Donnerstag, 29. März 2012

Positive social + environmental Business

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab, a nonprofit organization, certifies B Corporations, the same way TransFair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies LEED buildings.

B Corps, unlike traditional businesses:

  1. Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards;
  2. Meet higher legal accountability standards;
  3. Build business constituency for public policies that support sustainable business.

There are over 450 Certified B Corporations across 60 different industries. From food and apparel for you and your family to attorneys and office supplies for your business, B Corporations are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

Freitag, 16. März 2012

Why Thinking Wrong Will Change The World

Do shit that matters
If you look at some of these corporations like Coke, half the value of the company is brand value.

So my former company called C2 worked generally with larger organizations on helping them think wrong, brand strategy, and design projects. And, it was all fine. Because my partner Greg and I are both really interested in driving positive change, we thought: “Why don’t we just do this for companies and organizations that are doing something of value in the world?”
What we realized with COMMON was it was really focused on the social entrepreneur, helping generally young creative people who had great ideas about a social enterprise.

What we’re trying to do is disrupt the agency arrogance, “give us your project, we’re going to take it in our four walls, solve it and give it back to you.” No matter how big or good that agency is, it is going to be limited by the people and ways of thinking and structures within the agency. via PSFK

Dienstag, 6. März 2012

Recycling Designpreis 2012

Gewinner des mit 2.500 Euro dotierten deutschen RecyclingDesignpreises 2012 sind Lea Gerber und Samuel Coendet. Die Jury zeichnet die Schweizer Designer für ihre Secondhand-Kuscheltiere „Outsiders“ aus.
Preisverleihung und Eröffnung der Ausstellung fanden mit knapp 500 Gästen am 17. Februrar 2012 im Marta Herford statt. Insgesamt 28 RecyclingDesignentwicklungen werden hier bis zum 1. April 2012 präsentiert. Nach der Ausstellung im Marta Herford folgen Präsentationen im Umweltbundesamt Dessau und Bauhaus Dessau, in den stilwerk Designcentern Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf und Wien sowie im Museum der Dinge Berlin. Mehr...