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Benefit Corporations

Why B Corps Should Be The Norm, Not The Exception

Genrys Goodchild | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Genrys Goodchild

I chose to work at 100km Foods (a B Corp company) because I place a high value on my work aligning with my personal ethics. What we do in our professi...

Built On Belief, Bettered By B Corp

Steve McDougal | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Steve McDougal

Earth Odyssey My life changed in 1999 when I read Mark Hertsgaard’s book, Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future. At...

The Values Connecting Impact Investing and Organic Agriculture

Claire Mesesan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Claire Mesesan

Iroquois Valley Farms Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Miller, makes it sound simple: “We built this company to support the businesses of our farmers.” Ir...

How Becoming a B Corp Helped Us Find Purpose in Marketing

Anne Boyle | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Anne Boyle

I’ve always struggled with the ethics of my chosen profession. Even while poring over copies of Advertising Age in college, my attraction to brillia...

How We'll Co-create Our Future By Changing Business For Good

Kat Taylor | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Kat Taylor

We've all bemoaned the headlines. Exorbitant CEO pay, environmental devastation, corporate fraud, corruption. We read about big scandals in the busine...

B Corp Row: The Sesame Street of Business

Jill Pollack | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Jill Pollack

I work on B Corp Row. That's what we affectionately call a five-block stretch of North Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago. The street was once home to fa...

Building Businesses That Matter

Jonah Sachs | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Jonah Sachs

It's election season and that means we're once again hearing passionate cries about the virtues of American SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses). ...

Fueling Optimism and Community Wellness With Business One Cup at Time

Elise Ridgway | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Elise Ridgway

I was born square in the middle of the massive, confusing, buzz-worthy generation known as the Millennials. Although I hate to put myself into that gi...

Staying True To Our Roots By Making A Change

Rebecca Hamilton | Posted 08.16.2016 | Business
Rebecca Hamilton

My father has always been an innovator and an entrepreneur, my mother a powerhouse who knows how to get things done. Together, they have been the driv...

6 Ways To Walk The Walk As A B Corp

Reeves Clippard | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Reeves Clippard

Sitting on top of a roof one rainy winter day in Seattle, my coworker and I talked about how we would do things differently if we ran our own solar in...

Making Cookies To Make A Difference

Jill Robbins | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Jill Robbins

At age 9, I was a fish, and it had a profound impact on me. My parents had sent me to an Audubon Society camp, where one evening activity was group sk...

Why B-Corps Hold the Future Promise of Business

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Shannon Schuyler

Five years ago, I ran into a colleague I greatly admired at a conference. She shared some surprising news: she told me she was leaving her corporate j...

On Promise, a P.S. to Max

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 03.11.2016 | Education
Christine C. Franklin

"Promise" can mean simply saying you will do something, like your parents' to give away their Facebook shares. It also can mean a "cause or ground for hope", which is what your parents' promise gives other children and us as a society.

The Impact Investing Illusion

Kevin Lynch | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Kevin Lynch

Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?

Opportunity Gaps Matter -- and Book Access is a Place to Start

David M. Rader | Posted 09.04.2016 | Impact
David M. Rader

Simply having access to books improves children's reading performance throughout their education, leading to long-term benefits in education, and subsequently in income, employment, and socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, not all kids have that access.

What's Working: The Benefits Of Working For A Certified B Corp

Marissa Rosen | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Marissa Rosen

B Corps are focused on improving their impacts over time, while generating a profit. But, just as the benefits of becoming a "B" are tangible and powerful, the benefits of working for one are, too.

Introducing What's Working: Purpose + Profit

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The shift in the way an increasing number of businesses see their role in the world has been one of the most exciting, promising and desperately needed developments of the past few years. That's why today I'm delighted to announce What's Working: Purpose + Profit, a new platform, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, that's putting a spotlight on the ways businesses are working toward solutions, widening the lens of their concern and moving beyond the obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term gain toward a very different vision. Purpose + Profit will feature stories, insights and tips from leaders in the world of business and thinkers who are driving change, with an emphasis on what's working in entrepreneurship, B-corporations and impact investing.

Why B Corps Have Great Employee Engagement

Ryan Honeyman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Ryan Honeyman

Becoming a Certified B-Corporation can help unleash the passion, initiative and imagination of employees by connecting them with the larger meaning behind their work.

Encountering Benefit Corporations

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
G. Benjamin Bingham

To lead an organization takes inner fire. If inspired by greed, the fire will burn out quickly. If inspired by a desire to do good, the fire will last because it will spread to other employees, investors and community stakeholders.

The 'Switched On' Enterprise: The Triumph of Insight Over Ideology

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Nick Seneca Jankel

As someone who has consulted to scores of the largest corporations on the planet, I believe that the ideology of capitalism is almost always damaging to the social, ecological and spiritual systems it relies on to exist.

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

11 Things I Learned Starting My Own Business Right Out of College

Kieran Foran | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kieran Foran

Do what you love and do what you want to see in the world. Commit to it. You need to be passionate about it. If it's not something you wouldn't do for free and wouldn't commit anything to see accomplished, then how can you inspire others to trust you and buy from you?

A Benefit Corporation Steps Up to Purchase a Chicago Hospital

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Community First Healthcare of Illinois ("Community First"), an Illinois benefit corporation, recently announced plans to purchase Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (formerly Northwest Hospital) in Chicago from Presence Health.

Chicago's Manufacturing Institute and Benefit Corporations: Aligning Stakeholder Interests

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Chicago's institute is about integrating the supply chain -- having the right data in the right place at the right time, to make the right part in the right place, and doing it all for less.