B Local Bay Area invites you to our first ever 'Best for the World' Party, hosted by long-time B Corp and honoree, Gelfand Partners Architects!! Please join us us at their sustainable SOMA offices for bites, drinks and a toast to all of this year's winners!
Interested in the B-Corp movement or learning about how your peers are tackling social impact issues as part of their every day work? Come join other like minded people for a Summer of Social Impact Mixer on Thursday August 1 at the renown Harmonic Brewing Company in the Dogpatch.
This event is hosted by Varsity Technologies, a San Francisco based B-Corp focused on managed IT services and improving workplace productivity for nonprofits, schools, B-Corps and other social impact focused organizations throughout the Bay Area. Join us for a fun night of mingling, mixing and hearing what others are doing to further some great causes!
21+ only, food available for purchase, your first drink is on Varsity. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ellen at Varsity at email@example.com
Please RSVP in advance so we can get a headcount.
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BLD (B Corp Leadership Development) was started 6 years ago by Bay Area B Corps determined to foster community among the 30,000 B Corp employees throughout the Bay Area.
This one-day conference is organized by B Corps, for B Corps and allies who want to grow the B Corp ecosystem. By inspiring and connecting B Corps and their teams, we build a stronger movement to use business as a force for good.
In the North Bay, we'll be working with Daily Acts at the Petaluma Library rain garden! In 2017, Daily Acts worked with the library and the City of Petaluma to cover 8,000 square feet of lawn into a beautiful mulched landscape, saving 200,000 gallons of water each year. Our volunteer day will consist of infill planting, moving mulch, and fixing irrigation.
About Daily Acts:
Daily Acts is a sustainability non-profit that inspires action to create more nourishing, connected, and resilient communities. Grounded in the core belief that every choice you make matters, they take a heart-centered approach to personal and community transformation. Their education programs, action campaigns, and strategic alliances connect people to each other and to their own power to grow food, conserve resources and build local resilience.
Schedule: 2:00 - 4:00pm
We'll start with a short presentation by Daily Acts staff then get to work! Afterward we can head to The Block for happy hour if there is enough interest.
Join fellow Bay Area B Corps for B of Service, our annual volunteer day!
Keep the Earth Day love flowing (because every day is Earth Day!) at the annual Bay Area B of Service event. This event is organized in East Bay, SF, and North Bay to create meaningful connections between B Corps and our community, and to provide a meaningful volunteer experience to kickstart their connection with causes that help people feel more empowered to serve our ecosystem.
The East Bay event is being hosted by The Gardens at Lake Merritt, and our support will focus on the pollinator gardens, gardening for butterflies, bees, and birds.
Schedule: 10:00 - 11:30am
We will be volunteering from 10am-11:30am, and if attendees are interested, can grab some food for lunch in the nearby area.
Immerse yourself into a sustainable space while learning best practices for B Corp collaboration and partnership! Co-hosted by Gelfand Partners Architects and Beneficial State Bank, this event invites you to spend time at Beneficial State Bank’s sustainably designed headquarters in Oakland, as designed by Gelfand Partners. Together, Gelfand and Beneficial will highlight the design features that make the space worker friendly and ready for Zero Net Energy operation, while diving into what made the B Corp collaboration effective for their teams.
The team at Fireclay Tile -- your friendly Bay-area Tile Maker of over 30 years - would like to invite you to their showroom for a special event for B Corp Month! As one of their #Fireclaygives initiatives, they have "Adopted" The Aromas School, a K-8th grade school where most of our employees have attended and now send their kids!
In order to give back, they are hosting a BOOK DRIVE and are looking for donations of new or gently used books appropriate for under 12-year-olds!
They would like to invite you to participate and join the Thank-You Happy Hour with a paint-your-own-tile activity for those who participate by donating 1 or more books! The happy hour will be Friday, March 29th 4:30 - 6:30 PM. You can bring your books to the Happy Hour or leave them at Impact Hub-Oak for Jenni to pick up at the end of the month If you are interested or would like more information, please email Jenni at Jennifer@fireclaytile.com.
One of the fastest growing food companies in California, Miyoko’s is revolutionizing the dairy industry by combining proprietary technology with age-old creamery methods to craft cheese and butter from plants. As Tomorrow’s Creamery, Miyoko's is setting a new gold standard for the future of dairy by crafting organic foods with artistry, integrity, and ethics.
Ben Conniff, Co-Founder of Luke's Lobster, will be visiting from his home in Maine and is looking to chat all things B Corp! He'll be tending bar at their SOMA location from 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 13 and invites all B Corp team members and friends to hang out and chat about using business for good. Oh, and everyone's second drink is on Ben! Come hang out with fellow B people at 92 2nd Street (corner of Mission)!
Join your B Local community for an after hours event at the newly re-designed Allbirds retail space in San Francisco! You'll hear from the Allbirds retail team on how they represented sustainability in a physical retail space and how they plan to continue to deliver on this mission as they roll out across new locations. Attendees will also get to do some holiday shopping while networking with fellow B Corps over sips and snacks. Limited space so please RSVP if attending and in consideration of others on the wait list, please cancel your reservation if you ultimately cannot attend.
It’s that time of the year again. Let's celebrate another year of using business as a force for good! We're partying at Impact Hub SF. No speakers, no workshops, no panels. Heck, you don't even need to bring business cards! There will be music, food, libations and all the good people of the B Local Bay Area world. Open to employees from Certified B Corps, pending B Corps and members of Impact Hub SF.
Whether or not you were able to attend the 2018 B Corp Champions Retreat, we’d love to see you at this debrief hosted by Sensiba San Filippo LLP! We’ll be continuing the conversations started at Champions with a bias toward collaboration and action.
This event can be attended in-person or digitally. Register for the event to reserve your spot either way and select “In-Person” or “Digital.”
Come meet and connect with fellow B Corps at North Berkeley Investment Partners! All Bs (or friends of Bs!) are welcome to attend and network at their office space, which includes an immersive and tactile gallery of art from local artists.
Join North Bay B Corps World Centric and Traditional Medicinals for a discussion on the issue of packaging waste in business – both petroleum and plant-based. We will address current challenges for achieving zero waste packaging, solutions that exist (or should exist), and how we can all make an impact on the path toward reducing waste.
Do you have questions on the B Impact Assessment around measuring greenhouse gas emissions and figuring out carbon footprint?
This presentation will cover basic terminology and calculating your carbon emissions impact. We'll dive into strategies for reducing your footprint and carbon offset usage. Please bring questions specific to your business! We'll have time to chat before and after the presentation to make sure you walk away with the answers you need to feel confident when answering questions on the B Impact Assessment around carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
Join your fellow B Corps in welcoming Maine-bred lobster shack Luke’s Lobster to the community as they gear up to open their very first west coast location! Luke's is giving B Local a sneak peak at their new restaurant in SoMa a few days before they officially bring their sustainable lobster rolls to the Bay Area.
Come learn how to approach the world with an innovative mindset, straight from the team at Galileo Learning! Galileo’s mission is to develop a world of fearless innovators, and has built a network of summer camp programs to bring innovative learning to children across the nation. Attend this event to engage directly with Galileo’s Innovation Approach (G.I.A.), and learn how to bring the mindset back to your B Corp (and to your personal pursuits!).
Join your fellow B Corps for an end of summer happy hour! The Modus offices overlook San Francisco's Union Square and offer a great space to chat and connect with other B Partners over a refreshing beverage and snack. We'll learn about the NextEdge/Modus B Corp story, tour the office, and have fun! Space is limited so please RSVP.
Hosted at Guayakí headquarters in Sebastopol, we’ll chat over beer, bites, and yerba mate in the Guayakí Café, before hearing from Guayakí’s core team from executive, finance, supply chain, and sustainability. Learn about Guayaki’s Market Driven Regeneration business model and latest projects. We’ll explore how the B Corp certification has shaped and inspired how Guayakí does business.
East Bay B Corp CORE Foods makes the world's healthiest foods and gives formerly incarcerated people a second chance. At this event, you’ll experience both of these principles first hand! Network with local B Corps while sampling tasty treats and hear from CEO Corey Rennell on the secrets to successful Regenerative Hiring.
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Do you want to convert the conversations and ideas from BLD into action? Did you miss BLD but want to join the conversation and not wait a full year?
Join us for the first-ever BLD Forward Gathering! Join your fellow BLD attendees plus any newbies for a special evening where we’ll take three of the hottest topics from this year’s BLD, continue the conversations, and build roadmaps for impact! You’ll get the opportunity to participate in multiple discussions followed by networking with your new and old friends. Join us at the Impact Hub in San Francisco on May 30th for this special event to go deeper and connect sooner.
Who should attend? All are welcome if you attended BLD or if you missed it, join us!