The List

Below is a complete list of 2016 Best for the World companies with icons indicating the categories in which they are honored. Click on the full-color icons to read a quote from the company's representative.

You can view the list online here, or select one of the links below to view a printable PDF version of the list.

  overall community environment customers workers

100 Percent Wine

  group      

100km Foods

  group
“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
     

1908 Brands

    local_florist
“The more often we talk about B Corp metrics as a team, the larger the shift we see in our company culture. We’ve all started to imagine new ways to improve our scores by taking action, suggesting improvements and encouraging our suppliers and partners to consider the social and environmental results of their decisions. We’ve see profits follow clear intention, strong communication and decisive action.”
- Jess Saba, Community Marketing Manager at 1908 Brands
   

2b Design

  group      

3Degrees Group

    local_florist
“Given the nature of our work, we have always focused on reducing our environmental impact and work to lead by example. We buy renewable energy for our electricity use, offset emissions from employee business travel and subsidize employee use of mass transit. In the last two years, we have also started purchasing Water Restoration Certificates to cover the water footprint of our business operations.” – Karen Healey, Marketing Director
   

3vectores

  group      

4YOU2

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“We aim to be the first choice for quality and accessibility in language learning in the underprivileged areas of Brazil. Given that, it is our duty to inspire and motivate our students through an innovative pedagogical methodology combined with an international docent team, ensuring, validating and encouraging a positive interaction between students and school, allowing them to have access to a multicultural environment, and therefore, increasing their self-esteem and confidence in a global context.” – Gustavo Fuga, Founder & CEO
 

7group

    local_florist
“Weʼre always working to reduce our consumption of energy, water and materials. A few of our strategies include minimizing HVAC needs through appropriate seasonal attire, utilizing task lighting and daylighting to light workspaces, employing ground-source heat pumps and photovoltaic arrays, installing water-saving devices such as low-flow fixtures and composting toilets, and minimizing office supplies by handling most activities electronically and utilizing recycled materials for those supplies we must use. After reducing what we can, we also repurpose anything we can before considering buying new, and we recycle as much as we can, including composting kitchen wastes.” – Lura Faust, Executive Administrator
   

A to Z Wineworks

  group
“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
     

Abacus Wealth Partners

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Abramar

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Acción Verde

public   local_florist    

Actitudlab

public        

ADDvocacy

      shopping_cart  

AE Works

        business
“People matter. That mantra is central to everything that AE Works does. AE Worksʼ focus on experiencing meaningfulness in work positions each staff member to experience personal satisfaction and growth. We offer diverse opportunities so everyone gets the chance to work on projects that they are passionate about. We also believe that a healthy office requires healthy people. In support of that value, the firm ensures that health coverage is accessible to all employees.” – Carly Khanna, Chief Marketing Officer

AguaClara

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Ainsley’s Pharmacy

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Aither

public
“Being a part of the Best for the World list for 2016 is a validation of Aitherʼs focus on progressing effective water reform and management, locally and globally, while developing a profitable employee-owned business. It is exciting to be named in a group of businesses that share our ethos of striving for commercial success while also making a positive contribution to the world we live in.” – Chris Arnott, Director
       

Alcagüete

  group
“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
     

Alfa Accountants en Adviseurs

        business

Algramo

public group      

Alima Cosmetics

    local_florist    

allGreenup

    local_florist    

Alma Natura

public        

Almaciguera Consultora

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Alter Eco

public group local_florist    

AltSchool

      shopping_cart business

American Prison Data Systems

      shopping_cart
“American Prison Data Systems takes an inmate-centered approach to reducing rates of recidivism by providing technology solutions that help create better outcomes for the incarcerated. Traditionally, prisons in the U.S. have been excessively dangerous, expensive and ineffective in rehabilitating prisoners. Our technology platform removes numerous barriers to learning via education, rehabilitation and reentry programming. APDS' diverse content and communication services keep prisoners connected to the outside world – preparing and inspiring those searching for a second chance. Perhaps most importantly, these services remain cost-free to inmates, stepping away from the business of prison profiteering, which jeopardizes innocent families supporting loved ones behind bars.” – Chris Grewe, Founder & CEO
 

Analytica Advisors

    local_florist    

Arcadia Power

    local_florist    

Archi’s Acres

public
“[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
group
“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
local_florist
“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
   

Atayne

public   local_florist    

Aunt Bertha

      shopping_cart  

Australian Ethical Investment

public
“Changing the world never seems possible until it's achieved. And meaningful change won't occur until good people refuse to compromise on what they believe. We believe we can change the world by making money do good. What's more, we believe we can make our clients more money and more comfort for their retirement while doing it. We don't just believe this, we've proven it.” – Grace Palos, Marketing Manager
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“We know that Australians want to do things that benefit the people, planet and society – that's why we give them a way to do good with their superannuation. Every single investment that Australian Ethical Investment makes must follow our charter of benefiting people, the planet and animals. We don't just deliver good returns for our clients – we ensure their money is also doing good for the future and society.” – Grace Palos, Marketing Manager
business
“We take the approach that every single employee has an impact on our company culture, and that to truly do well by clients, our culture has to be great inside and out. We offer a range of employee benefits that aim to empower, facilitate and grow our employees to do the best work. This includes organic food in the office, quarterly massages, weekly team drinks, weekly meditation sessions, employee development budgets and more.” – Grace Palos, Marketing Manager

Avante

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aWhere

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B Cubed Management Consultants

  group
“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
     

Baluarte Cultura

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Bazzani Building Co.

public
“The Best for the World designation has set us apart from other businesses that are only economically successful. As I am transitioning toward retirement, this set of metrics will keep Bazzani Building Company on track for the future of the community we serve.” – Guy Bazzani, President & CEO
  local_florist
“We have a long-standing habit of office recycling, providing composting and paper/plastics bins in the office, and encouraging responsible recycling on construction sites as well. We continue efforts toward being paperless wherever possible. It's important to us because it's built into our mission statement, core values and personal beliefs. This is our way.” – Guy Bazzani, President & CEO
  business
“We believe in the sustainability of the individual. To that end, we care that our employees have high quality health care, encourage a healthy work and home life balance, as well as a healthy physical well being.” – Guy Bazzani, President & CEO

Beartooth Capital

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beebox

  group      

Bend Law Group

        business
“Our employees receive unlimited sick and vacation time, and the firm pays 100 percent of their health insurance costs. Associate bonuses are based not just on billable hours, as is usually the case, but also employee expenses. This method inspires associates to think like partners when making spending decisions. Most significantly, our attorneys are encouraged to work remotely, in the physical spaces that enable them to work most efficiently. Ironically, the firmʼs lack of physical boundaries enables employees to maintain better work/life boundaries. – Doug Bend, Attorney

Benefacto

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Beneficial State Bank

public group   shopping_cart  

Benevity

      shopping_cart  

Best Energy

    local_florist    

Best Organics

  group      

Better Way Imports

  group      

Bettr Barista

  group      

Beyond English

public
“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
group
“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
     

Bigger Boat Consulting

        business
“There are a lot of B Corporations doing amazing work. It's an honor for our team to be recognized as one of the top for worker impact.” – Brad Struss

BioTerra

    local_florist    

Bison Brewing Co.

    local_florist    

Blue Garnet

      shopping_cart  

Blue Hill Partners

        business

BlueDot

        business

Bluerise

  group      

Bond and Devick

      shopping_cart  

Bordechi

  group
“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
     

Brand Cool

        business

Bridges Ventures

public group   shopping_cart  

Brightworks Sustainability

    local_florist    

Brix Media Co.

        business

Bruggink & Van der Velden

        business
“At BvdV there is no top-down management. We are a democratically run law firm, in which everyone has an equal say in business decisions. Our liberal and autonomous way of doing business is motivated by our strive for unparalleled (legal) excellence and craftsmanship. We actively encourage our staff to work part time. We want to show that _– especially in our field _– a commercial outlook does not have to entail an 80-hour work week or a profit-only seeking business model. A healthy work-life balance is crucial for creativity, entrepreneurship and intellectual performance. Turnover and sick leave in our company is negligible because of it.” – Sjoerd Van der Velden

Build With Prospect

public group     business

Bullfrog Power

    local_florist   business

Bum Boosa Bamboo Products

    local_florist    

Butler/Till Media Services

        business

Buy The Change

public
“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
group
“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
     

Cage Free Productions

public        

Camif Matelsom

  group      

Caravela Coffee

public group      

CarShare Atlantic

public group      

Catalyst Partners

public group local_florist    

Catchafire

      shopping_cart
“We work to make sure that the nonprofits get the quality help they need while providing volunteers with a great experience. We keep our users in mind through every part of our process, and continue to challenge ourselves to find better ways to connect individuals with meaningful and productive volunteer opportunities.” – Rachael Chong, Operations Manager & Special Assistant to the CEO
 

Causedirect

public group      

Centscere

  group      

Cerco

  group      

ChicoBag Co.

    local_florist    

Chroma Technology Corp.

        business

City Light Capital

      shopping_cart  

City Of Roses

  group      

Clarity Recruitment

        business

Clean Markets

        business
“We have a generous benefits package that rivals much larger companies, and we offer flex time for people with family responsibilities or other obligations. Each year we have employees outline their professional goals for the upcoming year, and we provide employees with training and networking opportunities to help them achieve their goals. When we hire, we look for people with the right attitude toward their work. We are willing to invest in each employee's professional training and education and help them to continuously hone their skillsets.” – Ellen Lutz, CEO

Clean Yield Asset Management

public     shopping_cart business

CleanChoice Energy

    local_florist
“CleanChoice Energy was the first supplier of only 100 percent renewable energy, and we have worked hard to advance our mission to transform the U.S. electricity market to clean, renewable energy and help build a world free of catastrophic climate change with pure, clean air and abundant renewable energy. Ethical Electric was founded by two clean energy advocates and most importantly, our customers switch to us because they want a better world. We always want to make sure they are making the most positive impact they can by choosing renewable energy.” – Richard Graves, Co-founder & VP of Corporate and Business Development
  business
“CleanChoice Energy is our employees, and we have worked to provide everything they need to succeed, including a natural daylight-filled office off the C&O national park, healthy snacks and fresh fruit, opportunities to support and volunteer at local nonprofits, and learning and advancement opportunities, such as the Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellowship. We are proud of having amazing, talented employees with an equality of opportunity, including age, orientation, gender, and racial diversity that you very rarely find in other tech & cleantech startups.” – Richard Graves, Co-founder & VP of Corporate and Business Development

Climate Friendly

    local_florist    

Climate Neutral Group

    local_florist    

ClimateCare

public
“We are delighted that ClimateCareʼs work has been recognized as Best for the World. Day to day, we are so focused on our goals on cutting carbon and improving lives that sometimes we forget to step back and benchmark how we are performing against other businesses. This acknowledgement is a huge positive for the whole team and demonstrates the importance not just of what we do, but also the way we do it.” – Edward Hanrahan, CEO
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“Our customers are central to our business. We work together with them to meet our targets to cut carbon and improve lives. We work with them to ensure the action we take together is measured, robust, appropriate and effective and adds value to their business. Our modular approach means we can select the right level of support for a business – whatever stage it is at, and then work together to improve performance year on year.” – Edward Hanrahan, CEO
 

Cloud for Good

        business
“Last year, we launched our unlimited paid time off policy, allowing our employees to maintain a strong work-life balance. We offer paid maternity and paternity leave along with a stipend to new parents for child care as they transition back into the workforce. We highlight employees for a job well done internally and celebrate work anniversaries. We do everything we can to ensure they enjoy coming to work every day. We truly are a family. We wouldnʼt be able to help nonprofits and educational institutions without our employeesʼ knowledge. They are our greatest asset and management reminds them of this on a regular basis.” – Janna Rawls, Marketing Coordinator

Codethic

public
“[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
group
“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
     

Combio Energia

    local_florist    

Comet Skateboards

public   local_florist    

CoMetrics

        business

Common Interests

      shopping_cart
“With each client, we strive to understand their unique financial situation and find solutions that are designed to help them accomplish their goals. This mission extends to our clientsʼ values, as we monitor and review their investments to ensure that they are not invested in companies at odds with their values. Financial wellness needs are prioritized in terms of the size of the loss anticipated if the needs are not met, the total impact on their intended lifestyle and their plans for their future. The goal is to have solved their problems, over time, so that they can progress through their life stages with unencumbered financial resources.” – Robert Goellner, Founder & Financial Advisor
 

Community Sector Banking

  group      

Community Wealth Partners

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Conscious Coffees

  group
“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

public group      

Conservation Forestry Partners

        business

Cooperative Home Care Associates

public group     business

Core Capital Management

public
“In the investment business world today, it can be easier to operate on a purely for-profit (economical) basis. We chose to take a big-picture approach, and even though how we operate our business is simply our business as usual, it is absolutely fantastic to be recognized for our efforts.” – Kyle Scrimgeour, Principal, Managing Member
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“Our clients come first. We operate with the understanding that at all times, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients to deliver sound, objective, sustainable advice that is in our clientsʼ best interest. Our clients understand our belief in a strong connection between delivering long-term performance and incorporating personal responsibility into our business practices, as well as seeking it in those organizations in which we invest. Our firm was engineered with sustainability deeply rooted in its DNA. That genetic code and our process of executing with mind, heart and soul is how we make smarter choices for a brighter future.” – Kyle Scrimgeour, Principal, Managing Member
 

CORE Foods

    local_florist    

CoSchool

      shopping_cart  

Council Fire

public
“Council Fire is extremely honored to be a part of this elite and important group of companies for the third consecutive year. As a sustainability consultancy working in places of need throughout the world, we assist a diversity of organizations, all of whom are seeking to operate conscientiously and serve the public interest. Our Impact Score is tangible evidence of the direct impact and influence we are having on these organizations and the broader communities that, together, we all serve. We hope that our example can also inspire others to measure what matters, and strive for and achieve greater sustainability in their pursuits.” – George Chmael, President
      business
“Council Fire rewards workers, directly through living wages and good benefits, and indirectly through flex time, family leave and medical leave. We have long recognized that leading by example is one significant way to impact our clientsʼ behaviors, and we also know that our employees and other team members can best serve others when their own needs are well-addressed. As a result, our happy team members eat, sleep and breath our mission and are incredibly productive on behalf of our clients.” – George Chmael, President

Courrieros

  group      

CR Building Performance Specialists

    local_florist    

Croqqer

  group
“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
     

csr eco solutions

  group      

Cuento de Luz

public   local_florist    

Cultiva Empresa

public group      

Cultivating Capital

    local_florist    

D-Orbit

    local_florist
“D-Orbit serves the space sector, providing a solution that is basically plug and play for any space craft you wish to send into orbit. Commissioning and decommissioning systems that ensure a better durability of any space craft, increasing revenues, decreasing failures and most importantly for us ensuring that future missions create a cleaner more sustainable space.” – Matteo Trotti, Quality and Impact Manager
   

Dansko

        business
“Dansko is 100 percent employee-owned. Our employees aren't just our greatest asset – they are our most valued investors and the lifeblood of our business, without whom our business truly would not exist.” – Mandy Cabot, CEO & Co-Founder

De Krat

  group      

Decisely

        business

Delight Co.

      shopping_cart  

Des Enjeux et des Hommes

        business

Dev Equity

      shopping_cart  

Dhana

    local_florist
“Dhana's apparel is produced sustainably, using certified organic cotton and low impact dyes and caring for the planet every step of the way. Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, so Dhana ensures that the materials we use to produce our clothing has the least impact both on people and planet.” – Shamini Dhana, Founder & CEO
   

Dharma Merchant Services

        business
“Dharma pays a minimum salary of $70,000 a year. But that is just a portion of the generous benefits provided – like commuter passes, gym memberships, paid volunteer and jury duty days, etc.” – Jeff Marcous, Chief Evolutionary Officer

Dimagi

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Dimensions

        business
“We practice what we preach by applying efforts for making the workplace a better place. For us, that is necessary before applying our mission externally with our clients. Although we have an office, most of our employees can or do work remotely if they choose. Yet we stay connected and support each other. All employees set their own work schedules and have autonomy in project design. We have an employee-wellness program that includes an employee-wellness library, regular discussions on well-being, and fitness tracking devices for all interested. We tie our fitness program to an agency devoted to stopping hunger.” – David Machles, Co-Founder

Din4mo

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“We are a pro-entrepreneur organization. We invest a great part our time in empowering and strengthening entrepreneurs, their business models and their social capital.” – Marcel Fukayama, Co-Founder
 

Disconnect

        business

Discovered

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Ditto Hangers

    local_florist    

Dogeared

public group      

Dolium Bodega Subterranea

    local_florist    

Dolphin Blue

public
“At Dolphin Blue, we are honored to be recognized as a Best for the World company. We take great pride in the work we do to help the Earth and to be in the top 10 percent of such illustrious and conscientious fellow B Corps. It means that we are doing the right thing and that we should continue to work hard to fulfill our mission and be the best we can be every day.” – Michael LaBuda, COO
  local_florist
“As a provider of products that contain post-consumer recycled content for over 23 years, Dolphin Blue is at the forefront of helping to cut back on waste and the use of our natural resources. Our mission is to serve as your trusted source of the worldʼs most environmentally and socially responsible products – to assure your well being and a healthy, sustainable planet. We strive to do our best each day to help the environment and to make the earth healthier.” – Michael LaBuda, COO
   

DOMI

  group      

Dopper

  group      

Dr. Bronner’s

public
“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)
group
“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)
local_florist
“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)
   

Dutch

        business

Eco-Bags Products

public group local_florist    

ECO2LIBRIUM

public
“This is, in its most simple and pure form, an honor, and we at ECO2 are grateful for the recognition.” – Scott Lung, Principal & Director of Operations
  local_florist
“ECO2's business activities reduce demand on the local rainforest wood by approximately fifty percent, predominately due to replacing a very inefficient cooking method with the Upesi stoves. ECO2 also replants deforested areas of the Kakamega rainforest with indigenous seedlings. The count as of 2016 is approximately 300,000 seedlings.” – Scott Lung, Principal & Director of Operations
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“ECO2LIBRIUM's business activities prioritize the needs, wishes and well-being of our customers by providing goods and services that were previously unavailable or cost-prohibitive.” – Scott Lung, Principal & Director of Operations
 

EcoInnovate

    local_florist    

EcoLogic Solutions

    local_florist
“Starting with environmentally preferable products, we can help dramatically reduce the impact of pollution, hazardous waste and toxicity of mass consumers in the institutional space. EcoLogic has a reclaim program for used containers. All of EcoLogic's customers are encouraged to save used plastic containers that had our products inside, and we will take them back and reuse them. Finally, EcoLogic is the only company in the world complementing over 100 environmentally preferable cleaning, maintenance and sanitizing products with the disruptive ECA (Electro-Chemically Activated) technology.” – Anselm Doering, President & CEO
   

Ecopacto

    local_florist    

Ecos Residuos

    local_florist    

Ecoservice

    local_florist    

Ecosia

  group
“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

public group local_florist    

Ecover

    local_florist    

Education Funding Partners

      shopping_cart  

Emory Knoll Farms

    local_florist    

Endeva

        business

Energy for the People

    local_florist    

Energy Opportunities

    local_florist    

Enrollment Resources

        business

Enterprise Projects Ventures

      shopping_cart  

Envirofit International

      shopping_cart  

Environmental & Public Health Consulting

    local_florist    

EnviroStewards

public        

ESCO

      shopping_cart  

Esse Limitada

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Ethinvest

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Eudaimonia

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evolveEA

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Fairphone

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Farmland LP

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Fazenda da Toca Organicos

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Fazenda Mãe d’ Água

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Feiticos Aromaticos

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Feronia Forests

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“We protect from development 3,200 acres of critical natural landscape. We host six wind turbines that produce electricity for 6,000 homes. Our forests are certified as sustainably managed by the Forest Stewardship Council and the American Tree Farm System. Our outdoor STEM-compliant educational programs teach thousands of youths each year about the environment and conservation. This is our mission.” – Paolo Cugnasca, Managing Director
   

FGS & Co.

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FINAE

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Finnriver Farm and Cidery

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Firespring

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First Affirmative Financial Network

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“At First Affirmative, we recognize that a clientʼs passions and ethics are an important part of who they are. We take their values and priorities into account during the investment strategy design process. We seek to accomplish the clientʼs financial goals while simultaneously, accurately reflecting who they are. Our intention is to help them be a part of creating the future they would like to leave as a legacy. Our clients are looking for competitive financial returns and positive impact. We help them direct their investment capital in ways that enhance the common good.” – Laura Isanuk, Business Development & Marketing Manager
 

First Rate

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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
     

FLOOW2

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Fluid IT

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ForceBrain.com

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Forster Communications

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“Forster Communications is the UKʼs leading social change PR agency, working with businesses, charities and public sector bodies to help them protect and improve lives. The B Corp movement exactly squares with Forsterʼs core intent, and we relish the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from like-minded, for-profit businesses on a growing global platform. In size terms we are a gadfly. But 20 years in business gives you experience and perspective. Itʼs taught us that regardless of size, you can be a powerful irritant to the status quo. Itʼs also taught us that there is progress in small things, particularly if you can imbue your team with vision and optimism.” – Rob Lamond, COO
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“Over 20 years, Forster has employed hundreds of people. Today, weʼre a 30-strong company of changemakers united by our values, focused on wellbeing and fully engaged in a business increasingly owned by the employees themselves. In addition to our employees, we work with a wide variety of individuals, businesses and organizations, supplying us with everything from office supplies to specialist communications. These mutually beneficial partnerships continue to help reinforce our change agenda.” – Rob Lamond, COO

Fratelli Carli

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“One hundred percent of our electrical energy comes from renewables (at least 20 percent produced by our own photovoltaic system). We use one hundred percent LED lamps in the Olive Tree Museum (reducing our consumption by 80 percent each year). We have a specific program for reducing electrical consumption in industrial departments. We have a new IBM mainframe that reduces consumption by 30 percent each year.” – Patrizia Sacco, Assistant to the President & Sustainable Committee member
   

Future State

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Gardener’s Supply Co.

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gDiapers

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Geco

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“Itʼs a real honor to be selected as one of the Best for the World companies. We work hard to make an impact, and we know that we have a lot to do in order to make relevant changes, but this kind of recognition re-fuels our purpose, and in some ways verifies that we are on the correct path and motivates us to work with more passion to achieve it.” – Carlos Abogabir, Executive Director
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“We work with customers as a sustainability accelerator that boost the business through innovative projects with social impact. As a Think and Do firm, we develop sustainability strategies, and we implemented them through key projects that mobilize the companies to achieve their purpose enhancing environmental and social impact. Through this methodology we help our customers to unlock their business potential to achieve local sustainable development and to change their corporate culture for a more sustainable one.” – Carlos Abogabir, Executive Director
 

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
     

Generation Investment Management

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Generous Minds

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Gerding Edlen

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GEXSI

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Gilded Rogue Enterprises

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GIVN Goods

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Global Cycling Adventures

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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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Globalance Bank

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Goddess Garden

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Good Tech America

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Good.Must.Grow.

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Grün Versichert

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Graines de Changement

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“We want our employees to feel good at work, and that is why our human resources policy favors their well-being. Since 2004, we have implemented a few advantages for them: weekly yoga courses, shiatsu massages twice a month, an annual cultural and sportive grant for each worker (to cover personal expenses) and weekly free organic fruits and beverages provided. We care for our workers who want to upgrade their skills through a 360-degree feedback process, the access to skill-based training to advance core job responsibilities but also trainings on interpersonal skills for professional and personal development.” – Elisabeth Laville, Founder & Director

GrantBook

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“GrantBook strives to create an open and collaborative environment for employees by providing flexibility with the option of working from home when needed. Feedback from employees is very important, and the company collects it through anonymous surveys and bi-weekly team knowledge shares.” – Anil Patel, Co-Founder & Digital Strategy

Green Building Services

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Green City Growers

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Green Factory

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Green Home

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Green Moves Australia

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Green Retirement

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“We are humbled, honored, and will strive for even loftier heights. It is gratifying because it is a recognition of how much we have achieved. It is a challenge because we know we have to keep doing more to create an even bigger impact.” – Timothy Yee, President
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“The retirement industry is competitive. We focus on our customers by constantly staying in touch with them and keeping them abreast of the latest in the industry. We do the heavy lifting so they do not have to. Our focus on green and fossil-free investments appeals to them. Truth of the matter is, our clients are our family. I enjoy talking, meeting, and getting to know every one. We help working people plan for financial independence in retirement. We value their trust and serve as fiduciaries, putting their interests above our own.” – Timothy Yee, President
 

GreenHouse EcoCleaning

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Greenline Community Ventures

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GreenStep Solutions

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Greenvines

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“While sustainability is our core, we strive to innovate every facet of our operations. In our farm, our innovation in sprouts production enables us to reduce 90 percent of water usage. We have also redesigned the water system, so the water used for cultivating sprouts can be reused by other fresh produce and thus save more water and increase energy efficiency. The farm has also built a power monitoring system, which continuously tracks usage to ensure that water and electricity does not exceed the usage standard. Life-cycle assessment has also been conducted for existing and future products to ensure the packaging creates as little environmental impact as possible.” – Harris Cheng, Co-founder & CEO
   

Greyston Bakery

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Grosche International

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“How do you retrofit leased space in a nearly-100-year-old building? Well, lighting and air conditioning are the two major carbon sources here. We have switched to LED lights and installed a simple but very efficient air exchange system that allows us to cut A/C use by almost 50 percent. We weigh our waste weekly and target an 80 percent landfill-diversion rate from our operations. Whatever footprint is left is offset multiple times over with external partners. We optimize international shipments into consolidated loads as much as possible.” – Helmi Ansari, Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer
   

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
   

Grupo Educativo

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“We are very pleased with this designation, because it recognizes the efforts of each of our workers to be a conscious and responsible business and reinforces our mission to continue on this path.” – Pilar Campero, Senior Consultant
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“When schools and educational systems approach us to help them improve, we do our best to understand our customers and the educational communities we work with to offer assistance and consulting that attends to their needs. This is a key element as we work with them designing and planning for change and transformation.” – Pilar Campero, Senior Consultant
 

Gulliver

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Hammock Boutique

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Happenate

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods

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HCA

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“Home Care Associates is a worker-owned home-care agency, started in 1993, serving the greater Philadelphia area. HCA is dedicated to a two-fold Quality Care through Quality Jobs mission: providing quality jobs to low-income individuals, primarily women of color, and ensuring quality care for elders, individuals who are chronically ill, and individuals with disabilities. To meet this mission, HCA invests heavily in its entry-level workers because we believe that this upfront investment results in a more confident, qualified and committed worker, who in turn will provide the highest quality care to our consumers.” – Karen Kulp, President & CEO
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“HCA provides the opportunity for employees to buy into the company and have major decision-making power. During profitable years, HCA pays dividends to its worker-owners. HCAʼs participatory structure and culture is particularly important in an industry and job where workers spend most of their work hours scattered in clientsʼ homes. After three months of employment at HCA, each employee is eligible to purchase one share of stock in the company. Worker-owners elect representatives to HCAʼs board, vote on wages and benefits packages, and participate in setting the strategic direction for the company.” – Karen Kulp, President & CEO

Heller Consulting

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Hirepurpose

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Hitnet

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“Our customers (or beneficiaries) are at the core of all we do at Hitnet; we work with them to co-create the knowledge that is then distributed across our digital platform. We consider their needs when designing the means through which they can access this knowledge by making it free-of-charge, for low-literacy audiences, through their cultural lens, and with technology that they can easily access.” – Julie Gibson, Director & Co-Founder
 

Hive Construction Group

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Hopemakers

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Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hora Salud

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Hybrytec Solar

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IceStone

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Idealist Consulting

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“Idealist Consulting is guided by 11 cultural maxims: be authentic, be agile, be an idealist, be a learner, be a teacher, be forward-thinking, be good, be well, be an altruist, be engaged, be at peace. These maxims ground our employee experience, from onboarding to management strategies. We offer competitive salaries and benefits (including paid parental leave), as well as regular team-building events and professional development opportunities. We promote a healthy work-life balance by offering a flexible schedule, a 40-hour work week and personal time off.” – Bethany Williams, Marketing Strategist

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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“Authentic communication is essential to all relationships, especially the relationship with our customers. We offer many communication avenues and consistently solicit feedback. We believe the customer experience comes before the bottom line. We serve many customers, including: the children in our programs, their families, our partners, our trainers, and the teams at all the schools we work within. In the service to all of our customers, we are constantly looking to offer them access to the resources we have established since being founded.” – Susan Leger-Ferraro, CEO and Founder
 

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
     

Impactivo Consulting

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Impakt

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Incluyeme.com

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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
   

Ingeus UK

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Innpact

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“We only work with promoters of impact-finance initiatives and are deeply invested in the missions of our clients, ensuring that we are incredibly motivated to see our mandates through to success. We offer tailored, high-touch services to our clients, which enables us to cater to the exact needs of any project. We value comments from our customers and the community, and we take serious actions to respond to this input. In all instances, we prioritize the communication with our clients and try to address their concerns in the most ethical, professional and swift manner.” – Adriana Balducci, Consultant
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“Innpact promotes full transparency and inclusion among employees. The companyʼs strategy, financial performance and business outlook are shared with all employees at periodic meetings and made available on the company intranet. Everyone at Innpact is invited to voice their views and to contribute to the strategy and periodic evaluation of the companyʼs mission. Innpactʼs management team seeks to create an open and supportive environment where employees feel comfortable raising questions and exchanging ideas. We all benefit when employees exercise their power to prevent mistakes or wrongdoing by asking the right questions in a timely manner.” – Adriana Balducci, Consultant

Invested Development

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Investment Management Consultants

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Iroquois Valley Farms

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Ivy

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iWOPI

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Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates

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Jibu

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Juhudi Kilimo

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Kimpacto

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King Arthur Flour Co.

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“As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we recognize that every person who works for King Arthur Flour has a real stake in the companyʼs success – by supporting our employees we only become a stronger and more successful company. We support our employees by providing fair and competitive pay, we offer a generous benefits program that includes a 401(k) match, and we share the companyʼs success with each person through profit sharing. King Arthur Flour offers 40 hours of paid volunteer time annually and also, matching charitable contribution of up to $250 each year. These benefits allow our employee-owners to serve and support their communities and individual passions.” – Suzanne McDowell, Co-CEO & Chief Human Resources Officer

Kivoy

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Koga

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Krull & Co.

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“We are a responsible-investment and planning firm. We help our clients align their investments with their values. This typically includes alternative energy, energy efficiency, organic and natural foods, technology, etc. – so they can make a difference with their assets. We also help clients divest their portfolios from fossil fuels.” – Peter Krull, President & Founder
 

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La 25

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Lafes

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“All the electricity in our office and warehouse comes from wind energy, so we're 100 percent green and really proud of that. But we also recycle just about everything ... paper, packaging materials, etc. It's all about being a good steward to Mother Earth.” – Lafe Larson, CEO & Founder
   

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
     

LEAP Organics

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Leverage Lab

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Lightspan Digital

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Limited Resource Teacher Training

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Love & Hummus Co.

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Loyco

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“Performance driven. Human focused. Our Loycomatesʼ – as we call them – are the stakeholders we value the most, and increasing their well-being is our main objective. Every decision we make has to pass the test: What impact will it have on our peopleʼs pleasure?ʼ And if the answer is negative, the project is aborted.” – Christophe Barman, CEO

Lucenza

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Lucky Iron Fish

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“The Lucky Iron Fish has very strong customer service support and customer engagement. We are always listening and interacting with our customers to provide invaluable support and encourage healthy living.” – Gavin Armstrong, Founder & CEO
 

Lumni Chile

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Lunapads

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“Lunapads follows a multi-level strategy to reduce waste and negative environmental impact. Basics like composting and recycling to minimize waste on an office level are a given. We continue to maintain production of all of our proprietary products locally within Vancouver, thus reducing carbon impact thanks to reduced shipping. When considering non-local suppliers, we typically purchase larger quantities from a single source, as well as choosing marine and trucking over air shipping. Thanks to the Climate Smart evaluation tool, we are able to comprehensively monitor and analyze and thus reduce our footprint.” – Suzanne Siemens, Co-Founder & CEO
   

Made Blue

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“At Made Blue, we are extremely proud to have made it onto the Best for the World list for 2016, as it supports our mission of blending business and charity to maximize impact for a better world! For Made Blue, being a B Corp helps us spread the word about how we're aiming to do good by doing well. We're looking forward to bringing the company to the next level and realize access to clean water for more people on earth.” – Machiel van Dooren, Social Entrepreneur
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“At Made Blue, we schedule bi-annual meetings with all of our customers to maximize joint impact and learn about new ways to support our customers in storytelling, develop additional products and services and connect with our customers' stakeholders. Made Blue values its customer base and is proud of its over-90 percent customer retention rate. We grow Made Blue through linking with our customers' stakeholders and invite them to join our initiative as well.” – Machiel van Dooren, Social Entrepreneur
 

MaineWorks

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Mal Warwick Associates

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Manoverboard

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Manzimvula Ventures

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Maria Farinha Filmes

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Mark Leibowitz Photography

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MAX Insurance

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“Our employment and compensation policies recognize the importance of family and community. Approximately half of our employees work from home. We encourage and support our employees and agents/brokers as they serve in their communities.” – David Wine, President & CEO

MAXX Potential

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Mayra Alimentação Infantil

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“Our wish is to improve the quality of life of families, providing pleasant moments around the table and building healthy eating habits from early childhood. We believe that children that get involved in the feeding process with a ludic approach develop a stronger affective bond with parents and caregivers. We have developed different initiatives to help families communicate better, such as educational projects in low-income communities and a mini fruit stall to attract children through curiosity so that they use their senses in a new experience.” – Mayra Abbandanza, CEO
 

Me to We

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MediaStyle

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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
     

Message Agency

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“As the business owner, I think fundamentally differently about who owns the value that our business collectively generates; our employees, in particular, contribute substantially to that value, and we respond with employment, benefits and management practices that reflect that acknowledgment. Our employees participate in a collaborative environment, where they are consulted around decision-making. We have a formal team structure, where our employees drive innovation in the company from the ground up. We also have formal Deep Thoughtʼ sessions where we collectively tackle challenges and opportunities facing the business.” – Marcus Iannozzi, Founder & Principal

Method Products

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“Bottles are made from 100 percent recycled plastic. Products are made in the industryʼs first LEED platinum manufacturing plant. One hundred percent of energy used comes from renewable resources. Cradle to Cradle endorsed company.” – Sara Berman, PR Manager
   

Metropolitan Group

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Microfranquicias con Impacto Social

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“Through our microfranchises, we empower people from the Base of the Pyramid and give them the tools and support they require to drive a successful business and excel as micro-entrepreneurs; the support we give them not only involves techniques and strategies for their businesses but also embraces personal mentorships that impact their personal lives and their families.” – Ramiro Lozano, CEO & Co-Founder
 

Microgrid Energy

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“As a solar and energy efficiency company, increasing energy efficiency is in our blood. Aside from improvements in the office like compost, recycling and LED lighting, we also encourage our employees to 'take green home' by sharing ideas about energy efficiency improvements employees can make in their homes.” – Chad Schubert, Director of Triple Bottom Line
   

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
     

Milepost Consulting

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Mkt. Communications

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“At Mkt. Communications, we strive to have a positive impact on our clients, suppliers, environment and local community in everything we do. We are committed to a workplace that nurtures, supports and enriches its team both personally and professionally. Our team-wellbeing program is part of our commitment to creating a truly engaging and happy place to come to work. Meaningful Monday, Wellness Wednesday and Freedom Friday along with additional annual leave, life skill workshops, a 'quiet room' and more form part of this commitment to our team.” – Skye Tipler, Director

Mobisol

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Moementum

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Montgomery & Hansen

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Moon Valley Organics

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Move

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Moving Forward Education

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“Our customers are low-income students of color who have been repeatedly failed by the education system. We have a critical opportunity to re-engage them in a supportive community that sees their capacity and invests in their future. During their short-term enrollments in our program, we must equip them with accelerated academic and life skills, and support them to find their first step on the path to productive adulthood. Our students need a deeply personal, one-on-one approach, leveraging authentic mentoring relationships to build their academic skills and redirect their existing talents and strengths towards life success.” – D. Lacy Asbill, CEO
 

Moye White

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MRW Connected

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MUD Jeans

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Mujeres del Pacífico

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Myplanet

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Namasté Solar

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Nation Partners

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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
     

Natura

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Natural Investments

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“Since our purpose is to invest in conscientious and environmentally friendly companies, it means a great deal to us to walk our talk and be the change we wish to see in the world. We are always thrilled to be recognized for our national leadership in sustainability.” – Michael Kramer, Managing Partner
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“Our customers want their investments to reflect their values, so we listen very carefully to their interests and priorities to assure that they can support local and global opportunities that alleviate poverty and facilitate the transition to a green economy.” – Michael Kramer, Managing Partner
 

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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Ned Schaub Consulting

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Neema

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New Belgium Brewing Co.

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New Resource Bank

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“We are honored to be recognized as a 2016 Best for the World company! We are dedicated to proving that business can be a force for good and for inspiring those around us to think about all people and the planet with every decision they make.” – Tracy Tiernan, Manager of Partnerships
       

NewInc

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“NEWINC assists with the management of resources and waste in construction sites through the awareness of employees to: eliminate waste and implement the correct selective waste separation and direct the responsible disposal of recyclable materials. These residues – adequately separated in specific bays, steel, plastic and paper – are sold to recyclers licensed. Wood is donated to an industry that reuses the material.” – Camila Storti, Consultora em Sustentabilidade
   

Newstart Canada

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North Berkeley Investment Partners

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“North Berkeley Investment Partners provides a nurturing and engaging environment that encourages sustainable work practices, growth in individual expertise and civic participation. Every team member is provided five service-time days a year, above market compensation, 100 percent fully paid medical coverage, clear development paths and easy access to the firm leadership. We believe that a sustainable and healthy work environment provides for stability and longevity for our firm.” – James Wilson, Brand and Marketing Specialist

Northeast Green Building Consulting

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Notogroup

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Nudge

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Numbers for Good

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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
     

O’Connells

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Oaklandish

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Odyssey Labs

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“At its core, Odyssey Sensors is about designing and delivering low-cost technology to improve the financial and environmental sustainability of smallholder and subsistence farmers worldwide. By building sensors and sensor networks that are simple to use, affordable, and available, Odyssey Sensors is able to increase farm productivity and the livelihoods of farmers and their families. The overarching objective of Odyssey Sensors is to provide technology whose cost can be recouped from the yield gains of just one crop cycle.” – Wayne Turner, CEO
 

Oficina da Sustentabilidade

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Okena

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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
     

Oliver Russell & Associates

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One Earth Designs

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OneEnergy Renewables

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OneSeventeen Media

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Opaline

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Opulent Group

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Origin Climate

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“We've helped implement dozens of projects in the U.S. that generate renewable energy and/or manage organic waste more effectively and productively. They often have co-benefits too, like improved local air and water quality. Locally, we are a recognized San Francisco Green Business, and our office is in a LEED certified and Energy Star building with a composting and recycling program. We have also implemented a paperless policy, purchasing only energy-efficient equipment and offsetting our GHG emissions annually.” – Norah Olley, Associate
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“Our employees are the core of our success, and we reward their work through our profit-sharing program, 401(k) matching, commuter benefits, healthcare, bi-weekly lunch and learn sessions, unpaid volunteer leave, and we provide them with the tools and opportunities they need to grow.” – Norah Olley, Associate

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 Leadership

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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
     

Outcomes for Children

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PAEZ

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Paintbox Catering and Bistro

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Pangolin Associates

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“Pangolin was founded to help other organizations become environmentally responsible. We are a carbon-neutral business, and have helped many clients achieve net-zero emissions. All office equipment is turned off when not in use. We encourage work from home to reduce our transport footprint and resources used. Most of our team has already invested in solar power at home, as well as energy efficient appliances and lighting. Waste is kept to a minimum. We select products and materials that can be recycled.” – Iain Smale, Managing Director
   

Parque del Recuerdo

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Partnership Capital Growth

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PeaceWorks Technology Solutions

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“PeaceWorks Technology Solutions, a first-rate service and technology organization, provides a flexible work environment, an opportunity for part-time and full-time employment, education and training opportunities, an above living wage, workplace benefits, as well as the option of becoming a part-owner in the organization after a number of years of service.” – Elaine Adema, Marketing and Account Manager

Peer

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PEGAfrica

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“Our business sells solar home lighting systems and other useful products on credit to underserved households in off-grid villages in Ghana. This helps them access productive assets that they could otherwise not afford that help them save money and more easily achieve their goals.” – Nate Heller, Chief Operating Officer
 

Pixelis

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“Pixelis doesnʼt have a unique goal of making profit. The agency wants to develop new action capabilities, improvement, trainings and innovation. Our mission is to live our values – which are freedom, responsibility, creativity, independence, agility, honesty and pleasure – through our day-to-day business.” – Edouard Provenzani, President

Policlínica Granato

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Portafolio Verde

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“To have a purpose makes you powerful, but to share a purpose makes you invincible. We want to be an example for all entrepreneurs: It can be done, good business can actually be a good business.” – Alejandro Zapata, CEO
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“We are a consultant firm for sustainable development. We aim to improve life quality by maximizing the impact of the resources that are invested by our clients. Our consultancy work is mainly B-to-B, and in our projects, the end beneficiaries are base-of-the-pyramid communities, vulnerable population, and SMEs (entrepreneurs, family businesses, micro, small and medium organizations). When prioritizing, usually each project has its own requirements for participating, whether it's women of a certain age range, farmers that belong to a cooperative, schools that are in the impact areaʼ of a mining project, companies that have under a certain amount of workers, etc.” – Alejandro Zapata, CEO
 

Practical Energy Solutions

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Praxis Consulting Group

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Preserve

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“We look at the entire lifecycle of our products to reduce impact at every stage. By using recycled plastic to create our products, we are decreasing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and decreasing the demand for virgin plastic. We calculate that since 1996, the creation of our products has saved around 10 million pounds of virgin plastic. We have designed our products to reduce waste by focusing on reusability. By offering tableware and food storage containers that can withstand hundreds to thousands of uses, we are decreasing the need for disposable options.” – Meghan Goodwin, Sales and Marketing Associate
   

ProQualitas

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Prosperity Candle

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Purpose

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PV Squared

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Pymwymic

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“Being a part of the Best for the World list for 2016 is surely very important for us because it is a prestigious external recognition of a type of business that Pymwymic started doing over 20 years ago. However, we also feel that every conscientious business is the best-of-the-best in their own way and deserves a prize for its contribution in making this world a better place.” – Margherita Pandolfo, Trainee
       

Quinn & Partners

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R&D Green

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“We sell equipment, mainly solar renewable energy. By selling water purifiers and household plastic containers, we avoid many discharges to the environment. All our products are long-life, avoiding more difficult waste disposal.” – Maria del Carmen Romero, Lawyer
   

Rain Water Solutions

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RainGrid

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Raven + Lily

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Re:Vision Architecture

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Realize Strategies

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Recicladora Urbana

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“Our mission becomes more powerful with our effective participation in the movement of Circular Economy in Brazil, sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which advocates for full inclusion of reused materials back into the production chain. In addition, recycling and remanufacturing electronic waste saves almost all of the energy used in the production of new equipment.” – Aline Galvo, Environmental Engineering
   

Reciclarg

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Recollective Consulting

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Red Elephant

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Red Rabbit

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Refficient

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“REfficient ensures reusable products stay out of landfills, and even recycling, if it can be reused. This enables companies to be efficient with resources.” – Stephanie McLarty, CEO
   

Reho Travel

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“Having clearly stated and promoted values within our organization, by which all team members are held accountable, is the key to our business. These values form the framework within which all major decisions are made, and they provide a strong benchmark and sounding board against which any potential disagreement or conflict may ultimately be measured and resolved. The resulting consistency of action and the equitable nature by which decisions are made, means that there is a greater likelihood of the development of a harmonious, high-performance team.” – Karsten Horne, CEO

Renewal Funds

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“I am one of the luckiest people in the world to work for a business with such strong, consistent values.” – Joel Solomon, Chair
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“We are a lifelong learning environment with a culture of respect, engagement and support of meaningful careers.” – Joel Solomon, Chair

Republica Organic

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Rescue Chocolate

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

Rescue Social Change Group

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RetailOasis

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Revista Innovación Social

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ReVive

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“It's an amazing opportunity to show people in other countries how brownfields/urban sites can be developed in a way that benefits everyone. Our Live the Good Life mission is something I can recommend to everyone, in every business. I work every day with happy clients, colleagues and other contacts because we do things differently.ʼ It's great to see that B Lab acknowledges and appreciates our mission!” – Susanne Koolhof, Good Life Maker
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“Our developments are all passive or low-energy. We only develop urban sites (brownfields) and never greenfields. Because we are in an urban environment, our connectivity is superb, with public transport, shops and the city-center all close by. With this in mind, we convince people they don't need two cars (or even one!), but one can think about car-sharing. We provide shared bicycles, a common space as a kind of community building where people can share tools, materials, child care, etc.” – Susanne Koolhof, Good Life Maker
   

Revivn

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Revolution Foods

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RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders

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Rivanna Natural Designs

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RNL Design

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“We are 100 percent ESOP, and as such, our employees define who we are. Through our internal operations we prioritize above all else the wellbeing of all RNL'ers. From our in-house bike fleet and healthy snacks to respecting the work-life balance, we are a community first and a company second.” – Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, Director of Sustainability

Roshan

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RSF Capital Management

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Sílice

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S360 Sustainability Services

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Saber es Poder

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Salt Spring Coffee

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“We only have one planet, and Salt Spring Coffee is determined to take care of it. Our goal? To make great coffee that doesnʼt compromise the earth. Salt Spring Coffee was an early adopter when it comes to measuring and managing our carbon footprint. In 2012, we conducted a full lifecycle analysis of our coffee to better understand how and where energy is used – from our origin farms to our Richmond roastery. Based on the results, weʼve taken steps to buy more shade-grown coffee (which requires less irrigation), invested in a solar dryer for our Peruvian partners and increased the share of coffee that arrives by freighter at the Port of Vancouver to 95 percent.” – Lisa Pratt, Marketing Manager
   

Sarona Asset Management

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Saul Good Gift Co.

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Save On Meats

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Savenia

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Schaffer & Combs

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Scoutcomms

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Seed Consulting Services

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“Seed swapped all office lighting to LED at our cost. We manage heating and cooling within set temperatures to reduce electricity consumption and reduce our water consumption to avoid additional pumping by the water utility. We split all waste into organics and recyclables, and send minimum waste to landfill. We encourage staff to use public transport and cycle whenever possible. We are currently investigating a collaboration with our landlord to install solar PV as a method toward offsetting our carbon footprint. It is very important that we practice what we preach.” – Andy Chambers, Director
   

Seeds Printing

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Sendle

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SEQUIL Systems

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“As a sustainability consulting firm, it's evident that we are committed to pushing designers, owners and contractors to create LEED certified projects, and to implement better owner/operating practices to protect our natural resources.” – Elena Painter, Office Manager
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“We were among the first B Corps in Florida and are very committed to putting employeesʼ welfare before profit.” – Elena Painter, Office Manager

SER

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“We develop participatory methodologies for participatory planning and decision making and development of solutions for local problems. We also incubate startups with positive social and environmental impact. Solutions and projects developed in collaboration and participation with all the stakeholders have a greater positive impact. We are fostering local positive transformation.” – Camila Godinho, Founder & Director
 

Seventh Generation

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“Nurturing nature means choosing ingredients from renewable sources such as plants rather than sourcing them from petroleum, using recycled materials whenever possible and striving to design our products and packaging to be biodegradable or recyclable. Our product-development team is continually innovating new and improved products. They look for ways to increase bio-based or recycled content or to improve biodegradability or recyclability to support our goals. The path forward is not always smooth, but the trend is upward.” – Ashley Orgain, President
   

Simply Straws

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Sirplast

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Sistema Biobolsa

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“This designation reflects our deep conviction that being a conscientious business is the only way to have a positive impact on our society. It requires innovation, patience, out-of-the-box thinking and dedication, but is also the most natural and respectful way to operate. We are glad this is being recognized!” – Esther Altorfer, Finance Director
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“Sistema Biobolsa transforms waste into renewable energy (biogas) through our biodigester technology. Our product is mostly made out of recycled PET bottles and is packaged in its own liner, making it a zero-waste technology. We harvest rainwater in our offices and compost organic waste.” – Esther Altorfer, Finance Director
   

Six Degree People

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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
     

SNW Asset Management

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“In order to provide our clients with the attention and service they deserve, it is critical that our employees are fully engaged. Therefore, we are committed to creating a strong work/life balance for our employees. In the office, we strive to develop a strong corporate culture that maximizes employee productivity and satisfaction through establishing clear goals and providing consistent feedback. At home, we take care of our employees by providing fully paid health and life insurance, ample paid time off, a generous 401(k) match, commuting stipends and gym stipends.” – Jacon Brownfield, CFO

SoapBox

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Social Enterprise Finance Australia

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“We are very proud to be part of the Best for the World list. This recognition shows us that we are heading in the right direction with our mission and sustainable practices. It also shows other businesses that they, too, can be more sustainable and responsible in their practices, without it having a negative impact on their bottom line. We look forward to when this becomes mainstream and we wonʼt need to receive this type of recognition in the future.” – Sandra Kemp, Operations Manager
       

Social Impact Architects

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“This recognition means that we are practicing what we preach – that you can do good in the community and also be a profitable business. We love being part of a community that will transform the future definition of business.” – Suzanne Smith, Founder & CEO
       

Softcare

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“Our customers are nonprofit agencies helping people in communities across the country. They can't keep up with the demand for their services. Our job is helping the agencies find ways to help more people, with greater success, using available resources. Our success is their success in changing more lives.” – Richard Lightbown, President
 

Solar Works

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Solidarity Capital Group

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Solutions For Progress

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“SfP combines technology and public policy with a commitment to community outreach to deliver practical solutions to the complex problems of poverty – moving households from Crisis to Choice. In the last 12 months, SfPʼs services, The Benefit Bank and MyBudgetCoach have impacted 175,000 individuals that comprise 105,000 households living in 2,500 separate communities. Our goal of ending poverty in the U.S. is inextricably linked to and embedded in the services we develop and support. By providing streamlined access to public benefits, work supports, tax credits and refunds, The Benefit Bank online service helps to stabilize families living through the daily crisis of poverty or at the precipice of falling into poverty.” – Peter Rubenstein, VP, Sales & Marketing
 

Sonen Capital

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SOS Dental

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SOS Drinks

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Source Intelligence

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South Mountain Co.

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“South Mountain Company is a 41-year-old employee-owned cooperative. We provide architecture, engineering, renewable energy and building services. The integration of these disciplines, all working together seamlessly, is at the heart of our practice. Some of our 2016 goals are: a disciplined introduction of open-book management practices; a complete redesign of our website; research and development of new battery-storage technology; creating a business continuity plan; developing SMC employee community solar projects; continuing work on our Next 40ʼ transition to South Mountainʼs 2nd generation; and, most important, delivering an exciting variety of successful projects for wonderful people and organizations!” – John Abrams, CEO
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“Sensitive land use, non-polluting systems and low-energy building are our hallmarks. We are committed to the transition to an economy based on renewable energy. We recently launched a program called Solar for All to bring solar to those living in subsidized affordable housing in our community. Recently, as the idea of becoming a zero-energy and zero-waste company gained traction, we realized that we must measure our companyʼs carbon footprint. We developed a methodology, gathered data, and produced the first phase of our carbon footprint assessment. We now have five years of data, and we are beginning to understand what we must do to get to zero-energy and zero-waste.” – John Abrams, CEO
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“With five licensed architects, a licensed engineer, energy specialists, and a large group of skilled builders and woodworkers, we are able to offer a unique combination of services, a wide range of architectural styles and project types. South Mountain is art, science, and craft, all assembled into an engaging, transparent, and satisfying process. Itʼs no coincidence that some of the most beautiful homes in our region also produce more energy than they consume, and are comfortable, durable, healthy, and less costly to operate and maintain. Our clients, this community, and the people in this company – together they define South Mountain.” – John Abrams, CEO

Spark

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“Spark is devoted to taking active responsibility in society; rethinking systems, organizations and business models; and driving sustainable change. One of our main vocations is radically changing the DNA of business. As a company, we never shy away from the opportunity to serve as a laboratory for innovative practice. Being recognized as Best for the World is a sign of our commitment to be the change ourselves and provide inspiration to the world. We are proud, full stop!” – Nille Nolsè Skalts, Managing Partner
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“We believe in people! We are optimistic changemakers, our people are at the core of our value creation, and we emphasize generosity and compassion as core values. Spark is a highly transparent company. We involve both employees and associated consultants intensively in decision-making, allowing our team to take ownership in driving change that matters to them personally and make a true impact. Each has personal impact goals, continuous mentoring, large access to learning and competence development, and concrete possibilities for internal progression.” – Nille Nolsè Skalts, Managing Partner

Spark Strategy

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SQA Pharmacy Services

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Squiz

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Staach

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“Core to our business mission is advocacy for the practice of responsible design and business practices; topics we have come to understand deeply through ten years of daily practice. Through our design and manufacturing processes, Staach delivers products designed to sustain. We place great emphasis on selecting materials that will not pose environmental or health risks along their life cycles, and using our business as a platform to improve policies at the local and federal level; our wood comes from responsibly managed regional forests, ensured through Forestry Stewardship Council Certification, and we work tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure material health and transparency.” – Anne Sherman, Director of Sustainability
   

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
     

STC Sunbelt

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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
     

Sungevity

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SustainAbility

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Sustainable Business Consulting

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Sustainable Earth Solutions

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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
     

Susty Party

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SVT Group

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“We systematically survey our customers to understand what they found useful about our work together and what they would improve. This helps us innovate.” – Sara Olsen, Founder & CEO
 

Sweet’tauk

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Swink Webservices

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Target DDI

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Technicians For Sustainability

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“Our beginnings were built on principles of sustainability. Itʼs what drew us to working together, and itʼs what continues to drive us. We continue to push ourselves to find more efficient, thoughtful ways to operate. Our offices run on clean, renewable energy; our fleet is made up of the most fuel-efficient vehicles available, including a solar-powered, all-electric car. We continue to find ways to ensure the reuse or recycling of the majority of our byproducts. The majority of our staff have bike commuted to work for the last decade. Perhaps most importantly, we continue to challenge ourselves to do more.” – Nicole Koch, Director of Outreach
   

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 Arnold Development Group

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The Australian Group Travel Co.

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"The Australian Group Travel Company is like one big extended happy family. As such we all enjoy regular professional development opportunities; regular travel to visit people, places and communities with whom we work; flexible working hours; volunteer time; weʼre family-friendly and pet-friendly (weʼve even had Henrietta, a pet chicken with the flu, spend the day at our office under close supervision!); and staff buy into company. Itʼs important to us to create a work environment that builds great relationships, and in the process, does great work.” – Caroline OʼBrien, Co-Director & Owner

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen

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The Bear James Co.

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The Big Issue

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The Builders Fund

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The CAPROCK Group

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“We are the employer of choice in our areas due to our commitment to paying for 100 percent of insurance for employees and their families and by continuing to prioritize hiring from within our communities.” – Matthew Weatherley-White, Managing Director & Co-Founder

The Delphi Group

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“Delphi provides its staff with a comprehensive package of employee benefits as well personal and sick leave. Staff are also allocated funds to use for socially responsible causes and are allocated volunteering days. Training and development funds and time off are available to staff who would like to continue their education, attend conferences, etc. Profit sharing and bonuses are also available.” – Alex Carr, Senior Associate

The Detailing Knights

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The Green Engineer

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The Honest Co.

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The Natural Baby Co.

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The One Brand

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The Products Comercial

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The Restorative Leadership Institute

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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 Rose Group

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The Tea Spot

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thedatabank

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TheGreenOffice.com

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Thermaflex

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Thinkbaby & Thinksport

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Three Sista’s

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Threespot

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“Our explicitly stated focus on progressive clients attracts a certain kind of employee that demands more from their work and their employer than just a paycheck. Our goal is to walk the talk with our staff, honoring their commitment to our clients by treating them like we as owners wish to be treated: with superior healthcare, highly competitive salaries, family-friendly policies and a humanist approach to management that pushes our staff to learn and grow, but respects their need for balance. Without people – committed, talented, driven, passionate people – we have no company.” – Rachel Carrier, Office & HR Manager

TMI Consulting

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“Best for the World 2016 is the highest honor I can imagine at this point in TMI's trajectory because the B Corp values are perfectly aligned with ours. TMI's work is global, so this designation lets people know that we are impacting not just the local community, but the world. Finally, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, another B Corp, is publishing our first book, Overcoming Bias, and it launches in October 2016. I believe that this designation will help us push the message of diversity and cultural acceptance further into the world at a time that we need it desperately.” – Tiffany Jana, CEO & President
       

Tostadores de Ometepe

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Traction on Demand

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Traditional Medicinals

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Transformation Development Partnership

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Treedom

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TriCiclos Brasil and Chile

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Trillium Asset Management

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TripZero

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Tulip Winery

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Turbo

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Turnstile Tours

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Twirl Management

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UncommonGoods

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Union Kitchen

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United By Blue

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University Financial Corp.

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Unreasonable Group

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UpSpring

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Utopies

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Veris Wealth Partners

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Viña Polkura

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“No matter what we do or how conscious we are, we know our footprint is always big. Water, energy, carbon, landscape, etc. The fact is, entering a place and changing it has an impact. So we are constantly looking for how to improve and revisiting things we thought we were doing right. Everything can be improved. All the time.” – Sven Bruchfeld, Co-Owner, Winemaker & General Manager
   

Via Gutenberg

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“This recognition means a lot. First of all, Iʼd like to thank you for this recognition. It is very important for someone else tell us Yes, you are on the right path.ʼ Even though we feel we are very aligned and sure, when we innovate and break business as usualʼ rules all the time, we need, once in a while, someone to remind us that we are not alone, we share values with a great B Corp community around the World, and this is the best reward we could get.” – Sergio Serapiao, Co-Founder & Partner
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“Since our companyʼs foundation in 2003, we have worked with businesses, the government, NGOs and universities in order to develop multi-stakeholder solutions to address complex social problems. Via Gutenberg develops solutions to critical causes,ʼ such as sustainability and longevity. We do not develop a solution for clients needs only, but integral outcomes for the causes.ʼ We do it by diving deep in the causeʼ ecosystem, dialoguing with different stakeholders to understand what innovations we can develop together, that alone one could not do, and has not done yet.” – Sergio Serapiao, Co-Founder & Partner
 

VIF International Education

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Virginia Community Capital

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Vista Caballo

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“Our planet provides everything we need. We live in it and for it. We have created a living eco-system where people can come and have an experience of living in harmony with the planet. We produce very little waste. We are conscious of the products we buy and recycle what we are able to – which thankfully these days is quite a lot. Our waste-removal company has just been purchased, and we plan to speak to the new company about creating a recycling facility closer to our town. Our compost goes to our chickens and roosters who in turn make farm fresh eggs – which show up on our farm-to-table menus.” – Lisa Arie, Co-Founder & President
   

Vivid Accountants & Advisers

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Volans

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W.S. Badger Co.

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“We believe that for a company to prosper and generate goodness over the long term, we must create shared value for stakeholders, employees and society while remaining transparent. Being a good corporate citizen isnʼt just good for business, itʼs how we give back to the people and communities that help us ensure a healthy planet for current and future generations. In support of meeting these objectives and honoring our mission, we donate 10 percent of pre-tax profits to charitable organizations, offer employee-centered benefits that promote wellness, and are committed to improving our environmental impact and solving sustainability challenges that affect our community.” – Deirdre Fitzgerald, Marketing & PR Manager
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“Environmental responsibility is one of our key operating principles, informing and inspiring all we do. This caring and mindful approach is reflected in every detail of our eco-friendly facility. Organic to us means healthy air, healthy water, healthy earth, and healthy people; so we are committed to supporting organic farming. In 2015, we created an Environmental Management System to track and improve our environmental impact. The system is now the basis for future environmental monitoring and goal setting at Badger.” – Deirdre Fitzgerald, Marketing & PR Manager
   

WakaWaka

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“As of October 2014, we became a member of the B Corporation community. An important collective voice, as WakaWaka believes that businesses can play an integral and pivotal role in providing solutions to today's critical issues. The designation of best-of-the-best is a valuable objective recognition for WakaWaka. Itʼs a stamp of approval that our mission and sustainable business approach to accomplish that, is valued. It also motivates us to further grow as a young company, continuously taking social and environmental performance standards into account.” – Emma Olde Bijvank, Strategic Account Manager
       

Warby Parker

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Wasmer, Schroeder & Co.

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Waste Farmers

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WasteZero

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WaterSmart Software

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“The mission of WaterSmart is to change the way the world uses water, and through our advanced technology solutions, water utilities have been better able to educate their consumers about how much water they are using, how it compares to others, and how they can save water and money. Since 2011, WaterSmart has translated these benefits into significant savings for utilities, and has continued to forge a path of technological innovation in the water industry. Since inception, the company has saved our utility partners and their customers over 3 billion gallons of water, $20 million, and 30,000 tons of C02.” – Jeff Lipton, Director of Marketing
   

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
     

West Paw Design

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“Our 70-plus employees make eco-friendly dog toys, mats and beds that are filled with fiber from recycled plastic bottles. Founded in 1996, West Paw Design manufactures 98 percent of our products in the same Bozeman facility that houses our offices, and we invite customers to send back used products for recycling through our infinite recycling program called, Join the Loop. We also use sustainable materials in our pet beds and toys such as hemp and organic cotton.” – Amy Schumann, Marketing Communications
   

Wholly Hemp

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Willem & Drees

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Woodfold Mfg.

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WorkSquare

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Worldcoo

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“As a part of our mission, we do as much as we can to prioritize our customersʼ needs. We make our best effort to understand what their major concerns are and try to help them in social projects that need the most resources and effort. To do that, we evaluate every e-commerce company before we start working with them and ensure that each one is the most appropriate for the selected project. Additionally, we help them to communicate what they do to our community and media. This helps them to publicize their work to society so that more people can contribute to palliate social and environmental problems.” – Aureli Bou, COO
 

xrunner

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“Being part of the Best for the World list means a great deal. We work tirelessly to provide the best possible toilet service to a part of the population that is too often neglected. We spend hours and days on end in these communities, talking to our customers and to prospective ones, racking our brains to find ever more ways to make the service more attractive and affordable and to make the toilet ever more comfortable. So, a recognition of this global scope is something that makes us, as a team, feel valued, respected and, most of all, confirmed in our mission to bring dignified sanitation to the world's poor!” – Isabel Medem, Co-Founder & CEO
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“Part of our business model is to process collected feces into nutrient-rich and safe compost. This means that we affect the environment positively in two ways. One, by removing toxic waste that would otherwise remain in the community, posing health risks to humans, destroying the soil and contaminating the ground waters. And secondly, we make a product that enriches and nurtures the environment out of toxic material, meaning that we produce something that not only doesn't damage the environment, but it actually heals it.” – Isabel Medem, Co-Founder & CEO
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“All our efforts revolve around our customers' well-being – the products and service we provide are designed to improve the quality of life of entire families. We constantly look for ways to make things easier for our clients, adopting and implementing new technologies. We also place a high value on customer attention, solving problems that may arise within less than 48 hours, and we encourage our clients to tell us what they'd like us to improve.” – Isabel Medem, Co-Founder & CEO
 

Y Scouts

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Yapacopia

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YIKES

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“YIKES believes that employees make the company and deserve to know their worth. We believe in a strong life-work balance and provide the means for employees to meet professional and personal demands that enrich life. This includes supporting flextime, providing a robust paid-vacation and holiday policy, as well as paid volunteer time off. We strive to be a happy place to work.” – Mia Levesque, Co-Owner & Co-Founder

YouGreen

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Yulu Public Relations

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“It is important that our employees align with our company culture and values and our mission to champion social innovation by sharing stories that matter. We strive for a culture of open dialogue and always encourage our employees to challenge the status quo. Theyʼre proud to say their work has purpose. We treat our staff with respect, and they abide by our freedom and responsibility program, which allows for unlimited vacation. We encourage our employees to attend networking events and conferences that are of interest to them and offer each employee an education stipend to put to use in a relevant area of their choosing.” – Jenna Kuchinsky, Operations Manager

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
     

Zevin Asset Management

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“At ZAM, we've always prided ourselves on our client service. Our clients rely on us to express their values through their portfolios. We do this by constructing investment portfolios that meet their social concerns as well as their financial needs. Acting as socially responsible investment advisors, we provide an important service to our clients who seek financial returns with positive societal impacts.” – Emily DeMasi, Associate Portfolio Manager
 

Zoona

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View the full Best for the World criteria and methodology here.