B The Change Weekly: July 10, 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:
The rising racial justice movement has businesses across the U.S. and Canada taking a public stance against racism, but how many of them will support those statements with tangible action?
Numerous Certified B Corporations are moving beyond talk and stepping into anti-racism work — by checking their shelves, donating to advocacy organizations, evaluating their supply chains, and making other changes.
To realize their vision of an inclusive economy, B Corps can turn to resources and relationships and advance their anti-racism journey.
7 Examples of How B Corps Are Working Against Racism
Even businesses with the best intentions face centuries-old, systemic obstacles in creating an inclusive economy, which requires addressing the fundamental injustice, inequity, and violence that disproportionately affect People of Color. Learn how B Corps are responding and committing to anti-racism work in these examples compiled by B Lab U.S. & Canada.
Dig Deeper to Move Toward Anti-Racism
What differentiates organizations that are genuinely committed to doing right by their employees and the world from those that are only interested in maintaining appearances is what they do when moments of crisis pass and tensions simmer down. That work is the most important of all, and Lily Zheng of B Corp Berrett-Koehler Publishers shares five steps for businesses looking to dig deeper and commit to anti-racism.
Self-Educate, Take a Stand, and Choose to Act
While each individual’s anti-racism journey is different, resources and practices can provide guidance for the path forward. On B The Change, Polina Pinchevsky of B Corp RoundPeg shares some lessons and thoughts that are reshaping her personal and business actions.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on recent articles:
- 7 Examples of How a Company Can Take Action to Become an Anti-Racist Business: What Certified B Corporations Are Doing to Work Against Racism
- Moving Together Toward Liberation: Self-Educate, Take a Stand, and Choose to Act: How to Make a Social Impact for Black Lives Matter
- 5 Steps to Make Your Company’s Commitment to Justice a Reality: How Businesses Can Advance from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toward Anti-Racism
- How Each of Us Plays a Role in Getting from Now to the Next Economy: Taking the Next Steps to Ensure Business Has a Positive Impact
- Preserve’s Line of Recycled Products Goes Beyond Waste Prevention to Education on Environmental Issues: B Corp’s Mission Focuses on Environmental Initiative Awareness and Action, from Landfills to Ocean Plastic
- How Businesses Worldwide Can Go Plastic Neutral: RePurpose Is on a Mission Toward a Plastic-Free Future with the World’s First Plastic Credit Platform
- For Companies in Crisis, How Important Is Workplace Culture? Even Hard Times Present Opportunities to Test and Redefine Business Practices and Norms
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.