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Build a Better Business – Governance

The first dimension in the B Corp framework is Governance. Most businesses have some sort of governance mechanism and in that sense the underlying concept isn’t new. What is new: with an increased focus on sustainability governance becomes an important mechanism for ensuring that your values and mission are tightly integrated into everything your business does. Governance provides …

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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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