The kids’ designer clothes produced by Isabel Garretón are more than adorably fashionable. This ethical clothing is the company’s means of providing dignified work opportunities to underprivileged women and to preserve their unique embroidery skills.
By practicing these five good deeds, conscientious businesses can form more peaceful relationships with the societies in which they operate, serving causes greater than just profits and internal policies.
Major companies Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnsonville Sausage all faced substantial crises in the course of their operations that forced them to reevaluate the core purpose of their businesses. The ways each company handled their situations can provide guidance for business leaders today.
Happy Family Brands CEO Shazi Visram is putting her experience as an impact entrepreneur, who successfully sold her company to Danone for a reported $250 million, to work as an impact investor looking to make the world a better place.
The city of Detroit is getting back on its feet with the help of impact investors and impact entrepreneurs who are looking to solve problems locally through community investing.
Activism as Brand Identity: Part of Ben & Jerry’s Flavor and a Lesson for Other Mission-Driven Companies
As multinational giants such as Unilever are acquiring more mission-driven companies, Ben & Jerry’s showcases how brand activism and values can drive supply chain strategy, and sales. With the recent Seventh Generation sale to the same multinational parent, the use of the benefit corporation structure and the B Impact Assessment
Native American Natural Foods has recently raised its voice in support of water protectors at Standing Rock, but its ongoing involvement in social progress has been rooted in sustainable snacks.
These GIIRS funds, and their portfolios, showcase areas where impact investors are creating change. Read how Bain Capital and Mexico’s only GIIRS-rated fund make the list.