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B The Change Weekly: May 29, 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:

School may be out for summer in most communities, but the subjects covered in the classrooms — or via the computer — can provide lifelong lessons for our work as changemakers.

This edition of B The Change Weekly shares how each of us in the Certified B Corporation community can create change from across “subjects”: from a civics lesson on advocating for adequate aid to small businesses, to biz school students observing how companies navigate a crisis, to a social work perspective on reshaping capitalism to work for all people.

Civics 401: Advocating for All Small Businesses

The B Corp Financial Resiliency Task Force is taking civic action to ensure that small businesses are supported and well-equipped to survive the effects of COVID-19.

On B The Change, task force member Ken LaRoe of B Corp First Green Bancorp provides a personal example of speaking up and reaching out to elected officials to save small businesses and jobs.

Business Professors and Students Connect Research with Reality

As companies navigate a constantly changing economy, business professors and students around the world are watching the impact of COVID-19 and discussing (virtually, for now) how businesses can manage such crises and set themselves up for a more resilient future.

Tima Bansal of the Network for Business Sustainability shares six observations from professors who have applied their many years of research to the COVID-19 challenge.

The Social Work Perspective on Capitalism

What can happen when capitalism and social work intersect?

On B The Change, contributor Sean David Smith uses his recently earned master’s degree in social work to outline three ways that businesses can help shift the U.S. economy toward a more just and equal system that works for all.

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