Tools & Best Practices

B Lab ButtonAssess Your Company

SVN member B Lab helps build a new sector of the economy that harnesses the power of private enterprise to create public benefit. Take the B Survey and see how you stack up against the B Corporation, a new standard for social and environmental performance in the areas of environment, employees, consumers, community and leadership.  Take the survey

IcAccess Capital

Investors' Circle (IC), an SVN sister organization, is a network of 150 angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices that are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy.  Social entrepreneurs are invited to apply to IC monthly Virtual Venture Fairs. Angels, fund managers, wealth advisors, VCs and other accredited investors are invited to attend IC's Spring Venture Fair in San Francisco.

Effect PartnersGreen Your Event

Effect Partners, Inc., a veteran SVN member, builds campaigns that generate positive social action while creating meaningful connections with consumers to drive loyalty. EFFECT partners with companies, brands and bands to lower waste, energy use, carbon footprints and more, while building platforms that encourage consumers to do the same.  Read EFFECT's tips for producing a sustainable event.

Trace ToolTrace Your Supply Chain

INDIGENOUS’ Fair Trace Tool™ promotes best in class practices for the traceability and transparency of fair trade and organic supply chains. It uses mobile-enabled web technology to let shoppers see where garments originate and how fibers were raised; to meet the artisans who hand-make them and to learn about the apparel company's positive social impact. Consumers are invited to use this tool, and companies are called to share this platform and technology to raise fair trade and organic standards.  Watch the video

SvnSVN Book Series

SVN has partnered with Berrett-Koehler Publishers to publish a series of low-priced, down-to-earth paperback guides that walk readers through the practical steps of starting and growing a socially responsible business. We are pleased to present these titles from authors within our network. Learn more about the SVN Book Series or purchase any of the nine books from the SVN Series on BK Publishers.

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