Organizer: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Date: 04.08.14, 05:30PM – 04.08.14, 07:00PM ET
Location:Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Sponsor:CS Wurzberger with the Green Up Girl
Discover how easy it is to use the B Impact Assessment tool and lead your organization to a sustainable future. This free and confidential tool will help you measure your company's socially responsible business practices and compare them against thousands of other businesses.
More than 900 Certified B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. These change agents are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace, offering a positive vision of a better way to do business, and achieving high growth and high impact. At the same time, 20 states have passed legislation creating Benefit Corporations to build and appropriate legal infrastructure in support of sustainable business. Join us to learn about the difference between Certified B Corps and Benefit Corporations, how to become a B Corp or a Benefit Corporation, the advantages to your organization of joining the movement and the experience of one Vermont Company that is a certified B Corp.
There will also be a couple of case studies and success stories.
Speakers: Yola Carlough and Additional Speakers TBA
Yola joined B Lab in 2011. Her work in the area of Community Development facilitates entry into the B Corp community for businesses that commit to the highest standards of transparency, accountability and performance. Her efforts bring momentum, through membership growth, to the global B Corp movement that redefines success in business and builds a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable economy. She also manages a private consulting initiative in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
From 2007-2011, Yola was Director of Sustainability at Burt’s Bees natural personal care products in Durham, NC. where she developed, integrated and monitored innovative strategies to achieve the brand’s short and long term corporate responsibility goals in a commitment to sustainable working and living practices that activate the power of business on behalf of positive environmental and societal change. As Executive Director of the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, Yola worked to create meaningful partnerships with non profit organizations driving innovative, positive change through systemic, replicable models that seek to eliminate the root cause of social and environmental problems.
Prior to joining Burt’s Bees, Yola was Director of Social Mission at Ben & Jerry’s in Burlington, VT, where she managed pioneering environmental and socially conscious directions for the company’s domestic and international business.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public!
To Register: Advance registration appreciated but not required. RSVP to CS Wurzberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-258-8046.
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