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EFM among 80 companies named to B Corp Best for Workers list by nonprofit B Lab

Ecotrust subsidiary scored in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on worker impact

Today, 80 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the highest quality jobs by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list. This analysis includes metrics regarding compensation and benefits, health and wellness programs, parent-friendly flex time and leave policies, professional development and internal promotion, corporate culture, profit sharing and ownership opportunities.

“With Millennials’ increasing demand for work-life integration, B Corps are winning the talent war,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder B Lab. “The Best for Workers Honorees are leading the way with their commitment to creating high quality jobs that serve a higher purpose.”

The ‘B Corp Best for Workers’ list honors businesses that earned an worker impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations 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.

Honorees include Dansko, the 100% employee-owned, footwear brand, Ecotrust Forest Management, an investment and advisory firm helping investors and landowners enhance forest health and productivity, Rally Software, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development (and the first successful B Corp IPO) and Charter School Business Management, a NY-based provider of financial training to the charter sector.

The ‘Best for Workers’ companies come from over 25 different industries such as consulting and financial services, renewable energy installation and technical services. One third of honorees are based outside the United States, including countries such as Brazil, New Zealand, Italy Argentina and the United Kingdom. (Full list of honorees at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net)

Each honored company is a Certified B Corporation. They use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and have met rigorous standards of overall social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over nearly 1,100 Certified B Corporations, across 100+ industries and 34 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

B Lab released the “Best for the World” list (overall impact) in March and the “Best for the Environment” list  (environmental impact) in April and the ‘Best for Communities’ (community impact) list in July. All past honorees can be found at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net

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About EFM

Ecotrust Forest Management (EFM) is a private forestland investment management company that strategically acquires and manages ecologically significant forestland in the Western United States on behalf of investors and forestland owners. We aim to implement a style of forestry that can be economically viable, while at the same time beneficial to the health and resilience of ecosystems and rural communities. We were founded in 2004, and currently manage 17,000 acres of forestland in Oregon and Washington on behalf of our investors.  More at www.ecotrustforests.com.

About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiative: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing legislation to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (27 states have already passed benefit corporation legislation); 3) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform for investors to benchmark and report the impact of their global private equity portfolios; and 4) providing free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 16,000 businesses use B Lab’s free B Impact Assessment).

For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.