February 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter


Dearest Friends,Welcome back! A heartfelt thank you for the incredible outpouring of support you’ve shown since launching this newsletter last month. This community – focused on making a positive impact for people & planet – is quickly growing and nearing 1000 subscribers! It’s not lost on me that we’re all overwhelmed by information these days, so I take the responsibility seriously to fill your inbox with quality content.Will you do me a favor? Earlier this month I joined the Board of Aruna, an impact driven athleisure fashion brand (www.arunaproject.com). Aruna’s mission is to free and support formally trafficked women, and often their children, in India. Through holistic care, training & education, housing and employment, these women are rebuilding their lives and regaining their dignity. Please take a moment to read about their life-changing work, purchase their ethical & sustainable products online or in stores, and share the message with your friends and family.Lastly, a friendly reminder to stay tuned for more information on the spring launch of our ESG/S executive coaching program. I’m really excited about this!As always, we love your feedback! Please reach out anytime with ways to collaborate and serve you.


Jennifer Faust


The month of February is Black History Month. In addition to highlighting significant Black figures and events of the past, it’s just as important to amplify today’s inspiring Black voices in Sustainability. These individuals – the Black Future – are investing in a better future by working tirelessly to make a lasting impact for the good of people & planet!
Please take a few moments to learn about 6 people that have been an inspiration for us:
Pashon Murray – Detroit DirtBryant
Terry – Award Winning chef, Food Justice Activist.
Van Jones Show and The Redemption Project by Van Jones
Robert D. Bullard – “the Father of Environmental Justice
Rue Mapp – Founder & CEO of Outdoor Afro
Warren Washington – atmospheric climate scientist 

Who has inspired you? We’d love to get your insights – please share at info@faustglobal.com and we’ll feature your suggestions!


Two helpful resources I want to highlight. First, my blog post on the connection between ESG/S and Black History Month. Celebrating Black History Month at your organization is an important step in creating an environment that is more equitable and inclusive. My blog post provides four practical and easy ways to recognize Black History Month this month and all year long. Second, my Guide to ESG/S overview that is only available for subscribers. Purpose-driven for people, planet & profit, we’re committed to helping people successfully navigate this continuing transformation. And we believe the best place to start is to clearly define what ESG/S means. HAPPENING

• Chatham House – Responsible Business 2022

March 3rd, 2022. Hybrid Event.For more information, please click on the link: https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/all/conference/responsible-business-2022

 •  Reuters – Responsible Business USA 2022

April 19-20th, 2022 in New York Marriott at Brooklyn BridgeFor more information, please click on the link:  https://www.reutersevents.com/sustainability/events

If last month’s list wasn’t enough, here is another! 5 of the Best Books on ESG and Impact Investing to Read in 2022! https://www.barrons.com/articles/its-a-jungle-out-there-five-of-the-best-books-on-esg-and-impact-investing-51621546439Relevant this month and always, here is a helpful resource by Y-Vonne Hutchinson – How to Talk To Your Boss About Race 

Are you looking for good movie suggestions to beat the winter blues?

Here are a few:
 • Avatar (2009): This film has a powerful message about sustainability and society’s propensity for seeking economic gain at any cost. 

• True Cost (2015): This is a powerful film and will change the way you look at fashion. Filmmaker Andrew Morgan travels around the world to see the people who make clothes.If you have an event or interesting resource to share, please let us know! Send us an email at info@faustglobal.com.


Did you see our fun post earlier this month on my Top 5 Sustainable Beauty Products? Check it out here and don’t forget to show love for yourself this month and always! Link to post.