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B the Change Weekly: October 25, 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:
Businesses are born as solutions: to meet a need, to ease a challenge, to share a new idea. But in the Certified B Corporation community, businesses go beyond simple solutions to serve as a force for good that meets needs, eases challenges, shares new ideas, and seizes the opportunity to improve the surrounding community and, in some cases, the world.
This week on B the Change we highlight how businesses of all sizes are tackling global industry challenges — from investing to agriculture and beyond — through actions that improve their products, practices, and operations.
Together B Corps are showing that it’s possible to start small, think big — and make a world of difference.
Taking — and Measuring — Action on the SDGs
The new year will bring a new decade and an opportunity to tackle the world’s biggest challenges over the coming decade by addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. To harness the collective power of the B Corp community toward the SDGs, B Lab partnered with the U.N. Global Compact to develop an online tool, known as the SDG Action Manager, which will be launched in January 2020.
Learn on B the Change how the SDG Action Manager will help B Corps build a better world by measuring their progress on the 17 SDGs and build a stronger economy by seizing a $12 trillion market opportunity.
Changing Markets for Good, from Finance to Food
As a Best For The World B Corp, Iroquois Valley is committed to helping young farmers overcome one of their top challenges: long-term access to land. Through its belief that farmers will thrive when backed by long-term capital that shares risk, Iroquois Valley believes land security enables land stewardship.
On B the Change, learn how Iroquois Valley provides organic farmers secure farmland tenure through leases and mortgages and why the B Corp recently started supporting the growth of farm businesses through operating lines of credit.
Investing for a Stronger Future
Sustainable investing strategies that consider environmental, social and governance criteria are gaining popularity with two important groups: investors and workers. Thanks to the first group, sustainable investments comprised more than $1 in every $4 of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States last year. Thanks to the latter group, employers are seeing the advantages — for workers and the world — of adding sustainable investment options in their retirement plan.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on all the good stuff we shared this week:
- A Call to Action for Businesses to Build a Better World: New Online Solution Will Measure Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
- If We Want to Change Our Food System, We Need to Change Our Finance System: Best For The World B Corp Iroquois Valley Offers Public Investment Opportunity to Support Organic Farmers
- What’s the B Corp Champions Retreat Like for a Budding Social Enterprise? Grow Ensemble Founder and CEO Shares Top 5 Takeaways and Reflections
- 5 Steps Toward Integrating Sustainable Investing in Your Company’s 401(k): Employee Demand Grows for Sustainable Investment Options
- Reweaving Sacred Relationship Through Food and Right Livelihood: Sean Sherman’s New Endeavor Re-Establishes Native Foodways to Address Health and Economic Crises
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.