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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…)

Seattle Eco-Hour with Mighty House Construction & Second Use!

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Join us for a June Eco-Hour co-hosted by Mighty House Construction and Second Use!

Eco-Hour is a networking event focused on connecting and promoting northwest leaders working at the intersection of business, innovation, sustainability and community.

When: June 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Second Use, 3223 Sixth Avenue South, Seattle, WA
Cost: FREE for NBIS Members, $15 for non-members
(Drinks and light refreshments included)
Register at: http://mightyhouseEH.eventbrite.com/

Meet our hosts:

MightyHouse_logoMighty House Construction – Mighty House Construction builds fabulous, high quality, useful, and healthy indoor and outdoor environments that are beautiful and tread lightly on the planet without guilt or financial burden.  (more…)

Grays Harbor Eco-Hour with Rayonier!

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Join us for a June Eco-Hour co-hosted by Rayonier!

Eco-Hour is a networking event focused on connecting and promoting northwest leaders working at the intersection of business, innovation, sustainability and community.

When: June 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Rayonier Forest Products, 3033 Ingram St, Hoquiam, WA
Cost: FREE for NBIS Members, $10 for non-members
Register at: http://rayonierEH.eventbrite.com/

Meet our host:

Rayonier Forest Products – Rayonier is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive timber growing regions in Washington state, the Southeastern U.S., and New Zealand. (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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