Make It Good-Officially Summary

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I am going to start by giving a summary of “Make It Good—Officially” and then discuss what my opinions on the article—B Corporations and social responsibilities of a business—are. Michelle Goodman’s article “Make It Good—Officially” discusses in detail about the process of becoming a B Corporation along with certification advantages. In the introduction, she sets up the rest of the article by pointing out that Ben & Jerry’s, a company that manufactures ice cream, became the “first wholly owned subsidiary to get certified as a B Corporation” (86). A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business that is committed to providing positive effects on society, environment, community, and its customers, employees, and shareholders. A Benefit Corporation—not to be confused with a B Corp—requires business owners to consider the well-being of employees, community, and the environment before making any decisions simply driven by profits. Some standards include paying workers living wages along with health insurance and vacation. …show more content…

Well-known companies with B Corp status include Etsy, Warby Parker, and Ben & Jerry’s. To get certified, companies are judged on a multitude of topics such as energy efficiency and employee programs, and must score at least 80 out of 200 points in a 150-question online survey. After obtaining six months or more of revenue, a business can apply for a B Corp certification. A B Corp status is a large stamp of approval influencing companies to become more socially and environmentally

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