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To B or Not To B Corp Certified? Workshop

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 CertificationDown To Earth Markets - Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, relays her company's recent B Corp Certification in 2014.

• Impact of CertificationSweet 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.

Special Presentations

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.

Lightning Presentations 

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.

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  • Esther L.

    How do we pay for the event?

    June 17, 2014

    • Derek D.

      When you RSVP payment will be required by Pay Pal or Credit Card. Is this not working? YOu can also pay at door if not.

      June 18, 2014

    • Esther L.

      I was able to pay online! See you later

      June 18, 2014

  • Frankie R.

    Being a certified B Corp is a great differentiator for Down to Earth Markets, so glad to be part of this event.

    June 13, 2014

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