Books by (or about) B Corps

 

BEN & JERRY’S

Cohen, Ben, and Jerry Greenfield. Double Dip: How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money, Too. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1998.

Edmondson, Brad. Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry’s. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014.

Lager, Fred. The Inside Scoop: How Two Real Guys Built a Business with a Social Conscience and a Sense of Humor. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1995.

 

BIOMIMICRY GROUP

Benyus, Janine. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. New York: William Morrow, 1997.

 

CSRWIRE

Mager, David, and Joe Sibila. Street Smart Sustainability: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Profitably Greening Your Organization’s DNA. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.

 

CUTTING EDGE CAPITAL

Shuman, Michael. Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2012.

Shuman, Michael. The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007.

 

GREYSTON BAKERY

Lynch, Kevin, and Julius Walls. Mission, Inc.: The Practitioners Guide to Social Enterprise. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

 

JITASA

Russell, Jeff. Do What You Do Best: Outsourcing as Capacity Building in the Nonprofit Sector. Boise, ID: Elevate, 2013.

 

MAL WARWICK ASSOCIATES

Cohen, Ben, and Mal Warwick. Values-Driven Business: How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

Polak, Paul, and Mal Warwick. The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

 

METHOD

Lowry, Adam, and Eric Ryan. Squeaky Green: The Method Guide to Detoxing Your Home. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.

Lowry, Adam, and Eric Ryan. The Method Method: Seven Obsessions that Helped Our Scrappy Start-Up Turn an Industry Upside Down. New York: Penguin Portfolio, 2011.

 

METROPOLITAN GROUP

Conley, Chip, and Eric Friedenwald-Fishman. Marketing that Matters: 10 Practices to Profit Your Business and Change the World. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

 

MONTGOMERY & HANSEN

Montgomery, John. Great from the Start: How Conscious Corporations Attract Success. New York: Morgan James, 2012.

 

MOSAIC

Aujila, Dev, and Billy Parish. Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2012.

 

OGDEN PUBLICATIONS

Welch, Bryan. Beautiful and Abundant: Building the World We Want. Lawrence, KS: B&A Books, 2010.

 

PATAGONIA

Chouinard, Yvon. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. London: Penguin Books, 2006.

Chouinard, Yvon, and Vincent Stanley. The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years. Ventura, CA: Patagonia Books, 2012.

 

SEVENTH GENERATION

Breen, Bill, Jeffrey Hollender, and Peter Senge. The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Catling, Linda, and Jeffrey Hollender. How to Make the World a Better Place: 116 Ways You Can Make a Difference. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Davis, Geoff, Jeffrey Hollender, and Meika Hollender. Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2006.

Hollender, Jeffrey. In Our Every Deliberation: An Introduction to Seventh Generation. Burlington, VT: Seventh Generation, 2009.

Hollender, Jeffrey. What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Business Is Listening. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Hollender, Jeffrey, and John Hollender. How to Make the World a Better Place: A Guide to Doing Good. New York: Quill, 1990.

Hollender, Jeffrey, and Wayne Visser. The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business. New York: Wiley, 2011.

Hollender, Jeffrey, and Alexandra Zissu. Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning and Greening the World You Care About Most. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2010.

 

SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMPANY

Abrams, John, and William Grieder. The Company We Keep: Reinventing Business for People, Community, and Place. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2005.

 

SUNGEVITY

Kennedy, Danny. Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy—and Our Planet—from Dirty Energy. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012.

 

SUSTAINABILITY ADVANTAGE

Elkington, John, and Bob Willard. The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2002.

Willard, Bob. The Next Sustainability Wave: Building Boardroom Buy-In. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2005.

Willard, Bob. The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook: How to Transform Your Company. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2009.

 

THE HONEST COMPANY

Alba, Jessica. The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2013.

Gavigan, Christopher. Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home. New York: Plume, 2009.

 

VOLANS

Elkington, John. Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 1998.

Elkington, John. The Zeronauts: Breaking the Sustainability Barrier. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Elkington, John, Marc J. Epstein, and Herman B. Leonard. Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

Elkington, John, Pamela Hartigan, and Klaus Schwab. The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2008.

Elkington, John, and Jochen Zeitz. The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today's Profits with Tomorrow's Bottom Line. New York: Jossey-Bass, 2014.

 

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