About B Local Wisconsin

B Local Wisconsin is a voluntary collaboration of certified B Corps, Benefit Corporations, nonprofits, sustainable businesses and individuals. B Local Wisconsin exists to foster and deepen connections among organizations and individuals in our state who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for good.

 

Mission-driven companies in Wisconsin are redefining what it means to be a successful business. These companies proudly wear a badge that signals to customers, future employees, and investors that they have a strong commitment to being a good corporate citizen. B Corp Certification is the next chapter for socially responsible businesses. 

B Local Wisconsin joins 3,300+ businesses spanning 71+ countries dedicated to meeting the highest standards of positive social impact, good governance, and economic contribution. We are the businesses that care, and together we are a movement. That movement is B Corp.

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.

 
 
 

Our Community

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To help navigate these uncertain times, B Lab has compiled a list of resources available to help support businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

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Evolution Marketing and Purevant Living put this guide together as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide is intended to help employers, small business, and virtual workers think through policies and practices for an environmentally responsible remote workplace. 

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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.

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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.

"Business as A Force for Good

Unpacking Social Sustainability"

by Lisa Geason-Bauer and Emma Hofman of

Evolution Marketing 

"The B Corp Movement Goes Big"

by Christopher Marquis, published in the

Stanford Social Innovation Review

"LAKEFRONT BREWERY ACHIEVES CERTIFIED B CORPORATION® STATUS"

Press release from Lakefront Brewery on April 22, 2020

Resources

 

B Corps in the News

 

"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

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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

 

Take Action

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.

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Events

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Check out other local events hosted by our friends at Sustain Dane, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Dane Buy Local, and Conscious Capitalism

 

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