Social Impact

Why B Corps Matter


Dismantling racism begins with each of us.

Step 1: Take a stand. We The Change, women leading business for good, invites you to join us. Step 2: Take action. As B Corps, we are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Resources available to help you and your business begin!

Collectively, B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using:
Business as a force for good.

OneSeventeen Media is proud of our unique distinction as Texas’ first Certified B Corp and now as a Public Benefit Corporation. We are using the power of sound business principles as a force for good in the social benefit EdTech space. We have been honored as one of B Lab’s 2015 and 2016 Best For The World awardees.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights and our B Corp values, which state:

That we must be the change we seek in the world,
That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered,
That, through their products, practices, and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all,
To do so requires that we act with the understanding that we are each dependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and future generations.

Best for the Word Awards

Next-gen Social Entrepreneurs

“I feel very fortunate to have met Beth and Amy just as we were launching the Social Innovation Initiative at McComb’s School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin last year. They have been amazing mentors to me and to my students as well as to the many aspiring young social entrepreneurs on campus.

Their presentations in our programs and classes inspired my students to do more with their own ventures. Beth and Amy even offered mentoring sessions outside class to my teams, an offer all 24 of my students willing took and enjoyed!

They are the rare breed of social entrepreneurs who get the social part of the term as much as they do the entrepreneur. And it shows, not just in their own startup, but in their kindness and generosity to all of us here in the UT social innovation community.”

Meeta Kothare, PhD, Managing Director Social Innovation Initiative, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Stand For Justice

“When we speak with collective voice, business leaders have the power to stand in the way of injustice, to honor the inherent dignity of all people, and to make it possible for us to reach our full potential as human beings, as organizations, and as a global community.

Our responsibility to stand for universal human rights and civil liberties is not simply a business imperative, but a moral imperative.”

Andrew Kassoy, Bart Houlahan, and Jay Coen Gilbert, Founders of B Lab

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