Why a Strategic Consulting Firm Used Certification To Leave the World a Better Place

If you listen to the founder of Mighty Epiphyte, you hear a common thread in all her communication. That commonality? Leaving the world and her community a better place. As a firm believer in the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Profit, Kim Allchurch Flick is a connector and collaborator who catalyzes good business.

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Why a Portland Management Consulting Firm Followed Its Heart in Becoming a Certified Oregon Benefit Company

It’s difficult to listen in on a business conversation these days without hearing the word metrics. Measuring what you do is a critical component to a business’s success and longevity. And that accountability is a key reason why co-founders Trever Cartwright and Michelle Janke pursued certification as an Oregon Benefit Company.

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Benefit Corporations: Diversity is more than Affirmative Action

Throughout the 20th century, most businesses appeared homogenized. But over the years, huge demographic changes occurred in our workforce. The people inside today's businesses resemble nothing like those employees just a few decades ago. 

The most obvious difference: You will find greater gender and ethnic diversity across most industries.And it is clearly apparent in the Benefit Corporations we have met. These businesses…

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MaryAnne Harmer
How Kayaking in the Sea of Cortez Turned a Vegan Shake Creator into an Oregon Benefit Company

Let’s say you create hand-crafted, certified vegan shake blends. They’re dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. Oh, yes, they also taste delicious according to the fans of said vegan shake blends. But then you also decide you want to mix in social and environmental impact.   

Well that’s what has happened with David Cascadden, founder of Left Coast Raw in Bend, Oregon.

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How a Benefit Corporation Captures a Millennial’s Heart

You would have had to be under a rock for the past five years to not have heard about the value of authenticity. I'm talking about authenticity as a brand and authenticity as a leader.

It’s something we hear everyday when we work with leaders of Benefit Corporations who exemplify this in their thinking and behaviors.

And why is authenticity so important?

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Why a Portland Law Firm Became a Certified Oregon Benefit Company

“I graduated law school in 2009. After graduating in the recession and facing a variety of hardships (and bar exams), I became a lawyer in 2017. Here I was finally a lawyer after years of doing other things: marketing and branding, real estate, nonprofit work, conflict resolution/mediation, restaurant work, law firm work, etc. (all legal activity I promise).

Since I was young, I’ve always been…

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How To Make Benefit Corporation Certification Better

As firm believers in the “there is no finish line” concept, we are constantly seeking improvement with our certification process. Day-by-day, week-by-week, month-by-month, we look for ways to make our Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Profit certification not only stronger but more meaningful to all stakeholders.

In an online Oregon Business magazine article posted last Friday

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