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5 Lakes Energy

5 Lakes Energy advances policies and programs that promote clean energy, sustainability and the environment. 5 Lakes Energy is committed to supporting and developing the clean energy industry in Michigan and across the U.S.

Resource Capacity

  • Environmental Policy Advocacy Resource
  • Sustainable Business Research

Address: 115 W Allegan St, Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: (517) 319-0350

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Affinity Financial

Providing quality financial strategies, and offers insurance and financial services to businesses and individuals.

Address: 333 Bridge St. NW, Ste. 600, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: (616) 915-7131

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AFRJ – Alliance for Freedom, Restoration and Justice

Human trafficking does not have to exist in our world today.  But it will take a world of people to end it – including you.  When we engage together, miracles happen.

The founding leadership of the AFRJ have collectively spent decades serving on behalf of those in very great need in our world. We have poured out our lives, energies, and expertise in service to the oppressed and vulnerable in many capacities. 

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Aldea Coffee

Aldea Coffee is a direct-trade coffee company working with farmers at origin. Our non-profit partner (Aldea Development) operates in Honduras providing microloans, training, and development for farmers, as well as sourcing and exporting green coffee. We have two cafes and a coffee roasting facility in West Michigan, where we focus on grass-roots movements, sustainability, and community development. We sell our products out of our cafes, online, and offer a comprehensive wholesale program.

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Address: 17 S. Second St & 794 Pine St. Grand Haven, MI

Phone: (231) 375-5275

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Altruic Advisors

Altruic Advisors, CPAs is a full-service accounting firm exclusively serving nonprofit organizations. Their CPAs and accounting professionals use cloud-based software solutions to serve our clients effectively and affordably. They provide outsourced accounting and attest services to organizations of all sizes within the nonprofit sector. Their mission is to help nonprofits create good in the world.

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Address: 4088 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: (734) 476-3720

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Ask Nature

“The next big idea in sustainability is probably a million years old.” Life on earth presents elegant solutions to many of the challenges that designers and innovators face every day. Explore AskNature to find biological strategies, inspired ideas, and resources relative to your own innovation challenges, so you can begin to emulate the time-tested forms, processes, and systems that already thrive in balance with Earth’s complex systems.

Resource Capacity

  • Product Enhancement Solutions
  • Growth and Mission Lock Strategies 
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Athleta

Athleta creates versatile premium performance apparel designed by women athletes to inspire a community of active, confident women and girls to reach their limitless potential. Founded in 1998, Athleta integrates performance and technical features across its collection to carry a woman through her life in motion – from yoga and training to commute and travel. In 2016 the company launched Athleta Girl mirroring its signature performance in styles for the next generation. 

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Phone: (877) 328-4538

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Atomic Object

Atomic Object creates applications for web, mobile, desktop, and devices. They help companies innovate and grow with custom software products that are beautiful, reliable, and easy to use. Offices in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor.

Best for the World Honoree

2022
Best for the World: Workers

2021
Best for the World: Workers

2019
Best for the World: Workers

2018
Best for the World: Workers

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Address: 1034 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Additional Address: 206 S. Fifth Ave, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (616) 776-6020

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Axios HR

AXIOS HR is the 4th largest privately-held employer in West Michigan delivering personalized employment solutions to small and mid-sized companies. Founded in 1988, as Staffing Inc., we seek to create strong, personal partnerships with our employees and customers. We believe that our commitment to the trust formed between businesses in West Michigan ultimately improves the local communities in which we live. AXIOS HR has flourished under this model and expanded into other value-added HR offerings.

Address: 528 4th St. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: (844) 44-AXIOS

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B Academics

The vision of B Academics is to advance the state of academic study into business a force for good.

​The Global B Corp Academic Community (B Academics) is a network of educators and researchers from around the world who are committed to accelerating the sustainable business movement by studying the global movement of B Corporation certification and benefit corporations. B Academics work with each other, the global B Lab network and the B Corp community to share best practices and identify opportunities for collaboration with regard to research, teaching, and experiential learning.

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B Hive

The B Hive is a platform the B Corp community can use to connect, collaborate, access resources, share knowledge and offer discounts to one another. You must be a certified B Corp to take advantage of this resource.

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B Lab

B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. By harnessing the power of business, B Lab positively impacts companies around the world, helping them balance profit with purpose. Together, we are shifting our global economy from a system that profits few to one that benefits all: advancing a new model that moves from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to generation, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence.

Address: 15 Waterloo Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312

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Bazzani Building Company

At Bazzani, they don’t just design and build green, they live it as passionate advocates of sustainable living. Through award-winning developments, Bazzani has earned a reputation for designing and building high-performance buildings within diverse, urban neighborhoods. Since 1983, the founder, Guy Bazzani, has earned the reputation of pioneer and visionary of green building and urban revitalization.

Best for the World Honoree

2022
Best for the World: Community
Best for the World: Environment

2021
Best for the World: Community
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2019
Best for the World: Overall
Best for the World: Community
Best for the World: Environment

2018
Best for the World: Overall
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Best for the World: Environment

2016
Best for the World:Overall
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Best for the World: Environment

2015
Best for the World: Overall
Best for the World: Community
Best for the World: Environment

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Address: 959 Wealthy St SE # 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Phone: (616) 774-2002

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Bear Creek Organic Farm

Anne and Brian Bates dream of a sustainable future, where the arts, education, and organically grown food enrich their community. Bear Creek Organic Farm is Petoskey, Michigan's first-ever 100% USDA Certified Organic Farm and the first B Corp Certified farm in the state of Michigan.

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Address: 4012 Atkins Road Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: (231) 487-2791

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Better Way Designs

Better Way Designs, a member of the Fair Trade Federation, partners with organizations that are working to end sex trafficking. They provide opportunities for freedom and restore dignity in women's lives by creating sustainable careers and income through the sale of handmade items and building empowering communities in the US and around the world.

Best for the World Honoree

2021
Best for the World: Community

2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
Best for the World: Community

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Address: 201 W Washington Ave #100, Zeeland, MI 49464

Phone: (616) 648-0900

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Bistro Bella Vita

At Bistro Bella Vita, we’re driven by passion, servant leadership and most importantly—exceptional dining experiences. We believe that good enough simply isn’t good enough. It’s time to discover something special and taste commitment and creativity. Choose passion and purpose. Live the good life.

Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW # 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 222-4600

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Brewery Vivant

Located in a former funeral home chapel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brewery Vivant specializes in Belgian and French-inspired beers and fare. What makes Vivant unique is the way they approach their craft and operate their business.

Best for the World Honoree

2019
Environment

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Address: 925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Phone: (616) 719-1604

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Broad Leaf Local Beer

In 2019, the Vivant family opened a second location in neighboring Kentwood, Broad Leaf Local Beer. Broad Leaf maintains the overall company ethos and goals but focuses on a wider range of styles and flavors of beer and food in a more casual setting.

Best for the World Honoree

2019
Environment

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Address: 2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

Phone: (616) 803-0602

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Byrum & Fisk

After spending years working together in public service, Mark Fisk and Dianne Byrum launched a communications firm to bring their aggressive, disciplined and focused approach to communications. Though the firm started at Mark’s kitchen table, Byrum & Fisk has grown to serve over 300 clients across Michigan, the Midwest and around the United States over the last decade.

Resource Capacity

  • Values Marketing
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Cascade Engineering

Cascade Engineering was founded and headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. A manufacturing company comprised of 9 business units, they support a broad diversity of markets including transportation, environmental services, office furniture, RFID asset management, material handling, and polymer compounding.

Best for the World Honoree

2019
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment  

2018
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment  

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Address: 3400 Innovation Ct, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Phone: (616) 975-4800

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Catalyst Partners

Catalyst Partners is a multi-dimensional consortium of knowledge leaders committed to the creation of places in which all species can flourish. Their team consists of professionals with licensures in science, engineering architecture and interiors that specialize in High Performance, Restorative Design protocols for buildings and products.

Best for the World Honoree

2022
Best For The World: Environment

2021
Best For The World: Environment

2019
Best for the World: Overall
Best For The World: Environment

2018
Best for the World: Overall
Best For The World: Environment

2017
Best for the World: Overall
Best for the Word: Community
Best For The World: Environment

2016
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Address: 502 Second St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 454-1111

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City of Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids has a number of business resources. They also have a comprehensive list of organizations that can help you start, run, and improve your business

General Small Business Resources
Start-up Resources

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Climate Collaborative

We are concerned businesses from the natural products industry working collaboratively to catalyze bold action, amplify the voice of business and promote sound policy to reverse climate change. The Climate Collaborative was born from a belief shared by natural food leaders that our industry has great potential to do much more to reverse climate change by working together. 

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CLOZTALK

CLOZTALK is an online clothing company that produces and sells charity-branded apparel that is cool, comfortable, and high-quality. At no cost to its nonprofit partners, CLOZTALK builds and operates their customized webstores, makes their apparel, handles fulfillment of their orders, and provides customer service, so the nonprofits can focus their resources on serving their missions. Through their apparel and the conversations that are sparked, CLOZTALK's nonprofit partners meet people who need help, volunteers, board members, and donors. There is nothing required of the nonprofit: no time, no money, no social media obligations, etc. CLOZTALK's vision is to change the way people think about the messaging power of apparel by raising brand identity for meaningful causes in our communities, and as a result, our world becomes more connected. Get fired up about a nonprofit and Wear Because You Care! 

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Address: 200 West Second Street #675 Royal Oak, MI 48068

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Coleman + Hughes

Coleman + Hughes is dedicated to finding flexible, feasible employee benefit solutions that fit your budget and the unique facets of your organization. 

Resource Capacity

  • Employee Benefits Support

Address: 5380 Cascade Road, Ste. 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: (616) 956-9976

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Commonplace

A community innovation hub, Commonplace holds space for people who enliven healthy, collaborative, and creative organizations and communities to work, learn, and connect.

We partnered with Commonplace to create the Good For Traverse City Cohort, a group of businesses based in Traverse City, Michigan.

Learn more about the Good For Traverse City Cohort

Address: 425 Boardman Ave, Traverse City MI 49684

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Comprenew

Comp Renew strives to protect businesses, people and the environment from the threat of improperly disposed of electronic devices through best practice technology data management, asset recovery and recycling services, while fostering job readiness and computer literacy among at-risk populations in our community. 

Resource Capacity

  • Electronic Recycling
  • 'Like new' or secondhand office equipment

Address: 629 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 451-4400

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Consumers Energy

Saving energy saves your business money. Discover the many ways your business can save, or tell us a little about your business to find the solutions best suited to you.

Resource Capacity

  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Renewable Energy Programs
  • Benchmark and Monitor Energy Usage
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DisArt

DisArt believes expressions of Disabled cultural identity can transform society from awareness to understanding to belonging, creating a society that enjoys the full and equitable participation of all people.

Resource Capacity

  • Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Consulting Services

Address: 50 Louis St. NW, Suite 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 920-1645

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Dismantle Collective

The Dismantle Collective is a person of color-led group of Certified B Corps. Their goals is to name, disrupt and dismantle white supremacy.

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Earth911

At Earth911, we’ve created a community that helps people find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behaviors, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes. We are dedicated to increasing recycling rates and helping you choose sustainable options to live a happier, healthier lifestyle; one that protects this wonderful planet we call earth.

Resource Capacity

  • Recycling Guide
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EcoLogic Solutions

EcoLogic Solutions Inc. is based in Brooklyn, NY with offices all over the world - including Traverse City, Michigan! They are manufacturer and distributor of environmentally preferable cleaning products and technologies for restaurants, offices, hospitals, hotels, schools, and other institutional users.

Address: http://www.ecologicsolutions.com/

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EDSI

EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.) is a national workforce development, talent solutions, and consulting company with a passion for helping great companies and communities train and retain great people. EDSI works with regions, employers, and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, the company employs more than 800 people across the country. EDSI is a National Best and Brightest® Companies To Work For award winner.

BEST FOR THE WORLD HONOREE

2022
Best for the World: Customers

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Phone: (313) 271-2660

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Employment Services Collaborative

The Employment Services Collaborative (ESC) is a unique collaborative approach offering a wide range of comprehensive employment and training services. Eight community partners coordinate resources to provide a “no wrong door” approach to service delivery. The ESC makes it easy to find resources.

Resource Capacity

  • Talent Recruitment Service

Address: info@esckent.org

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Energy Assistance Program

This program will provide a FREE building audit to uncover systems and/or processes that are increasing your energy bills.  A team of experts will work with you to develop a strategic plan and connect you with resources that will increase the profit from energy efficiency upgrades.

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Energy Star

Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. 

Resource Capacity

  • Benchmark and Monitor Water and Energy Usage
  • Benchmark and Monitor Water Usage
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