B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
B Corps are companies certified by nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency using IRIS standards and GIIRS analysis.
Sophie Faris from B Lab will lead a workshop explain The Whys and Hows of becoming a B Corp for food companies.
The workshop will also feature discussion of the Certification Process from start with B Impact Assessment to finish with B Corp Certification.
• Recent Certification - Down To Earth Markets - Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, relays her company's recent B Corp Certification in 2014.
• Impact of Certification - Sweet Riot - Sarah Endline, CEO, discusses becoming a Certified B Corp.
Today, there is a growing community of more than 950 Certified B Corps from 32 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Learn how you can be part of this movement.
Museum of Food and Drink: Capital Campaign
Peter Kim and Emma Boast will present their plans to build a permanent home for this new museum in NYC by 2019. Their mission is to change the way people think about food and inspire day-to-day curiosity about what we eat and why.
Small, local food enterprises will share their ideas and seek support, including:
-- Ted the Butcher, Ted Nigro
-- Roaring Brook Market, Sarah McGahran
-- City Hydroponics, Miles Crettien
-- Bootcamp Farms, L. Todd Wood
Special Debut - Sovereign Cider, now newly available in bottles and brewed in NYS from NYS apples, presented by Foodshed Investor Jacob Israelow.