Submitted by: Entrepreneurs’ Foundation of SVCF
Posted: May 14, 2012 – 04:39 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 /CSRwire/ - EF & B Lab are excited to announce a recently formed alliance. The alliance is intended to provide both EF & B Lab’s networks access to like-minded companies; all keenly interested in embedding social impact as a core value of their businesses. The relationship will provide access to peer based learning and shared expertise in corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and community involvement.
EF & B Lab look forward to providing companies of all sizes a comprehensive solution to further develop, implement and enhance existing corporate philanthropic programs. Through this alliance, EF &B Lab are looking to help companies interested in developing and enhancing both their corporate philanthropic initiatives and corporate cultures comprehensive and meaningful solution.
“Hundreds of companies choose to become B corps and have made a commitment to social impact. With this relationship, EF is excited to assist these companies with other philanthropic engagement opportunities particularly as it relates to their corporate social responsibility needs. These programs include employee programs, volunteering, and the development of an overarching mission, vision and strategy for a company’s comprehensive philanthropic efforts. “ states Diane Solinger, Executive Director, EF.
“It’s great to bring these two business communities closer together. B Lab and EF work in such complementary areas it makes sense to collaborate more where we can. I know EF is excited to engage with more B Corps on their work. We’re looking forward to increasing awareness of the B Corp movement and sharing use of the B Impact Assessment with EF member companies, it’s such a great tool to measure company social and environmental impact.” Dermot Hikisch, Head of Community Development, B Lab.
B Lab is a non-profit organization dedicated to using the power of business to address the world’s most pressing challenges. We support entrepreneurs who use business as a force for good. By certifying B Corporations, supporting the development of Benefit Corporation legislation, and informing capital investments to the impact space with GIIRS, we are building a business community and the market infrastructure necessary to create a new sector of the economy that will redefine success in business. Learn more at www.bcorporation.net
EF is a non-profit public charity on a mission to encourage, empower and enhance corporate philanthropy and corporate community involvement. EF encourages companies to be philanthropic by providing guidance and expertise to companies that haven’t yet adopted a community or philanthropy program; empowers companies to be philanthropic by providing open sourced resources, tools and best practices and on-line and in-person forums to make it easy for companies to learn on their own or from each other; and EF enhances corporate philanthropy by providing direct services to companies who have programs in place but need strategic or tactical support to make their programs better.For more information, visit www.efcsr.org or follow @EFConnections on Twitter.
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