Institute B

What If It Businesses Were Profitable And Socially Responsible?

Mike Rowlands | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Rowlands

"Not Business As Usual" contemplates a new era in business -- one that realizes business as usual has pushed the limits of our planet's capacity, while concentrating financial wealth in the hands of a too-small minority. The film celebrates ventures and entrepreneurs that refuse to sacrifice social good on the altar of shareholder returns. For them, healthy enterprises embody a significant shift in the underpinnings of business that is "bringing humanity back."

We Proved Selling 'Odd' Women's Products Can Create Social Change

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens

Since its inception in 1993, Lunapads' business philosophy has been firmly grounded in the belief that capitalism can in fact be a powerful force for positive social change. In the early days people not only thought our products -- reusable feminine hygiene products -- were a bit odd; some even found them off-putting: not exactly a "marketer's dream."

Startup Accelerator Institute B Breaks Business Rules

John F. Gray | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Positioning themselves as "the purveyors of unreasonable business" Vancouver's Institute B is about as far from the typical accelerator as one can imagine. Far from espousing the traditional business school playbook, everything about this team is unreasonable. With a mandate of proving to the world that by incorporating societal benefits as an equal priority to generating profits, more abundance will be created for shareholders and stakeholders alike -- they're a team assured of flunking out of any MBA school.