Measuring financial success is straightforward enough, but how do you measure a business’s overall positive impact? The B Corporation movement is defining a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. With over 1,000 companies now registered as B Corporations, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit is leading a global shift in redefining success in business.
Today, 3p, along with representatives from B Lab and 3 Philadelphia area B Corps enjoyed a casual conversation at The Hub Cira Center. TriplePundit’s founder, Nick Aster, led the discussion.
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About our guests
Katie Oberwager, Standards Analyst, B Lab
Katie Oberwager graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors and Master of Environmental Studies before finding her way to B Lab as a Standards Analyst. After a short stint at B Lab she moved to Oaxaca, Mexico as a Fulbright Research Fellow studying water conservation projects in Southern Mexico. Katie is now back at B Lab as a member of the Standards team working with companies and business networks that are using business as a force for good.
Dave Stangis, Campbell’s
Dave Stangis was named Vice President-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in September 2008. In 2011, his role was expanded to include oversight of Community Affairs and the Campbell Soup Foundation. Dave designs and leads Campbell’s overarching CSR, sustainability and community affairs strategy, including its efforts to drive environmental sustainability and make a measureable impact on the health of young people in Campbell communities. Dave works in collaboration with Campbell business units and functions to deliver long term business value across broad Corporate Responsibility platforms including the Marketplace, Community, Environmental Sustainability and the Workplace.
Robert Cheetham, Azavea
Robert Cheetham is the founder and president of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates geospatial software and data analytics for civic and social impact. Prior to founding Azavea, he served as a software developer and GIS analyst for the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department and as a civil servant in Japan. He serves on the advisory board of the Penn State University Masters in GIS and GeoDesign programs and as an occasional lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He has an MLA in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan.
Mike Cangi, United by Blue
Mike is the marketer and wannabe barista. He is an alum of Temple University’s Fox School of Business where he majored in Entrepreneurship. If Mike isn’t in the office working on a new product launch, you can probably find him on a beach or riverbank with a trash bag over his shoulder at a UBB’s cleanup. He loves spending time on the snow or water with his boards and around the city with his husky, Hank.
Steve Hackman, One Village Coffee
Steve hustles every day to bring individuals the joy of One Village. From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to Washington DC, Steve is in charge of our demo program. When he’s not on the road, he is leading the way to partner with additional retail markets. Steve’s passion for One Village, our coffee, and the people he encounters is evident. We hope you get a chance to meet him! He enjoys the Smart Blend prepared with a French press.