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Studies show that happy employees are 12% more productive. But what makes an employee happy?

Happiness can be cultivated by workplace culture, which is essentially the personality of an organization. Company culture is influenced by an organization’s leadership, employees, mission, values, ethics, expectations, and goals. It is shaped by significant factors like compensation and benefits to seemingly small influencers like dress code and office decorations.

At Metis, workplace culture is central to our work. As a Certified B Corporation, our company meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. …


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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) poses the question: How can companies contribute to a good society through ethical business practices?

CSR is defined as, “Management’s obligation to make choices and take actions that will contribute to the welfare and interests of society as well as the organization.” While being a good company may seem simple, CSR is rather complex. When considering what actions improve society, different people inevitably have different beliefs. This makes CSR look different from company to company.

At Metis Consulting Group, our definition of CSR aligns with the mission of B Lab, a nonprofit that believes in using business as a force for goodTM. As a Certified B Corporation, our company meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We believe in holistic corporate stewardship, measuring the impact of our decisions on all our stakeholders — from employees and clients to suppliers and our local and global communities. …


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Ben and Jerry’s once created a sundae weighing 27,102 pounds.

That’s quite impressive, but what’s more impressive is that Ben and Jerry’s, a well-known multinational for-profit enterprise, is also a Certified B Corporation® (B Corp).

What does it mean to be a Certified B Corporation?

According to the community of Certified B Corporations, “B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”

If you’re familiar with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), or a corporation’s environmental and social initiatives, you have a basic understanding of the values that Certified B Corporations embody. …

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Metis Consulting Group

Metis is a New York-based IT consulting firm specializing in data-driven, enterprise-wide Internet and Intranet software applications.

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