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JUST Label and STARS – Comparison and Synergies
October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
The JUST Program has been adopted by organizations worldwide as a robust organizational transparency platform with a specific lens into social equity performance. As organizations and institutions seek to be truly sustainable organizations, they are putting more time and resources into an assessment of diversity, equity, inclusion policies and practices. This webinar will help sustainability leaders understand the overlap and connection points between the JUST Program and the STARS Framework and how the two together can help colleges and universities meet their sustainability and social equity goals.
Francis Janes, JUST Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis works with organizations worldwide to support their efforts to become more socially just, equitable and inclusive. Francis helps organizations through the process of developing progressive policies, program and practices that lead to more engaged, happier and more productive workplaces. Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social and environmental change makers. Francis is active in the community and has served on a number of non-profit boards including The Whidbey Institute, EarthSave, Pigs Peace Sanctuary and iLEAP. Francis is delighted to be leading the effort to implement the JUST Program and to support the efforts of social justice advocates everywhere. He has a Certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Chris Pelton, STARS Program Manager, AASHE
Prior to joining AASHE in 2011, Chris evaluated social service programs and policies and helped design assessment tools for the state of Tennessee. He also conducted participatory, community-based research projects and helped lead a living wage campaign at the University of Tennessee. Chris has a master’s degree in Sociology (Political Economy) and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sociology from UT-Knoxville.