philanthropy. Indigenous Peoples constitute the largest minority in the world, but the rate of giving to their causes is comparatively low. In this episode, we’ll explore solutions to this challenge as well as discuss Indigenous People’s self-determination and how it’s integral to the positive shifts we’ve seen in Indigenous philanthropy. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts - https://link.chtbl.com/speakingofpurpose Learn more about Speaking of Purpose or Benevity on our website - https://benevity.com/speakingofpurpose    Episode resources: International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) - https://internationalfunders.org/  United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html  Canadian Charity Law Report 2019 - https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Canadian-charities-giving-to-Indigenous-Charities-and-Qualified-Donees-2019-Final.pdf  Indigenous Canada Course, University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies - https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html  Alliance Magazine article: “Indigenous Led Funds can be a solution to philanthropy’s inequity” - https://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/indigenous-led-funds-can-be-a-solution-to-philanthropys-inequity/   

    • 26 min
    Why Some Indigenous Leaders Don’t Trust Corporations

    Why Some Indigenous Leaders Don’t Trust Corporations

    Guest: Rukka Sombolinggi, Secretary General of AMAN (Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara/Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago). It’s no secret that relationships — both past and present — between Indigenous Peoples, governments and corporations all over the world are troubled. How did this happen? And what does this look like today? We asked Rukka Sombolinggi, the Secretary General of AMAN, to share perspectives from the communities she serves. In this episode, you’ll hear stories of Indigenous Peoples in Indonesia and learn why building trust, authentically and with purpose, is critical to creating and maintaining meaningful partnerships between companies and Indigenous communities. You’ll also learn how individuals and consumers can help drive companies to take ethical action, too.   Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts - https://link.chtbl.com/speakingofpurpose Learn more about Speaking of Purpose or Benevity on our website - https://benevity.com/speakingofpurpose   Episode resources:   International Labour Organization Report - https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/---publ/documents/publication/wcms_735607.pdf AMAN - https://aman.or.id/ Rukka’s TEDxJakarta talk (enable closed captions and click settings to enable translation) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5atXld4PguI

    • 39 min
    Truth Before Reconciliation

    Truth Before Reconciliation

    Guest: Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D., Indigenous Scholar, Professor of Sustainability, Leader at The Cultural Conservancy How should companies and individuals begin the process of reconciliation? Indigenous Scholar, Professor of Sustainability, and Leader at The Cultural Conservancy, Melissa Nelson, takes us through past colonization and settlement, residential schools, and how history continues to shape the experiences Indigenous Peoples have today. In this episode, you’ll hear stories and gain knowledge about how understanding Indigenous issues today is part of healing for all people, and the environment. By looking at the past, educating ourselves and imagining a future of mutual respect, we can forge our own paths toward reconciliation. Let the journey begin... Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts https://link.chtbl.com/speakingofpurpose Learn more about Speaking of Purpose or Benevity on our website https://benevity.com/speakingofpurpose --- Episode resources: The Cultural Conservancy - https://www.nativeland.org/ Land Acknowledgments Resource - https://native-land.ca/resources/territory-acknowledgement/ Sogorea Te' Land Trust - https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/ Schuumi Land Tax - https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/shuumi-land-tax/ Tribal Leaders Directory - https://www.bia.gov/service/tribal-leaders-directory Mohawk Institute Residential School — Virtual Tour - https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/mohawk-institute-residential-school-virtual-tour-now-available-online/

    • 35 min
    Speaking of Purpose... Season 2 Trailer

    Speaking of Purpose... Season 2 Trailer

    Welcome to Season 2 of Speaking of Purpose! Join host, Sona Khosla, as she gets curious about how we can do our part in driving change around the challenges Indigenous communities face across the world, and Indigenous ways of knowing. Tune in for a sneak peek of what’s to come this season as we share our learnings from speaking with four remarkable guests about exploring reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. wherever you listen to podcasts () Learn more about Speaking of Purpose or Benevity on our website (https://benevity.com/speakingofpurpose)

    • 4 min
    Purpose-Driven Business: A Conversation About the Movement for Democratized Goodness

    Purpose-Driven Business: A Conversation About the Movement for Democratized Goodness

    Guest: Bryan de Lottinville, Founder and Executive Chairperson, Benevity. Business is now our most trusted institution. Employees look to their workplaces to address social issues, and consumers increasingly support brands based on their actions as much as their products. As the role of business in society changes, it takes genuine leaders to challenge the status quo. One such leader is Benevity’s Founder, Bryan de Lottinville. On this season’s final episode, he joins us to reflect on how he developed the idea of bringing Goodness to the corporate world, and how purpose has changed from a top-down mandate to a democratized process of personal, authentic action. Listen to Ep. 5 to learn more on ESG and the future of business

    • 33 min

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An inspiring episode to hear from a CEO elaborate on the importance of purpose and giving back as well as the non-negociables he looks for in leadership (generosity, humility, courage) and how these traits have never ending multiplier effects. I walked away from this episode feeling so inspired.

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