Calls for B Corp Collective Action: Takeaways from Champions Retreat 2024
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by B The Change
10h ago
People in the U.S. and Canadian B Corp community gathered in March for Champions Retreat 2024. The event was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. (Photo by Set Sail)A Time to Restore Relationships With Environment and Community for Change and Impact “Being an advocate for change … will require us to keep our hearts open, to work on letting go of our biases but also our deep connections to change how we think.” — Jorge Fontanez Bringing an end to exploitive and extractive practices requires a col ..read more
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How to Do Stakeholder Mapping with Tim Frick
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by Ryan Honeyman
2d ago
Highlights from Episode 3 of the ‘Beyond the B’ Podcast Tim Frick of B Corp Mightybyteshttps://medium.com/media/440788ff9c21d53dc4d8199f1bb35aa4/href Stakeholder mapping is a process that helps organizations identify, understand, and analyze their various stakeholders. But if you’re a purpose-driven enterprise or Certified B Corporation, your stakeholders will likely look very different from a traditional company’s. Joining the Beyond the B podcast to talk about stakeholder mapping and the shared value it can bring to purpose-driven organizations is Tim Frick, Founder and President of B C ..read more
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Why the Fight for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Must Continue in Brazil
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by Jeffrey D. Stewart
4d ago
Examining the Intersectionality of Race, Class, and Gender in Company Leadership Photo: Canva with feature of Tumisu from Pixabay This is a translation and adaptation of an article, “Porque a luta por diversidade, equidade e inclusão deve continuar,” written by Cinthia Gherardi, Interim Co-Executive Director of Sistema B Brasil, and Adila Nascimento, Operations and Finance Manager of Sistema B Brasil, B Lab’s Latin American global partner. Today, we can affirm that progress has been made toward a higher representation of women in company leadership positions in Brazil. As of March 8 ..read more
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Creating a Strategic Brand Messaging Framework: Transforming Your Positioning Statement into…
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by Bark Media
6d ago
Creating a Strategic Brand Messaging Framework: Transforming Your Positioning Statement into Effective Core Messages Welcome to the second article in B Corp Bark Media’s three-part series about developing an effective communications framework. In the first article, we explored why an effective positioning statement is an important foundation for your communications framework and how to develop yours. We created Ethical Honey Co., a fictional organic honey company, to develop an example positioning statement. In this article we’ll discuss how your positioning statement can help shape your ..read more
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Get Inspired: 5 Businesses Designed to Nurture Well-Being
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by B The Change
1w ago
B The Change Weekly: July 12, 2024 (Photo by Ketut Subiyanto) B The Change Weekly provides the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. Below is our latest roundup. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B The Change Weekly today. “Never underestimate the impact of your voice and your story — they are powerful tools for inspiring change and creating meaningful impact in your community.” — Ashley Donaldson, Founder and CEO of More Life Liquid In the final article introducing this year’s Level cohort, learn mo ..read more
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Leadership vs Management Part 2: Walking the Talk
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by Unstoppable Conversations
1w ago
Leadership vs. Management Part 2: Walking the Talk Leadership requires letting go of the past, envisioning a better future, and dwelling in uncertainty. In professional discourse, an important distinction is often made between “leadership” and “management.” In practice, however, the business world tends to collapse the two. Defining and understanding these distinct skill sets is critical — especially considering that leadership is actually an “opposite yet complementary function to management,” according to Unstoppable Co-Founder Vikram Maraj. For anyone to effectively guide an orga ..read more
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Transforming Discomfort into Confidence: Becoming an Inclusive Leader
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by Maria Velasco MA CPC
1w ago
(Pexels photo by fauxels)Achieving greater comfort and competence in diversity, equity, and inclusion requires us to truly know, see, and connect with ourselves first. It’s not a secret that human beings gravitate toward comfort, which can pose challenges for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives that usually require stepping into unfamiliar territory. As leaders, we may feel anxious, behave differently, second-guess our decisions, and even experience physical symptoms when facing discomfort. However, the good news is that embracing this discomfort is crucial for propelling p ..read more
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Creating Cultures of Belonging by Calling Others In
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by Chris Hutchinson
1w ago
(Photo courtesy of Unsplash) Wait a minute? As a leader, calling people out is my job, right? By Diana Hutchinson Do you remember the protests at Standing Rock a few years ago? I had a friend who attended and told me a powerful story about her experience there. She was full of fire and anger about this injustice for the Native Americans and the environment, and she went to protest the planned oil pipeline. When she arrived, the protest elders requested that she shift her energy. Otherwise, they said, she was bringing more hate into the world with the way she was protesting. The world does ..read more
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Voter Engagement Resources for Businesses
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by B The Change
2w ago
B The Change Weekly: June 28, 2024 (Pexels photo by Tara Winstead) B The Change Weekly provides the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. Below is our latest roundup — watch for the next July 12. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B The Change Weekly today. In an important election year, U.S. civic engagement faces challenges from growing concerns about disinformation and voter disenchantment with a repeat presidential contest. Certified B Corporations and other businesses can play an essential role in enc ..read more
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B Lab’s New Standards: Preparing for Change and Growth
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by B Lab
3w ago
What’s Next: Balancing Ambition and Continuity as We Implement Our New B Corp Certification Standards By Clay Brown, Co-Lead Executive, B Lab Global Expectations are changing, regulations are changing, and the world in which we work is changing. In order to solve the most pressing societal and environmental issues of our time, the global Certified B Corporation movement is changing too. We’re rising to the challenge, advancing B Lab’s standards in a way that meaningfully demonstrates the leadership role that B Corps and the wider movement play in the world, and with that, we must also tra ..read more
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