April 24, 2015 | Washington Business Journal

Washington, DC (April 24, 2015) – They may not have the sexiest name, but you have to look no further than Etsy's IPO to see that B Corps are taking center stage.

B Corps are companies who commit to upholding specific high social and environmental standards, certified by a nonprofit organization called B Lab.

The New York Times reports that the movement seems to be picking up speed. Etsy is one of more than 1,000 certified companies in 33 countries.

While some of the companies are public, it’s not easy for them to go the B route, as their size makes them less nimble and able to make rapid changes...

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More than just money: Social mission gains traction with small companies

April 14, 2015 | CSR News

Wayne, PA (April 14, 2015) – Today, 120 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list honors businesses that earned an overall score in the top 10% of more than 1,200 Certified B Corporations from over 120 industries on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small, and mid-sized businesses around the globe...

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120 Businesses Honored as ‘Best for the World’, Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact

March 20, 2015 | Courier Journal

Louisville, KY (March 20, 2015) – Metro housing officials and others will kick off a two-year effort to devise a plan to dramatically upgrade the Beecher Terrace public housing site along West Jefferson Street and the East Russell neighborhood at a public event Tuesday.

The Russell Choice Neighborhood Initiative to develop a "transformation plan" for Russell is funded by a $425,000 federal grant awarded to the Louisville Metro Housing Authority...

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Russell area residents launch 'Choice' planning

March 2, 2015 | Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD (March 2, 2015) – When Baltimore developer Charlie Duff placed the winning bid on a vacant former theater in Station North, it looked like the possible setting of an Indiana Jones movie: Green mold grew on surfaces throughout the building, a tree sprouted through the middle of a staircase.

Three years and $18.5 million later, the Centre remains a place where movies might be made — but now as renovated offices set to house film departments for the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University, among other tenants.

On Tuesday, Duff's nonprofit development firm, Jubilee Baltimore, plans to light the old movie marquee in celebration of the nearly complete rehabilitation of 10 E. North Ave. The first of the new occupants, Neighborhood Housing Services, is scheduled to move in next month...

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Centre Theatre nears reopening

November 11, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A former G.C. Murphy’s store in Hazelwood could become a centerpiece of efforts to revitalize the neighborhood.

The city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority board is poised to accept a proposal by AHI Development Inc., a subsidiary to Action Housing Inc., at its meeting Thursday to buy the Spahr Building for $80,000 plus costs. The price includes four adjacent parcels.

“This is essentially a sales agreement,” said Robert Rubinstein, URA acting executive director...

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Developer looks to buy former G.C. Murphy’s in Hazelwood