From a conventional perspective, elections only come around every two years. And you can only cast one vote. But in a very true sense, there’s an election every day, and you can cast your vote many times.
It happens when you vote with your dollars, casting them in support of organizations that are helping to create a better future. This is the essence of the Certified B Corporation movement, which is comprised of companies and people who are redefining what it means to be a successful business. Increasingly, a successful business is not just one that makes a profit, it’s one that also makes a positive impact on employees, the local community, and the planet.
Each purchasing choice is a vote for something. And through these votes we each have the power to make a positive impact and change the world for the better. When you purchase from a B Corporation you are voting for sustainable business practices that strive to reduce inequality and poverty. You are also voting for businesses that take responsibility for and action to reduce our impact on the environment. It’s a different vision, one where business is a force for good and a tool for change.
Colorado is home to one of the highest concentrations of B Corporations. Here is a list of local Colorado B Corporations that you can reference as you go about your voting!
About B Corps
“Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. . . . The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.” - BCorporation.net
Namasté Solar became a Certified B Corporation in 2011 to further our commitment to using our business as a force for good. Read about what it means to our employees to work for a Colorado B Corp like Namasté Solar.
Ok, democracy, we need to talk.
Yes, we do vote, but we have more to say. It’s not just about government. Business needs to step it up, too, to treat people, land, and communities fairly. So, simply, we need more votes. And with Certified B Corporations we’ve got the power to vote every single day. By buying from, working for, and doing business with B Corps we vote for what we believe in because B Corps have the highest standards for how they treat people, natural resources, and their communities. Driven by a deep belief that its just the way things should be.
That’s right, democracy, we’re coming together to make every day election day.