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Achieving Certification as Largest B Corp™ in the World and Unveiling New Name: Danone North America Celebrates First Anniversary with Two Major Milestones

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Building on Danone’s long-term commitment to balancing financial success with social and environmental responsibility, its U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as DanoneWave, commemorates its first anniversary by announcing the achievement of becoming the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world — two years ahead of its declared target — and changing its name to Danone North America.

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. 

SCS Independently Recognized in "Best for Workers" Honor Roll

B Lab Names SCS Global Services Among 2013 Certified B Corp Honorees
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, was one of 79 companies across 39 industries and 6 countries recognized for creating the most positive impact for their workers by the nonprofit B Lab, which released its 2013 'B Corp Best for the Workers List'.

Investors’ Circle Philadelphia Commits $500K to GoodCompany Group

Collaboration Aims to Attract and Fund Rising Impact Stars
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April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Investors’ Circle Philadelphia (ICP) is pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment for investment into graduates of the Ventures Program at GoodCompany Group (GCV).  The ICP-GCV2013 Seed Fund reflects the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations to support social entrepreneurs and a significant private sector response to Mayor Nutter’s leadership in creating the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership.

Investors' Circle Partners with The Hitachi Foundation to Support Young Entrepreneur Awardees

2013 Application Process Now Open
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March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - After three years of successful collaboration, Investors’ Circle is again providing targeted support to The Hitachi Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs program – a highlight of which is the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur Award.

Investing with a Profound Sense of Community

Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
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March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.

RSF Social Finance Monthly -- October 2011

Highlights from RSF Social Finance
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People are working together across the country to repair our broken food system. In the recently published RSF Quarterly, we examine some of the contributions members of the RSF community are making to this movement. Additionally, take a look at the 2011 Borrower Gathering and Shared Gifting Barn Dance, two great RSF events facilitating collaboration between our clients and partners. Also, learn more about our recently published white paper by viewing a B Lab hosted webinar featuring Don Shaffer & Leslie Christian!

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People are working together across the country to repair our broken food system. In the recently published RSF Quarterly, we examine some of the contributions members of the RSF community are making to this movement. Additionally, take a look at the 2011 Borrower Gathering and Shared Gifting Barn Dance, two great RSF events facilitating collaboration between our clients and partners. Also, learn more about our recently published white paper by viewing a B Lab hosted webinar featuring Don Shaffer & Leslie Christian!

California Benefit Corporation Bill is on Governor Brown’s Desk

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California Assembly Bill 361 passed in the Senate and Assmebly and is now waiting for Governor Brown to sign or veto it.

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California Assembly Bill 361 passed in the Senate and Assmebly and is now waiting for Governor Brown to sign or veto it.

RSF Social Finance Monthly - August 2011

Highlights From RSF Social Finance
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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

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Despite the lull of vacations season, this summer has been anything but slow for the RSF Community. In the past month we have made loans to two new organizations, and another to existing borrower Guayaki. Out in the field, borrowers generated some press of their own -- Nutiva is featured on Forbes.com and Workforce Inc. received a $5.5M grant! Also, check out Seed Fund grantee, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, and take a new look at corporate governance with insight from John Bloom.

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