A couple of years ago, Governor Brown signed two important pieces of legislation that will help to advance socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the state: AB 361 and AB 913. [Read more…]
One of the organizations that is leading the way in advancing the green economy is the Green Chamber of Commerce. The Green Chamber of Commerce is a growing and diverse business network dedicated to:
Promoting the success of its members,
Supporting the development of sustainable business practices, and
Advocating for green public policy
As a member of the Green Chamber, I was interviewed and invited to share my thoughts about Cultivating Capital, working with women entrepreneurs, and sustainability. The full interview is available on the Green Chamber website and is reposted below.
When I started Cultivating Capital, I wanted to create a company that would not just help others to become more sustainable, but would also meet high standards for sustainability. I just didn’t feel that I could honestly say that I wanted to create a triple bottom line, sustainable business if I created a traditional LLC, banked at Bank of America, printed my business cards at Vistaprint, and used office space in an inefficient building.
In this post, I’ll share some of the steps I took to align my own small business with my values.