Saturday, September 09, 2017 08:00 AM

GREENSPACES LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO HELP WOMEN-/MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES GET B CORPORATION STATUS

GreenLight is offering a new program that will help women- and minority-owned businesses achieve B corporation certification. (Photo: Contributed)

GreenSpaces is aiming to help women and minority business owners achieve B corporation certification.

B corp certification is given through a nonprofit called B Lab[1] that certifies that businessesare held to a high standard in regards to the environment, its workers and customers, community impact, and its governance over these areas.

The work will be done through the organizations GreenLight program.

To start helping women and minority business owners, officials askthat interested businesses fill out a survey[2] to help gauge where the business needs the most support. Then, GreenLight leaders will help the business meet the sustainability criteria set by B Lab.

We realize that not every business will become a B corp, GreenLight program coordinator Natalie Hostetler said in a prepared statement. Our goal is to be companies Energy Star portfolio manager so they always know how they compare to other businesses based on sustainability points.

GreenLight is one of seven organizations participating in a pilot program created by B Lab to help ...

News source: Nooga.com

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