Carbon Credit Capital was recently a part of more than 75 owners, employees, and friends of Benefit Corporations (“B Corps”), who showed up on October 11th, 2018 to officially launch the B Local NYC Chapter at the Athleta store in Flatiron.
B Local communities are groups of Certified B Corporations in a specific geography that are run by a local volunteer committee comprised of B Corp employees. The B Local Committee is, in effect, the steward of their local B Corp community, shepherding its overall health, growth, and positive impact. There are 20+ B Local Chapters throughout the world and we’re excited for NYC to finally have one! Not only is B Local NYC the newest chapter, it’s also one of the biggest with over 130 B Corps headquartered in the five boroughs.
Carbon Credit Capital’s Director of Business Development, Reed Shapiro, serves on the board of B Local NYC as both a founding board member and Partnerships Chair.
At the launch party, Reed stressed that, “We have a very exciting opportunity on our hands. We are already, on day zero, one of the biggest local hubs of B Corps in the world. Our goal is to have this chapter be well networked enough to create collaboration and partnerships between local B-Corps, and ultimately have this integrated bottom line, micro-economy act as a model for sustainable growth that New York (and other cities) can follow and learn from in big ways.”
We have been a B Corp since 2015, and strive to advocate for and educate fellow B Corps on climate change mitigation strategies and pathways to a low-carbon economy. You can visit https://www.blocalnyc.com/ for more updates from the NYC B Corp community, and bcorporation.net to learn more about what it means to be a B Corp.