Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A Certified B Corporation, the company is recognized internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism—and its contributions of more than $110 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP does this by focusing on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people cut carbon and save money, while generating clean, cost-effective and reliable power. GMP is delivering new innovations like battery storage that benefits all customers by directly lowering costs and increasing resiliency.
The J.E.D.I (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Collaborative™ is a non-profit dedicated to accelerating and expanding the impact the natural products industry can have in transforming our entire food system and the accessibility of healthy products.
King Arthur Baking Company has been sharing the joy of baking since 1790. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, a certified B Corp, and 100% employee-owned, King Arthur is the ultimate baking resource, providing the highest quality ingredients for the most delicious baked goods, while inspiring connections and community through baking. King Arthur Baking believes in paying all workers a fair and competitive wage and offers robust retirement benefits, while also fostering a culture of health and wellness, community engagement, and celebration.
Seventh Generation believes their products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home–and for the community and environment outside of it. As a pioneer in corporate responsibility, they want their products to make a difference—from their development through to their production, purchase, use, and disposal. Seventh Generation is always evaluating how to reduce their environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain.
EILEEN FISHER: more than a brand. We are a culture and an ethos born of passionate individuals who work as we live, using good design to inspire creativity, cultivate connection and instill confidence. By reflecting these values in our craft, clothing, workspaces and interactions, we celebrate the vital dynamic between one and many.
Social Mission: To operate the Company in a way that actively recognizes the central role that business plays in society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally.
ECOS produces household cleaning supplies, including soaps, paper products, kitchen cleaners, and even pet products. All of its products are derived from plants and free of chemicals like formaldehyde, petrochemicals, and 1.4 dioxane that are toxic to humans and the environment. With this emphasis on sustainability, the family-owned company has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. ECOS will never test on animals or use animal ingredients in their products. It conducts business in a socially responsible manner that safeguards the earth, and all its inhabitants.
When Barry Cik went to a baby store to buy a crib mattress for his first grandchild in 2003, he was concerned by what he found in the products: assorted chemicals, vinyl/PVC with phthalates, polyurethane foam with flame retardants, formaldehyde, GMOs, glues/adhesives, and more.
Cik said. “When I asked the salesperson about it, he tried to reassure me by saying, ‘oh, come on; if it wasn’t safe the government wouldn’t allow it to be sold!’ And I said, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’” “I just couldn’t buy it,”
NRS is a leading manufacturer of high-performance inflatable boats, standup paddle boards, rafting gear, clothing, camping gear and more. Based in Moscow, Idaho, the company employs around 100 people and is 100% employee-owned.
NRS was founded in 1972 as Northwest River Supplies by Bill Parks, then a business professor at the University of Oregon. Parks believed that businesses could create value in people’s lives beyond just generating profits, and he started the firm to show that these ideas could work in the real world.
Mindful Leader is a Social Impact B Corp, headquartered in the Washington DC Metro Area. Its mission is to foster the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. Through collaboration and alliances with non-profits, universities, corporations, experts in neuroscience, organizational behavior, leadership development, mindfulness, and compassion, Mindful Leader curates and convenes events, learning communities and educational resources to inspire, develop, and connect leaders.
Bromberger Law works at the intersection of business and philanthropy, representing clients in a broad range of activities that range from non-profit to commercial.