A salute to the B Corps.: Meet some of Oregon's most responsible companies (Photos)

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The Fishpeople company is one of Oregon's top-ranked B Corps., in terms of certification scores the business collected from B Lab. The score is based on social responsibility, environmental stewardship and other sustainable metrics. Click through for a look at 19 of the top 20 ranked Oregon B Corps.

It seems like Oregon companies are going, or are about to go, benefit-crazy.

“Benefit company” crazy, that is. With the Jan. 2 corporate rule change that allows Oregon companies to organize as “benefit companies” that resolve to serve the greater good, as opposed to just their investors, businesses are lining up to add a new tagline to their names.


To your benefit: A look at Oregon's top B Corps.


At the same time, Oregon is already home to nearly 37 B Corps., as certified by the B Labs group that measures such factors as social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

The Portland Business Journal’s ace researcher Tam Jenkins took it upon herself to add a snazzy new list to her data arsenal: Jenkins compiled information on the state’s B Corps. Her list of the top 25 B Corps, as measured by the companies’ B Labs scores, will appear in Friday’s paper. (The full list of Oregon’s B Corps will appear in next year’s PBJ Book of Lists, as the latest edition went to press just last week.)

Also in the coming Friday’s edition: Erik Siemers, the PBJ’s managing editor who knows his way around the sustainability beat, picked Secretary of State Kate Brown’s brain (along with the mind of Corporation Division boss Peter Threlkel) about the changing state rules. It’s a must-read for anyone curious at all about how the new designation will work.

For now, click through on the image above to get a gander of some of Oregon’s B Corps, and how they rank in terms of B Labs’ overall scores.

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