Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the work we do. From ensuring proper representation of those living in the communities we serve to developing ADA-compliant materials- we are committed to creating meaningful impact through communications. From clothing to coffee, check out some of our favorite brands that tie meaningful impact into their brand’s identity.
Ben and Jerry’s
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Maybe not so much in the winter, but during the summer months, Ben and Jerry’s serves up social justice with your favorite scoop. As more companies lean on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to drive their brand, Ben and Jerry’s takes the stand with meaningful work in all different communities, creating different flavors while taking action to address social issues including racial injustice, climate change, and prison inequities.
Paka is more than just another clothing brand, they’ve woven the company’s history through every piece of clothing and have created meaningful connections with the Peruvian communities they work with. Customers can learn about their clothing’s journey through traceable tags that highlight the alpacas the fur came from to the Peruvian artisan who wove it. To strengthen the meaningful connections the company has with the Peruvian villages, Paka Founder Kris Cody regularly visits the villages to connect with the artisans and local community.
Founded in 1988 after an inspiring bike ride through Belgium, New Belgium launched the New Belgium Family Foundation. Recently renamed the Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, over the past 10 years, more than $7 million has been granted to local nonprofits to address climate change, food systems, land and water stewardship, and social justice. We’ll cheers to that!
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee
One caramel macchiato with a side of social change, please. With an 80% unemployment rate among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities nationwide, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee provides jobs and a sense of meaning and inclusion to people with disabilities. Rather than focusing on an individual’s disabilities, more brands should take Bitty & Beau’s approach to highlighting the unique abilities, perspectives, and personalities EVERY person brings to the (coffee) table.