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Join us on the PMI rooftop for a special summer Eco-Hour

August 21st  5:00 – 7:30 PMEco-Hour - Networking with a Purpose
Pacific Market International
2401 Elliott Avenue, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121

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Celebrate summer and meet the leadership team that has made PMI and its signature brands, Stanley, Aladdin and MiGo, a leader in household products.

For over a decade, Pacific Market International has embraced the frameworks and opportunities of sustainability. With strategic support from NBIS, the company has built upon the strengths of its legacy brands, Stanley, Aladdin and MiGo, to create products that exemplify outstanding sustainable design matched with an ethic of responsibility to customers, communities and the environment. PMI has deepened its engagement with factories, building strong employee loyalty and award-winning environmental programs. This comprehensive approach has placed PMI at the forefront of the household product industry.

We’ll also be celebrating our NBIS Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and members from across industries and sectors.We look forward to seeing you on August 21st.

Eco-Hour is free for members (look for your member discount code in your inbox) and $15 for non-members.

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New Challenges Reshaping Corporate Social Responsibility

nbis-new-challenges-wpBusiness has the capacity, innovation and duty to carve a new path toward sustainability, says Karl Ostrom, PhD, in his latest white paper titled New Challenges Reshaping Corporate Social Responsibility. The co-founder and co-executive director of the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) released his paper today at the 2014 GoGreen Seattle Conference.

“As usual, NBIS is pushing us all to the next level on our sustainability journeys with this new white paper,” said Toronto-based author and speaker Bob Willard of Sustainability Advantage. “Karl defines how companies can respond to the sustainability imperative and position themselves to thrive on a finite, crowded, resource-constrained, climate-destabilized planet. We urgently need new visionary benchmarks of environmentally and socially responsible business performance, and NBIS is helping to define them. Thanks, NBIS!” (more…)

B Corporations, Benefit and Social Purpose Corporations: Impact-Driven Companies

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An NBIS White Paper

Business has a demonstrated power to deliver results. However, too often these results are biased toward the benefit of shareholders and at odds with what makes our society a better place. A new type of corporation with a formalized purpose that includes generating positive impact for society in its core was needed.

Launching a new era of sustainable business, certified B Corporations and legal entities such as Benefit Corporations and Social Purpose Corporations combine business success with social and environmental responsibility and public accountability. As their number, diversity and impact increase, these companies are demonstrating the creativity and innovation that sustainable businesses can bring to our economy. (more…)

About NBIS

NBIS, the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability is the northwest nonprofit that delivers expertise, education, and networking opportunities to business professionals who are leading their companies and communities toward profitable sustainability. NBIS members are companies, organizations and individuals committed to aligning their business practices with the values that sustain prosperous companies, thriving ecosystems and valued quality of life.

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