Looking to "B" a Better Business
We are always looking for ways to become a better business. We have always strived to meet the needs of our clients and staff in a cost effective and environmentally friendly fashion. Last year we started the process of becoming a Certified B Corporation, as it seemed to fit well within the work we've done in the past decade. It was a very interesting process and raised many issues that we hadn't considered previously, which would expand the impact we can have as a business.
It is really empowering to be part of a movement that is working to have business be a force for good. Being formally part of a community that includes leaders like Patigonia, Ben & Jerry's and Bullfrog Power to help provide ideas on how to be a more socially and environmentally responsible business is terrific.
The transparency of B Corps reporting makes it easy to tell the difference between good companies and good marketing. We have built our business with integrity and believe in establishing long-term relationships with our clients, while encouraging and nurturing social and environmental responsibility.
Today the community launched the B the Change campaign. We’re proud to be part of the movement! Check out this video to learn more:
About The Author
Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth.