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Behemoths and B Corps: Multinationals’ Role in the Stakeholder Economy
Behemoths and B Corps: Multinationals’ Role in the Stakeholder Economy

3 weeks ago - Several global brands have now achieved B Corp certification, leading some to criticize certifier B Lab for abandoning its original mission: Making business a force for good. But, as advocates point out, welcoming multinationals into the B Corp family is a logical step in scaling systemic change.

B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage
B Lab Aligns with IDH to Enable More Companies, Workers to Benefit from a Living Wage

3 weeks ago - B Lab has updated its B Impact Assessment guidance and standards to align with the IDH Living Wage Roadmap — highlighting more companies’ work on this front will illustrate the feasibility of providing living wages globally.

The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes
The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes

4 months ago - The United Way Social Purpose Institute offers a free tool to help companies assess and rate the degree to which their purpose is fully embedded across the company and in its relationships. These are the new techniques that purpose players are expected to demonstrate to stay in the ring …

Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces
Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

1 year ago - At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

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SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

1 year ago - In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

1 year ago - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook
B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook

1 year ago - More and more businesses are embracing the idea of stakeholder capitalism, but many are likely at a loss as to how to actually adapt their business models. B Lab’s new playbook is designed to help purpose-driven companies do just that.

#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within
#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

1 year ago - Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it.

B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress
B Lab, UNGC Developing Tool to Help Businesses Chart Their SDG Progress

3 years ago - The SDGs touch on issues that require companies to rethink their approaches to value generation. So, B Lab is developing a tool to help companies chart their next decade of progress on the SDGs.

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Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation
Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation

3 years ago - How does Saskia Van Gendt, Method’s Senior Director of Greenskeeping, stay so positive facing the globally unsustainable manufacturing processes still in play today?

Why We Built the World’s First Website Carbon Calculator
Why We Built the World’s First Website Carbon Calculator

3 years ago - Every time someone loads a web page, it emits an average of 6 grams of CO2. Collectively, this means the web accounts for 2% of all global GHG emissions — equivalent to the global aviation industry.

Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps
Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps

3 years ago - “B Corp acts as a filter. You’re much more likely to get quality and follow-through in a long-lasting way from a B Corp.”

B Corps Launch Collaborative Climate Change Action Strategy
B Corps Launch Collaborative Climate Change Action Strategy

3 years ago - Some of the world's most climate-progressive businesses shaped short- and long-term plans at B Leadership Summit

Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

3 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 — The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference.

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Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18
Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18

3 years ago - EcoAct, Novo Nordisk, B Lab and others sharing new research and performance metrics, Oct 29-31 in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2018 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community will gather next week for the 8th annual New Metrics conference, taking place October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. More than 300 executives and global thought-leaders will reveal new methodologies, toolkits and case studies for demonstrating the ROI of Sustainable Business. Compelling new initiatives presented at New Metrics ‘18 will include:

Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife
Global Practitioners Gather to Compare Notes on Redesigning the #GoodLife

3 years ago - Last year, the Sustainable Brands community gathered around the world throughout the year to share insights on how they – and their customers – were “redefining the good life.” This year, the conversation has progressed from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ of designing the sustainable future in which we all want to live.

‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps
‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps

4 years ago - Businesses that earned top scores on the B Impact Assessment are being celebrated today with the announcement of B Lab’s 2018 “Best for the World” lists. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing Certified B Corporations in the top 10 percent for overall score, as well as in the categories for environment, customers, governance, community and workers.

B Corp Analysis Reveals Purpose-Led Businesses Grow 28 Times Faster Than National Average
B Corp Analysis Reveals Purpose-Led Businesses Grow 28 Times Faster Than National Average

4 years ago - New research from B Corp, a network of purpose-driven companies using business as a force for good, has revealed that certified B Corps in the UK are growing 28 times faster than the national economic growth of 0.5 percent.

The Soulfull Project Targets Food Insecurity with 1M Serving Donation Goal
The Soulfull Project Targets Food Insecurity with 1M Serving Donation Goal

4 years ago - Just one year after its launch, The Soulfull Project — a mission-driven startup dedicated to making high-quality, nutritious food more accessible to those in need — has pledged to donate one million servings of its signature, nutrient-dense hot cereal to food banks across the country over the next two years.

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Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

5 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

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