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Submitted by: Microgrid Solar
Posted: Feb 17, 2014 – 05:01 AM EST
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17 /CSRwire/ - Microgrid Solar, headquartered in St. Louis, announced today that is has received certification as a B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. These B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
Commented Rick Hunter, Microgrid Solar’s Founder and CEO, “For Microgrid, B Corp Certification was a solution to an important need; the need for third party verification and a vetted organizing framework to help guide the work we have been doing towards building our company around a triple bottom line approach to doing business. The potential impact of B Corps is tremendous, and we are excited to be a part of this major socio-economic shift.”
In order to be recognized as a Certified B Corporation, Microgrid had to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accepting legal requirements to include consideration of stakeholder interests (e.g., workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment). “As the leading Midwest comprehensive building energy services provider, Microgrid’s focus has always been on making renewable energy and energy efficiency simple and affordable, while defining success in terms of people, planet, and profit,” said Hunter, “We strive to not only be leaders in our industry, but also leaders in the communities we do business, and are proud to have been accepted into this legal framework of corporations who focus beyond the bottom line.”
About Microgrid Solar
Microgrid Solar is a leading Midwest solar installer, based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for both commercial and residential clients. Microgrid has installed over 400 solar projects in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Business Journal named Microgrid to the Who’s Who in Energy in 2012 and the Heroes of the Planet in 2011. More information at microgrid-solar.com
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of June 2013, there are more than 750 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries and 27 countries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace.
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