Here at SVC, we are proud of the everyday milestones our members are accomplishing. Every month, we round up their achievements to share with our community. Below, you’ll see just some of the impact our members are making in the world. Congratulations to our members, and keep up the great work!
- Congratulations and BRAVO to SVC Members who made it on B Lab’s Best for the World Awards, including:
- Green Retirement, owned by Timothy & Rose Yee, is recognized as an Overall honoree
- Flip Brown, Founder & Owner of Business Culture Consultants, is recognized as a Changemaker honoree
- Carolina Miranda, Sustainability and B Corp Consultant, is recognized as a Changemaker Honoree
- Mpowered, led by Seungah Jeong, is recognized as a Changemaker Honoree
- Guy Bazzani of Bazzani Building Company is recognized in three categories: Overall, Community, and Environmental.
- Singlebrook, co-owned by Leon Miller-Out and Elisa Miller-Out, is recognized as a Workers honoree.
- Xav Dubois, CEO & Founder of evox Lifestyle Media Network, is recognized in both the Changemaker and Governance category
- Keap Candles, co-founded by Harry Doull and Stephen Tracy, is recognized as a Community honoree
- Speaking of B Corporations, Lotus Foods was featured on Conscious Company to talk about why being a B Corp has made them an even better company. Read it here.
- Last month, a few of our members (Beyond Meat, Amalgamated, Aspiration) stood up to gun violence. They were included in this NY Times article about a list of executives demanding senate action on the issue.
- Congratulations to Seal the Seasons for being awarded a grant from The Korger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation. Among 400 applicants, they were one of seven innovators chosen. Learn more here.
- Solstice is featured on CNBC for their work in community solar, making renewable energy accessible and affordable for American households. Read it here.
- SVC funded company Milkcrate partners with the Douty Foundation in creating mobile engagement solution for non-profits, helping them build internal and external capacity. Learn more here.
- Erika Karp, Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital, was selected as a judge for the United Nations 10th Annual Hult Prize last month. She is one of ten judges on the panel, among them Bill Clinton, Vicente Fox Quesada, and Lise Kingo. Erika is also the recipient of the 2019 Lewis Institute Centennial Social Innovator Award from Babson College.
- Lifeguides CEO and Founder Mark Donohue has been appointed by FastCompany to their “Impact Council”.
- Nathalie Molina Nino pens a new piece on Fast Company asking, “Why is Finance So White?”, and offers up solutions to bridge the racial wealth gap. Read it here.
- Elisa Miller-Out, partner at Chloe Capital, is the recipient of the David M. Ahlers Master Ecosystem Award at Upstate Unleashed Hosted by Upstate Venture Connect.
- Resilient Ventures, a new fund “inspired by the legacy of Black Wall Street”, targets African-American startups. Learn more about them through their feature with WRAL Tech.
- Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren retweets Morgan Simon’s piece on Forbes about banks saying no to the private prison sector. Read it here.
- Montcalm welcomes David Shantz, formerly of Calvert Impact, as Chief Growth Officer. Read the press release here.
- Announcing the B2B Social Enterprise Directory, the new SVC and One World resource that connects innovative socially-driven startups & small businesses with corporates and larger enterprises. More access to new partnerships + new business opportunities = a stronger social impact ecosystem. Be the first to access the beta version at the Corporate Social Impact #CSI2019 summit on 10/30. Grab your ticket here! ly/icsi2019
- AB InBev has launched the 100+ Accelerator, which will host and provide funding to start-ups to solve challenges designed to create a more sustainable world for all. Apply here until October 30th!
- Angel Capital Association is holding a webinar on October 9th on Pre-Money Valuations. SVC members get free access to ACA webinars. Register here.
- Owóksape, which translates to “learning place” in Lakota, is an online language learning portal devoted entirely to the Lakota language. The first of its kind, Owóksape provides Lakota speaking and learning communities with an innovative and cutting-edge tool for revitalizing and learning the Lakota language. Owóksape will allow thousands of Lakota a way to learn their ancestral language. The project is looking for tech support in the form of in-kind donations to help expand this resource. If you or someone you know would like to help, get in contact here.