Our Oregon B Corp community was spotlighted in this recent article from Oregon Business Magazine. The author, Eriak Bolstad, examines how being “sustainable” or “green” in the business realm has now come to mean much more beyond environmental responsibility. Interviews include Christian Ettinger f Hopworks Urban Brewery, Karen Lickteig of Nossa Familia Coffee and Cameron Madill of PixelSpoke.
Social impact branding agency Oliver Russell has just announced its expansion to Portland with a new office, overseen by Oliver Russell’s new Business Development Director Morgan Rider.
At the May B Learning Event, we met at Living Room Realty’s NE Alberta location to talk about networking and deepen our connection. The evening event was facilitated by Sara Spirko, Senior Recruiter at Noto Group who shared her experiences and provided some advice on what to do and what not to do.
At the April B Learning Lunch, Jeanne Roy of the Center for Earth Leadership joined us for a talk on “The Path to Zero Waste.”
At the March B Learning Lunch, Court Morse joined us for a talk entitled “March Into Equity” all about promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
The field of academic research on Certified B Corporations is currently small, but growing fast as the movement to use business as a force for good expands around the globe. Our B Local PDX community and B Corp companies here in the Pacific Northwest have been part of many of these studies. Here is a roundup of this research that we have received permission to share.
At the February Learning Lunch, we learned from peers in the B Local PDX community about B Corp’s Inclusive Economy Challenge.
At the January Learning Lunch, we came together as a community to share the results of the recent 2019 B Local PDX Community Survey. Over 75 individuals met at Ecotrust to help inform future programming for B Local Events. We had small group discussions and shared our 2019 goals and the current challenges we face in our organizations and community.
Corporate reporting on Impact, Sustainability, Triple-Bottom-Line, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and/or Transparency can be a powerful tool for companies to share their progress and goals in these areas. In this post, we break down where to start with Sustainability Reporting, what frameworks you can use, and provide some inspiration of other reports.
Local hiring resource Mac’s List breaks down many reasons why job seekers should take a closer look at working for mission-driven Certified B Corporations when conducting their job search. The desire for meaningful work often steers many people in the direction of the nonprofit sector, but B Corps can be a great alternative for a socially impactful career. Working at a B Corp offers a unique opportunity to grow your career and make a difference.
Meet our 2019 B Local PDX Board. These eight leaders from our Certified B Corporation community are leading the local movement to use business as a force for good through B Local PDX. This year welcome back six returning board members, and two new ones.