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B the Change Weekly: June 28, 2019
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:
With the climate crisis generating dire warnings — from accelerated extinction that endangers up to a million species to higher sea levels that threaten highly populated urban areas — the clock is ticking on the need for action.
This climate countdown isn’t new to Certified B Corporations, which acknowledge it and take action through addressing their impact on the environment and aiming for improvements. But have we hit the point when good is not enough? It’s a heavy question without any easy answers, but members of the B Corp community know that their actions can lead to large changes that make a real difference.
This week we highlight B Corps doing good for the Earth and partnering with others to amplify their impact — to better protect our planet and provide for our long-term future.
SDGs in Action: Collaborating to Address the Climate Crisis
Since its start nearly 25 years ago, family-owned B Corp Badger has grown from making and selling one body-care product to more than 100 while maintaining its Earth-minded standards for minimal processing and a sustainable supply chain. As global climate concerns grow, Badger finds power in collaborating with its work community, supplier network and industry colleagues to restore balance and harmony to our planet.
Time to Declare a Climate Emergency
As the climate crisis attracts a global wave of attention generated by scientists and activists — with reports, protests and plenty of headlines — those who prefer business as usual may think, or even hope, this is a passing tremor that will soon be forgotten. But B Lab co-founder Jay Coen Gilbert says those who understand the urgency of the climate crisis also are creating a seismic shift that’s beginning to shake the foundations of institutional power.
Feeding Growth with Partners Who Share Your Values
In an industry that offers convenience but generates a considerable amount of plastic waste, B Corp Fresh Prep from the start had a goal to offer the most sustainable meal kit on the market. With that goal achieved, the British Columbia business is finding investment partners to expand its business while further reducing its environmental impact.
This Week on B the Change
Here’s your change to catch up on what we’ve shared this week:
- Indigenous-Owned Architectural B Corp Creates Story-Informed Designs
- The Inside Scoop on Mission-Driven Business Transformation
- Succeeding with Purpose: Being an Agent of Change in the Digital Industry and Beyond
- Turning Toward a Circular Economy: Incorporating Social and Environmental Concerns
- How the SDGs Help Businesses Effectively Measure and Collaborate to Address the Climate Crisis
- Sustainability in Business: Finding Meaning Through Consulting
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.