Posts Categorized ‘Certification’

Are Investors Flocking to a Better Breed of Company?
By Betsy Moszeter

On April 12, 2013, Rally Software became the first publicly-traded Certified B Corporation. The Boulder, Colorado-based company priced its 6 million shares at $14, above the expected range of $11-$13, and raised $84 million against the company’s valuation of $315 million. In the first day of trading, shares jumped 28% to around $18/share. The stock Read more »

Posted: September 25, 2013

GRI Grows to Become Leading CSR Framework
By Tyler Collins

The Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Guidelines ranks among the top corporate social responsibility (CSR) instruments among large European companies, according to recent research from the European Commission.

Posted: April 18, 2013

Environmental Impact Score for Clothing
By Christie Renner

Companies and non-profits join together to create Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Posted: March 11, 2011

Oil Disaster Threatens Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
By Christie Renner

First Affirmative continues to work with colleagues to encourage companies that sell seafood to adopt sustainable procurement policies.

Posted: July 23, 2010

A Historic Step for For-Benefit Corporations
By Sara Laks

These “B Corporations” are a new class of corporation that is structured with a legal responsibility to consider the company’s material impact on employees, community and the environment

Posted: May 7, 2010

Walmart Announces Green Rating System
By Steve Schueth

Can Walmart establish credible new standards for corporate sustainability?

Posted: August 31, 2009