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June 26, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

New Seasons Earns Sustainable Business Certification

Portland-based New Seasons Market has been recognized as the first grocery store in the world to earn B Corp certification.

The certification underscores company's status as a benefit corporation – or a company that aims for the triple bottom line of economic, environmental and social sustainability.

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Filed under: Sustainability, Environment, Benefit Corporations, New Seasons Market

June 18, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

"Benefit Companies" Focused On Sustainability Now Legal In Oregon

Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill that allows companies to register as "benefit companies" in Oregon – businesses that offer environmental and social benefits in addition to making profits.

The designation recognizes businesses that conserve natural resources and provide employees with better quality of life.

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Filed under: Environment, Sustainability, Benefit Corporations

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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