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100 Percent Wine

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100km Foods

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“At our core, we are a social enterprise, founded on the principle that local farmers should get paid a fair wage for the food they produce, and as such, be financially sustainable in the important role they play in our lives, our health and our economy. Equal access to this clean, fair and healthy food is an entirely different issue. We are proud partners of the Grow for the Stop program of the Stop Food Community Centre in the Davenport community of Toronto, where we help in fundraisers, community events and delivering local organic fresh produce from participating farms free of charge.” – Paul Sawtell, Co-Founder
     

2b Design

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3vectores

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A to Z Wineworks

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“We offer needed jobs in a rural community that pay a living wage. Twenty-four percent of our employees live in low incomeʼ areas. We hire employees with barriers to employment (immigrants) in both full- and part-time jobs. Twenty-eight of our 59 employees (47 percent) are women. We have a formal volunteer policy with 16 hours of paid time off per employee. The majority of the company ownership is local and engaged in civic and charitable works.” – Katie Quinn, Marketing Manager
     

Alcagüete

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“Our purpose is to create consciousness in our society and build a movement in order to help people share the good things with others. We are looking to bring them all closer and make connections to create well-being. Thatʼs why we have different initiatives to accomplish this, beginning with our product packaging and extending all the way to our model designed around sharing and our volunteer activities. Things taste better when they are shared; we are convinced this is how we will build a better world.” – Pedro Mejia, Co-founder
     

Algramo

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Alter Eco

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Archi’s Acres

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“[Being an honoree] is such an honor and we are truly humbled. It is a great opportunity to be a B Corporation, as it represents what we strive to be. Being a member of B Lab helps us tell our story, and being awarded as Best for the World encourages us to continue to strive to be better!” – Karen Archipley, Co-Founder
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“We really believe that the voice of the small farmer is important. We say Don't get mad, get involved.ʼ This is the way to be the change you want to see in the world. We also work with military bases all over the U.S. to support transitioning service members becoming agribusiness entrepreneurs, and are striving to work with other disadvantaged communities as well.” – Karen Archipley, Co-Founder
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“We use up to 90 percent less water and produce three to five times the yields of other similar companies. We also utilize solar energy, which powers 50 percent of the farm and distribute locally, which reduces gas emissions. This is an important part of our business since sustainability is critical to the future of our community, industry and country. But, being sustainable in agriculture also means being efficient with our inputs, which reduces operating costs, making us more profitable.” – Karen Archipley, Co-Founder
   

B Cubed Management Consultants

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“We pledge a minimum of 5 percent of our revenue in pro bono and/or cash donations to environmentally and socially responsible businesses, profit-for-purpose or not-for-profit businesses. This is important to us because we believe that our world can only be a better place through a collective effort across all elements of society.” – Bronwyn Baird, Director
     

beebox

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Beneficial State Bank

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Best Organics

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Better Way Imports

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Bettr Barista

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Beyond English

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“This award is an affirmation of our companyʼs mission and goals. We believe that positive changes yield more that follow. Learning powers learning, and innovation fosters progress. By completely turning the traditional model on its head, weʼve shown that high-quality, innovative courses with a strong social impact keep both students and teachers happy and moving toward a future where the status quo is not the only option.” – Courtney Yarsley, Founder and CEO
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“Through our BEST (Beyond English School Talleres) program, we have worked since 2014 with more than 500 children between prekinder and 6th grade in local communities. Unlike the methodology often used in public schools in Chile, we celebrate errors and use them as a platform to springboard students to jump over their barriers of insecurity and into conversation. This supports their confidence and fluidity. With these positive, practical and fun English experiences, students can more enthusiastically dedicate themselves to the development and practice of English to fuel their future dreams and goals.” – Courtney Yarsley, Founder and CEO
     

Bluerise

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Bordechi

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“We are becoming more and more pro-active, requesting from vendors that they meet Fair Trade Standards. What would be the point of caring for those who work with us and not care how other workers are treated?” – Isabel Garret“n, President
     

Bridges Ventures

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Build With Prospect

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Buy The Change

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“It is an honor to be on this list for the third year in a row. We are grateful to B Lab for giving us this distinction and opportunity to spread our message and mission to a broader audience.” – Kari Hughes, Owner & Business Manger
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“Our founder and owner is very involved in local philanthropy, donating many hours on local projects benefiting women and girls. We donate many products to local groups to support their fundraising efforts. Ten percent of all web sales are donated to our nonprofit foundation. These funds are distributed as grants to women locally and globally to assist them in eliminating barriers to business and family success.” – Kari Hughes, Owner & Business Manger
     

Camif Matelsom

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Caravela Coffee

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CarShare Atlantic

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Catalyst Partners

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Causedirect

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Centscere

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Cerco

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City Of Roses

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Codethic

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“[Being an honoree] is a good reminder to never forget that Iʼm not alone working hard to see the change we seek become a reality. It energized me to pursue my mission with even more dedication to regenerate the nature and empower people for good.” – Jonathan Normand, CEO
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“Codethic supports young social entrepreneurs. Eight to ten social entrepreneurs are part of our pro-bono program every year. We help them to harness the power of social change. Impact-driven business practices are our humble part to see the change we seek become globally possible. Codethic employees participate in many volunteer programs and activities, as we believe that our open innovation organization model came from our capacity to be part of a large ecosystem.” – Jonathan Normand, CEO
     

Community Sector Banking

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Conscious Coffees

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“One of the key core values we share with the participants in our supply chain is striving to add value to the product as it makes it way to the final consumer. We support the local and global community through information sharing and transparency. We benefit the global community via our alternative trading model, which brings producers to the negotiation table. As well, we benefit the final consumer who is searching for reliable, transparently traded products.” – Mark Glenn, Co-Owner
     

Conscious Company Magazine

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Cooperative Home Care Associates

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Courrieros

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Croqqer

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“Croqqer creates well-being and improves peopleʼs lives by fostering trust-based neighborhoods and allowing people to dedicate their time to what they love the most. Croqqer is always local for local, while all its communities remain open, inclusive, interdependent and interconnected. Its business ideal is the Benefit Corporation and its preferred currencies are trust, and mutual respect.” – Rob van de Star, Founder
     

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Cultiva Empresa

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De Krat

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Dogeared

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DOMI

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Dopper

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Dr. Bronner’s

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“Dr. Bronnerʼs is committed to honoring the vision of our founder, Dr. E.H. Bronner, by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating our profits to help make a better world. From the products we make, throughout our supply chain and manufacturing facilities, to our dedicated activism and charitable giving, to our relationships with employees, we are committed to progressive values in every aspect of our business.” – Ryan Fletcher, Public Affairs and Media Relations Director (on behalf of Kris Lin Bronner)
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“As a benefit corporation, Dr. Bronnerʼs has the imperative to utilize its business resources to fight for just causes in our society. All profits that are not necessary for business growth and development are donated to the community through charity and advocacy. Dr. Bronnerʼs charitable donations exceed 2 percent of sales every year and benefit communities in both the local San Diego and national geographical areas. In addition, organizational, financial and staffing resources are engaged to support progressive causes and to advocate for positive institutional, industry and regulatory reforms on a state, national, and international level.” – Ryan Fletcher, Public Affairs and Media Relations Director (on behalf of Kris Lin Bronner)
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“Dr. Bronnerʼs commits to making environmentally responsible products of the highest quality. All of our products are made with non-toxic, natural, safe ingredients that are completely traceable back to the original source. No synthetic or petro-chemicals are used. Dr. Bronnerʼs products are 100 percent biodegradable and certified to the USDA National Organic Program food-grade standard. In fact, Dr. Bronnerʼs was the first personal-care-products company to certify to the USDA NOP. We annually report on water, waste, energy usage and emissions to the public.” – Ryan Fletcher, Public Affairs and Media Relations Director (on behalf of Kris Lin Bronner)
   

Eco-Bags Products

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Ecosia

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“The community is without a doubt the most important element at Ecosia. It is thanks to their support and enthusiasm that we have planted close to 5 million trees. We are in constant contact with our community. Ecosia publishes monthly business reports and donation receipts to assure 100 percent transparency in our effort to plant trees. We are equally committed to make our tree-planting programs more tangible to our users with audiovisual material that we spread to them through our various communication channels.” – Fötima Gonzölez-Torres, Head of Community Outreach
     

Ecotrust Forest Management

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Eudaimonia

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Fairphone

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Fazenda Mãe d’ Água

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Feiticos Aromaticos

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FGS & Co.

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Firespring

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Flatter:Me Belts

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“Where community involvement is concerned, we think of Flatter:Me almost like her own person. She's got responsibilities to make the world a kinder, more connected place. We were one of the first members of Fashion Takes Action, Canada's only fashion-industry non-profit devoted to social and environmental sustainability, and we also regularly donate belts to Suit Yourself and Dress For Success. As a team, we spend quarterly Community Days with local non-profits who need helping hands. Figuring out where and how we can contribute the most is a work in progress, but we're hoping to learn by doing.” – Claire Theaker-Brown, Owner & Founder
     

Fluid IT

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Genashtim Innovative Learning

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General Bio

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“Our company is very pleased with this glorious designation, and we thank our employees and partners who helped us to be one of the companies doing conscientious business. We promise to support many more vulnerable groups by providing jobs and helping them and even their family members lead happier lives. We will make continuous efforts on widely informing how healthy business activity can make people's lives happier.” – Jung-Min Kim, International Sales Manager
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“As a first-recognized social enterprise, our company is helping small social companies that require support in terms of technology and business strategy in our nation. This activity is being done regularly by continuing to share business ideas and how to give profits back to society. Furthermore, along with the related social enterprises, we keep on studying how to preserve the environment and protect the socially weak through business, which means our company acts to resolve the concerns arising from our country and from the world.” – Jung-Min Kim, International Sales Manager
     

GEXSI

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GIVN Goods

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Global Gaming Initiative

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“Our company directly supports specific nonprofit partners that are congruent with our games. By giving 50 percent of net proceeds of in-app transactions to nonprofits, we are offering nonprofits an additional channel for both revenue generation and marketing, while in turn providing our users a way to play exciting mobile games and do good in the process.” – Elizabeth Sarquis, CEO
     

Global Leadership Foundation

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Good.Must.Grow.

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Grün Versichert

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GreenHouse EcoCleaning

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Greyston Bakery

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Grounds for Change

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“We are thrilled to have made the Best for the World list for the fourth year in a row! This is a real honor, given the caliber of businesses that comprise the total pool of B Corps around the globe. We approach every company decision with the triple bottom line in mind and our customers truly appreciate this.” – Kelsey Marshall, Co-Founder
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“We give back 1 percent of our gross sales to local and national nonprofits, as well as supporting the Cafe Femenino Foundation in Peru. We feel that businesses should give back to the Earth and the communities that provide for the business.” – Kelsey Marshall, Co-Founder
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“Our facility uses LED lighting and a new energy-efficient coffee roaster. We are mindful of all utility usage and have curtailed business travel where possible as well. We compost and recycle our waste and have reuse streams in place for shipping pallets, burlap coffee bags and coffee chaff.” – Kelsey Marshall, Co-Founder
   

Hammock Boutique

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Imajine That

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“Imajine That is a multi-faceted organization that focuses on the education, development and play of the children in the programs as well as the adults through rich programming complimented by intentional family engagement. Initiatives include: WGBH and CPB Ready to Learn initiative where we partnered to bring STEM to children and families through educational apps and games; we offer Compass trainings to all early educators and parents throughout Massachusetts; Imajine That works directly with clients like City Year and Cengage, providing educational consulting including strategic planning, professional development and best practice videos.” – Susan Leger-Ferraro, CEO and Founder
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“Imajine That offers free community nights to all neighboring communities at its discovery museum as well as free field trips to our classrooms within the Boston Public Schools. We work to partner with local school systems and libraries to share our resource of the museum space and our partnerships. Imajine That retains curated experts to bring information and resources to the community. Additionally, Imajine That partners with First Book, bringing books to families in need for a drastically reduced price as well as supplies tip sheets for modeling family engagement as the book is being read.” – Susan Leger-Ferraro, CEO and Founder
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Immaculate Cleaning Services

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Impact Insurance Agency

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Impact Makers

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“In addition to traditional economic measures like revenue and employee growth, our unique business model entails contributions to nonprofits in the Richmond region and other communities where we work. Impact Makers is a unique management and technology consulting company that is committed to helping members of the community by contributing 100 percent of its net profits to charities over the life of the company. Since inception in 2006, we have contributed over $1.4 million to the community. Impact Makers strives to grow social enterprises in our community.” – Eve Gravely, Marketing Lead
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“In 2015, Impact Makers gifted its ownership to the community. Our company mission is directly linked to community impact: Impact Makers is driven to create meaningful change for our clients, our community partners, and ourselves. We will utilize our innovative business model to transform the business value of our work into social value for the community through partnerships with local nonprofits that include financial contributions as well as pro-bono engagements.ʼ Our non-profit charitable partners receive a recurring, sustainable income and can focus more energy on services to the community rather than fundraising.” – Eve Gravely, Marketing Lead
     

Inesscents Aromatic Botanicals

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“Our company began with an opportunity to sell our products at the local co-op. These roots have never left us and we are grateful to give back to our community. Inesscents is proud to provide meaningful jobs in our town, keeping diversity a priority with all new hires. Over the years we have supported local organizations, schools and youth programs by donating product or funds for fundraising events. We also enjoy volunteering our time to things we are collectively passionate about. When it comes to business, our foundation lies on our fair trade principals.” – Heather Brunetti, Operations Manager
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“Taking care of the Earth is at the very core of our business practices, and our decisions are founded in this philosophy. Inesscents is mindful of what we put in our products, how we package our products and how we ship our products. We use recycled, recyclable, and/or food-grade containers for all of our entire line. We partner with local businesses to pick up their sustainable packaging material which we then reuse to ship our orders. In our warehouse you will find non-toxic cleaning supplies, sustainable kitchen products, 100 percent recycled, unbleached office paper and recycling bins distributed throughout.” – Heather Brunetti, Operations Manager
   

Juhudi Kilimo

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L.

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Larry’s Coffee

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Late

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“We present the company as a project built by all communities related to us. As the company doesnʼt have ownersʼ in a regular way because its owner is a nonprofit organization, we consider all stakeholders as owners in a way.” – Eduardo Castillo, CEO
     

Lucenza

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Manzimvula Ventures

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MAXX Potential

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Me to We

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Meliora K

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“Our community includes the people and environments affected by the five areas in our product lifecycle: raw ingredient extraction, supply chain, manufacturing, consumer use, and end of life. Our customers are the most directly impacted by our products, and they have a right to detailed information about the ingredients and processes used to create them. Our key partner in this area is Women's Voices for the Earth. WVE envisions a world where women lead to create a healthy environment without toxic chemicals in our workplaces, homes and communities.ʼ As a member of WVE's No Secretsʼ campaign, we list every ingredient on the packaging for all of our cleaning and laundry products.” – Kate Jakubas, Founder
     

MiiR

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Mikado Consulting

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“We are proud to be a conscious company, a B Corp and selected to be part of the best-of-the-best! This strengthens our ethical fiber and justifies our positioning as a role model in our community.” – Serra Titiz, Founder & Director
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“We contribute to the development of our community both through the programs we develop as Mikado and through the services we provide for our clients. We allocate a significant amount of our working hours to voluntary projects, and we act like opinion leaders, pioneering new initiatives and concepts on social impact.” – Serra Titiz, Founder & Director
     

Moementum

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Native American Natural Foods

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“As the leading Native American-owned food brand, we have become a model of how communities can use the brand-building process to empower their local food and agricultural systems. Native American Natural Foods is a member of the Oglala Lakota Food sovereignty coalition. With our partners at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, we have created the Tanka Fund to help empower more Native American families to raise buffalo. Our CEO and our staff members provide education to nonprofits, schools and tribes on issues from values-based business development to global warming and sustainable land use practices.” – Mark Tilsen, President
     

Nature & Découvertes

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“Each year, the company offers more than 1,500 activities to experience the seasons: Autumn, come and participate in the cuillette mushrooms or go into the forest to listen to the belling of deer. In spring and summer, discover the flowers and wild plants to develop delicious recipes. More than 400,000 people have participated in walks and outdoor activities that we have organized for 25 years. It's part of our mission to strengthen ties between man and nature.” – Etienne Ruth, Sustainable Development Manager
     

Nature Services Peru

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Nudge

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Numi Organic Tea

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“Numi is more than just a tea company. We are an organization that delivers good through our work and collaborations with like-minded partners. We are committed to supporting and partnering with local and national organizations that are doing incredible work in our communities. Through Fair Trade and Fair Labor Verification programs, our supply chain partners are empowered to thrive. Through Together for H2Ope, a nonprofit initiative of the Numi Foundation, we're providing clean water solutions to our farming communities around the world.” – Maggie Philipsborn, Communitea Coordinator
     

Oaklandish

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Oliberté

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“As part of our Fair Trade compliance, we have established a Community Premium Fund through our business, which earmarks a portion of our profits to be transferred back to our workers. They are in complete control of this fund, and use a democratic process to decide how it is to be employed. They can use the money to invest outside of the factory in their community or take the money as a cash bonus if they wish. This is important to us, as we see the creation of strong community ties as a vital aspect of supporting workersʼ rights.” – Will Jackson, Marketing Associate
     

Opaline

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Opulent Group

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Our Community

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“Our Community's entire reason for being centers on a desire to build stronger, healthier, more diverse, more inclusive communities. We do this by providing information, training and tools to the organizations that are doing the work at the grassroots to create stronger communities, as well as those funding and supporting that work. We focus on Australian communities, but being a largely web-based business, our reach often goes beyond those borders.” – Kathy Richardson, Executive Director
     

Out of the Box Collective

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“As a community business with local customers and vendors, we keep an eye to the world. By working with over 40 local vendors, food makers and farmers who supply us with fresh, local, organic ingredients, weʼve developed a business around their efforts by delivering their food. Yet we design meal plans and recipes to cultivate a lifestyle that really is a culinary exploration. We tie our customers to local farmers and diverse cultures through food. Taste is a universal language that goes a long way to uniting all of us, creating a global village of flavors, rich textures, meals and ingredients we can share.” – Jennifer Piette, CEO
     

PAEZ

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Paintbox Catering and Bistro

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Peer

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Prosperity Candle

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Raven + Lily

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Rescue Chocolate

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“We donate all profits to animal rescue organizations across America.” – Susan Rochelson, Associate
     

Revivn

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Roshan

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RSF Capital Management

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S360 Sustainability Services

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Saul Good Gift Co.

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Save On Meats

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SMAK Food

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Smartrip

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“Smartripʼs aim is to contribute effectively and efficiently to the sustainable development of tourist destinations in our country, promoting local entrepreneurship and rescuing their culture and identity. Since Smartrip was created, with few resources but with great management, we have supported ten relevant social projects, training more than 1,000 local micro-entrepreneurs and funding more than 20 of them with seed capital.” – Juan Luis Crespo, Founder
     

SoapBox

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Solidarity Capital Group

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SOS Dental

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Squiz

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Starvation Alley Farms

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Stay True Clothing

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“Our mission is to make organic, high-quality products while looking after the environment and making an impact in the local community. That impact is produced by our social action: part of our profit goes to the purchase of organic food for community child homes; we associate with big companies as we produce organic products for them; we act as a bridge for other organic companies that want to make an impact in the community.” – Martin Alonso, Director
     

StoryStudio Chicago

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“StoryStudio is very proud to be named Best for the World two years in a row. Having started this business 13 years ago with the distinct goal of offering a space for writers, we can now point to a large global community with strong roots in Chicago. It means we are fulfilling our mission to teach people to express their creativity with confidence, and to building a community of writers and storytellers.” – Jill Pollack, Chief Story Wrangler
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“StoryStudio has always been an integral member of Chicago's writing community, and our local Ravenswood area community. In 2008, we created the Literary Alliance of Chicago to gather more than 50 Chicago-based organizations for joint programming and collaboration; in lieu of admission fees, we collect donations for area shelters; we are active in our local chamber, and last year we created the Stories Matter Foundation and the Dana Wood Chaney Writers Fund. The fund provides grants to novelists whose work focuses on social issues.” – Jill Pollack, Chief Story Wrangler
     

Sustainable Harvest

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“In addition to the close rapport we have with our roaster customers, we are devoted to the tangible impact we are able to make in the coffee-producing communities from which we source. Weʼre able to impact these global communities because of our four offices in coffee-producing countries: Colombia, Peru, Nicaragua, and Rwanda. These boots on the ground allow us to visit over half of the coffee-producing organizations we work with every year. These offices also allow us to provide regular trainings to these organizations on everything from agronomic skills to coffee evaluation to best practices for warehousing and shipping, all of which result in a stronger supply chain.” – David Griswold, CEO & Founder
     

Sweet’tauk

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Swink Webservices

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Target DDI

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Telesis Corp.

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Textbooks for Change

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“We work to create impact for students both locally and abroad. To do so, we employ students across Ontario with meaningful work experience. Our student Campus Ambassadors help raise awareness, collect textbooks and promote social good around campuses. With their efforts, we are able to send thousands of textbooks to our partners in East Africa. In East Africa, we work with students, librarians and professors to make that important education material more accessible to those who need it most. By shipping donated textbooks to our partners, we are working to bridge the gap between the demand for textbooks and the lack of resources in our partnered schools.” – Tom Hartford, Co-Founder & COO
     

Thanksgiving Coffee Co.

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“Through coffee, we support justice for our growers, our communities, and the environment. As an activist business, we engage every coffee drinker on big human, economic and environmental issues that matter. Our donations to local social action and environmentalist nonprofit organizations last year totaled $13,864.74, including over 100 hour of donated volunteer time. We help nonprofit organizations with a new way of raising funds. Weʼve created “cause coffee” for organizations that need financial support. We allocate profits to individual organizations to help raise money for their continued operation and growth. Currently, Thanksgiving Coffee Company offers ongoing support for 12 nonprofit organizations in this way.” – Lavender Cinnamon, Community Development
     

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen

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The Bear James Co.

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The Detailing Knights

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The One Brand

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The Root Collective

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“Our core value is to create a culture of kindness, and we do that through manufacturing goods in a way that pays fair wages and ensures good treatment of workers. We partner directly with small-batch makers in Guatemala that have the primary mission of providing jobs to create change.” – Bethany Tran, CEO
     

The Tea Spot

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Thinkbaby & Thinksport

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Tostadores de Ometepe

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Tulip Winery

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Turnstile Tours

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UncommonGoods

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Union Kitchen

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United By Blue

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Virginia Community Capital

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WebChair

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“WebChair addresses the problem of social reintegration for homebound children by giving them a vehicle to remain connected to their school environment, lowering the barriers of isolation so that reintegration becomes possible. Our mission is to cultivate and make accessible an environment which fosters the inclusion and engagement of everyone, regardless of any individual differences. Embracing diversity and inclusion are our main priorities that can be found in the social impact that we seek with our service, the selection of our suppliers and the ownership of our company.” – Eugenia Mangana, CEO
     

Wholly Hemp

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Willem & Drees

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Yapacopia

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Yumbutter

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“Yumbutter supports both local and global communities as part of our holistic business model. The biggest example of this is our Buy One | Feed One program, where for every pouch or jar of Yumbutter sold, we feed a child in need. To do this, we work with a partner NGO in Xela, Guatemala to provide holistic healthcare to malnourished children and their mothers. This includes feedings, but also dental care, prenatal care, dewormings, and more, to ensure a sustainable approach to ending malnutrition in their community.” – Alana McKeever, Sustainability Superstar & Marketing Boss Lady