Tag: B Corps

B Corps are businesses that balance purpose and profit. The exact definition does vary in different countries, but the idea shares many values with WordPress.

  • A Benefit Corporation is a legal entity, like an S-Corp or a C-Corp. In the US, 37 states have passed Benefit Corp legislation, as have several other countries.
  • A Certified B Corp undergoes a rigorous certification every three years to ensure they adhere to the highest verified standards in social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. There are over 3,500 Certified B Corps worldwide.

Johannes Benz from Raidboxes on WordPress Hosting That’s Positive for the Environment and Society

Johannes

Johannes is the Managing Director of Raidboxes, a fast-growing WordPress hosting company based in Germany. He's also one of the most interesting people I've met in WordPress.

I first heard of Raidboxes when they were giving out trees to Wordcamp attendees! Johannes and his team think differently.

Raidboxes is growing fast, doubling every year and adding nearly 1,000 customers per month. But Johannes believes that businesses should not focus only on profits, but also on being actively positive for society.

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Tim Frick on Building Better WordPress Businesses With B Corps

Tim Frick

When I asked around in the WordPress community about environmental issues, everyone had the same response: “You should talk with Tim Frick.”

Tim is based in Chicago and runs the Mightybytes agency. He is passionate about helping organizations create a more positive impact on the world. We recently posted a collection of environmental talks and Tim got a lot of shout-outs.

In this interview, I chat with Tim about Benefit Corporations (B Corps). Tim explains how his desire to create a positive influence has led him to use WordPress and support environmental issues.

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