A woodcarving print of a man slaying a giant.

Even David needed the help of a tool to slay Goliath. Since we’re developing an impact-reporting platform designed specifically to help small businesses, we thought we’d share a few our favorite companies that share a similar bent — providing tools with a primary focus on helping socially minded small businesses. While so many ESG (environmental,…

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A group of people work together to pack reusable bags and cardboard boxes on a table.

Hiring new employees in the current job environment is challenging, especially for small businesses. You’re competing against large corporations for talent, and Goliath can often have the upper hand with any number of advantages: higher compensation, expanded benefits, and career growth opportunities, to name a few. But as a small business there’s one advantage you…

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Hands making the thumbs up, rock on, and okay signs in front of a green background.

Impact reports are becoming the favored way for companies to communicate the social and environmental impact they are creating in the world. Nested within this category is a special subset of impact reporting: public benefit reports. In most states that have approved Public Benefit Corporation legislation — there are now 37 in the U.S. —…

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3 wooden circles with the icons for male, equal, and female.

As a majority women-owned startup, we think it’s important to live your values through your actions, one of which for us is SDG5-Gender Equality and might explain why nearly 80% of our advisors and team members are female. Oh, did we mention we ALSO think it happens to be a competitive advantage? Since March is…

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A slice of an orange with a piece removed, so it's in the shape of the letter C.

With full-on fandom for (and acknowledgement to) Sesame Street, this 2022 trends report is brought to you by the letter C (and the atomic number 6). We see three big trends powering impact this year, all beginning with the letter C: Carbon Accounting (hence the number 6); Collaborations; and the Climate Generation. Tools for Carbon…

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Like a great recipe, there are critical ingredients that bring your impact report to life After celebrating the holidays for six weeks, the New Year arrives with hopeful resolutions, the energy of a fresh start, and the promise of new opportunities. Oh, and it also brings that sudden realization — WHAM-O! — that you’ve been…

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A stack of books neatly tied up with string.

Good reads and the holidays just seem to go together, whether we’re curling up on a couch with a page-turner or unwrapping a package that can’t quite hide the unmistakable feel of “a book.” If you’ve got time off over the holiday season, or are looking for a last-minute gift idea, our team has selected…

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Two people clinking coffee cups together. The person on the left has painted nails.

As we’re a majority women-owned business and since November is a month of gratitude, we thought we’d create space in this month’s blog to spotlight and give thanks to women of impact who are making positive change in the world. As we researched and wrote this story, we realized there are so many remarkable female…

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It’s that time of year when companies turn outward with the holidays and express thanks with gifts for clients and suppliers – and with donations to nonprofit organizations that power social and environmental impact in our communities and around the globe. While it’s still October, it will soon be time to make these purchasing decisions,…

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A scale with apples (labeled Public Benefit Corporation) and oranges (labeled Certified B Corporation).

To B or not to B… With apologies to Shakespeare, that is the question (and where the confusion starts) for many business leaders considering the choice of becoming a certified B Corp or a Benefit Corporation. While this article focuses primarily on Benefit Corporations, you can’t talk about one of the leading business models for…

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