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B the Change Weekly: October 18, 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:
By joining the community of Certified B Corporations, businesses of all sizes create positive impact every day — and the ripple effects of that impact bring other companies into the fold. For Best For The World: Changemaker honoree GloryBee, serving as a source of inspiration and education on how to be a force for good is a natural (and sweet) byproduct of its work.
“Being a B Corp has provided us with benchmarking to validate and shine a light on our business practices, especially around ethics and sustainability,” says RaeJean Wilson, GloryBee’s senior executive vice president. “This helps us to align with like-minded organizations who are interested in doing business with companies that make the world a better place.”
This week in B The Change we share how GloryBee and other B Corps demonstrate that positive impact can multiply when they work together as a force for good.
How to Be(e) a Force for Good
From its origins in 1975 as a family-owned honey stand, GloryBee has grown into a supplier of honey, beekeeping products, soaps, and other natural foods and sweeteners and a 2019 Best For The World: Changemaker honoree. The Eugene, Oregon-based company leads by example through its supplier code of ethics that requires business partners to follow practices that align with B Corp values.
Building an Impact Fund, One B Corp at a Time
With quantifiably achieving and improving positive impact is built into its foundation, The Builders Fund earned Best For The World honors for the fourth year in a row, largely because of the scalable, positive solutions pursued by the companies in which it invests — two of which are Best For The World this year, too.
On B The Change, learn more about this B Corp’s vision to make meaningful capital investments into responsibly run businesses and how this will help create a more sustainable, systems-aware financial services sector responsible to the full spectrum of stakeholders.
A Shared Goal: Be the Best For The World
The 89 B Corps in Australia and New Zealand named as 2019 Best For The World honorees represent a variety of industries — from apparel to recycling, from accounting to digital services. They also show that considering all stakeholders in business decisions is a winning strategy that creates positive impact for all.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on all the good stuff we shared this week:
- Impact Strategies All Businesses Can Use to Be(e) a Force for Good: Best For The World: Changemaker Honoree GloryBee Shares What Guides the Company to Have a Positive Impact
- Building an Impact Fund One B Corporation at a Time: Best For The World Builders Fund Invests in Best For The World Companies
- Best For The World Companies Create Positive Impact for All Stakeholders: Top-Performing B Corps from Australia and New Zealand Share Highlights and Hopes for the Future
- Leveraging Adversity for the Greater Good: Social Entrepreneur and CEO Yasmine Mustafa Shares the Motivation and Method Behind Her Purpose-Driven Brand
- Advocates of Natural Building Technique Share Earth-Friendly Benefits: Cob Code Proposal Would Add Sustainable Construction Option
- Three Ways ‘Data for Good’ Can Make All Data Better: B Corp Public Democracy Takes a Community-Building Approach to Data
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.