1% For The Planet
As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.
There is a growing community of more than 2,600 Certified B Corporations from 50 countries and 130 industries working together toward a single unifying goal: to redefine success in business. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or LEED certification is to buildings and construction. Certified B Corps strive to align business interests with those of society.
We became a B Corporation to add to a growing chorus of companies that seek substantial, sustainable and positive change for our communities and for our environment. B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Through the power of our collective voice, we believe that all companies will someday compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all. B Corporation certification is a demonstration of our commitment to both our values and to the future of business.
We are proud to stand among other B Corps using the power of business as a force for good including Ben & Jerry’s, Hootsuite, Patagonia, Warby Parker, Method, and Etsy. Manoverboard is the first B Corp in Manitoba and was among the first in Canada.
In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, B Lab, the nonprofit responsible for B Corp certification, awarded Manoverboard the Best for the World Awards. This means that our company scored in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations in the world (2,600+) on the B Impact Assessment. This portion of the assessment examines the company’s relationship with its employees, including factors such as compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities.
Manoverboard offers a service grant offered to nonprofits and social enterprises called The Purpose Project. For 2018, we will be issuing up to $15,000 in service grants to selected nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in Winnipeg. Our goal is to find and support change agents that needs a helping hand in getting to the next stage of their communications initiatives.
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