Business4Better would not be possible with out the direct support of many of UBMís business partners. These organizations have made a significant commitment of their resources, expertise and services to make B4B a successful and powerful platform. Their support of the Business4Better movement is a true demonstration of their commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement.
Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. B Corps compete to be not just the best in the world, but the best for the world. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability and performance, 600+ B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace, offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.B Corps are creating higher quality jobs and improving the quality of life in our communities for current and future generations.
As the movement grows, it has become an increasingly powerful agent of change. We are passing laws to create the legal infrastructure to support sustainable business (Benefit Corporation policy). We are creating the tools that help investors drive capital to these businesses and help them grow (GIIRS).
B Lab, the non-profit behind B Corporations is located in Berwyn PA, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Carrboro NC, and Nairobi, Kenya. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.
OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 650 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Building on a 52-year history of mobilizing volunteer action, the organization announced its new name on September 15, 2010 to signal the expansion of its integrated service offerings to help nonprofits become as effective and efficient about their mission as they are passionate. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute and HandsOn Network, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit www.OneOC.org.
Points of Light is the leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan presidential legacy. Our mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. We connect people to their power to make a meaningful difference by providing access to tools, resources and opportunities to help them use their time, talent, voice and money to meet the critical needs of our communities. We are organized into three divisions: Programs, Civic Incubator and Action Networks, which includes HandsOn Network, generationOn, AmeriCorps Alums and Points of Light Corporate Institute.
The Points of Light Corporate Institute is the go-to destination for companies of all sizes that want to engage their employees and customers in service to their communities. The Corporate Institute provides a suite of services for companies around the world seeking innovative programming through a range of services and opportunities, including: the Center for Employee Volunteerism, the Corporate Service Council and the Corporate Volunteer Council Network, as well as training, consulting and employee and customer activation. In conjunction with nationally recognized partners, it also leads a number of key initiatives, including The Civic 100 and the A Billion + Change campaign. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems It is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. It covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights SSIRís aim is both to inform and to inspire. For more information, visit www.ssireview.org
3BL Media is the leading news and content distribution company focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. The company works with organizations including multinational corporations, SME's, and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. 3BL Media leverages its expertise in communications, technology and social media to enable organizations to more effectively communicate about their triple bottom line initiatives to critical stakeholder groups. 3BL Media is the publisher and producer of The CSR Minute™ The CSR Report and author of regular CSR and sustainability articles and blogs. To learn more about 3BL Media or explore how our distribution platform can help your organization, please visit 3blmedia.com
CSRwire is a digital media platform and the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically just and environmentally sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.
CSRwire content reaches a broad and highly-engaged audience in the international CSR market through syndication partners, members, subscribers, visitors, mobile technology, databases, newsrooms, social media networks, search engines, financial portals, websites and online communities. As the exclusive distributor of CSR news and information for NASDAQ OMXís Globe Newswire and Marketwire, CSRwire offers more visibility than any other newswire in the world.
KCRW is one of the nation's leading National Public Radio affiliates, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. KCRW reaches half a million listeners weekly (on-air and online) and is supported by over 55,000 members. With a strong online presence and social media following, KCRW's music, news and talk podcasts are downloaded over a million times per month.
KCRW is a recognized tastemaker for new music from around the world, with trendsetting DJs such as Music Director Jason Bentley who hosts the station's signature music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. Through extensive involvement in film, TV, commercial and radio work, KCRW DJs have introduced the U.S. to many artists, including Beck, Adele, Florence & the Machine, Fiona Apple, Coldplay, Dido, Massive Attack and Norah Jones, among many others.
KCRW airs NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition and America Public Media's daily news program, Marketplace. Plus the station's own locally produced interview, talk & public affairs shows including Which Way, L.A.?, the national program To the Point with Warren Olney (a co-production with PRI) and the political week in review show, Left, Right & Center with Robert Scheer and Matt Miller.
KCRW was the first radio station in the country to air This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass. It also airs nationally syndicated weekly broadcasts of satirist Harry Shearer's Le Show, Michael Silverblatt's in-depth author interviews on Bookworm, The Business with Kim Masters, and Elvis Mitchell's The Treatment. Local programs include DnA: Design and Architecture, Good Food with restaurateur and cookbook author Evan Kleiman as well as a line up of weekly commentaries ranging from Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern's film reviews to veteran theater producer and director Anthony Byrnes' reviews on Opening the Curtain.
The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nationís premier municipalities and is one of Californiaís most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 341,000 residents and more than 3,100 City employees. The municipal corporationís annual budget is $1.4 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winning U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, the 2008 Olympic Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
Freeman is the premier provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, including expositions, conventions, corporate events, and exhibits of all sizes. Founded in 1927, the third generation of Freeman leadership is at the helm of the company today. The company is owned by both employees and the Freeman family, and today continues to carry forward the entrepreneurial spirit of the company's origin. Customer-driven, Freeman has a reputation for providing reliable, consistent, highly-regarded products and services. The company produces over 4,000 trade shows annually, including 54% of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and over 11,000 other special events worldwide. Freeman is committed to meeting customers' needs by evolving with the changing business landscape and today's economic realities, bringing to market innovative, industry-leading products and services. The company offers a total package of solutions to customers, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. Freeman is looked upon as the guiding force in the evolution of face-to-face marketing, and has received numerous awards for excellence in the trade show industry. Freeman takes pride in this position and is unwaveringly committed to the success of their customers, as well as the industry's overall success. For more information, visit www.freemanco.com.
We call our integrated philanthropic approach the 1/1/1 model. Itís easy to get started and the benefits grow exponentially as your company grows. Since our founding, we have given over $40 million in grants, 410,000 hours of community service, and provided product donations for more than 17,000 nonprofits.
We invite other companies to join us in integrating philanthropy into your business to improve communities throughout the world. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=288TOdK57ns&feature=relmfu to view a video of our model, or http://www.salesforcefoundation.org/sharethemodel.
VeraWorks is a firm dedicated to helping business thrive through corporate community involvement. As a nascent field, corporate-community involvement has no script. As an unproven field, it has high stakes this can be a frightening combination. We help corporate representatives generate well-received community involvement programs that make meaningful contributions to the social sector and support business success. We have helped businesses big and small through program assessment, feedback and advice, strategy design, program development and measurement.