Join Benn as he talks with Jared Meyers, CEO of Certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet Member, Legacy Vacation Resorts and Vice Chairman and a Founding Director of Certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet Member, Climate First Bank. Jared is also a Founding Steward of B Lab, a member of B Tourism, Florida for Good, and White Men for Racial Justice. In this episode they talk about all the ways Legacy Vacation Resorts is unique, and how we all can be leveraging business as a force.
Legacy Vacation Resorts works hard to have you travel sustainability;
At Climate First Bank our vision is to reimagine finance as a force for good and become the most impactful bank contributing to the drawdown of atmospheric CO2. Climate First Bank is a full-service community bank offering personal and commercial banking services with a focus on environmental sustainability. We do our part to preserve America’s irreplaceable ecosystem by providing residents and businesses with convenient, specialized green loan options for everything ranging from rooftop solar to renewable energy to building retrofits, EV charging, or even purchasing certified carbon offsets.
B Tourism is a global network of Certified B Corporation travel and tourism companies as well as other conscious travel organizations that take collective action for environmental and social justice. Inspired by the operational transparency and overall credibility of the B Corp Certification, the platform hopes to serve as a resource for the regenerative travel movement and to help travelers enjoy a vacation experience that embodies interdependence and interconnectedness.
White Men for Racial Justice is an anti-racist pro-justice community of practice rooted in personal transformation, relationships of mutual accountability, and taking action in our spheres of influence. Our shared purpose is to dismantle racism and the culture and systems of white supremacy in ourselves, our communities, and our country.
Jared mentioned not using Google anymore and switching over to Ecosia. If you haven’t made the switch yet, now is the time to explore this B Corp based web search engine! Yes, you can plant trees just by searching the web with Ecosia adding to the over 177,244,715 trees already planted.
Be sure to check out our episode about UNSDG #10: Reduced Inequality. We had on the show Fab 5 Freddy, the Executive Director of the Last Prisoner Project, and the team from B Corp certified Sweet Livity to share with us about some of the inequalities from the workplace to systemic injustices in the US public policy sphere and Bernard Noble a man who was impacted by these unjust policies.