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The Best Businesses for Workers, and the Perks They Offer3Degrees In The News
Every year, B Lab—the Pennsylviania organization behind the quickly growing B Corp certification program—releases a list of the best businesses for the world, based on how well they score in B Lab's impact assessment tool. Only the top 10% of businesses that qualify for B Corp certification are chosen.
Since 2007, companies that want to make money and still do good in the world have had the opportunity to become Certified B Corporations, a status that indicates they have met a rigorous set of standards laid out by B Lab.
The assessment examines performance in three main categories: environment, workers, and community. In the last few week, B Lab has been releasing individual lists of the top performers in each category, and this week comes the 79 companies that made the "Best for the Workers List." (All listed also meet B Corp's basic environmental and community standards.) Here are some of the top scorers...Share this post:
Insufficient Funds: Nature's Budget Exhausted for the YearPerspective
On August 20th we hit Earth Overshoot Day, the approximate date humanity’s demand on nature exceeded what Earth could renew in a year. Nowhere is our overspending more evident than in the impacts of climate change.Share this post:
3Degrees’ Utility Green Power Programs Achieve Top National RankingsPress Release
San Francisco, July 23, 2013 — 3Degrees announced today that its utility partners have once again been recognized as industry leaders in marketing green power. Eight of 3Degrees’ utility green power partners appear on the nation’s 2012 Top 10 rankings, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At least one of 3Degrees’ utility partners achieved Top 10 status on every list; this is among more than 850 utility green pricing programs in the nation. Additionally, four out of six total “Utilities Using at Least 2% Solar to Supply their Green Pricing Programs” work with 3Degrees Utility Partnership Services.Share this post:
The Climate Registry Recognizes RECsPerspective
The Climate Registry (TCR), a leader in developing standards for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, released some exciting news for voluntary REC purchasers. TCR’s latest version of the General Reporting Protocol (GRP), implemented in March, includes changes that better allow Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) purchases to be factored into an entity’s carbon footprint calculation.Share this post: