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B The Change Weekly: January 24, 2020
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:
“When someone has a good idea, we’re able to act on it for the benefit of our entire team.”
That statement from Sam Giannangeli at Ellevate Network sounds simple but remains outside the norm for many companies. By enabling all team members to enact positive change — ranging from a “good idea” from an employee to broader, long-term improvement strategies — Certified B Corporations amplify their opportunities for impact.
This week, we share examples of workers at B Corps large and small who are acting on their good ideas to create a better future.
On-the-Job Impact Initiatives
From a neighborhood mural project to a student-mentoring program to mental health and well-being resources, employees at B Corps are demonstrating why they are a company’s most valuable tool to successfully implement impact strategies.
Inspiration for Those Who Want to Change the World
What started as a side project to share the stories of optimism, hope, and passion from people working to make the world a better place has become a life-changing professional pursuit for Christina Marie Noel of Arc Benders. Through her website and podcast, she tells the stories of “everyday heroes” — and every worker can learn from these stories to find ways to bring purpose into their jobs and lives.
B Lab Voices: Investing in Change
The switch to regenerative agriculture holds promise as a potential way to mitigate the effects of climate change, but most farmers won’t be able to make the transition alone. To create viable, lasting change, they’ll need the support of investors who are willing to lean into the shift to regenerative practices, writes Andy Fyfe, an employee at B Lab, in the first edition of the B Lab Voices series.
On B The Change, Fyfe shares inspiring examples of B Economy leaders driving the shift to regenerative agriculture by investing in developments and creative applications to help farmers make the transition.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on recent articles:
- Impact Strategies: What Every Employee Can Do to Make a Difference on the Job: Examples of Employee-Led Initiatives to Increase Positive Impact
- Farmers Can’t Transition to Regenerative Agriculture Alone: The Role of Investors and Businesses in Creating a Regenerative Marketplace
- 4 Ways to Build a Purposeful Workplace: How to Create a Meaningful Culture for Your Organization and Workers
- Leveraging Marketing Dollars for Social Good: How Phin Repurposes Consumer Engagement to Make a Difference
- Pioneering People and Planet Before Profit: Canadian B Corp Demonstrates the Inspirational Power of Storytelling — and a Little Love — with Clients
- Why More Health Care Organizations Should Become B Corporations: How Socially Responsible Businesses Could Improve Public Health
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 on the Power of One: How B Corps Amplify Impact was originally published in B The Change on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.