MARCH IS B CORP MONTH: CELEBRATING BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
Mar. 12, 2020 • by Jeffrey Pote
This March, Pote Law Firm is excited to celebrate B Corp Month! March is a month dedicated to educating the public about and promoting certified B corps and other businesses that operate as a force for good.
At Pote Law Firm, educating the public about benefit businesses is just one of the missions we pursue year round! So it is great to have others - both businesses and individuals - join us in this mission for the month of March.
As a public benefit law firm, we are committed to pursuing the triple bottom line to help people and planet, while still making a profit. Last February was a big month for us with more sustainability efforts and service projects. Below are a few highlights of those efforts.
The Next, Next Steps to Sustainability
Next Steps to Sustainability took another step in February. Businesses and sustainability experts from around Colorado met again to discuss sustainability from a business perspective and to attempt to discover new ways to collaborate with others in the sustainability field and using business to do good by doing well. It was a great turnout and a great opportunity to meet and greet the sustainability movers and shakers from around the state.
Are you sustainability curious? Are you interested in meeting others seeking to continue the energy and efforts of the Sustainable Denver Summit? Do you simply want to learn more about corporate social responsibility and benefit businesses?
Well, you're in luck! There will be another Next Steps to Sustainability event in April. Unlike previous events held at The Commons on Champa, the next event will be held at The Game Lounge: 1490 Eudora Street, Denver, CO 80220.
At the next Next Steps, I'll be presenting on sustainability from a legal perspective to help founders, leaders, and others understand how they can collaborate and partner with others while still protecting their own businesses. Of course, we'll also have break-out sessions following the presentation to faciliate networking with others whose sustainability super power may differ from your own.
Whether you are committed or just curious about sustainability, we encourage you to join us. (And, of course, hang around after for a post-event happy hour!)
Advocacy for Sustainable, Clean Energy Policy
Last month I teamed up with other Colorado business leaders in a day of advocacy for sustainable and clean energy policy with Best for Colorado and E2. These local leaders took time away from their businesses to discuss a few important bills currently before our Colorado legislators in the 2020 session.
The current bills we focused on would incentivize the creation of end markets for recyclables, encourage energy efficiency, and increase competition in the electric vehicle market. And these bills are still working their way through the legislature, so there's still time to contact your legslators!
On April 1st, I'll be representing Pote Law Firm with Good Business Colorado to continue advocating for these and other bills that are both good for our local business community and good for Colorado.
Voter Registration Drive
Finally, Pote Law Firm organized a voter registration drive on the Auraria Campus with the help of several amazing volunteers and in partnership with Twiggs & Co, a local sustainability consulting firm.
Colorado makes it incredibly easy to register to vote online at: www.GoVoteColorado.com because they want their residents engaged in the democratic process. However, too many people are unaware of how quick and painless it can be to both register and vote in their county of residence. This is why we were on campus sharing information about the registration process.
Our team handed out over 200 infosheets about registration, directed many residents to the state website, and provided paper applications (if necessary) to help make sure that anyone who wanted to be able to vote in the Presidential Primary could do so. Democratic engagement is a lot like stakeholder engagement, and sustainability doesn't work unless we're all making our voices heard.
We're proud to operate as a sustainable and public-benefit business, and we're happy to help others do the same. And if you are looking to form a new public benefit business or restructure an existing one, please Reach out, Today!