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 Flour 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 Flour 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.
The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932. We are the masters of reinvention. The first brick we made over 60 years ago is as culturally relevant today as it always was (and still fits too!). And that’s because it is only ever one half of the toy. The other half is the child. LEGO play offers the chance of constant discovery – the possibility of creating something new every time. We are a company that will always be creating, inventing and having fun.
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.
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is considered a leader in sustainable business practices. New Belgium became the first brewery in America to subscribe to wind energy for its electrical needs in 1998. The brewery currently produces 15% of its electricity onsite by harvesting methane from its process water treatment facility to fire a co-generation engine. In 2009, New Belgium installed a 200kW solar array atop its bottling hall and the brewery continues to strive to reduce its water usage at every turn.
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.
For 100 years, The Durst Organization has been a family-run business dedicated to the principles of innovation, integrity, community, and sustainability. The Durst Organization develops, builds, owns, and manages premier office towers and residential buildings that set new standards in environmental responsibility and user efficiency. Its enduring relationships with tenants and partners are critical to its success and have made The Durst Organization generations of builders, building for generations.
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.
Perlman & Perlman is a team of dedicated attorneys driven by a shared passion: helping to make the world a better place. The firm’s focus is on nonprofit law, social enterprise, and international philanthropy.
Its clients include a variety of nonprofit corporations and foundations, fundraising consultants, professional fundraisers, for-profit co-venturers, mission-driven for-profit companies, and individuals across the United States.
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.