This week, more than 100 employees from Certified B Corporations around the Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas volunteered in their communities, tangibly showing how they are using business as a force for good by “B-ing the Change” in Colorado. Similar efforts are taking place around the county, and the world as part of this global effort.
Colorado has an especially strong B Corp community with more than 40 local companies certified including New Belgium Brewing, Rally Software, Moye White, GoLite, Namasté Solar, Door to Door Organics, and the Gary Community Investment Company. Nearly all of the 40 companies in Colorado participated in this program throughout the week – a remarkable showing of how invested our businesses are in the communities in which we live, work and play.
On Tuesday and Thursday, groups of volunteers worked on a roof with GRID Alternatives, installing a solar array on a home in a low-income community to help reduce a family’s energy bills while contributing to a renewable grid.
On Wednesday, a large group gathered in Lyons to continue with the city’s flood recovery efforts. Dozens of volunteers focused on trail restoration, debris removal, and tree planting, as well as attending to any other needs of the city.
The week wraps up today at the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver, where volunteers are assembling meals for low-income families and individuals.
We commend all those involved, especially the team at B Lab Colorado who works diligently to certify B Corporations based on a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.