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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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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

2019
Best for Workers

2018
Best for Workers

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

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 a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab’s initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs and software, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation.

Resource Capacity

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

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

2016
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment

2015
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment

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

Phone: (616) 774-2002

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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

2019
Best for Community

2018
Best for Community

2017
Best for Community

2016
Best for Community

2015
Best for 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

2019
Best for the World
Best for the Environment

2018
Best for the World
Best for the Environment

2017
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment

2016
Best for the World
Best for the Community
Best for the Environment

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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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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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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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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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Essence Restaurant Group

Essence Restaurant Group creates honest dining experiences with our family of concept restaurants known for exceptional service, knowledgeable associates, creative cuisine and superior beverage.

Address: 44 Grandville Ave SW #360, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 222-4600

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