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Be Social Change Class: How to Become a B Corp

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Join Be Social Change on Wednesday July, 30th for Be Social Change (http://besocialchange.org) Class: How to Become a B corp with Sophie Faris.

B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab (http://www.bcorporation.net/)to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 910 Certified B Corps from 29 countries and 60 industries working together toward ONE unifying goal: to redefine success in business so that companies compete not just to be best in the world, but best for the world. With leading companies like Patagonia, Method, Seventh Generation, King Arthur Flour, New Belgium Brewery, as well and hundreds of small and emerging companies, B Corps are building and defining a new sector of the economy.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

This workshop will provide an overview of why B Corps are so important as well as:

• The steps companies take to get certified

• The difference between a Certified B Corp and a benefit corporation (a legal entity).

• The free tools and guides offered by B Lab, the non-profit behind the movement

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

• Changemakers interested in learning about the leading certificate available to for profit social enterprises.

• Entrepreneurs interested learning about what is required to certify a mission-driven social venture.

• Individuals contemplating founding a social enterprise or nonprofit

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Sophie Faris runs East Coast community development for B Lab (http://www.bcorporation.net/), the non-profit behind B Corporation Certification, Benefit Corporation Legislation, and the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS). In this role, Sophie is building a community of values-driven businesses and working to benchmark their great work.

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Sophie joined B Lab after five years at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), where she led its Commitments Department. In that capacity, she worked with companies, philanthropists, and leading non-profits to define specific high-impact projects that address global challenges, called CGI Commitments to Action.

Sophie is a New York City resident, with frequent escapes to the farms and fields of Connecticut. She is a former high school teacher who still finds daily inspiration in the trials and triumphs of her students in Oakland, California.

• You can learn about her current work here (http://www.bcorporation.net/) and find out more about her background here (http://www.eventbrite.com/www.linkedin.com/pub/sophie-faris/42/799/b56).

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ABOUT THE MAKERS INSTITUTE

The Makers Institute is the social good business school of Be Social Change focused on equipping founders, professionals, and creatives with the entrepreneurial skills needed to build sustainable startups, nonprofits, and purpose-driven careers. Through applied learning and practical training we help people develop 21st century business skills needed to create positive and sustainable impact. We offer classes, workshops, and boot camps in the following areas: business foundations, funding, communications, technology and professional development.

Learn more about the Makers Institute at www.besocialchange.org (http://www.besocialchange.org/)

Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change.

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