Offerings from B Corps That Act to Improve and Regenerate the Environment
As our timeline to address the worst impacts of climate change shortens, companies striving for “sustainable” practices or looking to reduce their impact are likely not doing enough to help us adapt and mitigate in time. Businesses and investors need to take stronger action and go beyond reducing impacts by finding ways to regenerate and improve the environment and society through their operations and business models.
Certified B Corporations commit to measure, manage, and improve the impact of their businesses, making them strong candidates to steward an inclusive, regenerative economy. This guide shares offerings from B Corps that prioritize regenerative practices. While shopping certainly won’t save our planet, supporting companies that use business for good is one way to care for the environment and each other.
Amavida Coffee Roasters created the Atmosphere Blend to bring attention to climate change and to share one solution—coffee can be a powerful force for good! Every bag sold is an investment in a healthier planet and supports the offset of 100% of CO2 emissions at Amavida. This carbon-neutral blend rotates between two seasonal coffees from Guatemala and Peru, and offers coffee lovers familiar flavor notes that are chocolaty, nutty, and sweet. This Florida-based B Corp is energized by pushing the limits of what it means to be an ethical and sustainable coffee company. Amavida believes the pursuit of exceptional coffee is one way to create positive change — in both coffee-producing countries and at home. Also check out Amavida’s Oceans Blend, a plastic-neutral coffee.
This conservation program provides the opportunity to mindfully volunteer with sea turtles in Costa Rica. Animal Experience International offers safe, ethical, and authentic volunteering experiences curated by travel and animal experts. This Ontario-based B Corp empowers animal lovers, students, professionals, and adventure seekers to travel and make a difference by volunteering with animals. Its partner organization in Costa Rica helps sea turtles through conservation, research, rescue, and rehabilitation. This organization is composed of an expert network of biologists, managers, community leaders, and educators committed to the recovery and sustainable management of sea turtle populations. Their project in the Osa Peninsula offers a unique opportunity to help with a scientific study involving sea turtles, like the rare Eastern Pacific hawksbill turtle.
By Comfort Zone
Nurture your skin with this eco-certified organic serum that’s made to moisturize, protect, and firm. Comfort Zone envisions a balanced approach to beauty, strives for sustainability, and builds relationships inspired by ethics. This B Corp and 1% for the Planet member (see this listing for more items from 1% for the Planet B Corps) is committed to choosing high-quality ingredients that respect the skin and the planet. Comfort Zone’s products are made in Italy with renewable resources and recyclable packaging. Also check out the Sacred Nature Cleansing Balm—a fragrance-free organic cleanser that removes makeup and impurities.
This award-winning shampoo is kind to your hair and the planet. Gently cleansing and moisturizing, this product is carbon neutral and 98.2% biodegradable with 95% natural origin ingredients. As a B Corp and 1% for the Planet member (find more items from 1% for the Planet B Corps), Davines formulations are generated with renewable electric energy and packaged to minimize environmental impact.
The next time you need a promotional item, choose one that’s environmentally friendly. This passport by Eco Promotional Products is a great waste-free option! When you’re done using the passport, it can be soaked in water and planted to grow wildflowers. You can customize the recycled seeded passport with initiatives and use it as an educational tool or for any activity to raise awareness of global sustainability issues. Eco Promotional Products was born out of the passion to promote environmental savings and sustainable marketing. This Illinois-based B Corp aims to help educate consumers, manufacturers, and suppliers on responsible purchasing’s effect on the planet.
This loose leaf tea is yerba mate in its purest form. Yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a native species of holly tree, Ilex paraguariensis, found deep in the South American Atlantic rainforest. Yerba mate leaves are hand harvested by yerbateros (cultivators) from small farms and Indigenous communities in Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. After the leaves are dried and ground, a gourd is filled with mate leaves and hot water. Then the yerba mate is ready to be savored — preferably with friends. The regeneration of the planet is at the heart of Guayakí’s business model. This California-based B Corp believes in practicing conscious leadership, partnering with its values, taking responsibility for its footprint, and celebrating communities and cultures. Also try Guayakí’s organic tereré glass bottle yerba mate drinks.
Happy Baby Regenerative & Organic purees feature ingredients like apple, kale, and oats grown with farming practices that address climate change and are curated for your baby’s age and stage. The Regenerative & Organic line of baby food by Happy Family Organics is made with ingredients from farms that apply regenerative agriculture practices to sequester carbon and reverse climate change. These farmers are dedicated to making an impact on the planet that our little ones will inherit.
Ditch the powder and get the whole root with this healthy and easy-to-use offering from Naledo. This original recipe is a mix of wildcrafted whole root turmeric, cold-pressed coconut oil, fresh lime juice, and sea salt that can be added to any recipe. This Vancouver-based B Corp is committed to being a better business by providing products that are healthy, produced sustainably, and empower the communities they work with. Naledo believes being a better business means sourcing sustainably and partnering with hundreds of small-scale growers to ensure it has a positive impact from forest to fridge.
As a brew that gives back, sales of this IPA support marine mammal research and rescue. North Coast Brewing Company is a leader in philanthropy and sustainability. In addition to being a B Corp and benefit corporation, the brewery is TRUE Platinum Zero Waste Certified, offers 14 Non-GMO Project Verified beers, and spearheads an innovative carbon farming project to reverse its carbon footprint and advance the science of carbon sequestration in agriculture. Sales of another North Coast beer, the Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale, benefit the jazz education programs of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Enjoy a wine tasting with this selection of three bottles from the biodynamic Winderlea Vineyard and Winery: the 2017 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017 Imprint Pinot Noir, and 2017 Chardonnay. This Oregon-based winery sees a future with diversity in all aspects of winemaking, grape growing, and winery ownership. As part of this commitment Winderlea donates $15 of every featured wine pack sold to The Roots Fund, which was created to nourish and enrich the lives of Black, Indigenous, and LatinX people in the wine community by providing resources and financial support through educational scholarships, wine education, and job placement. Winderlea is committed to continuing the traditions of responsible stewardship of the land and artisan winemaking.
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