This territory comes with lots of questions. What do these acronyms mean? What standards exist? How much is enough? How should track progress? What are the right metrics?

We’ll help you answer these questions, but in the meantime, you can browse some of these widely used and established resources.

B Impact Assessment – The B Corp movement offers a seal of approval for businesses that embrace all stakeholders, instead of just shareholders. Companies are evaluated in five areas: governance, workers, community, the environment, and customers. See how you stack up!

Corporate Quality Index – a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Sustainable Development Goals – These goals were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and provide a roadmap for companies and countries to create a sustainable future. This is a good place to visit to begin wrapping your head around the areas of interest underlying initiatives like ESG and DEI.