Three B Corps Walk Into A Bar
Hello friends. We’re testing a new format with our Purpose Post® newsletter. In place of the longer-form narrative we usually present, this issue provides quick-get snapshots of original content and found objects that have glittered and caught our eye. Let us know what you think.
Three B Corps Walk Into A Bar
Just kidding, as there’s not much of that happening these days. But what does happen when three B Corps get together during the pandemic and start virtually plotting and scheming? We’ve joined together with two other B Corps, Roundpeg and Unity Web Agency, to start a new company called Unit Co that is building a platform to help small businesses measure and report their impact. Read more. #SDG17
Here’s What You’ve Been Searching For
Ecosia, a Certified B Corp, is a search engine that fights climate change. How? It uses ad revenue generated by your searches to plants trees in parts of the world that need them most. User searches have planted 119 million trees so far and counting. You can get the free browser extension here. #SDG13
It Just Feels Good
Social enterprise startups are increasingly raising capital on Wefunder, an equity crowdfunding service that connects startups with investors online. We’ve invested (modestly) in three B Corps. It’s a great way to support local businesses and social enterprises to help them scale their impact, while getting a small slice of the ownership upside. Plus, it just feels good. Here’s one hometown social enterprise we invested in that’s currently raising funds on the platform. #SDG17
Inspiration Alley: Dolores Huerta
Don’t know who she is? Until last summer, neither did we—shame on us! So we set out to change that by honoring her with a giant portrait on our Inspiration Alley mural project (and you can see her mural here). Dolores is a revered social justice champion who’s still fighting the good fight at age 90. Sí, Se Puede! You can learn more about Dolores and her foundation’s work here. #SDG5, #SDG10
How Women are Changing the Philanthropy Game
Women have always powered nonprofits. And philanthropy. (And just about everything else, while we’re at it.) It’s inspiring to see women taking center stage with their views and voices, either individually or through the creative evolution of collective giving. A great read from the New York Times in this in-depth article. #SDG5
And Something to Animate You
We’re big fans of motion design, animation—and documentaries. Lady and the Dale is a fascinating story of a fast-talking con artist taking on the auto industry back in the ‘70s, made all the more captivating by Sean Donnelly’s creative use of animation. If you’ve got HBO, it’s worth the watch. (Not certain which SDG to tag, but we’ll give it an #SDG10 and #SDG13 for reasons you’ll see when you watch the doc.)
What are all those #SDGs hashtags? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are “a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.”
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