Sustainable Business Articles,
News, & Inspiration
Resources, Guides, and Discussions of Triple Bottom Line Businesses, Social Impact Business Models, and Using Business as a Force for Positive Systemic Change.
💡 What is Sustainable Business? And, Why Does it Matter?
A “sustainable business” (a Grow Ensemble ‘Better-for-the-World Business’) is a business that doesn’t just see it’s positive contributions as ‘charitable’ but they see them as an obligation—something that’s non-negotiable in being a business in operation today.
Truly sustainable businesses (as we see them here at Grow Ensemble), use their businesses as a vehicle for affecting necessary change, whether that’s reversing climate change, advocating for human rights, or doing their part to see the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are achieved.
Whether you are just getting started on your journey in environmental and social responsibility as it relates to business, or, trying to push the boundaries for what sort of change you/your business can make in the world, you’ll find resources on this page for you.
Sustainable Business Examples, Case Studies, & Inspiration
- Svanika Balasubramanian, rePurpose Global
- Rahama Wright, Shea Yeleen
- Frederick Hutson, Pigeonly
- Abigail Forsyth, KeepCup
- David Kahl, Fully
Hear more interviews with business owners taking their sustainability efforts seriously, with our full library of podcast episodes.
Our Most Popular ‘Better World Business’ Resources
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Recent Posts on Business with Impact:
If you are looking for ‘how-to’s’ on how to implement more sustainable business practices, want lessons from ‘founding members’ of the better business movement (see: Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, etc.), or you are interested in discussions around businesses neutralizing their carbon footprint, see our posts here.
- B Corp Best for the World Companies, 2021 (A Grow Ensemble Podcast Playlist)
- Purpose-Driven Marketing Campaign: 0 — 86,536 Monthly Views in 15 Months
- The Best Winery in Oregon: A Certified B Corp Rooted in Family Tradition & Biodynamic Wine
- The 10 Most Socially Responsible Companies & Brands to Model (2021)
- How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: A 9-Step Checklist
- An Example of a Reluctant (& Successful) Mission-Driven Entrepreneur
Recent Interviews with Better Business Leaders:
From the most ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs in the clean energy sector, to business executives advocating for living wages for their & others’ supply chains, you can capture hours of inspiration and ‘better business school lessons,’ from our collected interviews.
- The New Fashion Entrepreneur: What Leadership in Fashion Must Look Like for the Next Generation
- How to Get from a Linear to a Circular Fashion Economy
- Purpose-Driven CEO: Tips and Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Make an Impact
- The Power of Education to Uplift, Empower, and Prepare Students for the Future
- How to Avoid Fast Fashion: Solutions & A New Relationship to Our Clothes
- Inclusivity, Exclusivity, and Sustainability in Fashion
Our Favorite Community Resources on Better Business:
The best part about being in the ‘business of doing good,’ is a community with the shared values and ethos—here are some of our favorite resources for sustainable business news, articles, and more.
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