Stand, formerly called ‘ForestEthics’
WHO: Stand, formerly called ForestEthics, is one of the world’s most impactful environmental advocacy organizations that has played a leading role in protecting millions of acres of pristine forests in North America, and the people connected with them. Based in Canada and the U.S., Stand’s ca
mpaigns challenge unsustainable and environmentally destructive corporate and government policies, while offering collaboration and solutions to change these policies to achieve more environmentally-friendly and sustainable outcomes.
Stand / ForestEthics is also an organizational model for a new kind of civil society activism that effectively challenges companies and governments while offering them cooperation towards change. This activism approach, which we call Fierce Compassion requires personal and professional maturation. Stand’s Website
Stand’s campaigns challenge unsustainable and environmentally destructive corporate and government policies, while offering collaboration and solutions to change these policies to achieve more environmentally-friendly and sustainable outcomes.
WHAT: Since XXXX, GAF’s Walter Link has worked with ForestEthics, first coaching its CEO Todd Paglia, then its leadership team and now its entire staff – organically developing a mindful leadership development approach that fits their particular needs. GAF provides services to Stand on a pro bono basis.
WHY: Since its outset, GAF has been deeply committed to advancing sustainability and climate protection / balance. As well as developing models civil society activism that model our potential for true democracy and societal evolution in which civil society plays a key role in addition to government and business, which can greatly benefit from the constructive challenges of civil society.
More than most civil society orgs, Stand/ForestEthics understands the powerful impact of integrating personal and interpersonal development with organizational and societal transformation, strengthening this element of its work, helps to model this fact for civil society orgs around the world, which helps to evolve how civil society orgs can increase their impact and also the personal sustainability of their team members., which are two important goals of GAF.