They’re your dollars.
Use them where they’ll do the most good.
As a consumer, you have more power than you think to shape impact throughout the region and the economy.
The customer is always right. It’s the oldest cliche in the business world for a reason: customers are the lifeblood of any business enterprise, from the Fortune 100 to the local corner store. Just imagine the impact if every customer insisted upon a broader definition of profit and public good every time they made a purchase.
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Resources for Consumers
B Corps — B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Conscious Capitalism - Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us.
The Directory of businesses in the Sustainable Business Network — The Sustainable Business Network is a community of local businesses committed to building a just, thriving, and sustainable economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Greenworks is a program of the City’s Office of Sustainability. Building on local sustainability achievements over the last eight years, the Office of Sustainability updated Greenworks in November 2016.