Changing Business            in Tampa Bay

CSR, sustainability, corporate citizenship, ESG or whatever you call it . . . 

learn more and connect with businesses doing good, helping their communities and each other, and thriving in a purpose-driven economy

Businesses . . .

have the opportunity to contribute to the community by using socially and/or environmentally responsible practices. The advantages for businesses to do this have included:

  • Attracting and retaining talent

  • Attracting consumers looking for ethical and sustainable companies

  • Building your brand

  • Competitive edge

  • Future-proof your business

  • Increased business value

Whether you are already a conscious business or interested in learning the smallest thing you can do to have the greatest impact, Tampa Bay has resources for you.

We want to help both nonprofits and businesses connect to resources, education and networks in Tampa Bay to provide support and camaraderie around business being a force for good.

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Tap into our podcast episodes for resources and tools to make any business leader, CSR pro or Everyday Superhero the smartest one in the room!

There is an incredible increase in expectations from customers, employees and investors for businesses to be authentic and transparent. The global community and environmental concerns have become more complicated. Companies have the resources and manpower to create change.

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What is a B Corporation?

B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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Sustainability@Work Workshop Schedule

All workshops are from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City

June 2  The Social Pillar

Creating your culture and building the team

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July 16  Good Governance & Sustainable Investing

ESG for start-ups and small businesses

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August 12  Marketing Your Sustainable Business

Why HOW you tell your story matters

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September 9  Seeking Validation

A look at various green business certifications

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September 30  The Green Economy, GreenTech and Social Entrepreneurship

How to get involved

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Sustainability@Work is a series of practical workshops for start-ups and small businesses wanting to explore sustainable/green practices

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY GOVERNMENT
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What is Conscious Capitalism?

Conscious Capitalist Credo

We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.

Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world. Conscious businesses are galvanized by higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of all their major stakeholders. Their higher state of consciousness makes visible to them the interdependencies that exist across all stakeholders, allowing them to discover and harvest synergies from situations that otherwise seem replete with trade-offs. They have conscious leaders who are driven by service to the company’s purpose, all the people the business touches, and the planet we all share together. Conscious businesses have trusting, authentic, innovative and caring cultures that make working there a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders.

Conscious businesses will help evolve our world so that billions of people can flourish, leading lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity; a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity, and compassion.

As social enterprise and social entrepreneurship continue to expand across the United States, it needs a comprehensive vision, a clearly-defined perspective and a unified movement to attract capital for growth, effect government policy, facilitate cross-sector collaboration, raise consumer and investor awareness and aggregate capacity and resources. Social Enterprise Alliance is the platform for such a movement of organizations and individuals who dedicate themselves to social progress through social enterprise. In pursuit of these objectives, we support our members and ultimately advance the field by helping grow the network, share stories and build the capacity of social enterprise to solve problems.

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