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How to launch a B-Corp that generates results

By: Brian Hartz Tampa Bay Editor As the buying power of millennials and Generation Z increases, buzzwords like “conscious capitalism” and “triple bottom line” — people, planet, profits — have...

Conscious Capitalism aims to expand in Tampa Bay

A national organization that promotes the idea that business must have a purpose beyond profit hopes to get a stronger foothold in the Tampa-St. Pete area. . “I think there’s...

St. Petersburg named 27th city in US Ignite Smart Cities Network

By Megan Holmes Major news came out of the inaugural Sunny Side Up Lecture Series held Wednesday morning at USF St. Petersburg’s Lynn Pippenger Hall. The event, which came out...

St. Pete businesses taking pride in social responsibility

By: Sorboni Banerjee, FOX 13 News POSTED: OCT 26 2018 04:59PM EDT ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – Americans are choosing to spend their money on goods and services that align with their values,...

St. Petersburg wins Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, $2.5 million in resources

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The city of St. Petersburg has won the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge and $2.5 million in resources to help combat climate change at the local level. Former...

The HIVE presents Life Below Water in St. Petersburg

Join The IDEAS Hive On December 3 as they explore the challenges and opportunities for preserving St. Petersburg’s Life Below Water, while brainstorming solutions to protect oceans and marine life....

Women thought leaders: Bridging the gender gap in Tampa Bay

Negative messages can crush a girl’s heart. So when Ingrid Harb’s high school counselor discouraged her from applying to four-year colleges, it could have scarred her for life. Instead, Harb...

3 Daughters infusing Good throughout St. Pete

Mike and Leigh Harting know how to make great beer. They also know how to make an invaluable difference in their community. The Hartings are probably best known as the...

St. Petersburg mural festival SHINEs brighter with first-ever title sponsor

Salt Palm Development, a real estate developer, has matched the city of St. Petersburg’s $25,000 seed donation. For the first time in its short but mighty four-year history, SHINE —...

PAL St. Pete welcomes hands-on support from area businesses

Sixty-person accounting firm Spoor Bunch Franz lends entire staff for entire day How many accounting professionals does it take to pressure-wash exteriors, clear and paint offices, build shelves, organize files,...

St. Pete Businesses Join Efforts to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

ST. PETERSBURG — Business owners and elected officials on Tuesday unveiled a new campaign attacking an environmental scourge: The plastic straw. The “No Straws St. Pete” campaign hopes to convince...

A Guide to Buying B Corp

Use this roadmap to find certified B Corporation products in your grocery aisles. If you’re a label reader then your eye is likely trained to recognize stamps for certifications like...

Don’t Boycott Bad Companies, Spend More With Good Ones

Just as in political elections, people would rather take action to make a statement. Especially this past year, the idea of “voting with your wallet” has taken on a certain...

Florida brewery unveils six-pack rings that spare sea turtles

Via CBS News – The threat of plastic waste to marine wildlife is well known; the most ubiquitous image of its impact is that of seafaring turtles and gulls ensnared...