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As a Certified B Corporation, Opticos is committed to a triple bottom line that includes sustainable business, accountability, transparency, and meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.

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    1. Planting Justice
      A Season to Give Something Back

      As a Certified B Corporation, Opticos is committed to a triple bottom line that includes sustainable business, accountability, transparency, and meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. As part of our B Corp goals, Opticos sets aside a portion … Continue reading

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    2. Mr. Tarbell Tips His Hat ArtWorks mural
      Giving Back: Opticos Donates CNU Charter Award Money to Cincinnati Nonprofit Public Art Group

      Earlier this year, Opticos Design was awarded the CNU’s Charter Award Grand Prize for Best Planning Tool for our work on the Cincinnati Form-Based Code. As we discussed what to do with the prize money, we decided the best thing … Continue reading

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    3. BtheChangeCampaign 2
      Why B Corps Are Better Companies

      B Lab recently launched its new B the Change campaign to both celebrate and reward businesses around the world working toward the greater good. Opticos Design is proud to be both a B Corp and California Benefit Corporation. There are … Continue reading

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      Photo Essay: A Little Effort Goes a Long Way in Bolivia

      Last year, Opticos made a donation to the Hogar Sagrado Corazón orphanage and school in Montero, Bolivia where Opticos designer Melia West spent a year volunteering before joining the company in 2012. The money was specified for construction projects as part of … Continue reading

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      The Two B’s: B Corp vs. Benefit Corporation and Why Opticos is Both

      While they have many traits in common—accountability, transparency, and a dedication to a triple bottom line—a California Benefit Corporation is not necessarily a certified B Corporation, and B Corp does not have to be a benefit corporation. Opticos Design is … Continue reading

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      How the Built Environment Can Affect Positive Change

      Before coming to Opticos in 2012, designer Melia West spent a year volunteering at the Hogar Sagrado Corazón orphanage in Montero, Bolivia. The orphanage, which opened in 1982, provides a home to around 120 girls that have been abandoned, orphaned, … Continue reading

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    7. Opticos Team
      Opticos Named to 2013 B Corp Best for Workers List

      Opticos Design, Inc., was named to B Lab’s “B Corp Best for the Workers List,” honoring the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations in the world that have made a positive impact on their workforce. “Study after study shows … Continue reading

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    8. Opticos Design + Bikes + Commute
      Why We Became a B: Making a Commitment to a Triple Bottom Line

      I feel like I’m tempting the fates, writing on this topic today. I just got my second biennial email reminding me that it’s time to re-certify as a B Corp. As we have done at least twice before, we must take the B Impact Assessment to evaluate our overall social and environmental performance, which makes me tremble a bit. This is a good thing­—if we’re going to talk the talk, we’d better be walking the walk. Here’s the story…

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