About B Local Wisconsin
B Locals are place-based communities of people using business as a force for good. At the core of every B Local are Certified B Corporations — for-profit companies using the power of business to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. Led by passionate volunteers, B Locals are just one of several networks that exist to create connections, increase the positive impact of their B Corp community, and raise awareness of the B Corp Movement.
Certified B Corps & Benefit Corporations
Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and are often confused. They share much in common and are complementary, but have a few important differences. Certified B Corporations and Benefit Corporations and are both leaders of a global movement to use business as a force for good. Both meet higher standards of accountability and transparency. Both create the opportunity to unlock our full human potential and creativity to use the power of business for the higher purpose of solving society's most challenging problems.
Certified "B Corp" businesses are legally obligated to shareholders, the environment and community. Around the nation, certifications are expanding, including in Wisconsin. We hear from a Temple University professor and three Wisconsin-based companies that strive for purpose and profit.
Join Mary Stelletello, Founder of Vista Global, for Vista Global's new podcast, “Minutes with Mary”! In this podcast, Mary discusses a variety of topics, including the secrets to becoming a solopreneur, what it’s like to become a B Corp, how to manage your energy, and much more.
Developed by B Lab and the United Nations Global Compact, the SDG Action Manager is a web-based impact management solution to enable businesses to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals through 2030.
B Corps in the News
"Madison businesses use B Corp certification to prove positive social, environmental impacts"
Highlights several local certified B Corporations
How Forward-Thinking Businesses Can Address Systemic Inequalities Through Adoption of the SDGs
by Lisa Geason-Bauer of
"How Tribe 9 Foods Lives Its Mission"
Published in B The Change
"Businesses Benefiting Wisconsin – The Emergence of Certified B Corps and Benefit Corporations"
by Mark Starik, Ph.D., Always Be Sustaining, BC (Benefit Corporation)
Let's Get to Work
Start Measuring What Matters
Join 50,000+ companies worldwide that are measuring and managing their impact using this free and confidential tool on the road to becoming a Certified B Corp
Determine how much good your company does for the local economy - and see how you stack up against other businesses in the nation. B Local Wisconsin is proud to introduce the B Lab Impact Assessment, a free online tool to help you "measure what matters." Get started in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Get a Baseline
Assess how your company performs against dozens of best practices on employee, community, and environmental impact.
Step 2: Compare Your Impact
See how your company stacks up against thousands of other businesses through your personalized snapshot.
Step 3: Improve Your Impact
Create a plan to improve your company’s practices, and help your staff implement them easily with our Best Practice Guides and Examples.
Check out other local events hosted by our friends at Sustain Dane, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Dane Buy Local, and Conscious Capitalism!
Graphic & Media Designer
Just Coffee Co-op
Darrie Matthew Burrage
Liberatory Action Chair
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