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 6,000+ businesses spanning 87+ 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.
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
Highlights several local certified B Corporations
by Lisa Geason-Bauer of
Published in B The Change
by Mark Starik, Ph.D., Always Be Sustaining, BC (Benefit Corporation)
Let's Get to Work
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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