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Using Tech at Work to Be More Sustainable

As a certified B Corporation, it’s important to us as an organization to continue to find new and innovative ways to improve. Being a sustainable organization means continuing to lessen our environmental impact while still providing meaningful and useful services. How can you make a difference in your office?

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How to Go Green and Mean It: Advanced Strategies for Making Your Business Green

You’ve replaced your light bulbs, turned off your computer, and have even offered public transportation incentives to your employees. Your company is no stranger to going green, but you’re ready to take sustainability to the next level with more long-term, bigger investments. The upfront work to kick-off a larger sustainability strategy may be more substantial,…

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Three Benefits of Partnering with a B Corp

B corporations are businesses that are run with the good of the community in mind. For these businesses, it is about profit — but not only about profit. B corporations are only certified as such if their business practices can be held accountable to a high set of standards. This means that they are transparent…

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3 Easy Ways to Practice Sustainability at Work

“Greening your work life not only improves the health of the environment – it can also protect the well-being of yourself and your coworkers.” – Center for Disease Control and Prevention Sustainability, green living, environmental benefits. Do we hear these words far too often that they’ve lost meaning in our day-to-day lives? If you find…

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Why You Should Say "Yes" to Employee Telecommuting

Telecommuting has gained incredible popularity in the United States over the past few years. In fact, the typical telecommuter is no longer a working mother with small children – but men, women, parents, people without children, young and old are now participating. Companies of all sizes are beginning to offer telecommuting options as a normal…

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Doing Well by Doing Good

[As originally in Virginia Business by Nicole Anderson Ellis] In 2002, Matt Bauer’s telecommunications career was at a crossroads.  In the wake of Enron’s collapse and more than a trillion dollars in global write-offs, the industry was slogging through what Bauer calls its “darkest period.”  He’d had enough and faced a choice:  leave the field…

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The Hub – A Place for Better Business

The Hub is a worldwide network of over 25 collaborative work spaces that provide a creative environment as well as a professional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect. As their credo declares, “The Hub is designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration.” 

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An Impeccable Method

“Innovation is an unreasonable request” says Adam Lowry, Co-founder of Method, the ground-breaking San Francisco-based company who has taken soap to heights of “coolness” normally reserved for electronics and pop culture. Lowry was just one of many business leaders in discussion at the inaugural Sustainable Corporation conference, put together recently by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and…

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Inevitable Change – Part 3

As originally featured in SustainableIndustries.com by BetterWorld President Matthew Bauer. A three part series: Reading the tea leaves, accepting the inevitable and bringing focus to the most promising sector of our economy. Part One discussed how we got to where we are. Part Two focused on Trends and Facts helping support the shift to a small…

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BetterWorld on The Wendel Forum

BetterWorld ‘s Matt Bauer recently visited The Wendel Forum, a radio show dedicated to focusing on the legal side of the green economy. Interviewed by Bill Acevedo, The Green Business Practice Leader at Wendel Rosen, Bauer spoke of BetterWorld’s journey as a company, bringing purpose and mission to an industry traditionally not involved in the…

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San Francisco Steps up Big for B Corps – Board of Supervisors President, David Chiu, Proposes Incentives for CA B Corps

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President and SF Mayoral Candidate, David Chiu, today held a press conference at the Hub SoMa and laid out his plan for San Francisco to become the beacon and capital of Social Entrepreneurialism, starting with a plan for the City to provide contract bid preferences to CA B Corps or…

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B Corporations

In a huge stride forward for business and communities alike, Governor Brown signed into law the historic Assembly Bill 361, creating a new class of corporation, a benefit corporation. The legislation, introduced by Assembly member Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) legally requires benefit corporations to prioritize positive impact on society and the environment, while meeting higher standards…

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