A Sea Change Is Coming – The Benefit Corporation – Using Business as a Force For Good

Wildnote, a San Luis Obispo based technology company, announced it has become a Benefit Corporation, a corporation with a socially-responsible fiduciary responsibility to its employees and its community, along with the shareholders. Change is coming.
 
 
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* Environment

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* San Luis Obispo - California - US

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Nov. 27, 2017 - PRLog -- The Benefit Corporation is a wave swelling in an ocean of traditional corporatism. It speaks to entrepreneurs, startups, and existing companies that understand making a profit is important, but a company can still do that in a socially responsible way. A business does not shift from its primary capitalistic purpose, rather, it performs that purpose with an eye toward giving back to the entities that have assisted in its success – its workers and the community in which it resides. Many businesses choose to set up personal growth programs and profit sharing for employees, donate money to community causes, and/or give personal time to community programs that educate or foster healthy community growth.

Wildnote fulfills its social responsibility in several ways. It serves the larger community with its product, a digital platform that creates efficiencies in environmental work. This allows biologists, botanists, and other research scientists to do more with less effort so that environmental sustainability for the planet is pushed forward faster. Specifically, Kristen Hazard, Wildnote CEO, and her employees personally participate in the philosophy and spirit underlying the B Corps.

"We already donate to 1% for The Planet. For several years, I have been a mentor for Women in Tech. I support the environment both personally and through Wildnote, so, deciding to become a Benefit Corporation was a no brainer. I am also proud of my people who volunteer to pick up trash at our beaches, participate in Sea Bird monitoring, and contribute knowledge and thoughtful considerations to our local government meetings and SLO Chamber workshops."

More and more companies are choosing to become Benefit Corporation. Perhaps this cresting wave is just about to break.

"A benefit corporation is a type of for-profit corporate entity, authorized by 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that includes positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals. Benefit corporations differ from traditional C corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation …" – Wikipedia

Based in San Luis Obispo, CA, Wildnote provides a comprehensive digital platform that streamlines the process of collecting, managing, and reporting environmental data, saving the environmental-services industry precious time and improving the bottom line.Visit us at  http://www.wildnoteapp.com.

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