Giving Compass' Take:

• B the Change highlights the power of B Corp partnerships to maximize impact and spread best practices. 

• How can funders facilitate partnerships? 

• Learn how companies can team up with suppliers to create sustainable food supply chains

With New York City as its backdrop, a new initiative is bringing together small business owners so they can share ideas, collaborate on work projects and find new opportunities in their community. Members of the Bronx Collaborative are examining business development through a new lens, asking, “What is best for NYC?” and “How can all jobs be good jobs?”

During a six-month learning process called the Business Peer Exchange, participants unlocked the knowledge and wisdom that they have built during their cumulative 350 years in business.

As they created plans for growth and change, business owners also minded the three P’s of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

“It’s great to come out from behind your computer and to share insights with other business owners,” Aishah Coleman, owner of AC Design and Development in the Bronx. “When you embark on a business venture, you can become obsessed. … You can think that you’re the only one going through something.”

Read the full article about B Corp partnerships by B the Change at Medium.