April 14, 2015, 12:47 PM
Green Living Enterprises named a 2015 BCorp Best for the World honoree

Green Living Enterprises named a 2015 BCorp Best for the World honoree

The best businesses don’t just turn a profit—they’re a force for good. That’s why we’re proud to be a 2015 Best for the World honoree.

How are we Best for the World? We earned a score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on workers, the community and the environment. That means every day, our fellow honorees and we are creating stronger communities, high quality jobs and a healthier planet.


As a B Corp, we’re leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies compete to be not only the best in the world, but best for the world. We join over 1,200 other companies committed to using business as a force for good. Check them all out at bcorporation.net.


Taking people and planet as seriously as our profits is at the heart of our company’s mission. We couldn’t do that without the support of people like you who believe in our mission—people who prove that doing good is good for business. Thank you helping us succeed where it truly matters. We are proud to be Best for the World.

Please check out our fellow honorees—along with those who are Best for Workers, Best for Communities, and Best for Environment—and help us spread the word.

March 19, 2014, 10:05 AM
Green Living Enterprises honoured as ‘Best for the World’ by nonprofit B Lab.

Green Living Enterprises honoured as ‘Best for the World’ by nonprofit B Lab.

92 Businesses Honored as ‘Best for the World’,
Creating Most Overall Positive Social and Environmental Impact

The Impact Economy is Global and Diverse:
Companies From 15 Countries and 31 Industries
Recognized As Leaders in Redefining Success in Business


March 19, 2014: Wayne, PA


Today, 92 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list honors businesses that earned an overall 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.


Highlighted companies include

  • CDI Lan, a Brazilian education and training company generating income and employability in low income communities through internet cafes, 
  • d.light design, a manufacturer and distributor of solar lighting and power products providing access to reliable, affordable, renewable energy for nearly 30 million people in 60 countries, and
  • Sunrise Banks, a Minnesota community bank supporting affordable housing, small business development, and not-for-profits.


The ‘Best for the World’ companies come from 31 different industries such as manufacturing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and real estate.  A majority operate in a service industry, including 17 honorees in financial services and 15 in environmental consulting. 30% of honorees are based outside the US, with 15 companies operating in emerging markets such as Afghanistan, Kenya and Colombia. (Full list of honorees here)


“Employees, consumers, investors, and policy makers increasingly want to support companies that create a positive impact in the world and the Best for the World honorees are the best of the best,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that certifies B Corporations and governs the independent third party standard used to generate the comparable assessment of corporate impact. “It’s particularly inspiring that 21% of the 2014 honorees are first time winners but long time B Corps. They’re winning the race to the top.”


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 social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over 970 certified B Corporations, across 60 industries and 32 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.


B Lab will release separate lists recognizing the companies ‘Best for the Environment’ (environmental impact), ‘Best for the Community’ (community impact), and ‘Best for Workers’ (employee impact) throughout 2014.

Full release available here.

March 18, 2014, 1:30 AM
Judging begins for the 2014 Canadian Green Car Award

Judging begins for the 2014 Canadian Green Car Award

Winner to be announced April 25 at the Green Living Show, Toronto

Toronto, ON—March 18, 2014


Sixteen vehicles, from a battery—powered compact to a family—friendly SUV, are in the running to be named the 2014 Canadian Green Car. Many of the country’s top automotive journalists are set to test them, and select the one with the greatest potential to benefit our environment. 


The 20 judges, some of most respected automotive journalists, will assess not only the contestants’ environmental attributes but also their overall consumer appeal, since vehicles will have a much greater “green” impact if they sell in large numbers. 


The vehicles are divided into five categories—battery-electric or fuel cell, plug-­in hybrid, conventional hybrid, efficient gasoline or diesel internal combustion, and efficient “family hauler” with at least three rows of seats. 


The category winners will be announced in mid-­April. After a further round of judging, one of those five will be crowned the Canadian Green Car Award winner at the annual Green Living Show, at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto; Friday, April 25. 


“Each year at the Green Living Show consumers have the opportunity to view and test drive the most innovative automotive technologies on the market,” says Laurie Simmonds, CEO, Green Living Enterprises which operates the Show and will host the Award ceremony. “The Canadian Green Car Award fits with our focus on helping consumers find the most attractive and fuel-­‐efficient solutions for their transportation needs. The judges face a difficult task since carmakers are providing an impressive array of green options. We hope the Award program will encourage them to do even more.”


This is the second year for the Award. Last year’s inaugural winner was the Ford Fusion hybrid.


In line with other global Green Car awards, judges nominated the vehicles, to ensure that every vehicle meeting basic entry criteria was considered and, in turn, make the Award a fair and useful guide for car buyers. The nominees were whittled down to the short list of 16, divided into the five categories.


The category and overall winners will be selected through a combination of factual data and judges’ assessments based on test drives, experience and manufacturers’ information.


The environmental benefits considered include fuel efficiency, tailpipe emissions, the use of sustainable or recyclable materials and measures taken by manufacturers to green their operations. Elements that influence consumer appeal include range, price, safety aids, comfort and connectivity features, performance, and build quality.


Here are this year’s contestants:


Battery Electric

  • Nissan Leaf
  • Tesla Model S
  • Ford Focus EV
  • Kia Soul EV


Plug-­in Hybrid

  • Cadillac ELR
  • Porsche Panamera E-­Hybrid
  • Ford C-­Max Energi



  • Honda Accord
  • Hybrid
  • Volkswagen Jetta Turbo
  • Hybrid
  • Infiniti Q50 Hybrid


Efficient Gasoline or Diesel Internal Combustion

  • Mazda3 (2.0‐litre, AT)
  • Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
  • Volkswagen Jetta TDI


Efficient Three-­Row Vehicle

  • Mazda5
  • Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
  • Kia Rondo


For more details, visit the Award website at http://canadiangreencaraward.ca


Or contact:


Susan Elliott | susan.elliott@elliott-com.com | 905-­833-0826

Peter Gorrie | peter@petergorrie.ca

Eric Novak | eric@modernmediaperspectives.com

Michael Bettencourt | xlerator@rogers.com


For media inquires about the Award, please contact: Lisa Raffaele | lisa@punchcanada.com | 647-­837-­1265


For the press release, click here.

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