Good For Michigan brings together and recognizes companies across Michigan that are making a positive impact on their employees, their community, and the environment. This initiative offers resources and best practices for sustainable and social good. We curate educational programming and convene values-aligned businesses that strengthen our economy, create equitable opportunities for our workforce, and work towards a healthier planet.
Good For Michigan is proud to be the B Local for the state. B Locals are place-based communities of people using business as a force for good. At the core of every B Local are Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies that use the power of business to create a shared and durable prosperity for all. B Locals exist to create connections, increase the positive impact of their B Corp community, and raise awareness of the B Economy.
Local First launched the Good for Grand Rapids campaign. Its goal was to recognize companies making a measurable, positive contribution to Grand Rapids. During its first year, roughly 70 businesses took the Quick Impact Assessment. Of these, eight top-scoring businesses were selected to receive the Good for Grand Rapids Awards at the first annual awards ceremony.
Since then, the campaign has grown into a separate, statewide initiative now known as Good For Michigan. Businesses all over Michigan are using the QIA to measure what matters: their impact on the community, their employees, and the environment.
Click here to see a list of the current Good For Michigan businesses.
The Good For Michigan program gains traction and continues to support businesses in their sustainability journey. Check out a few highlights in the Annual Report.
In January 2020, our partners at B Lab and the United Nations launched the STD Action Manager, a free online tool that is designed to help businesses set and achieve measurable, positive goals in comprehensive sustainability. Good For Michigan aligned with this global tool and now uses it to help Good For Michigan businesses benchmark and track their success.