Dear Clients & friends,
Earlier this month, we informed you all about B-Corp Month in a Weekend Reading and on our social media channels. This week, we continue to highlight the importance of choosing B-Corp services and products whenever possible. The celebration has been overshadowed as we all learn how to cope with social distancing and try to stay healthy and calm in the face of the coronavirus. We can only absorb so much information and that bandwidth has, understandably, been taken up with virus-related news. We decided to go ahead with our B-Corp weekend reading because B-Corps are mission-driven companies who must be equitable and inclusive, contributing to a more resilient economy. Their mission stays the same: people and planet come before profit.
Besides being a proud B-Corporation member, we at MORWM try our best to support other fellow B-Corps by using their services or buying their products. Over the past week we have worked together to compile a list of our favorite B-Corp brands we use on a regular basis and we are proud to continue to support them, especially considering our new reality, as they continue to give back to our community. Now more than ever we should laud the efforts of these companies who set the example for all others and will help our community stick together through this crisis and heal more quickly in the future.
Matt and Dan love their Allbirds. Matt swears they feel like slippers.
Allbirds footwear is simple in design, comfortable and made from natural and recycled products. By using wool from merino sheep, the Allbirds process “uses 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes.” Their laces are made from recycled bottles and their packaging is made from 90% recycled cardboard. Allbirds’ entire supply chain is carbon neutral as of 2019, and they are “working to develop projects in (their) own supply chain that will reduce (their) emissions directly” so that they will eventually leave no carbon trace at all.
We are all Bombas fans. Matt bought everyone Bombas Pride Socks last June for Pride month.Elizabeth is also a big fan of the show "Shark Tank" and its a big plus that they were featured there.
Bombas produces and sells socks. For each pair sold, one pair of specially engineered socks is donated to the homeless. The donated socks are designed to go longer between washings, while “reinforced seams and darker colors give them greater durability with less visible wear.” Socks available for purchase include “material improvements that add up to a new level of engineered comfort and performance.”
We all use Seventh Generation at the office and in our homes. They are great for the environment and they don't have that harsh chemical smell typical cleaning products usually have.
Seventh Generation produce cleaning products. Like their name, their mission is to inspire their consumer to nurtures the health of the next seven generation. Seventh generation business's operation, marketing, products, ingredients all revolve around their mission of creating sustainable way of life for generations to come. LaColombe Coffee Roasters
Amy is totally addicted to the LaColombe Oat Draft Latte. This Philly local recently pledged to serve front liners who work tirelessly in hospitals during coronavirus- they sent Elizabeth friend's hospital unit 5 cases of their Draft Latte to help them get through their long shifts.
Started in our home, Philadelphia, La Colombe has a deep mission to serve the best coffee and also to "influence meaningful change around the world" their mission revolves around community and ensuring people come first before profit. After people, they also make sure to give back to our planet by using sustainable packaging, environmentally-friendly practices to "create better world by eliminating waste."
Gloria is a big fan of TOMS. The one thing we love about them is not only they provide comfortable and stylish shoes, it makes us feel good knowing we're doing good when we buy their products.
With every purchase you make TOMS will help a person in need. One for one. What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world.
United by Blue is a go-to for Amy for outdoorsy gear/gifts. She loves the mission and that they are local to Philly.
“We created United By Blue with the idea that a successful outdoor brand can do serious conservation work. This means everyone here at United By Blue is rolling up their sleeves and removing plastic bottles, styrofoam, tires, old appliances, you name it from creeks, rivers, beaches, and streams. We organize and host cleanups to make a measurable impact on the most pressing of environmental problems: ocean trash and plastics pollution.” United By Blue is a certified B-Corp that designs their outdoor products to be good for the environment. Long-lasting recycled polyester is used to make their products; this material is made from plastic water bottles, bison fiber discarded as a byproduct of the ranching industry, and organic cotton that uses zero pesticides.
Unlike everyone else in the office (except Gloria), Elizabeth is not a coffee drinker, she's a tea drinker and Bigelow is her go-to tea almost every time. They have a big selection of tea and they all taste great!
Bigelow tea, started in 1945, has always been a family owned and operated business. Since the start, one of their mission is to maintain strong ethical business practices. They are committed to protecting the environment by "continually striving to improve the environmental responsiveness of our packaging"
It's ice cream, do we need to say more? Ben & Jerry's is Dan's favorite. Every year we celebrate his birthday with a yummy ice cream cake from Ben & Jerry's! ...ok fine, it's all of our favorite.
Other than making great ice cream, Ben & Jerry's is committed to use their company in innovative ways to make the world a better place, they are always aware of their role in the business society and take advantage of that to improve quality of life locally, nationally and internationally. They also make sure that they take care of their people by managing their company for sustainable growth.
Stay safe out there -
Amy & Elizabeth
Financial Planning Associate
MOR Wealth Management, LLC
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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