Four strategies for #brand leadership SOURCE: BBMG
DESCRIPTION:Us vs Them. Me vs You. Old vs Young. Rich vs Poor. We are feeling more divided than ever. Yet the path to #brand relevance and resilience is recognizing what we have in common.
Recently we asked 16,000 people globally — across 16 countries, in many languages, in rural and #Urban areas — about their aspirations for their lives, families and communities.* While the dominant narrative in culture today is that we’re ...
More than 45 renowned textile, apparel and retail companies-including major brands such as adidas, Dibella, Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc., H&M, IKEA, Lindex, MetaWear, Target and Timberland-have committed or are supporting an increase in their use of Recycled Polyester (rPET) by at least 25% by 2020, it was announced today at Textile Exchange's annual Textile Sustainability Conference, where more than 500 textile and apparel #Leaders have come together to discuss the most important #Sustainability issues ...
Traditional Medicinals, a leading seller of wellness teas, continues as a pioneer in #Sustainability and environmental activism by making strides detailed in its 2016 Sustainability Report. By investing in stakeholders, the Traditional Medicinals team is proving that they can successfully help conserve the environment, support their people and protect the future of our planet. These initiatives have awarded the company some of the highest accolades in the industry.
Miigle+ today announced the launch of its browser app that brings social good brands and ethically conscious consumers together in a shared mission to re-engineer #Consumerism into a force for social good.
earthy, a lifestyle #brand of natural household cleaning and personal care products, is proud to announce it's now a certified B Corporation. earthy joins the ranks of more than 2,100 Certified B Corporations from over 50 countries.
Answers to the confusing questions about the different certifications for social good companies.
Answers to the confusing questions about the different certifications for social good companies.
Traditionally, when companies did good in the world, they set up philanthropies or #Corporate Responsibility units, or spent on "cause marketing." Now there are more morally far-reaching options, including incorporating as a benefit corporation (a legal designation in 31 states), or applying ...
At a time when corporations are experiencing a global crisis in consumer trust, author Russ Stoddard chronicles a revolution in #Business with the release of his new book, Rise Up-How to Build a Socially Conscious Business.
Thread, a Certified B Corporation on a mission to end #Poverty by creating dignified #jobs and responsible, high-performance fabric, published their annual impact report on Friday. In order to engage and inspire a broader audience beyond just CSR professionals, Thread pledged to provide more than a PDF explaining the company's accomplishments in 2016. This iteration is enhanced and interactive with videos, animated stats, and a supply chain map you can zoom into and explore.
This month, Laureate Education became the first benefit corporation to go public. Laureate, the world's largest higher #education company serving one million #Students across 25 countries, raised $490 million from investors.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation last night named the winners of its annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, recognizing eight #Business for making a significant, positive #Impact on the #Communities and societies in which they operate.
As a pioneer and leading seller of wellness teas, Traditional Medicinals® has embraced sustainability, ingredient quality, and social and environmental activism for 42 years. With a #Business model dependent on a reliable supply chain of ever-increasing quantities of unique and high-quality medicinal plants, the company has discovered that trusting, long-term and equitable trade relationships can empower rural or indigenous supply #Communities to become sustainable, economically viable and ...
Thread, the leader in responsible fiber and fabric production, today announced a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to address the problem of undignified and child labor in global supply chains, through a targeted effort in Haiti.
B Lab, a non-profit organization, has launched a customized version of their B Impact Assessment to measure and manage the #Impact of educational products and service companies. The new standards-which focus on product development, delivery of positive student outcomes, transparency, and data privacy-are designed for companies of all stages and sizes and can be used free and confidentially at www.bimpactassessment.net.
SOURCE: NetSuite Inc.
DESCRIPTION:Many #cloud technology companies recognize that their products or services offer nonprofits and social enterprises the opportunity to run more efficiently and improve access to the data and insights needed to make better decisions. In a survey cited by npEngage, 64 percent of CFOs said that adopting #cloud technology would cut operational costs by up to 20 percent. In another survey by NTEN, 100 percent of survey respondents indicate that they use at ...
"Sustainability" is the hot C-suite buzzword on everyone's lips. But a small group of businesspeople is quietly setting a far higher bar. They're designing their companies not to minimize harm but to maximize their positive impacts and intentionally build a regenerative #economy that operates in new and increasingly thoughtful ways.
Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has joined leading #Event producer Infocast as a Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Corporate Renewables 2016 conference. Billed as an #Event "by corporates, for corporates," the #Conference will be held September 26-28 in Washington, D.C.
Thread, the leader in creating #jobs in low-income countries through re-imagining #Waste into new products, announces a recent addition to the company's executive team to meet the increasing demand of Thread Ground to Good™ yarn, fabric, and t-shirts.
Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has expanded its global portfolio of clean #Energy products and services to include international onsite and offsite #power purchase agreements (PPAs). The company already supplies global #Energy attribute certificates (EACs) and #carbon offsets (emissions reductions) to its commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) customers. The firm has also partnered with #Green Building projects in more than 30 different countries to help them earn their ...
New collection of Timberland® footwear and bags to feature Thread™ fabric, made from #Plastic bottles collected in developing countries SOURCE: Timberland
DESCRIPTION:STRATHAM, N.H., June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle #brand Timberland today announced a partnership with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread, furthering both brands’ longstanding #Commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Crafted from #Plastic bottles collected in Haiti and Honduras, ...
Thread™, the leader in responsible textile and fabric innovation, has developed a jersey material made entirely of recycled bottles from the developing world and reclaimed American cotton. Each yard of fabric takes #Sustainability to the next level by supporting 3,575 #jobs and income opportunities with unprecedented supply chain transparency.
Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has joined global NGO CDP as its exclusive North American Partner for #Renewable#Energy consulting and broker services for offsite clean power, including #Renewable#Energy credits (RECs), #carbon offsets, and long-term #Renewable#Energy purchasing contracts such as #power purchase agreements (PPAs).
New Partnership Provides Multinational Companies with Expanded Access to Over 2 Million Vetted Charities SOURCE: Benevity
DESCRIPTION:CALGARY, AB and SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and grant #Management solutions, today announced a formal partnership with TechSoup Global, the leading online platform connecting validated nonprofits to in-kind technology and philanthropic resources at ...
KSV, a marketing and advertising agency with deep expertise in the energy, #Sustainability and outdoor industries, is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation that voluntarily meets a higher standard of public transparency, legal accountability and verified performance.
Corporations looking to better use their resources to achieve greater social #Impact have a new partner: Raffa, P.C. Long known as a leading accounting and consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, Raffa was built more than 30 years ago on the belief that corporations thrive when they are doing more to support their communities.
Oliver Russell has released a new eBook profiling 25 influential and inspirational "Change Makers." Spanning two years of interviews, the book covers men and women from around the world and across a variety of backgrounds.
Oliver Russell has completed a three-part white #Paper series that provides a blueprint for building purpose-driven companies. Titled "Share It," the final installment outlines the processes, tools, and audiences that will help spread the word about your company's work and values.
On Sept 24th, 2015 B Lab UK helped launch the B Corp movement and celebrated the 62 founding B Corp members. Watch the video to learn more and check out the full list of founding UK B Corps here. SustainAbility is proud to be one of the founding B Corp members.
Oliver Russell announced today it is publishing a three-part white #Paper series called "How to Build a Purpose-Driven Company," the first installment of which can now be found on the company's website.
Traditional Medicinals, a pioneer and leading seller of wellness teas for 40 years, today released highlights from its 2014 #Sustainability report. From #Organic and #ethical sourcing practices to #Community engagement, highlights from the report include 100 percent #Renewable#Energy and a maintained #Commitment to 100 percent Non-GMO Project Verified teas. Traditional Medicinals also deepened its #Commitment to the Revive! Project, which includes investments that total more than $1 million.
ClimateCare, a leader in the delivery of #Corporate and government programmes to protect the #Environment and improve people's lives, today announced that it has received certification as one of the UK's Founding B Corporations.
Reflecting the #Commitment of the consulting firm's leadership and staff, Raffa received its re-certification as a B Corporation and boosted its "B Score" in the process. Founded more than 30 years ago by Thomas Raffa, the firm has thrived as it has met its goals of strengthening the nonprofit #Business sector and proving that companies dedicated to social good can thrive.
What will be the next public Benefit Corporation or B Corp? This spring Etsy went from private B Corporation to public. Now there’s talk of global consumer packaged goods giant Unilever taking the plunge. Whichever firm it is will benefit from the experience of Plum Organics, a B Corporation purchased last year by Campbell Soup Co.
DESCRIPTION:CALGARY, Alberta /July 22, 2015/ 3BL Media/ - Benevity Inc., the leading global supplier of workplace giving and volunteer #Management software solutions, announced the completion of a $38 million CAD Series A round with JMI Equity, a #growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and services companies. As part of the transaction, JMI General Partner, Bob Nye will join Benevity’s Board of Directors.
“Benevity is already a market leader, and ...
Benevity Inc., the leading global supplier of workplace giving and volunteer #Management software solutions, announced the completion of a $38 million CAD Series A round with JMI Equity, a #growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and services companies. As part of the transaction, JMI General Partner, Bob Nye will join Benevity's Board of Directors.
Early on Saturday we woke to hear the heartbreaking news that Nepal had been hit by a 7.8 earthquake. Nora Livingstone, one of Animal Experience International's Co-Founders, has spent significant time in that area and was able to tell the team even before most news became official, that the devastation was going to be extensive. AEI reached out immediately to their volunteers, their partners and many of their friends in the affected areas, and have been able to make contact.
Impact Makers has gifted the company's equity ownership to two nonprofit organizations, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia and Virginia Community Capital. The company took this action, a first amongst social enterprises, in order to preserve and grow its philanthropic mission. The gift also is helping enable The Community Foundation (TCF) and Virginia Community Capital (VCC) to create funds that support charities and invest in B Corps and other companies with a ...