CERTIFIED B CORP
Evolution Marketing is now (approved July 2018) the 7th Certified B Corp™ in the state of Wisconsin! Certified B Corps™ are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
What's a Certified B Corp™?
Given that there are more than 30 million businesses in the United States, Evolution Marketing is honored to be recognized for its corporate and social responsibility efforts and is excited to join an elite group of Certified B Corp™ businesses including Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, and Etsy.
Individually, Certified B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
Collectively, Certified B Corps lead a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. Through the power of their collective voice, one day all companies will compete to be best for the world, and society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity for all.
Currently, there are 2,606 Certified B Corps in the world from 60 different countries operating in 150 industries.
1% FOR THE PLANET
In 2017, Evolution Marketing joined the 1% for the Planet movement. That means that in 2017 we donated at least 1% of our total sales and donate time with these local Wisconsin based environmental organizations (Cool Choices and U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin Chapter) . We further pledge to make sure that at least one percent of our income from our client projects will be fueled back into local environmental projects in 2018 and beyond. Evolution Marketing is the only 1% for the Planet business member in the greater Oconomowoc/Nashotah area!
Example of a 1% for the Planet project: In 2017 Evolution Marketing helped to bring the "Cool Choices" employee engagement game to businesses throughout Waukesha County.
“Lisa connected the dots between workforce development and sustainability, making it possible for an environmental group like ours to collaborate with chambers of commerce and workforce development staff across Waukesha County. We inspired more than 500 people to adopt sustainable practices at work and home thanks to Lisa’s leadership at Evolution Marketing. Lisa knows sustainability and she understands how to frame issues so that they resonate with diverse audiences, even in the very-red Waukesha County.”
Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices
GREEN MASTERS PROGRAM
In 2009, Evolution Marketing was one of the original nine businesses in Wisconsin to pilot the Green Masters Program (a third party sustainability assessment program). Our score has increased by 250 points since the programs inception.
Each year for the last nine years we have been named a Green Professional and were award Green Masters status (meaning that our scores were in the top 20% of all companies that participated) in 2013, 2016, and 2017. Evolution Marketing is the first and only marketing communications firm to have been awarded Masters status in the program!