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NobleHour, the online platform for managing volunteerism and civic engagement, is now Certified B Corporation™.
Lakeland, Fla. (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
NobleHour announced today its status as a Certified B Corporation™, a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. NobleHour operates NobleHour.com, a web-based platform for building and managing community engagement. Non-profit organizations, schools, municipalities, businesses, and other associations connect on the NobleHour site to promote volunteerism and create positive social change.
Achieving this certification validates NobleHour’s commitment to meeting higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability than traditional corporations. Not only is the NobleHour product designed to combat social issues, but the company practices selective sourcing, engages with the community, and strives to provide a healthy work environment – complete with an employee volunteer program.
“At NobleHour, we believe in the power of engaged citizens, and that each person has good inside of them” said Managing Partner, Wesley Barnett. “Our product is reflective of these values, helping promote the intrinsic rewards of service and community connections.”
Any individual can use NobleHour to browse local content and share news, events, opportunities, and downloadable resources with their community. Additionally, they can connect to local organizations, sign up for opportunities, track the hours they serve, and measure the good they do in the world. Additionally, the platform provides schools, businesses and organizations with content management, membership management, event management, hour tracking, and impact measurement solutions.
“We strive for our product to serve as an alternative to current social communities that seem to encourage the "me" generation. We hope that by promoting selfless sharing and recognizing the good people do, we can grow the "we" generation,” said Managing Partner, Scott Fore.
NobleHour is based in Lakeland, FL and was started by a team of knowledgeable business investors, representing over 70 years of unparalleled entrepreneurial and business experience. They developed SweatMonkey.org in 2005 as an online service learning management platform for students and schools. SweatMonkey was used by countless organizations such as the YMCA, the SPCA, the United Way of North Central Florida, and the University of Florida. SweatMonkey was rebranded and launched in 2012 as NobleHour.com, an engaging online community platform that includes content sharing, a database of volunteer and job opportunities and events, hour tracking tools for tracking community service hours, and community impact measurement tools. NobleHour's mission is to provide an engaging platform to help connect people with their communities to empower civic engagement.
About B Corp
Certified B Corporations 1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; 2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests; and 3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. As of May 2012, there are over 530 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form and tax, procurement, and investment incentives for sustainable business.
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