FOW #1: Power Teams
Guest Speaker: Tom Herring - Creating a Business for Good and for Profit: The Oregon Benefit Company
There is a growing business movement in Oregon helping build healthy and equitable communities. Entrepreneurs, Millennials, Boomers, small and midsize companies, even nonprofits and NGOs are discovering how to positively impact the world and make a profit. The movement’s focus: the “Triple Bottom Line,” or People, Planet and Profit. These companies are called Benefit Companies, Benefit Corporations and B Corps and they believe and act differently than other businesses.
After this meeting, you will:
- Understand the business case for this model
- Learn why it is gaining traction across Oregon and across the country
- Gain insight from Oregon business leaders embracing this model
Tom Hering, Co-Founder of Benefit Corporations for Good and the only state-based third-party certifier for the Oregon Benefit Company (www.benefitcorporationsforgood.com) He also co-authored the book Putting Soul Into Business: How the Benefit Corporation is Transforming American Business for Good