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NBIS Eco-Hour February 25th

NBIS members, please join us at an Eco-Hour especially for you!

Wednesday, February 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pmEco-Hour

Ridolfi Environmental
1011 Western Avenue, 10th Floor, Seattle

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Join us for a special Eco-Hour for members and those considering membership in NBIS.

What’s different? This month’s Eco-Hour is planned especially for NBIS members (and those interested in becoming members). The NBIS Board wants to hear about your experiences being part of the NBIS network. This is an opportunity for you to give us feedback on the services and community we provide to our members and to propose ideas for new features you’d like to see! We will also be introducing the strategic work our board has been doing to plan NBIS’ mission and programs for the next decade! 

What’s the same? As always, you can expect great food donated by PCC Natural Markets, and our new beer sponsor – Schooner Exact! You’ll find great people to connectGrays Harbor Eco-Hour and converse with, and have the chance to further your learning about sustainable and profitable business practices.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

Register today! Not a member? Join here, then register for the event. Want to learn more about membership? Please contact us for details.

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What we’ve been up to!

Celebrating NW Sustainable Food and Agriculture at our Harvest Eco-Hour November 18th!

Meeting with Business & Civic Leaders in Aberdeen – November 13th

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Planning By-Product Synergy – waste to profit event for Spring 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking about By-Product Synergy and Zero Waste strategies at ReuseConex Conference, Austin, October 23rd

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He’s laughing, not sleeping!

 

 

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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