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Can a For-Profit Business Have a Non-Profit Mindset?

Can a for-profit business have a non-profit mindset? We learn about benefit corporations – known as “B-Corps.” They’re for-profit businesses which are designed to not only turn a profit, but also to achieve some sort of positive impact for society at large. They’re generally more transparent than other companies, and are in some way held […]

Can a for-profit business have a non-profit mindset? We learn about benefit corporations – known as “B-Corps.” They’re for-profit businesses which are designed to not only turn a profit, but also to achieve some sort of positive impact for society at large.

They’re generally more transparent than other companies, and are in some way held accountable to the mission they establish. There’s a certification process, through a non-profit called B Lab, which establishes standards for the company in question to meet.

We learn about a company in Houston that’s received that certification. And we talk with the founder of a marketing and publicity firm that only accepts clients connected to a cause.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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