Julie Fahnestock

Julie Fahnestock
Julie is passionate about telling the story of where business meets good. She is the Founder of B Storytelling, a content development company specifically designed to help popularize the good happening through business. They do this by helping Benefit Corporations identify, build and leverage their brands. Julie has an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. She lives in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Thomas. Twitter: @juliefahnestock / @Bstorytelling Website: www.bstorytelling.com - Coming soon! LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-fahnestock/42/352/957/

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1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media and Just Means)- It’s a match made in Dover, Vermont. Social entrepreneurs meet film makers meet the next Academy Award. If your business plan or your movie plot is about social impact, then mark your calendars for Friday, September 26- Sunday, September 28th for the Scaling Change conference as part of this year’s Independent Television and Film Festival (ITVFest) in Dover, Vermont.

ITVFest attracts thousands of independent, film makers to create, learn and produce together. In 2013 the festival...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media and Just Means) - Change takes time. When a company as large as The Hershey Company makes a commitment to source 100% of their cocoa supply from fair trade farms, it takes many years to achieve it: eight years, to be exact. In 2012, Hershey announced their commitment to fair trade certification for their entire cocoa supply. Activists, fair trade supporters and conscious consumers have marked 2020 on their calendars, holding Hershey accountable to that promise. So, what exactly will Hershey be doing over the next eight years to reach this goal? Everything.

Their biggest need...


4 weeks 1 day ago

image c/o Genesis Global Network(3BL Media and Just Means) - I get the sense that when it comes down to it, they are a group of no bull, get it done, hardliners, albeit their charming accents might suggest otherwise. Don’t be fooled.  Sustainability isn’t fluffy, and neither is a newly formed alliance of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies, Transition500. They call it radicalism.

Transition500 represents the collaboration of UK-based firm, Robertsbridge; US-based Future 500; Germany-based, Thema 1; Belgium-based, Conscience Consulting; and France, Spain and Italy-based, Transitions. They service 15 markets in Europe, North...


1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media and Just Means) - For Steve Pessagno, the decision to leave his job to volunteer in his local community of Philadelphia for six months was easy. Pessagno participated in GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) PULSE program, a skill-based, volunteer initiative which matches GSK employees’ skills with the needs of local nonprofits. GSK encourages their employees to build a local or global PULSE assignment into their personal development plan. And the most incredible part: GSK continues to pay PULSE volunteers their...


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(3BL Media and Just Means) - It’s the purest olive oil you’ve ever tasted. It’s so pure you find yourself sneaking sips of it straight out of the bottle. The food it flavors becomes secondary as every excuse is made to showcase its divine goodness. Salads are transformed. Greek yogurt with zaatar and the Rumi variety show up as the main entree. Dessert is Nabali with grilled figs. Yes, Canaan Fair Trade’s olive oil is this delicious. And today, you can buy their Jerusalem Blend and a selection of the company’s Palestinian products in almost...


2 months 3 days ago

Reposter.net, April 2011(3BL Media and Just Means) - Tens of thousands of people are expected to march alongside environmentalist Bill McKibben in New York City on September 20 and 21st.  In a recently published article he wrote in Rolling Stone, “A Call to Arms: An Invitation to Demand Action on Climate Change,” McKibben invited all to join him to make a ‘loud movement,’ lifting banners that say  “CLIMATE/JOBS. TWO CRISES, ONE SOLUTION.”

This ‘call to arms’ coincides with the United Nation’s climate summit in NYC where many of the world leaders will come together to talk about why plans to end climate change have not progressed. Rather, ‘turn...


3 months 2 weeks ago

 

(3BL and Just Means) - As a writer for Just Means/3BL Media—as in ‘Triple Bottom Line Media’—I’m upping the ante: I have recently been convinced of the 4BL or ‘quadruple bottom line.’ I recently learned of the concept from Social Enterprise Associates (SEA), a confederation of consultants in New Mexico united by a common desire to bring about social betterment. They are also the first, B Lab certified company in New Mexico and have been awarded as one of the 2014 Best for the World B Corps for their overall impact.  SEA guides their clients to express their clear purpose for financial...


3 months 3 weeks ago

Horn of Africa Regional Enviornmental Centre and Network
(3BL and Just Means) - It finally happened: as of July 1, Florida businesses will have the option of registering as a Benefit Corporation (B Corp).  The state currently has eight, B Lab Certified companies which have voluntarily undergone the rigorous scrutiny of the B Lab certification process. These progressive, Floridian companies have paved the way for Florida's Benefit Corporation Legislation and for the state's involvement in the B Corp movement. 

I recently spoke with Jef Conley, the Managing Principal of SEQUIL Systems, a sustainability advisor to...


4 months 19 hours ago

Blaine Badick and her fiancee Andrew Grapsas, Hoboken. Credit: CNN
(3BL Media and Just Means) - Do Americans really believe that by the end of the 21st century five million of us could be living underwater? According to Climate Central, a scientific non-profit which researches the impact of climate change on the American public, by the end of this century sea levels will have risen anywhere between 20 to 80 inches.  And though that's a huge gap in estimation, rising sea levels all mean the same thing for coastal communities: flooding. In a 2012 publication called Surging...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media and Just Means )- Think back to 2011. The worst of the recession in the US is over (for some.)   It's been a few years, but you can now afford to get back to your regular patronizing of your local Starbucks.  As you order your morning caffeine the barista asks if you'd like to help Starbucks create more USA-based jobs. She hands you a red, white and blue wristband with a zinc plate inscribed with the word 'Indivisible.' The barista tells you that the bracelets are made in the USA and from 100% USA-manufactured materials. 'They are part of Starbucks efforts to put Americans back to work,' she says, as she hands you your...


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