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Celebrating Sustainable Value Businesses

Share examples of businesses you admire so we can all learn more about what they’re doing right.

What businesses or social enterprises have inspired you with their efforts to do good in the world? Let’s share examples of businesses we admire in order to learn more about what they’re doing right.

For businesses which are located near you: what stories, insights or photos can you share to explain how this company is making environmentally-friendly, ethical, or sustainable value choices that are good for their communities, their environment and for their business? You might consider speaking with the owner or manager to learn more about what inspires and motivates them to push their business in this direction. Be sure to summarise insights from your interview notes and any photos you take.

For businesses that aren’t located near you, consider how you first heard their story and share with us what you admire about their efforts. Do they use or make ‘green’ products? Are they active in community causes that also help them succeed in the marketplace? How have they found a way to ‘do good’ and ‘do well’?

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I heard about Charity Water through Twitter.
 I loved the story behind the making of the institution and how it got normal people and celebrities into equipping communities in developing countries to get clean water. 
http://www.charitywater.org/

I heard about Charity Water through Twitter. I loved the story behind the making of the institution and how it got normal people and celebrities into equipping communities in developing countries to get clean water. http://www.charitywater.org/

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The legal lines between for-profit and non-profit corporations can limit investment in social ventures.  Creation of a new entity, the L3C (low-profit low-liability corporation) allows for a more creative investment structure.

The legal lines between for-profit and non-profit corporations can limit investment in social ventures. Creation of a new entity, the L3C (low-profit low-liability corporation) allows for a more creative investment structure.

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CCF BUSH manufactures wood fuel briquettes to improve habitat for cheetah by removal of thickened bush. We are creating biomass products derived in environmentally and socially appropriate means, harvesting and processing invader thornbush.

CCF BUSH manufactures wood fuel briquettes to improve habitat for cheetah by removal of thickened bush. We are creating biomass products derived in environmentally and socially appropriate means, harvesting and processing invader thornbush.

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Whole Food is a business known for its organic food products. Their efforts are expanding the organic market, encouraging healthy eating at home, giving business to local farmers and businesses and promoting the ethical treatment of animals.

Whole Food is a business known for its organic food products. Their efforts are expanding the organic market, encouraging healthy eating at home, giving business to local farmers and businesses and promoting the ethical treatment of animals.

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Grameen Bank focuses in giving credito priority to the ones that don´t have anything, and their main target are women, instead of men, ensuring that they will become owners and will always be able to provide to their families.

Grameen Bank focuses in giving credito priority to the ones that don´t have anything, and their main target are women, instead of men, ensuring that they will become owners and will always be able to provide to their families.

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Infosys, a leading consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, practices their statement: "We are aware that growth is inextricably linked to the well-being of our ecosystem - employees, business partners, local communities and the environment."

Infosys, a leading consulting, technology and outsourcing firm, practices their statement: "We are aware that growth is inextricably linked to the well-being of our ecosystem - employees, business partners, local communities and the environment."

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The main drawback in electric cars is that they take a long time to charge up and the for that charge time you dont get a lot of miles.

Well you might want to look at this!!

The main drawback in electric cars is that they take a long time to charge up and the for that charge time you dont get a lot of miles. Well you might want to look at this!!

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The need to establish global rating agency, totally self-sufficient without need of any government or private subsidy, to classify those companies  that achieve a balance between benefits and contribution to stability in all aspects.

The need to establish global rating agency, totally self-sufficient without need of any government or private subsidy, to classify those companies that achieve a balance between benefits and contribution to stability in all aspects.

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This organization has managed to bring environmental consciousness to companies, in the process of creating and sustaining buildings. They focus on everything from encouraging smoke free environments to saving money using routes that waste less gas.

This organization has managed to bring environmental consciousness to companies, in the process of creating and sustaining buildings. They focus on everything from encouraging smoke free environments to saving money using routes that waste less gas.

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