Business4Better Partners with B Lab, Points of Light and Stanford Social Innovation Review
B4B strategic nonprofit partnerships will focus on advancing CSR growth
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Business4Better (B4B) today announces its nonprofit partners, B Lab, Points of Light and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Each partner has an established track record and earned a leadership role in promoting the B4B mission of enabling successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive societal impact on communities. These three organizations join OneOC, previously announced as a B4B nonprofit partner.
B4B, produced by UBM plc, is a non-commercial community partnership movement and two-day conference and expo that brings together nonprofits and business leaders to form meaningful relationships and strengthen their corporate social responsibility programs. The conference is May 1st and 2nd in Anaheim, California.
The involvement of each B4B nonprofit partner will help the B4B community partnership movement succeed. B Lab, the nonprofit behind B Corporations that serves a global movement of entrepreneurs, Points of Light, the world's leading volunteer organization, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, the award-winning magazine and website covering cross-sector solutions to global problems, all have years of continually improving how businesses support societal causes and the greater good.
The nonprofit partners will sit on the B4B Advisory Committee, providing valuable guidance and expertise to ensure that B4B provides both businesses and nonprofit organizations the tools, resources and education fundamental to achieving the common goal of driving more active and integrated community involvement. The B4B partners will also participate in the selection of the more than 200 exhibiting nonprofits.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of all of our respected nonprofit partners and for their leadership role in redefining charitable giving and taking business-community engagement to even higher levels of effectiveness," said Joshua Dome, Project Leader for Business4Better. "Their invaluable expertise and contributions will undoubtedly help B4B ignite more businesses to utilize their assets, resources and skills to have an impact on societal causes."
"Points of Light believes that to create change, all parts of the community must work in concert. By bringing together nonprofits and corporations, we can leverage our greatest assets to create the greatest good," said Jackie Norris, Executive Director of Points of Light Corporate Institute. "This convening is an excellent opportunity to share our expertise in using volunteers to tackle the nation's toughest problems."
To learn more about our current partners or getting involved with B4B, please visit: http://business4better.org/partners/.
About Business4Better Movement
Business4Better (B4B) aims to build a movement of successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive impact on communities and expand the meaning of being a better business. It is the platform that enables both businesses and nonprofits to thrive, share, inspire, educate and form that prove Business4Better benefits both communities and businesses. The B4B movement is centered around an annual industry-leading, non-commercial conference and exhibition featuring high-level keynotes, educational content, relationship building and dynamic exhibition space for nonprofit organizations. The event is part of a larger Responsible Business initiative and movement being led by UBM employees in the communities in which they live and work. Events are currently held in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Business4Better Conference and Exhibition will take place May 1-2, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.
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