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RocketOwl Joins the Growing B Corporation Movement

RocketOwl is proud to be the first Ottawa-based company to become a Certified B Corporation

Submitted by: RocketOwl Inc.

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST

 

OTTAWA, O.N., Jan. 16 /CSRwire/ - RocketOwl is proud to announce its certification as a B Corporation, making it the first company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario to achieve B Corp status. Leading a global movement to redefine success in business, Certified B Corporations are a new kind of company with a positive vision of a better way to do business. As a Certified B Corporation, RocketOwl voluntarily meets a higher standard of transparency, accountability, and performance, harnessing the power of business to solve social and economical problems.

Becoming a Certified B Corporation solidifies the company’s mission in promoting sustainable living, environmental stewardship and social change through gaming. “We’re tremendously excited to be part of a B Corp movement,” said Jasvinder Obhi, COO RocketOwl. “At RocketOwl, we care more about just a single bottom line. We think there is a better way to do business, and want the games we develop to reflect this by positively contributing to our society and our planet.”

RocketOwl’s full B Impact Report is available to the public here: http://www.bcorporation.net/community/directory/rocketowlinc. Highlights from RocketOwl’s B Impact Report include: tree planting program in accordance with player achievements in GreenSpace, 100% of employees own stock options, 20% of employee time dedicated to personal projects and more. With this certification, the Ottawa-based game developer is looking forward to becoming a leader in corporate sustainability practices.

About RocketOwl

Founded in 2010 and based out of Ottawa, Ontario, RocketOwl Inc. is a game developer specializing in creating high quality, fun and engaging games for mobile and online social networks. All games developed by RocketOwl reflect the company’s passion for environmental stewardship, sustainable living and social change.

To learn more about RocketOwl Inc., please visit: www.rocketowl.com.

About B Corp

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 January 2013, there are over 650 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:

Emily Armstrong Marketing & Public Relations
Phone: 613 695 8488

 

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