March 2012 Best Practice Network Webinar series, presented by VolunteerMatch
Being a competitive business today isn’t just about a positive bottom line – it’s about a positive triple bottom line, where people, planet and profit are all accounted for in measuring business success. Good social and environmental practices help contribute to consumer loyalty, employee recruitment and retention, and stronger profits. It’s no longer enough to be the best in the world; companies must also prove they are the best FOR the world. This shift in consumer, employee and market factors has created a movement of companies embedding social and environmental missions into the DNA of the organization.
At the helm of this movement is B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab is building a business community of certified B Corporations and the market infrastructure necessary to create a new sector of the economy that will redefine success in business.
Join VolunteerMatch Solutions for a conversation with B Lab’s Director of Services, Vale Jokisch, who will share more information about what it takes to become a B Corporation and how these organizations are transforming the business sector. Participants will learn the key trends impacting the shift to more responsible businesses, share best practices of B Corporations and tips for how to get started.
About Our Guest Speaker:
Vale is the Director of Services at B Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to using the power of business to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Vale works to build a community of Certified B Corporations, giving certified companies the tools to improve their financial performance, deepen their social and environmental impact, and drive the movement to create a new sector of the economy that will redefine success in business.
Prior to joining B Lab, Vale was the Deputy Director of Empowerment Group, a non-profit microenterprise development organization. She also has experience in law and as a full-time musician. Vale holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College and an MBA with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.