B the Change Weekly: December 6, 2019
Delivered on Fridays, B the Change Weekly delivers the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. The newsletter features a weekly note from the B the Change team alongside insight and context on the stories we share here on Medium. Below is our latest roundup. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B the Change Weekly today. Now on to the good stuff:
The Certified B Corporation concept of business as a force for good can take some time to explain. That’s why many B Corps have committed to spreading the message of what it means to be a “B” to their employees, community members, customers and even investors. The more people who recognize the B Corp as they go about their daily lives — at the grocery store, mall, or office building — the broader the movement to use business as a force for good can spread.
In sharing their B Corp values and message, these companies are also helping more people understand the power of their everyday choices to make a positive difference — from what they purchase to where they work.
This week we share how B Corps are building awareness and understanding of business as a force for good broadly in their communities and beyond.
Portland Pop-Up Store Serves as a Win-Win
A holiday B Corp pop-up store in a Portland, Oregon, mall is built around multitasking: informing more consumers about what it means to do business as a B Corp while also providing them with local gift-worthy B Corp products such as wine, coffee and chocolate. (That’s what we call a delicious win-win.)
On B the Change, learn more about the idea behind the PDX B Store, now open for its second holiday season, and how it helps customers see how they can vote every day for a better future by buying from B Corps.
The Power of Choice in the Grocery Aisles
Three New England B Corps seized an opportunity to reach consumers in an everyday environment: the grocery dairy aisle. Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, Cabot Creamery, and Stonyfield Organic teamed up for an in-store promotion that encouraged customers to consider the power of their purchases, at the grocery store and beyond.
3 Ways to Spread the Force-for-Good Word
Through activities ranging from a “bedside chat” event in New York City to an Oregon wine tasting, Certified B Corporations are connecting with their communities and spreading the word about businesses that are a force for good.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on all the good stuff we shared this week:
- A Purposeful Reason for the Season: Oregon B Corps Launch Holiday Pop-Up Store: B Corps Unite to Educate Consumers and Give Something Back
- The Keap Candles 2019 B Corp Holiday Gift Guide: These Favorites from Fellow B Corps Make Great Gifts — and Support Companies That Care About Their Impact
- Shop Your Values — Online: How B Corps, Including Preserve and Grove Collaborative, Combine Convenience and Sustainability
- B Corps Create a Culture of Sustainable Living: And the New Pull Factor Report Provides a Framework to Unlock Brand Relevance
- Building Livelihoods for Women from the Ground Up: Carolyn Cesario and Julie Sullivan’s Business Provides Skill-Building to Boost Their Community
- Why I Work for a Company That’s Trying to Change the World: CleanChoice Energy Lives Its Values Through Everyday Operations
- The Refugee Workforce: A Solution to the U.S. Labor Shortage: B Corp Amplio Recruiting Has Placed More Than 5,000 Refugees into Full-Time Employment Nationwide
- 8 Valuation Categories Provide a Broader Picture of Your Company’s Capital: Use More Than Financial Metrics to Measure the Value of Your Business
B the Change gathers and shares the voices from within the movement of people using business as a force for good and the community of Certified B Corporations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the nonprofit B Lab.
Source: B the Change