First of all, what is a B Corp?
B Corporations are leaders in the global movement of people using business as a force for good. There are 2,788 Certified B Corporations from more than 150 industries across 64 countries with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Koskela is proud to be the first furniture and homewares company in Australia to be a Certified B Corporation. We believe in more than the bottom line and want to demonstrate how a better business can create a better world.
A week in the life of a B Corp
Set the tone of your Monday morning by purchasing your morning brew from fellow B Corp, Pablo & Rusty. Like us, Pablo & Rusty became Climate Active Carbon Neutral certified in late 2020. However, their sustainability journey began six years earlier with the conversion of their roastery to sustainable energy.
By switching business gears to sustainability mode, Pablo & Rusty have been able to tap into their creative side and innovate exciting products like biodegradable specialty pods and Nitro Coffee cans. To make the switch to a coffee company which believes in our future, click here.
Federal Member for Warringah, Zali Steggall has created a Roadmap to Zero resource which helps guide consumers to make small changes with big environmental impacts. One of her key focuses is finance. Australians have trillions of dollars sitting in banks and superannuation funds which are using your savings to invest in fossil fuels and their subsidiaries.
If you want to make the switch to clean money which invests in sustainable alternatives and also happen to be B Corps, we encourage you to find out more about:
Hump Day means self-care night. And why not indulge guilt free with toxic-free, vegan products from fellow B Corp, Kester Black?
Kester Black is beautiful on the inside and out. They proudly produce a range of vegan, cruelty and nasty chemical free beauty products which also happen to be 100% carbon neutral. In addition to these sustainable measures, Kester Black donates 2% of all revenue to registered charities each year.
Stimulate thought provoking conversation by reading an inspirational tale from, Dumbo Feather magazine. Dumbo Feather provides a platform for change-makers, leaders, artists, writers, lawyers, activists, philosophers, teachers, builders and scientists to motivate and inspire their readers to make the world a better place.
By using soy-based ink, recycled paper and local suppliers where possible, Dumbo Feathers helps to reduce the environmental footprint of their business.
Cheers to Friday with a beer from Four Pines Brewery. From cutting out single use plastic, to community funded solar initiatives and Northern Beaches rubbish clean ups, Four Pines is brewing a lot more than beer.
Four Pines’ community engagement and environmental focus has earned them a B Corp certification, so we can’t think of anyone else we’d rather clock off with on Friday afternoon.
Koskela is proudly the first Australian furniture and homewares stores to be B Corp certified. So why not pop by our Rosebery showroom on Saturday to checkout our Australian made or ethically sourced goodies in person? We can’t wait to see you!
Let your feet lead the way to adventure on Sunday with Allbirds runners. By investigating lifecycle pain points and instigating offset programs, Allbirds is proudly carbon neutral.
However, like us, they are looking towards a more sustainable future where they can have a net positive impact on the environment.
As you can see, it's easy to make the switch to better business which are rich in social and environmental conscious.