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The Growing Number of B Corps in Idaho

On January 26, the Responsible Business Initiative, in partnership with the Idaho Small Business Development Center, hosted a workshop for local Boise businesses and Boise State students to gain hands-on experience using the B Corp Impact Assessment Survey. More than 30 people participated, representing approximately 12 different local companies.

Boise’s local B Corporation community collaborated to teach participants how to assess, compare, and implement strategic and operational changes in their businesses to have economic, social and environmental impacts. The Responsible Business Initiative is working to support and encourage the effort to double the number of B Corps in Idaho in 2015.

If you are interested in learning more about Benefit Corporations, or B Corps, please contact RBI atRBI@boisestate.edu.

Speakers who helped teach this workshop included:

Jeff Russell, Jitasa,
Rochelle DeLong, Consilio
Emily Erickson, Happy Family Brands
Steve Herring, Vyykn Water
Mark Lung, Eco2Librium
Mark Buchanan, Professor and Director, International Business Programs
Max Stein, Rumble Seat
Angeli Weller, Responsible Business Initiative

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