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B Corps In FL Agriculture & Hospitality: Industry Experiences
October 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am
In this panel session, we’ll learn how two successful Florida-based companies are changing the way business is done in agriculture and hospitality, and their experience with B Corp certification.
“Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don’t have enough of it, you’re out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you’re really missing something.” — Peter Drucker
As the 21st century pushes on, we see increased emphasis on other stakeholder values, particularly social and environmental concerns. This trend in corporate governance – which has led to the growth in “triple-bottom line” thinking – has fueled the emergence of a new kind of business: the Certified B Corporation.
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Florida for-profit companies now have the option to incorporate as benefit corporations (B Corps).
Why do so?
B Corps promote the fact that business impacts and serves more than just shareholders; it has an equal responsibility to community and the planet.
B Corps set a gold standard for good business, inspire a race to the top and create performance standards and legal structures used by thousands of businesses worldwide.
B Corps create trust with business leaders, colleagues and customers who share social and environmental values.
B Corps attract and engage mission-aligned talent.
B Corps help your company stand out as a leader.1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 3422134221