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Waldron Announces B Corporation Certification

Firm is the first Seattle-based executive search and talent management consulting firm to achieve B Corp certification

Submitted by: Waldron

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance

Posted: Nov 14, 2012 – 07:18 PM EST

 

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - Waldron is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation, making it the first executive search and talent management consulting firm headquartered in Seattle to achieve B Corp status. B Corporations are a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. 

The company counts many domestic and international nonprofits, multinational NGOs and foundations among its clients. With over 30 years of experience, Waldron provides a combination of executive search, leadership and organizational development, and career transition services.

“In addition to working with social sector organizations, being a socially responsible company is part of our anatomy.” said Waldron’s Founder and CEO, Tom Waldron. “We view joining the B Corp community as a natural step in articulating our mission and commitment to helping people and organizations increase their impact.”

Headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Boston, Portland OR, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Boise, Waldron is also an equity-owner of Career Partners International (CPI), a global talent management firm, allowing the firm to provide services to its clients on a global basis.

About Waldron

Founded in 1982, Waldron (www.waldronhr.com) is the consulting partner strategic leaders choose to help attract, engage, and inspire effective leaders. The firm specializes in putting the leadership and structure in place to advance the mission of any organization focused on social impact, through complementary services in retained executive search and leadership capacity building.

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.  As of May 2012, there are over 600 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace. 

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business. 

For more information, please contact:

Jaime Pharr Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 206.792.4223
Phone 2: 206.441.4144
Kevin Osborne Vice President - Client Services
Phone: 206.792.4220
Phone 2: 206.441.4144

 

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