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Publish Your Purpose Press Earns B Corporation Certification

Hartford, CT based book publisher commits to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

HARTFORD, September 15, 2020—Publish Your Purpose Press (PYP), has proudly announced its recently earned B Corporation (B Corp) certification. PYP joins the ranks of other socially and environmentally conscious organizations around the globe, such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, and HootSuite, just to name a few.

“Becoming a certified B Corp plants the flag in the sand to say that Publish Your Purpose Press is committed to the longstanding impacts that our business has on the environment and on the communities around us and those we serve,” said Jenn T. Grace, Founder. “When I started PYP I knew we would become a B Corp. It was at the forefront of my vision for what we could do collectively as an organization. Being a B Corp is the ultimate badge of honor for a company to have, if you have a passion for the greater good of the Earth and humanity as a whole.” 

According to B Lab, the certifying B Corp body, “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.” B Corp is made up of over 3,500 businesses in over 70 countries, across 150 industries inspiring countless companies and organizations to follow their lead.

PYP is proud to partner with reSET Social Enterprise Trust, based in Hartford, CT on October 8, 2020, for Leading for Change: Beyond Business As Usual, a virtual event. reSET is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. The Leading for Change event will focus on how Connecticut business leaders can systematically prioritize impact to address their most pressing concerns, while staying focused on their missions and protecting their purpose through growth and change. 

“We are in the midst of a cultural and social revolution, and businesses have an essential role to play in driving positive change,” said Sarah Bodley, Executive Director of reSET. “The B Corp movement gives forward-thinking leaders a way of holding themselves and their organizations accountable to more than just profit. Now is the time to rethink the way we build business, to prioritize people, care for the environment, and engage more deeply in our communities. I’m thrilled that PYP has joined the ranks of CT’s B Corps and is part of the movement toward a more equitable future!”

For more information about PYP’s collaboration with reSET Social Enterprise Trust and information on the Leading for Change: Beyond Business As Usual 2020 event, please visit http://publishyourpurposepress.com/b-corp-event.

The above video is from the Jenn T. Grace and Jennifer Brown video series. For more videos in the series please click here.

On today’s episode, Jenn T. Grace and Jennifer Brown have invited social entrepreneur Sarah Bodley for a conversation focused on the rise of explicitly purpose-driven companies, and one mechanism to codify those values, the B Corp certification. This certification is a best in class way to build a more inclusive and holistic economy that doesn’t just prioritize profit but considers overall society and environmental impact. 

Sarah is a nonprofit professional with over a decade of experience leading organizations focused on entrepreneurship and the arts. A Connecticut native, she joined reSET in late 2018 as Executive Director where she works to advance the social enterprise sector. She previously served as Executive Director of Empowered Women International in Washington, DC, and led the organization through its merger with the Latino Economic Development Center, where she subsequently served as an Associate Director. 

PYP is proud to partner with reSET Social Enterprise Trust, based in Hartford, CT on October 8, 2020, for Leading for Change: Beyond Business As Usual a virtual event. reSET is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. The Leading for Change event will focus on how Connecticut business leaders can systematically prioritize impact to address their most pressing concerns while staying focused on their missions and protecting their purpose through growth and change. 

About reSET

reSET, Social Enterprise Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social enterprise sector. Its strategic goals are threefold: to be the “go-to” place for impact entrepreneurs, to make Hartford the Impact City, and Connecticut the social enterprise state.

reSET serves all entrepreneurs but specializes in social enterprise impact-driven business with a double and sometimes triple bottom line. In addition to providing co-working space and accelerator and mentoring programs, reSET aims to inspire innovation and community collaboration, and to support entrepreneurs in creating market-based solutions to community challenges. reSET’s goal is to meet entrepreneurs wherever they are in their trajectory and to help them take their businesses to the next level.

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