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As a Best for Colorado company, you have access to a robust variety of resources to help you grow in your corporate social responsibility (CSR) journey. Here you will find a number of resources for companies looking to improve aspects of their CSR work from decreasing environmental impact to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Resources

Best for Colorado General Resources

Connect with The Alliance Center

You can connect with Anne Behlouli, Best for Colorado program manager to discuss next steps base on your assessment.

B Lab Resources

Best For Colorado uses the same assessment as the B Corp certification. Therefore, the resources provided by B Lab, the organization behind B Corps, are useful even if you don’t intend to go for the certification.

  • B Lab webinar on how to gain tools for increasing your impact in the areas of governance, workers, environment, and community while simultaneously improving your score on the BIA.

Other Resources

Pet Sustainability Coalition is dedicated to creating a more sustainable pet industry. Pet sustainability coalition works with the Quick Impact Assessment, the same tool that we used as a first step for the Best For Colorado program. They offer great resources such as employee survey or code of conducts that can be useful even if you are not in the pet industry.

Download this Google Drive File for example policies, procedure, and templates to improve your impact and business practices from Ryan Honeyman, a sustainability consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and author of The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good.

HR Resources

Diversity, Equity and and Inclusion Resources

  • B Lab Best Practice Guide: Engaging and Retaining a Diverse Workforce: This guide will break down some of the core elements of an inclusive work environment and provide guidance on how to create a welcoming workplace.
  • B Lab Best Practice Guide: The Basics of Workplace Diversity & Inclusion:Whether you’re looking to improve your company’s current practices or just getting started, there are a few key elements that go into building a successful diversity & inclusion (D&I) program for your workplace. This guide will help you to identify and establish the core building blocks of a purposeful and productive workplace D&I program.
  • Develop a skill based hiring process with Skillful: Learn how to tackle bias in your recruiting process on developing skill based hiring practices with Skillful. Skillful focuses on the skills it takes to do a job—we help employers find qualified candidates, empower career coaches to better help job seekers, and support job seekers in using their capabilities to advance their careers.

Handbook and Work Policies Resources

Environmental Impact Improvement Resources

Waste Reduction Resources

Local Programs

  • The Environmental Leadership Program (Colorado): The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is our statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
  • Colorado Pollution Prevention Program: The Colorado Pollution Prevention Program provides assistance and support in greening business by preventing pollution.  The program offers free assessments to increase energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction; and connects businesses to resources to achieve sustainability goals and receive environmental recognition.
  • Offset your carbon emissions with Colorado Carbon FundColorado Carbon Fund is a nonprofit organization that is an offset provider that invests exclusively in Colorado-based projects and communities. A portion of each tax-deductible offset donation is contributed to a community benefit project located within Colorado. They also proposed services to offset your event or to offset the emission of your company car and marketize it with a dedicated page showing your commitment to fighting climate change.
  • Manage and improve your environmental practices with ClimateWise in Fort Collins: ClimateWise is a free, voluntary program that offers simple solutions to help Fort Collins Businesses reduce their impact, save money and gain recognition for their achievements in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, alternative transportation and social responsibility.
  • Manage and improve your environmental practices with Certifiably Green Denver: Expert advisers from the city of Denver will work with you to create a personalized plan for your business and help you implement it to reach your sustainability goals.
  • Manage and improve your environmental practices Partner for a Clean Environment (PACE) in Boulder County: PACE provides free expert advisor services, financial incentives and a certification program to help businesses measure and gain recognition for their energy, waste, water, and transportation achievements.