Blue Daisi Consulting specializes in offering sustainability consulting services to small business owners and wants to create the sustainable world that we all want to live in. A world where we are intentional about the way we operate and conscious of the effects our decisions have on our communities. On their website, Moji, the founder shares “Blue Daisi Consulting is the result of me thinking it would be cool if more small businesses embraced sustainable and inclusive practices. I thought… “someone should help them make that happen” and then I thought… “that someone should be me”.

To read the post about Artisan Dental, please visit https://bluedaisi.com/artisan-dental/?fbclid=IwAR32Ba7yqbAgsvYiI9kC8pb334f2FFoXC7FTK9G1fT0b96lF7g–EElT_M4

As a B Corporation, we are grateful that we are in a position to help others that are less fortunate or are struggling in the moment. We’re pleased to be among the many supporters of Women for Women International.

They just hit an impressive milestone of helping 500,000 women survivors of war find their inherent strength, resilience and dignity in the face of destruction and violence! 

Women for Women International started in one town with a class of 30 women, providing them education, tools, and life-changing skills.  Today, over 500,000 women in more than eight conflict affected regions know how to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. 

That’s not all: Through $100 million in direct aid and micro credit loans, the women they serve have financial tools that help more than 1.7 million family members – reshaping entire communities. This investment in women helps them uplift their families, their community, their region, their country—and yes, the world. 

500,000 women now have the support, tools, and training to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives. 

by Scott Andersen, Director of Stakeholder Stewardship – Artisan Dental

We are proud to have Scott’s article featured in the current issue of Dentaltown Magazine.

As participants in the dental industry, we’re uniquely positioned to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the growth and development of sustainability principles. Humans have long been exploring the balance between a desire to increase their quality of life and stewarding their natural resources.

There are a multitude of benefits associated with incorporating sustainability principles, together with an abundance of mutually reinforcing opportunities connected with their integrated implementation. Several of the more noteworthy advantages include:

To read the full article in Dentaltown magazine: https://www.dentaltown.com/magazine/article/7575/do-good-sustainability-in-dentistry

At Artisan Dental we vote every day by doing business with other Certified B Corporations locally and nationally.  By supporting Certified B Corporations we are voting to use business as a force for good.  Most recently we have partnered with the Certified B Corporation Vantreo located in northern California. They have made a commitment to “Protect you. Protect Them” by sharing their profits with kids in need as it relates to literacy, health, safety, and gang prevention – a cause we are happy to support!

Check out these images of the mobile charitable children’s dental bus they are sponsoring!

 

Top Business Leaders Join Forces to Show People How They Can Continue Voting Their Values After Election Day
(New York, New York)— Certified B Corporations—a global community of
more than 2,600 companies using the power of business to solve social and
environmental problems—have launched the “Vote Every Day” campaign
following the midterm elections. The launch of the campaign comes at a
critical moment when voters have just finished casting their ballots in one of
the most consequential elections in recent history.
Voting is one of the most important acts any person can do. Once ballots are
cast on Election Day, people can continue to vote their values every day by
supporting B Corps.
Certified B Corporations balance purpose and profit and believe that big
societal issues, including the need for equity, high-quality jobs and
environmental sustainability, cannot rest in the hands of government alone.
The “Vote Every Day” campaign allows people to vote with their choices of
products and services throughout their daily lives. By supporting B Corps,
people can vote their values with the purchases they make, where they
work, and the companies they do business with.
“People have a voice beyond the ballet box. People have the power to vote
for what they believe in everyday by supporting brands that reflect their
values. People deserve to know what their money supports, and by choosing
B Corps, they can rest assured the products and services they purchase are
creating an equitable and just society,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing
Officer of B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations and serves a
global movement of people using business as a force for good.
B Corps are committed to creating a global community that seeks to be a
force for good in the world. The “Vote Every Day” campaign is just another
step in creating the society we all want to see, one where everyone can
thrive.
About Certified B Corporations
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of
verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and
legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a
global culture shift to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Today there are more than 2,600 Certified B Corporations across more than
150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine
success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and
environmental performance at
http://bimpactassessment.net.
Learn more about B Corp certification at
https://bcorporation.net/certification
Read stories about the community of Certified B Corps and the movement of
people using business as a force for good on B the Change:
http://www.bthechange.com.

Congratulations to Future State, our fellow B Corporation/Best For The World honoree in the Workers category! We are thrilled to share this honor with such an amazing company.

Future State is a consulting firm located in Oakland, California working with global companies and organizations to ensure people are the center of focus to achieve operational transformation and organizational change. They are passionate about the challenges their clients are looking to solve, like the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, the curing of diseases that impact millions, and the establishment of a technology infrastructure that will allow access for all. They bring this commitment to their work every day, and count their clients among their friends and co-creators in making the world a better place.

Future State’s true definition of success: Benefits for people, purpose and the planet alongside profits.

A few of the reasons they received this honor

B Impact Report

 

Artisan Dental was recognized for creating the most positive impact for their team based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab.

Artisan Dental is honored to be in the Best For The World – Workers list, which includes businesses scoring in the top 10 percent among more than 2,500 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment – Worker section. The assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies like Artisan Dental must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

The Workers section of the B Impact Assessment evaluates the company’s relationship with its workforce. It measures how the company cares for its workers through compensation, benefits, training and ownership opportunities provided to workers. The category also focuses on the overall work environment within the company by assessing management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices. Honorees scoring in the top 10 percent set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can make on employees around the world. Artisan Dental made the list thanks to exceptional practices like the Artisan Dental Whole Person Development grant designed to foster professional and personal growth, the Science of Happiness and Mindfulness Daily course offered to all team members and a friend together with a financial incentive to complete.

The 185 Best For Workers companies come from 58 different industries and 20 countries. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best For The World Overall impact, Best For Environment, Best For Customers, Best For Governance and Best For Community.

Close to 1,000 Certified B Corporations were named 2018 Best For The World Honorees, including: Patagonia, King Arthur Flour Company, Green Mountain Power, and the United Kingdom’s Charity Bank. Fifty-two countries are represented, including Denmark, India, South Africa and Taiwan. The selection criteria for Best For The World honorees are available at https://bit.ly/2IgAzF5.

Today there are more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. Any company can measure and manage social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.

 

 

Incisal Edge Magazine recently featured Dr Nicole Andersen and her husband, Scott, in an article on B Corporation Certification, socially responsible dentistry and the value of service to others. The article explores the Andersen’s philosophies and inspirations – “How am I helping others, the planet, the community?” We hope you enjoy the article.

https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/3f23a86d#/3f23a86d/16

We are very grateful for the opportunity to be featured on the Dentistry Uncensored video-podcast with Dr. Howard Farran. We had an engaging exchange of ideas around the principles of Conscious Capitalism and Certified B Corporations.

 

We’re not only a dental office. We are also protectors of the planet by creating the first oral care products recycling program in the Dane County area. That’s part of what makes us a BCorporation. Embrace a better way of doing business.

https://artisandentalmadison.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=5778&action=edit

Recycling Program

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