Ryan Honeyman on B Corporations

Twitter: @HoneymanConsult

Ryan Honeyman is a sustainability consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014), the world’s first book on B Corporations. You can find him at Honeyman Consulting

In 2014, Ryan was named MVP at the B Corp Champions’ Retreat in recognition for his support of the B Corp movement globally. In addition, Honeyman Sustainability Consulting was honored—alongside Patagonia, Seventh Generation, New Belgium Brewery, GoLite, and Method—on the 2014 B Corp Best for the Environment List, which recognizes businesses that have scored in the top 10% of all B Corps worldwide for positive environmental impact.

In this interview, he talks about the importance of companies who incorporate as B-corps, the changing landscape of our workforce, how more young workers want to work for companies they believe in, and how this new wave of companies is becoming a force for good. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW:

In this interview, we discuss:

  1. What is benefit of Benefit Corporations and why are they becoming popular.  
  2. The B Corp Impact Assessment
  3. How this has become an international phenomenon, and several companies that are having success with the B corp structure.
  4. The importance of the private sector to drive the economy, while at the same time holding themselves accountable to good corporate citizenry and socially-conscious efforts.
  5. Redefining the meaning of success. Why the next generation believes in living its values, and would rather take less money and work for a company that matches its values.  

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

The private sector is the biggest driver of our economy. Imagine if the long-term mission were focused on the health and sustainability of our communities...  

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:

  1. The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014)
  2. Learn more about B Corps
  3. The B Impact Assessment
  4. Another site with information about B Corps
  5. The mission of Ello, a social networking company and B-corp
  6. Profit & Purpose by Kyle Westaway
  7. How To Use Business as a Force For Good article

 

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