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Can the B Corp model help create a more ethical business landscape?

Five smiling people wearing headphones sit at a table in a radio talk studio: A man front left has short dark hair and is wearing a multi-colored checked button-down shirt; a man front right has short blonde hair, a beard, and is wearing a blue t-shirt that says "elevate humanity through business;" a woman back left has short blonde hair and is wearing a black top; a woman back right has short brown hair and is wearing a floral top; a man at right has short dark hair and is wearing a blue button-down shirt.
Mari Tsuchiya
(foreground) George McConochie, Andrew Brady, (background) Kathy Turiano, and Lindsay Tarnoff on "Connections"

What is a B Corp?

The business term refers to a for-profit corporation focused on ethical business practices and social sustainability. According to the certifying entity B Lab, businesses that receive B Corp certifications must abide by “standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism.”

This hour, we discuss what B Corps are, how they work, and how our guests think ethical practices can or should transform the business landscape.

In studio:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.