The past month of April is celebrated as Earth Month. In our last B Corp blog we covered the subject of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to Earth Day. This month we continue the subject of the climate with a message from the B Lab newsletter, and the link to a video about seven B Corps that are considered leaders in climate action.
“The Earth doesn’t have alarm bells. But it has been showing signs and sending signals of a climate in crisis in recent years (and days): a drought emergency in California, the severe winter weather in 2020 that in part led to deadly power outages in Texas, the Australian bushfires of late 2019/early 2020, and other extreme events.
“Because our planet can’t sound an alarm about the effects of climate change, those of us that call it home must do so — to prevent further harm and protect the health of the Earth as well as the people who are most vulnerable, most affected, and often also go unheard.
“As the source and cause of most greenhouse gas emissions, businesses have a responsibility to call attention to the climate crisis and call on others to join them. This week we highlight how members of the Certified B Corporation community and other environmental advocates are doing just that, by declaring a climate emergency and putting plans and practices in place to prevent further harm and shape a resilient economy that works for all people around the world.”
7 B Corps Leading on Climate Action
These Businesses Are Finding New Ways to Prioritize the Planet
Earth Month is behind us, but the fight for meaningful climate action from the private sector continues.
Gratefully, in our work with Grow Ensemble, we come across inspiring examples of Certified B Corporations that are setting the standard for what it means to truly be “sustainable,” and what it truly means to set an example for what’s possible for businesses in the battle to save our home planet.
In the video and post to follow, we wanted to offer up seven of these examples of exceptionally sustainable B Corp companies that are taking climate action that’s worth admiring. One of these companies has even gone so far as to make it their goal to plant more than 1 billion trees around the globe by 2030.
Here, we’ll introduce which of these seven companies is planting so many trees AND how the six other better-for-the-world B Corps are using business as a force for good.