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Members of the Business Roundtable—made up of CEOs from many of the largest U.S. corporations—recently released a new statement of purpose saying business should consider all stakeholders, rather than focusing on shareholders. This focus on workers, environment, and community as well as the bottom line is nothing new for Certified B Corporations, which pledge to do just that when they sign the Declaration of Interdependence.

This recent attention on business as a force for greater good offers B Corps an opportunity to lead by example, and encourage other companies to join the movement. As more consumers align their purchases with their values, more people seek a workplace where they add value and feel valued, and more investors opt for companies with a long-term, sustainable focus, the B Corp community stands ready to welcome them.

Keep up with the latest from the B Corp community in our B the Change Weekly Friday newsletter, and on our B Corporation Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram channels.

Here’s a look at all the good stuff we shared last week:

Dear Business Roundtable CEOs: Let’s Get to Work: A Call to Put Words into Action from B Corp Leaders

Why Business Needs to ‘Democratize Organic’ If We’re to Achieve a More Inclusive and Regenerative Economy

Birthing a New Social Contract Between Business and Society: B the Change Weekly

Declaring War on Waste: 5 Steps to Enhance Your Recycling Efforts: Australian B Corp Digs Through Its Waste and Recycling to Reshape Office Routines

Moving Toward an Inclusive and Regenerative Economy: Creating a Shared and Durable Prosperity for All

Business Sustainability: Natura Shows an Authentic Commitment to Purpose

Don’t Believe the Business Roundtable Has Changed Until Its CEOs’ Actions Match Their Words

Why Business for Good Is Good for Your Business: Florida Hospitality Company Shares B Corp Message and Benefits with Community

Why the Future of the Planet Is Brighter Than You Think: the Regenerative Economy

3 Steps Toward a More Earth-Friendly Small Business: Set Specific Sustainability Goals and Incorporate Them Into Your Everyday Business

Pioneering Community-Directed Funds at Cooperative Capital: Kwaku Osei Creates Funds to Create a More Equitable World

8 Tips for Planet-Friendly Pet Care: How to Minimize the Carbon Pawprint of Our Furry Friends


B the Change Week in Review was originally published in B the Change on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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