Blogs by B Corps: OWS - Support a Better Way to do Business

At the 2011 B Corp Champions conference, Mal Warwick, Director of One World Futbol, participated in the Champions working group where it was decided that a letter from the B Community was needed to engage with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The purpose of the letter is to demonstrate that B Corps are better businesses that are a compelling alternative to the status quo and can be looked to as part of the solution to the economic injustice that the Occupy Wall Street movement seeks to address. The letter can be used by all the businesses in the B Corp community.

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Technology for Change: Trash Tycoon

Trash Tycoon Disrupt 0Singlebrook talks with Raviv Turner, Co-founder and CEO of Guerrillapps, the game developers behind the popular new Facebook game, Trash Tycoon. Through partnerships with big players in the green industry--TerraCycle, Carbonfund.org and Treehugger,Trash Tycoon combines great game mechanics with every day activities like sorting, recycling and upcycling trash. A month after its launch, Trash Tycoon is already seeing real world change through players’ increased involvement with TerraCycle and donations to Carbonfund.org. Trash Tycoon brings a breath of (ironically) fresh air to the world of gamification 1.0 with Turner’s approach: “let the fun drive.”

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Technology for Change: Frogtek

Www.Frogtek Frogtek is a social venture that helps micro-entrepreneurs in emerging markets improve their profits via business software that runs on mobile phones. Frogtek works with smartphones because cellular technology is already much more ubiquitous than PCs and because smartphones in particular have become much more powerful and easier to use in recent years.

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Technology for Change: 350.org

350.org is an organization that is building a global grassroots movement around climate change. Its initiatives center on organizing mass public actions involving thousands of volunteers in over 188 countries. The name “350.org” comes...

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Rails' Asset Pipeline and JQPlot

We recently upgraded one of our internal Rails projects to 3.1 and included the asset pipeline as part of the upgrade. Everything worked peachy in development, but when we'd compile and compress our JS assets, our JQPlot charting library would not...

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