The terms “Sustainability” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” have become widely used. As a result, these terms may mean different things to different stakeholders. Aspects of sustainable business practices include, but are not limited to, triple bottom line principles, impact investing, diversity and inclusion, cradle-to-cradle design and innovation, concious capitalism, reciprocal economy, and equity.
One tangible way that for-profit business organizations demonstrate their commitment to sustainable business practices is via B Corp Certification. In the US, a number of states have implemented Benefit Corporation legislation. Increasingly, businesses are realizing that they can both “do well” and “do good.”
Individually, B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of individuals and organizations that are “using business as a force for good.”
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In the United States, a benefit corporation is a type of for-profit corporate entity, authorized by a growing number of states, that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined fiduciary responsibility.
- Why pursue Benefit Corporation status?
- DePaul University’s Institute for Business & Professional Ethics
The purpose of the IBPE is to encourage ethical deliberation in decision-makers by stirring their moral conscience, encouraging moral imagination, and stimulating research into business innovation and practices.
The Benefit Corporation Gateway gathers papers from the world’s leading scholars, guides from organizations and original content, and puts it all in one place.
Much has been written about sustainability in general and the growing social impact movement. Aspects of the movement include, but are not limited to, triple bottom line principles, impact investing, diversity and inclusion, cradle-to-cradle design and innovation, conscious capitalism, reciprocal economy, and equity.
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