Sept. 8, 2016
University of California, Berkeley
The Best for the World Gathering surrounds the annual awards honoring companies whose groundbreaking business models are best for workers, best for communities, and best for the environment. This fun, educational event connects current and future business leaders who seek a better way to do business. Held at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Haas School of Business and the Center for Responsible Business, this event offers the chance for conscientious business leaders to gather, educate and celebrate the positive impact business can have in the world.
Our daily collaboration with these businesspeople committed to doing good is, basically, thrilling. We get to work with some of the most rigorous and competent professionals in the world. Business is the most powerful organizer of human energy and an extraordinary group of organizations is harnessing that power as a force for good. The Best for the World honorees represent the vanguard of this revolutionary movement and we are privileged to honor them and to bring their accomplishments to light at this pivotal gathering. Thanks for being with us!
Managing Director in Impact Investment at Bain Capital
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Co-Founder & CEO, Vista Caballo
Owner & President, Rhino Food
Co-founder, Koga Impact Lab
CEO & Founder, Dhana Inc.
CEO & Founder, Purpose + Sport
President, Cooperative Home Care Associates, Inc.
Founding Principal and CEO, Veris Wealth Partners
Founder, Isabel Garretón, Inc.
Co-Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, The Honest Company
Co-Founder, B Lab
Co-Founder, New Belgium Brewing
Co-Owner & CEO, Pete and Gerry's Organics
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Ripple Foods, PBC
President and CEO, Patagonia, Inc.
Vice President of Social Innovation, The Case Foundation
CEO, President & Chairman, Klean Kanteen
Managing Partner, Koopman Ostbo
President/COO and Founder/Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, A to Z Wineworks
Co-Founder & Chief Impact Officer, Revolution Foods
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Alter Eco
Global Innovation Advisor, Natura Cosméticos Operaciones Internacionales
Co-Founder & President, First Affirmative Financial Network
CEO, New Resource Bank
Community Coordinator, Bi-Rite Market
CEO, Ben & Jerry's
Creative Media Evangelista, Beneficial State Bank
Author, Good Morning, Beautiful Business
W. Kamau Bell is a socio-political comedian based in The People's Republic of Berkeley, CA. Kamau is the host of CNN's new travel show, The United Shades of America, which aired this past April.
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.
Party with a purpose.
An opportunity for students and business leaders to interact with Best for the World honorees and build relationships that lead to great people finding careers at great companies. The event will feature a series of keynotes and panel discussion to get the juices flowing.
A sampling of delicious and responsibly-produced wines and spirits from across the nation. Tastings will connect good business with good results.
Awards Ceremony + Party with a Purpose
A gala honoring accomplished Best for the World companies and highlighted nominees, including presentations by some of the most innovative and influential leaders within the B Corp community.
The B the Change Media event I attended was fantastic. The topics, the agenda and the structure were all fantastic. It created a passionate, connected, excited mood for the entire gathering. But the best part was the people. Everyone was terrific, aligned and great to be around. Eric Jacobson
Conductor of Purpose
Connect with leaders of the global movement to use business as a force for good. Learn and share best practices with Best for the World honorees. Meet next gen leaders from Haas School of Business.
Whether you're a student or professional, there is no better place to jump start or transition to a career in the impact economy. These Best for the World companies are looking for best in the world talent.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact James Duft.
area full of great hotels and restaurants.
University of California Berkeley
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720