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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

Interested in being featured?
Submit your info below.









QUA Organic Hair Care

  • Aug 02, 2019

Organic Hair Care
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Sustainable beauty 
Bar shampoo
Bar conditioner
Best bar shampoo and conditioner
sustainability

Current Stats: Founded by Monique Cohen in 2014; Based in Joshua Tree, CA; 16,000 sales via Etsy; 5,000 five-star ratings on Etsy

Hobbies: Making organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body scrub bars for all; utilizing products that are good to the earth to make products that are good to you

What’s Up: After trying other popular shampoo/conditioner bars we were unimpressed. Our hair was under-moisturized and frizz-city. A friend highly recommended QUA Organics and we immediately noticed the difference with the first shampoo.

Between the both of us, we have either a lot of curly/frizzy hair or blond thick hair. QUA was better than any other bar shampoo or standard shampoo we’ve ever tried. 

Talk about shiny, moisturized locks !

Why We’re Smitten: At BeeHive, we are continuously looking to up our sustainability efforts in all aspects of our lives. 

Unfortunately, some sustainable products can sometimes be less effective. QUA is the first switch we’ve that has been better than the usual products.

We love love love it! And with 16,000 sales we love that this female founder is making a profit while helping the planet. 

Kimberly-Clark

  • Jul 28, 2019

Kimberly-Clark Sustainability 
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
Sustainability 2022
Social Impact
Kimberly-Clark launches ambitious sustainability Initiative

Current Stats: HQ in Irving, TX; Led by CEO Michael D. Hsu; 41,000 employees; 28,000 Twitter followers; 4,000 Instagram followers; 2018 total profit of $9.5 billion 

Hobbies: Teaching communities about safe hygiene practices and helping build/repair toilet infrastructure for those in need with their Toilets Change Lives initiative;Providing diapers and wipes to families in need through their No Baby Unhugged program; Cofounding the Alliance for Period Supplies to help women and girls in need of these fundamental items; Being named one of the top 100 best companies for working moms

What’s Up: Kimberly-Clark will be 150 years old in 2022 and has launched an ambitious sustainability plan to celebrate. 

 Their Sustainability 2022 strategy tracks the company’s progress in five strategic areas: 

*Social Impact – improve the well-being of 25 million people 
*Forrests & Fiber – innovate their tissue products to reduce their natural forrest footprint by 50%
*Waste & Recycling – extend their zero-waste mindset
*Energy & Climate – reduce greenhouse gases
*Supply Chain – uphold their commitment to human rights, worker safety, anti-corruption, & environmental action

The company is serious about sustainability. They met their goal to reduce greenhouse gas by 27% four years early, & then doubled their target.

Why We’re Smitten: We love companies that care for their employees, the planet, and the community while making a profit! We love it even more when they meet their sustainability goals early and move the target forward to do more good.

Kimberly-Clark epitomizes #Profit4Good. We love how they represent our lone star state. 

Altstadt Brewery

  • Jul 18, 2019

Altstadt Brewery
Altstadt Beer
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Sustainability

Current Stats: Established in 2016;  Founded by the Scripps family; Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg; Follows the standards of Reinheitsgebot or the “German Beer Purity Law”, that calls for all beers to be brewed with only 4 ingredients: hops, barley, water, and yeast

Hobbies: Delighting culinary tastebuds while satisfying beer drinkers with an Old-World European brewery experience that has Texas heart and German soul; Using top-notch German Brewing equipment; Sourcing local ingredients; Applying the latest brewing technology to traditional brewing practices; Hosting brewery tours, concerts, weddings, family gatherings, & corporate events

What’s Up:  Altstadt sources locally and reduces emissions whenever possible, including use of Scripps Family beef from nearby pastures.

The restaurant’s delicious offerings are made in-house to reduce their carbon footprint. With the pending addition of a kitchen garden, they will further reduce their carbon footprint. 

Altstadt beers are brewed with the water from their own deep spring well. Doesn’t get more local than that.

Why We’re Smitten:  Like most people, we’re fans of a cool beer on a hot night.

We love that Altstadt embodies a respect for the local community, the craft of brewing, and excellent local products, all while building a sustainable business.

Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!

Local Roots
: Improving Global Health through technology enabled produce

  • Jun 20, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Eric Ellestad in 2013; Winner of the CART 2017 Virtual Pitch Contest; Their plants grow 2x as fast as traditional farming methods with ZERO pesticide or and herbicides

Hobbies: Utilizing shipping containers to grow plants using 99% less water; Reducing food waste by 93%; Reducing food miles by 93% by bringing the farm to the consumer, Partnering with Wal-Mart to provide veggies to the masses


What’s Up: The Local Roots mission is to improve global health by building a better system to put food on the table. The company utilizes technology and indoor farming methods to meet the need for 70% more food production over the next 30 years to sustain population growth.

Their technology enables plants to grow with much higher nutrient densities.

Why We’re Smitten: We love innovative companies working to solve global issues while making a PROFIT!

Local Roots is a “technology enabled produce company” that has adapted their business model to address supply chain volatility. The company’s methods compliment our current food supply chain and are easily adaptable to increasing disruptions in the food supply chain due to severe weather. Local Roots can get food on the table faster, using less energy, and less water.

Delivering a sustainable food chain that is pesticide free, grown with less energy and water, and builds a sustainable business…That is good for the environment and good for the economy.

Brian Cornell/Target

  • Jun 13, 2019

Current Stats: 

First outsider Chairman & CEO of Target, leading more than 350,000 employees and more than 1,800 stores; Queens, NY native; ; UCLA grad; Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association; Non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands; Board Member for Catalyst & the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Hobbies: 

Prioritizing females & diverse leaders at Target; Popping into Target stores incognito to ask customers about their experience; Focusing on analytics at Target’s global data nerve center.

What’s Up:

Since becoming CEO in August 2014, Mr. Cornell has prioritized diversity and inclusion. He and his leadership team created Target’s current corporate culture, which welcomes, accepts and celebrates individuals from all walks of life. 

He signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge that aims to create a more inclusive society where all perspectives and experiences are welcome, and established Target initiatives focusing on engaging and advancing women in STEM. 

Why We’re Smitten: 

Who doesn’t love Target?!? It is a retail oasis where you can lose yourself and feel good about it.

We also LOVE Target because of their commitment to “a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating aninclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.” Target has a broad social impact that we could never go into it all in one email!

Under Mr. Cornell’s management, Target has become a place where everyone can feel at home. 

His inclusive leadership style has led to the some of the best quarterly reports in decades and steadily increased annual revenue.

The company’s success implementing strong social impact initiatives, proves that a business can #profit4good. 

As if we couldn’t be more smitten with Target!

Laws of Nature Cosmetics: 
Vegan Beauty for Women of Color

  • Jun 06, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Jasmine Rose; 6,800 Instagram followers; Featured by national press outlets like HuffPost, Essence, Bustle, and PopSugar!

Hobbies: Providing people of colorwith safer, non-toxic high-quality beauty options to help them lead healthier lives. 

Empowering customers to take control of what is being put on their bodies and to understand which ingredients to avoid in beauty products.

What’s Up: When Jasmine’s mother died of metastatic breast cancer in 2007, she discovered links between many of the chemicals in cosmetics & breast cancer. This discovery led her to change her lifestyle by using more natural products.

When she was unable to find safe, natural foundation in her skin tone she began experimenting with cosmetics recipes in her kitchen & is now sharing her work so we can have safe beauty.

Why we’re Smitten: Jasmine grew a company from a place of loss. That strength of character to help make the world a better and safer place is what we love. 

In the 4 years since the business was founded, Laws of Nature has helped nearly 1,500 people of color find healthy beauty products, limiting their exposure to dangerous chemicals.

Did we mention the products are all vegan?!?  

We are so so so smitten by Laws of Nature Cosmetics and their work to create healthy beauty products. They truly are #profit4good!

IBM

  • May 30, 2019

Current Stats: HQ Armonk, NY; led by Chairman, President, & CEO Ginni Rometty; $332.5 in philanthropy in 2017, primarily to education; 280k Instagram followers; 525k Twitter followers; $18.2 billion in revenue

Hobbies: Being recognized by Forbes & JUST Capital as #5 in America’s top corporate citizens; Staying absolutely committed to the SDGs; Utilizing technologies within their business to focus on innovative & scalable solutions to BIG social issues like education, environmental sustainability, & healthcare

What’s Up: IBM has been leading the way in corporate citizenship since 1969, when then CEO Thomas Watson, Jr. wrote: “We accept our responsibilities as a corporate citizen in community, national and world affairs; we serve our interests best when we serve the public interest…” 

Since that time, IBM has been leading the way on diversity & inclusion, gender & workplace equality, & sustainable development goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: Since 1969 IBM has been on the forefront of sustainability. The company is a dedicated corporate citizen, tying their “environmental ethic” into everything they do.

To list just a few of the amazing feats this company has achieved on a path to sustainability: 

  • More than 41% of the company’s energy IBM comes from renewable sources
  • They reduced CO2 emissions by almost 43% since 2005 
  • More than 96% of their outdated computers are reused, resold, or recycled

IBM is the perfect example of the importance of visionary leadership for a socially conscious business to simultaneously meet enormous financial and social impact goals.

Hey, $18.2 billion in revenue while doing good is nothing to sneeze at! Talk about #profit4good.

We are so so so smitten!

QUA Organic Hair Care

  • Aug 02, 2019

Organic Hair Care
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Sustainable beauty 
Bar shampoo
Bar conditioner
Best bar shampoo and conditioner
sustainability

Current Stats: Founded by Monique Cohen in 2014; Based in Joshua Tree, CA; 16,000 sales via Etsy; 5,000 five-star ratings on Etsy

Hobbies: Making organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body scrub bars for all; utilizing products that are good to the earth to make products that are good to you

What’s Up: After trying other popular shampoo/conditioner bars we were unimpressed. Our hair was under-moisturized and frizz-city. A friend highly recommended QUA Organics and we immediately noticed the difference with the first shampoo.

Between the both of us, we have either a lot of curly/frizzy hair or blond thick hair. QUA was better than any other bar shampoo or standard shampoo we’ve ever tried. 

Talk about shiny, moisturized locks !

Why We’re Smitten: At BeeHive, we are continuously looking to up our sustainability efforts in all aspects of our lives. 

Unfortunately, some sustainable products can sometimes be less effective. QUA is the first switch we’ve that has been better than the usual products.

We love love love it! And with 16,000 sales we love that this female founder is making a profit while helping the planet. 

Kimberly-Clark

  • Jul 28, 2019

Kimberly-Clark Sustainability 
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
Sustainability 2022
Social Impact
Kimberly-Clark launches ambitious sustainability Initiative

Current Stats: HQ in Irving, TX; Led by CEO Michael D. Hsu; 41,000 employees; 28,000 Twitter followers; 4,000 Instagram followers; 2018 total profit of $9.5 billion 

Hobbies: Teaching communities about safe hygiene practices and helping build/repair toilet infrastructure for those in need with their Toilets Change Lives initiative;Providing diapers and wipes to families in need through their No Baby Unhugged program; Cofounding the Alliance for Period Supplies to help women and girls in need of these fundamental items; Being named one of the top 100 best companies for working moms

What’s Up: Kimberly-Clark will be 150 years old in 2022 and has launched an ambitious sustainability plan to celebrate. 

 Their Sustainability 2022 strategy tracks the company’s progress in five strategic areas: 

*Social Impact – improve the well-being of 25 million people 
*Forrests & Fiber – innovate their tissue products to reduce their natural forrest footprint by 50%
*Waste & Recycling – extend their zero-waste mindset
*Energy & Climate – reduce greenhouse gases
*Supply Chain – uphold their commitment to human rights, worker safety, anti-corruption, & environmental action

The company is serious about sustainability. They met their goal to reduce greenhouse gas by 27% four years early, & then doubled their target.

Why We’re Smitten: We love companies that care for their employees, the planet, and the community while making a profit! We love it even more when they meet their sustainability goals early and move the target forward to do more good.

Kimberly-Clark epitomizes #Profit4Good. We love how they represent our lone star state. 

Altstadt Brewery

  • Jul 18, 2019

Altstadt Brewery
Altstadt Beer
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Sustainability

Current Stats: Established in 2016;  Founded by the Scripps family; Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg; Follows the standards of Reinheitsgebot or the “German Beer Purity Law”, that calls for all beers to be brewed with only 4 ingredients: hops, barley, water, and yeast

Hobbies: Delighting culinary tastebuds while satisfying beer drinkers with an Old-World European brewery experience that has Texas heart and German soul; Using top-notch German Brewing equipment; Sourcing local ingredients; Applying the latest brewing technology to traditional brewing practices; Hosting brewery tours, concerts, weddings, family gatherings, & corporate events

What’s Up:  Altstadt sources locally and reduces emissions whenever possible, including use of Scripps Family beef from nearby pastures.

The restaurant’s delicious offerings are made in-house to reduce their carbon footprint. With the pending addition of a kitchen garden, they will further reduce their carbon footprint. 

Altstadt beers are brewed with the water from their own deep spring well. Doesn’t get more local than that.

Why We’re Smitten:  Like most people, we’re fans of a cool beer on a hot night.

We love that Altstadt embodies a respect for the local community, the craft of brewing, and excellent local products, all while building a sustainable business.

Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!

Local Roots
: Improving Global Health through technology enabled produce

  • Jun 20, 2019

Current Stats: Founded by Eric Ellestad in 2013; Winner of the CART 2017 Virtual Pitch Contest; Their plants grow 2x as fast as traditional farming methods with ZERO pesticide or and herbicides

Hobbies: Utilizing shipping containers to grow plants using 99% less water; Reducing food waste by 93%; Reducing food miles by 93% by bringing the farm to the consumer, Partnering with Wal-Mart to provide veggies to the masses


What’s Up: The Local Roots mission is to improve global health by building a better system to put food on the table. The company utilizes technology and indoor farming methods to meet the need for 70% more food production over the next 30 years to sustain population growth.

Their technology enables plants to grow with much higher nutrient densities.

Why We’re Smitten: We love innovative companies working to solve global issues while making a PROFIT!

Local Roots is a “technology enabled produce company” that has adapted their business model to address supply chain volatility. The company’s methods compliment our current food supply chain and are easily adaptable to increasing disruptions in the food supply chain due to severe weather. Local Roots can get food on the table faster, using less energy, and less water.

Delivering a sustainable food chain that is pesticide free, grown with less energy and water, and builds a sustainable business…That is good for the environment and good for the economy.

Brian Cornell/Target

  • Jun 13, 2019

Current Stats: 

First outsider Chairman & CEO of Target, leading more than 350,000 employees and more than 1,800 stores; Queens, NY native; ; UCLA grad; Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association; Non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands; Board Member for Catalyst & the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture 

Hobbies: 

Prioritizing females & diverse leaders at Target; Popping into Target stores incognito to ask customers about their experience; Focusing on analytics at Target’s global data nerve center.

What’s Up:

Since becoming CEO in August 2014, Mr. Cornell has prioritized diversity and inclusion. He and his leadership team created Target’s current corporate culture, which welcomes, accepts and celebrates individuals from all walks of life. 

He signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge that aims to create a more inclusive society where all perspectives and experiences are welcome, and established Target initiatives focusing on engaging and advancing women in STEM. 

Why We’re Smitten: 

Who doesn’t love Target?!? It is a retail oasis where you can lose yourself and feel good about it.

We also LOVE Target because of their commitment to “a diverse and inclusive work environment, cultivating aninclusive guest experience, and fostering equality in society.” Target has a broad social impact that we could never go into it all in one email!

Under Mr. Cornell’s management, Target has become a place where everyone can feel at home. 

His inclusive leadership style has led to the some of the best quarterly reports in decades and steadily increased annual revenue.

The company’s success implementing strong social impact initiatives, proves that a business can #profit4good. 

As if we couldn’t be more smitten with Target!

Laws of Nature Cosmetics: 
Vegan Beauty for Women of Color

  • Jun 06, 2019

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Jasmine Rose; 6,800 Instagram followers; Featured by national press outlets like HuffPost, Essence, Bustle, and PopSugar!

Hobbies: Providing people of colorwith safer, non-toxic high-quality beauty options to help them lead healthier lives. 

Empowering customers to take control of what is being put on their bodies and to understand which ingredients to avoid in beauty products.

What’s Up: When Jasmine’s mother died of metastatic breast cancer in 2007, she discovered links between many of the chemicals in cosmetics & breast cancer. This discovery led her to change her lifestyle by using more natural products.

When she was unable to find safe, natural foundation in her skin tone she began experimenting with cosmetics recipes in her kitchen & is now sharing her work so we can have safe beauty.

Why we’re Smitten: Jasmine grew a company from a place of loss. That strength of character to help make the world a better and safer place is what we love. 

In the 4 years since the business was founded, Laws of Nature has helped nearly 1,500 people of color find healthy beauty products, limiting their exposure to dangerous chemicals.

Did we mention the products are all vegan?!?  

We are so so so smitten by Laws of Nature Cosmetics and their work to create healthy beauty products. They truly are #profit4good!

IBM

  • May 30, 2019

Current Stats: HQ Armonk, NY; led by Chairman, President, & CEO Ginni Rometty; $332.5 in philanthropy in 2017, primarily to education; 280k Instagram followers; 525k Twitter followers; $18.2 billion in revenue

Hobbies: Being recognized by Forbes & JUST Capital as #5 in America’s top corporate citizens; Staying absolutely committed to the SDGs; Utilizing technologies within their business to focus on innovative & scalable solutions to BIG social issues like education, environmental sustainability, & healthcare

What’s Up: IBM has been leading the way in corporate citizenship since 1969, when then CEO Thomas Watson, Jr. wrote: “We accept our responsibilities as a corporate citizen in community, national and world affairs; we serve our interests best when we serve the public interest…” 

Since that time, IBM has been leading the way on diversity & inclusion, gender & workplace equality, & sustainable development goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: Since 1969 IBM has been on the forefront of sustainability. The company is a dedicated corporate citizen, tying their “environmental ethic” into everything they do.

To list just a few of the amazing feats this company has achieved on a path to sustainability: 

  • More than 41% of the company’s energy IBM comes from renewable sources
  • They reduced CO2 emissions by almost 43% since 2005 
  • More than 96% of their outdated computers are reused, resold, or recycled

IBM is the perfect example of the importance of visionary leadership for a socially conscious business to simultaneously meet enormous financial and social impact goals.

Hey, $18.2 billion in revenue while doing good is nothing to sneeze at! Talk about #profit4good.

We are so so so smitten!