Kara Odegard

Sustainable Beer: Conclusion (Post 4 of 4)

Both Hopworks Urban Brewery and The Grain Shed are reacting to a growing demand for conscious brands in the craft beer market, and within the geographical areas they serve. Early research indicates that more sustainable brands are outpacing their conventional counterparts in this competitive space. Hopworks Urban Brewery has more than doubled its growth since …

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Case Study #1: Water Conservation and Hopworks Urban Brewery (Post 2 of 4)

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 2007 with an emphasis on sustainability from the start. Owner and founder, Christian Ettinger, grew his brewery with triple-bottom-line values guiding every decision from the brewery’s conception over the past 12 years.[1] The method in which HUB brews their beer today exemplifies the eco-design …

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Sustainable Beer: Two Examples from the Craft Beer Industry (Post 1 of 4)

The craft beer industry is growing, and beer drinkers in the Pacific Northwest are becoming more and more savvy on how their brew is made. This is good news because the beer industry uses a lot of water. In fact, on average, it takes approximately seven gallons of water to produce just one gallon of beer.[1] …

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B Learning Hour

B Learning Hour is a monthly meet-up designed to share strategies for using your business as a force for good. Learn what Certified B Corps are doing to measure their impact and improve outcomes in their communities. This is a free event intended to share best practices around environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies used …

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Measure Meant Becomes Spokane’s Second Certified B Corporation

Spokane, WA:  Measure Meant Social Impact Consulting is now a Certified B Corporation, only the second Spokane business to achieve this elite designation. Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies that voluntarily meet rigorous standards for social and environmental responsibility, transparency, and governance. Measure Meant—along with Mutu Coffee Roasters, the company that became Spokane’s first B …

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