Building Connections — and a More Resilient, Inclusive Economy
B The Change Weekly: July 24, 2020
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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.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on recent articles:
- Why It’s Time to Recognize My Privilege and Work to Level the Field: How B Corp Mission Driven Finance Plans to Advance Anti-Racism Work and Help Shift the Financial System
- Improve Your Company’s Inclusion Practices By Doing This: How to Create More Inclusive Online Experiences for People with Disabilities
- Lessons From COVID-19: A More Resilient Dairy Market Starts With Stakeholder Capitalism Framework: Strong Relationships with Organic Farms Help B Corp Stonyfield Avoid Dairy Market’s Troubles
- Why Climate Justice and Racial Justice Are So Deeply Connected: The Role of Business in Creating More Resilient, Connected and Livable Communities for All People
- A Model to Address Climate Change Amidst a Pandemic at B Corp Allbirds: Mobilizing for the Climate Crisis As We Do for a Health Crisis
- How Businesses Can Take an Interdisciplinary Approach to Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons on Empowerment, Message Creation, and Mobilization from Community Organizers, Activists, and Social Workers
- The Business Case for Building Green: New Research Shows Technology Holds Promise Despite Costlier Design Fees and Longer Construction Times
- A Growing, Resilient Alternative in a Global Crisis: Stakeholder Capitalism: Benefit Corporation IPO and Approvals Signal a Renewed Focus on Stakeholder Capitalism
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.
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