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Harvest Eco-Hour Celebrates Northwest Sustainable Food and Farms!

Farming at 21 Acres

Northwest Sustainable Food Systems: An Eco-Hour with Antioch University, PCC Natural Markets, PCC Farmland Trust, 21Acres and Morethana Farm! 

What better time to learn about the sustainability of our food systems than at harvest time? For this event, we’ve brought together food producers and distributors to speak about the ways in which their organizations are promoting sustainability in how we eat.
Eco-Hour - Networking with a Purpose
Join us for our November Eco-Hour networking event, featuring Antioch University, 21 Acres, Morethana Farm,  PCC Natural Markets and PCC Farmland Trust.

When: November 18th, 5:00-7:30 pm
Where: Antioch University, 2326 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

 

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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…)