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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations

In partnership with Patagonia and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, we have published An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations. In an era of “greenwashing” and misleading labels, Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations help consumers identify trustworthy companies. Signaling this commitment is a trend that has been catching on quickly, both domestically and abroad; to date, there are Certified B Corporations [...]

First Publicly-traded B Corporation Marks ‘Momentous Shift’ for Public Markets

On Jan. 31, Laureate Education, a higher education company that aims to balance profits with the interests of students and their communities, raised $490 million in its initial public offering. What makes this remarkable is that Laureate is the first company to go public as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations are for-profit corporate entities that include positive impact on society, workers, the community, and the environment, in [...]

13 Sustainability Newsletters Worth Your Time

by Mary Mazzoni on Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 Corporate Responsibility The early days of the Donald Trump administration have been anything but boring. Many of us open our news apps with baited breath these days, as the incoming administration delivers policy after policy that sends the broader sustainability community into an uproar. But amidst the cries that the sky is falling, the discerning reader can [...]