The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsoring a nonprofit training event on “B” Corps, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in Room 505, Building 5 at UNM-LA.
“B” Corps represent a movement of entrepreneurs who are proud of their organization’s positive impact, whether it is improving the livelihoods of their workers, strengthening their communities, or revolutionizing current green practices.
The common thread linking Certified B Corporations® is that they define success as more than money – using the “B” Corp assessment and a triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit. For traditional nonprofit organizations, “B” Corporations represent a big opportunity for growth if the right kind of partnership can be found.
The speaker for this event is Christopher Fortson, marketing manager and an employee-owner of Positive Energy Solar. Positive Energy Solar was the first company in New Mexico to achieve “B” Corporation status. They have since helped other companies like Meow Wolf to obtain their “B” Corp status.
Fortson grew up in Los Alamos and earned his degree in Business Administration from UNM Anderson School of Business.