Rockstars of the New Economy

In Los Angeles, mission-driven companies are redefining what it means to be a successful business. We join 2,700+ businesses spanning 50+ countries dedicated to meeting the highest standards of positive social impact, good governance, and economic contribution. Together we are a movement: the B Corporation® movement.

Upcoming Events

Annual Champion’s Retreat

September 16-18, 2019

Champions Retreat is an incredible opportunity to connect with B Corps and people united in using business as a force for good. More than ever, we need an economy that works for everyone and heals the planet. At the 2019 Champions Retreat you will meet other leaders, learn from their stories, and take bold steps together toward an inclusive and regenerative future.

TOMS HQ Tour

September 18, 2019

Join us for a tour of the TOMS Head Quarters led by Amy Smith, Chief Giving Officer. Amy will share with us key insights on how to create a thriving company culture as we are guided through TOMS creative office and warehouse. From the indoor slide to the dog park, the Westside office is just as delightfully quirky as you’d expect. The tour will be followed by a Q&A session with Amy.

B Learning Series

September 19, 2019

Can’t make it to retreat this year? Join us for an exclusive workshop opportunity to learn from out of town B Academia and B Corporation leaders on guiding purpose-driven enterprises to develop and refine their business’ elevator pitches. Design thinking exercises will be used to generate ideas that can be implemented with a shoe-string budget but with maximum impact.

Net Zero Conference

October 2-4, 2019

Join B Local Los Angeles and other sustainability leaders at NZ19, the world’s largest net zero building conference and expo. A hub for thought-leaders and industry-shapers in the Energy, Water, Waste, Transit, and Carbon sectors, NZ19 will bring 1,200+ green building pioneers from around the world to Southern California to inspire, educate, and evolve our built environment.

About Us

B Local Los Angeles is a voluntary collaboration of B CorpTM leaders who share a vision of a purpose-driven economy which benefits all stakeholders. We exist to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as a force for goodTM. B Corp Certification® is the next chapter for socially responsible businesses. Won’t you join us in leading the charge to a better future?

Our Board

Viva Asmelash
ADVISOR
Galileo Learning

Diane Ballen
EVENTS COMMITTEE
Burnham Benefits
Manny Barragan
EVENTS COMMITTEE
Beneficial State Bank
Ana Butler
GOVERNANCE
Sustainable Law Group
LACI
Andrea Chase
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Way To B: Sustainability

Colleen Hard
TREASURER
EVENTS COMMITEE
Ecodeo

Derek Hydon
ADVISOR
MaCher

Genevieve Lawrence
MEMBERSHIP
EVENTS COMMITTEE
MaCher
Alexandra Ostrow
SECRETARY
EDUCATION CHAIR
WhyWhisper Collective
Rahul Paliwal
PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE
Pacific Collective
Barrett Porter
ADVISOR
Abacus Wealth Partners
Elizabeth Topp
ADVISOR
Meaningful Organizational Design
Lindsey Woodward
ADVISOR
Abacus Wealth Partners
Dave Yanko
RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Pacific Collective

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