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Book Excerpt — Purposeful Profits: Inside Successful Businesses Making a Positive Global Impact

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Over time, businesses have defined success by one factor: profitability. While that hasn’t changed completely, in more recent years the role of business has evolved as leaders have been focused on creating a greater positive impact.

CSRHub Recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp Governance Honoree

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CSRHub LLC recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp for creating powerful corporate governance structures to protect company mission

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CSRHub LLC recognized as a “Best For The World” B Corp for creating powerful corporate governance structures to protect company mission

Ecocentricity Blog: Certifiably Certified

By: John A. Lanier
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Ah, the power of certifications. None of us has the time to research every last aspect of all of the products in our lives, so certifications let us be reasonably conscious consumers despite our time crunch.

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Ah, the power of certifications. None of us has the time to research every last aspect of all of the products in our lives, so certifications let us be reasonably conscious consumers despite our time crunch.

CSR as a Formal Force for Good: The B Corp Model - The Minute

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CSR has traditionally been a voluntary practice. It underlines a company’s sense of purpose with basic ethical standards, generally accepted norms of corporate behavior, and the spirit as well as the letter of law.

Etsy Launches IPO, Scores $1.78B Evaluation with Social Mission as Key Business Strategy - The Minute

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The question about bottom line results in companies that try to balance profits with a social mission just got a $1.78 billion answer. That’s the evaluation of Etsy, the online seller of artisan goods and a certified B Corp company, after launching an IPO late last week on NASDAQ. Shares closed at $30 dollars, almost twice their initial price of $16 dollars. In an unusual IPO restriction, Etsy capped the value of stock that investors could buy at $2,500, to give access to as many investors as possible, including the small businesses that market their products through Etsy.

How Can Small Businesses Create Shared Value?

A Q&A with B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are primed to deliver on both financial returns and social impact. 
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are primed to deliver on both financial returns and social impact. 

Plum Organics® Joins GreenBlue’s How2Recycle Label Program

Leading kids nutrition company now carrying the How2Recycle Label on their packaging
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition welcomes Plum Organics, one of the fastest-growing organic food brands in the U.S., to the

Doing Business in Afghanistan the B Corp Way

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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Based in Afghanistan, Roshan is changing the world's outlook on the country, changing the nation’s reputation from 'post-conflict' to innovation, security and equality: A Benefit Corporation ranking in the top 10% for Community and Workers among other B Corps. ISO certified for technology, customer care and sales.  2013 Award Recipient as the Most Innovative Company of the Year, the CSR Program of the Year, Customer Service Department of the Year for the International Business Awards for Middle East & Africa. And the list could go on and on.

Forward-Looking Sustainability Goals Guide Everyday Actions

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This post was written by Paula Alexander, director of Sustainable Business for Burt’s Bees and president of the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation.

Entrepreneur Works Towards a Society That is “Better Than We Found It”

With a Book and Consumer Empowerment App, Darrell Park Tackles Some of Societies Smallest Large Issues
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Pasadena, CA, July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Tackling some of societies largest issues has proven a day-to-day mission for entrepreneur and Stanford Business School graduate, Darrell Park. As Founder/CEO of Better Than We Found It, Inc, he has aligned himself and his company with the thought leaders of today and is attending the World Economic Forum Discussion in New York City that is focusing on “A New Model of Capitalism: The Significance of B Corp Legislation in Delaware”.

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