B The Change Weekly: May 7, 2021

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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:

Becoming a Certified B Corporation involves measuring, considering, and reporting impact on a range of stakeholders — and then working to improve and amplify that…


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Businesses Build Strong Supply Chains and Strengthen the Stakeholder Economy

Businesses aiming to help reverse climate change realize they must go beyond sustainability to create long-term solutions. One option with strong potential is regenerative agriculture, which involves growing crops in ways that enrich the soil, enhance yields, promote biodiversity, and sequester carbon while also enhancing resilience. These may be long-standing, traditional practices for growers around the world, but they will require major operational changes — and a need for financial support — for the majority of commercial U.S. farmers.

For Certified B Corporations, regenerative agriculture presents opportunities to create benefits for multiple stakeholders, from the environment to communities to workers…


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Offerings from B Corps That Act to Improve and Regenerate the Environment

As our timeline to address the worst impacts climate change shortens, companies striving for “sustainable” practices or looking to reduce their impact are likely not doing enough to help us adapt and mitigate in time. Businesses and investors need to take stronger action and go beyond reducing impacts by finding ways to regenerate and improve the environment and society through their operations and business models.

Certified B Corporations commit to measure, manage, and improve the impact of their businesses, making them strong candidates to steward an inclusive, regenerative economy. This guide shares offerings from B Corps that prioritize regenerative practices…


B The Change Weekly: April 30, 2021

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:

Doing business better means going beyond what’s expected, stepping outside the norms, and seeking improvements. For Certified B Corporations taking climate action and addressing climate…


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How the UN Sustainable Development Goals Can Shape Better Business Practices and Drive Climate Action

The evolution of the fast fashion industry over the last few decades ushered in high styles at lower prices. It also created an environmental cost in the natural resources used in manufacturing and the landfill space taken up by discarded apparel, as well as the human cost for factory employees who put in long hours at low pay.

As retail brands cranked up speedy production of the latest looks, they also consumed growing amounts of water and created higher greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). …


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B Corp Gear to Help You Ease Into Ethical Fashion

When we reach for our favorite outfit in the morning, it’s likely that we don’t always consider the environmental and human impact of what we wear.

Thankfully, there are companies that weave purpose, sustainable practices, and care into their business models and products. And while the burden to shop ethically shouldn’t be placed on the consumer, it can be empowering to know there are items made with people and the planet in mind.

The Certified B Corporations in this guide offer ethical and sustainable options of essential items. Check out these three offerings from B Corps that prioritize ethical practices.


B The Change Weekly: April 23, 2021

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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:

On Earth Day, the long-term health of our planet takes center stage as people around the world call for and collaborate on solutions to the…


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B Corp Products to Help You Live a Low-Waste Lifestyle

More companies are creating products that are made from otherwise waste material or packaged in a way that creates no waste to help all of us find products that align with the goal of lowering our environmental footprint. When companies take on the challenge of making their products and services zero-waste and environmentally friendly, it makes it easier for us to make purchasing decisions we can feel great about. And while we certainly won’t “buy our way out” of the climate crisis, we can still align our pocketbooks with our values to make a difference with our own choices.

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From a Ski Resort to a Law Office, B Corps Discover New Ways to Reduce and Reuse Waste and Benefit the Economy

In committing to ensure their products and practices create benefit rather than harm, Certified B Corporations also take on the challenge of conserving resources and reimagining supply chains. Building on the concept of zero waste — cyclical systems that prevent waste and pollution and incorporate reuse of materials — B Corps are re-envisioning their workplaces, services, and business practices to help the Earth and the economy.

Trial and error is part of the process to identify what works and what doesn’t, says Mike Bower, Director of Facilities at Taos Ski Valley, a B Corp with 1,200 acres for skiing in…


B The Change Weekly: April 16, 2021

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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:

Many companies, including Certified B Corporations, are re-envisioning practices, packaging, products, and other parts of their business in an effort to reduce their waste production…

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