Driving Sustainable Change: Harnessing the Power of Community Engagement

In recent years, the discourse around sustainability has evolved beyond environmental concerns to encompass broader societal and economic aspects. At the heart of this evolution lies the recognition that true sustainability cannot be achieved without active community engagement.   Throughout the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

The Value of Business Diversity: Why We Shouldn’t Get Rid of DEI Programs

Since the Supreme Court’s reversal of affirmative action in June 2023, efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in schools and organizations have faced increased scrutiny. Although the ruling didn’t directly affect workplace culture, it created a domino effect that caused speculation over the need for and value of DEI programs.  ...

How a Socioeconomic Impact Report Benefits Your Business

When executed properly, a socioeconomic impact report has immeasurable value in communicating how much of an asset a business or organization is to the communities it serves. No matter what industry you're in, it's important to not only know your community, but for them to know you, and a socioeconomic impact report creates that opportunity....

How Women Entrepreneurs Fuel Post-Pandemic Economic Growth

Despite persistent barriers in economic equity and gender equality, women entrepreneurs are thriving post-pandemic—and they’re doing it with smaller teams and less access to resources than their male counterparts. During the pandemic, women-owned businesses created 1.4 million jobs and generated $579.6...

Laisar’s Supplier Diversity Assessment provides companies with a framework to identify opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion within the supply chain.