DENVER, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Accord, (www.mobileaccord.com) the leading enterprise mobile platform provider dedicated to driving social change through the mobile phone, and its subsidiary mGive,(www.mGive.com) today announced that it is has become a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
"The vision for establishing a B Corporation certification, to create a new sector of the economy which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, directly aligns with the mission of Mobile Accord and its subsidiary, mGive," said James Eberhard, Founder and Chairman of Mobile Accord. "We at Mobile Accord feel that commercial entities such as ourselves, who aspire to change the world through social impact, should have a platform that provides the means for engaging and networking with similar organizations. The B Corporations certification provided us with the ideal opportunity to leverage a network of resources and become part of an organizational community with parallel goals."
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous, independent social and environmental performance standards. They are creating greater economic opportunity, strengthening local communities and preserving our environment. B Corps are unlike traditional businesses because they meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards, meet higher legal accountability standards, and build business constituency for good business.
"Becoming a Certified B Corp recognizes Mobile Accord as a leader in a much bigger movement to create a better way of doing business," said Jay Coen Gilbert, co founder of B Lab. "On the heels of economic and environmental disasters, Americans are hungry for a better way to do business."
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of October 2010, there are just under 400 Certified B Corporations from over 70 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between "good companies" and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab's GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.
mGive is changing the way people give. Established in 2005, mGive created the United States mobile donation market by introducing the first mobile donation platform tailored to nonprofit organizations. Today, more than 85 percent of domestic mobile donations are powered by mGive who serves more than 500 leading nonprofit organizations and has launched over 7,000 mobile campaigns. The mGive platform offers scalable, enterprise-level solutions using text messaging for donor engagement and fundraising. For more information please call 866.720.3350 or visit www.mGive.com.
About Mobile Accord
Mobile Accord, founded in 2005, is the leading enterprise mobile platform provider dedicated to driving social change through the mobile phone. Mobile Accord empowers individuals and entire countries to facilitate change using our revolutionary scalable services including mobile giving, mobile payments/banking, mobile location enhanced polling, mobile social networking, and mobile emergency alert systems. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Mobile Accord currently operates services across three continents. For more information please call 866.720.3350 or visit www.mobileaccord.com.
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