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(Re)Defining Sustainable Travel with Certified B Corps

For the travel industry, the balance between promoting a natural resource and contributing to over-utilization is a difficult chord to strike. Certified B…
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5 Considerations for Leaders in a Purpose-Driven Workplace

Discover five ways to improve your performance as a leader in a purpose-driven workplace.
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Social Purpose vs. Benefit Corporations: Small Distinction, Big Difference

"The law is impractical and unworkable," corporate lawyer Michael Hutchings says of benefit corporation legislation. The permissive alternative to a benefit corporation law…
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For-Profit Colleges As Benefit Corporations: Where’s The School Spirit?

In the last few years, six for-profit colleges have re-chartered themselves to become benefit corporations, with a dual mission to pursue a public…
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The First Benefit Corporation IPO Is Coming, And That’s A Big Deal

Get ready for the first public stock offering by a chartered Benefit Corporation.
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Is B Corp Star New Belgium For Sale? Does It Matter?

On Friday, a report citing unnamed sources said that craft brewer New Belgium, best known for its Fat Tire Ale, was working with…
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Hundreds of B Corps are Sitting Ducks: Here’s Why

Entrepreneurs who are growing the Certified B Corps movement need to learn from their elders' mistakes. But B Corps in 18 states are…
B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.
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Patagonia, Clif Bar and Seventh Generation: Social Enterprise Investors

Did you know that Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Clif Bar each invest millions in social enterprises through their investment management funds? I didn’t,…
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On SDGs, U.K. B Corps and the Future of Sustainable Business

Each of the SDGs requires business to get involved in some shape or form if they are to be achieved. And if the…
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Launch of U.K. B Corp Movement Prompts Debate About Future of Corporations

The B Corp movement focuses on embedding a social purpose within a company’s DNA. As this movement gathers momentum, it highlights the need…
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5 Tips to Becoming a B Corp Consultant

Here are five insider tips from a new webinar, the Secrets of B Corp Consulting, which I compiled as a member of the…
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Rise of B Corps and the Revolution They Represent

There was a tangible excitement in the air last month as the international community gathered in New York to usher in the new…
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Better Know a Deal: A First for Benefit Corporations

What will be the next public Benefit Corporation or B Corp? This spring Etsy went from private B Corporation to public. Now there’s…
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How to Structure Your Social Enterprise for Maximum Benefit

Even social enterprises often are focused solely on their external mission, overlooking their employees’ needs for empowerment and wealth creation that worker-owned co-ops…