Building Connections — and a More Resilient, Inclusive Economy

B The Change Weekly: July 24, 2020

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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:

Whether it’s consulting with organic farmers in the supply chain, creating a website that serves people of all abilities, or speaking up for climate justice and racial equity, Certified B Corporations are shaping their communities — locally and globally — through their everyday business practices.

B Corps use business as a force to address global problems by forming relationships with stakeholders that provide stability during shifting times, innovation amid challenges, and inspiration for the long term.

Making Food Systems More Resilient

The agricultural supply chain issues created by COVID-19 put a spotlight on the value of resilient and adaptive supply chains and close communications with business partners. B Corp Stonyfield Farm serves as one example of a business able to maintain its distribution systems — thanks to a focus on local organic farming and sustainable practices — while many others in the dairy business could not.

Making Website Design More Inclusive

On the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the number of website accessibility lawsuits in the U.S. is increasing. Tim Frick of B Corp Mightybytes outlines how businesses can create more inclusive online experiences for people with disabilities and comply with accessibility guidelines.

Making Planet and People Part of Everyday Operations

Through its daily operations, B Corp Seventh Generation pursues a healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable future for people and planet. Now the B Corp is examining its role in confronting both the climate crisis and systemic racism — and how businesses can help realize the potential of a more just and equitable society.

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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.

Building Connections — and a More Resilient, Inclusive Economy 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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