BWB REMEMBERS THE BOOKS OF OUR CHILDHOOD (3 OF 3)
The third and final part in our Children’s Book Week series on the books that BWB employees remember from their childhood. Don’t forget...
ATLANTA (March 30, 2012)Better World Books was recognized as a 2012 'Rockstar of
the New Economy' for its ability to achieve both high growth and high social and environmental
impact by B Lab, a nonprofit. Better World Books has grown revenues 6x in the last 5 years,
reaching $55 million in 2011, and has donated over 5 million books to those in need.
B Lab independently certifies B Corporations, recognizing six businesses nationally, including
online bookseller Better World Books, food services provider Revolution Foods, solar company
Sungevity, coffee importer Sustainable Harvest, and 'Best Emerging Artists' college access
financier Lumni USA and eyewear company Warby Parker.
"Rockstars inspire us; they make us think, 'That's awesome! I want to do that,'" said Jay Coen
Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab. "These Rockstars will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs
to define their success not just by their financial growth, but also by their social impact."
"We're thrilled to be listed among these powerhouse companies. It's refreshing and awe-
inspiring to see companies with socially and environmentally-conscious missions thriving in the
new economy," said Chris Johnson, Vice President of Better World Books.
Better World Books and other Rockstars are highlighted in the 2012 B Corp Annual Report,
recently published by the nonprofit B Lab which certifies B Corporations as having met rigorous,
transparent standards of social and environmental performance.
Better World Books collects and sells books online while also donating books and funding
literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, it's a self-
sustaining, for-profit business that creates social, economic and environmental value. To date,
the company has raised over $11 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 5 million books,
and re-used or recycled over 70 million books, prevent them from entering landfills.
Learn more about why Better World Books was honored as a 'Rockstar of the New Economy' at
ABOUT BETTER WORLD BOOKS
Better World Books (www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise that collects and sells books online matching each purchase with a donation, book for book, and with each
sale generating funds for literacy initiatives in the U.S. and around the world.
With more than eight million new and used titles in
stock, Better World Books is a self-sustaining company that balances the social, economic and
environmental values of its stakeholders. Better World Books diverts books from landfills by
conducting book drives on thousands of college campuses and libraries. Since its founding in
2003, the Mishawaka, Ind.-based company has raised over $11 million for libraries and literacy,
donated over 5 million books; re-used or recycled over 70 million books and achieved 29,000
tons of carbon offsets through carbon balanced shipping.
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 legislation creating a new corporate form that meets higher standards
of purpose, accountability and transparency. Learn more at bcorporation.net, benefitcorp.net,
and giirs.org. For more information contact Katie Kerr email@example.com, 610-296-8283.
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