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Social cause companies badging themselves with B Corp certification

Implications - B Corp certification is a new accreditation given to companies that use the power of business toward social and environmental issues. The number of B Corps is steadily increasing, with over 450 companies currently certified, and the impetus for the certification is clear: Just as Fair Trade and LEED certifications elevate the appeal of certain products to cause-driven consumers, so too does B Corporation certification elevate a company's brand image. Not only that, this new level of certification stands to change the way social businesses -- and perhaps even profit-driven businesses -- are created and operated, as well as redefine business success in today's socially conscious society.
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play_circle_filled Outdoor Gear for Good
Outdoor Gear for Good
Patagonia Pays Employees to Volunteer for Eco Nonprofits
“…most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance.” -- Yvon Chouinard, in his book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. Eager to become the… MORE
1-for-1 Sport Businesses
1-for-1 Sport Businesses
One World Futbol Shares Unbreakable Soccer Balls
One World Futbol is a provider of revolutionary soccer balls that refuse to go flat, and through their 'buy one, give one' program are reaching out to support those in need. In late 2006, Tim Jahnigen… MORE
Mission-Based Investing
Mission-Based Investing
'Renewal2 Investment Fund' Helps Foster Triple Bottom Line Success
Renewal2 Investment Fund works with North American investors and entrepreneurs who want to create positive change in the social and environmental sectors. The certified B Corp also works with Radian Carbon… MORE
Altruistic Law Firms
Altruistic Law Firms
Rimon is a Certified B Corp and Donates 10% Of Its Profits to Charity
Rimon Law is a socially-conscious firm and Certified B Corp that has been recognized for its contributions to the environment as well as their philanthropic efforts. In addition to donating 10% of earnings… MORE
Clean Tech for Non-Profits
Clean Tech for Non-Profits
Sun Light & Power Offers Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy
Sun Light & Power knows a thing or two about solar energy -- they are the oldest solar company in California, having launched in 1976. They were also one of the first companies in the state to become a… MORE
Purpose-Driven IT Companies
Purpose-Driven IT Companies
Better The World is a B Corporation Using Technology for Social Good
Better The World is a technology and services company that helps organizations develop impactful and engaging fundraising and corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company is currently supporting… MORE
B Corp Commerce
B Corp Commerce
Dharma Merchant Services Makes Credit Cards Greener, More Philanthropic
Dharma Merchant Services is a “commerce with compassion” business with practices that are mindful of the environment while also incorporating philanthropy. The Certified B Corp supplies businesses like… MORE

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