Future State Honored as Best for Workers,

Creating Most Overall Positive Employee Impact

There are over 1,800 Certified B Corporations across over 120 industries and 42 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. On September 8, 2016, Future State was recognized as a Best for Workers honoree at the 2016 Best for the Word event held at the University of California, Berkeley.

The category focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility, corporate culture and worker health and safety practices. Honorees scoring set a gold standard for the high impact that business as a force for good can have on employees around the world. B the Change Media simultaneously released separate lists recognizing B Corporations as Best for the World (overall impact), Best for the Environment, Best for Customers and Best for Community, which can be found at http://best.bthechange.com.

“The companies we are honoring as the best for the world represent the cutting edge of a global movement using business as a force for good. We are inspired by them, and feel deeply honored to join them in this historic and ground-breaking celebration,” said Bryan Welch, CEO of B the Change Media, the multiplatform media company that publishes the quarterly B Magazine and host of the Best for the World event at the University of California, Berkeley on September 8, 2016.

“Future State is proud to be recognized as a Best for Workers honoree, as a professional services firm focused on managing the implementation of complex changes, our business is all about attracting and retaining smart, talented, and good people to serve our clients. We enable extraordinary visions that positively impact the world.  Each of our employees believes that business and people are a force of good. We know no matter how organizations change at the end of the day results are delivered by people, so we put them in the center of everything we do. We are passionate in the truth that everyone and every organization wants to be their best, so we wake up each and every day to make that happen for our clients,” said Shannon Adkins, CEO of Future State.

Honorees are featured in the upcoming fall issue of B Magazine and on B the Change’s digital platform, bthechange.com. They were also honored at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The selection criteria for Best for the World honorees are available at http://bit.ly/29ZYRSp.  Any company can measure and manage their social and environmental performance at http://bimpactassessment.net.

Future State is a consulting firm that has enabled extraordinary visions that positively impact the world for over 30 years. We work with global organizations to ensure people are the center of focus to achieve lasting change. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area with approximately 100 team members, we are purpose driven, women-led, employee owned, and proud to be a certified B-Corporation. We specialize in executive alignment, managing complex changes, process excellence, developing great teams, and making your story compelling. We are all about making things happen, ideas are great but execution is everything. We show up every day with the sole purpose of making an impact. For more information, visit http://www.futurestate.com.

B the Change Media was formed as a partnership between B Lab, the community of B Corporations, and Bryan Welch, former CEO of Ogden Publications (B Corp since 2010). B the Change Media is a multi-platform media company whose mission is to build the world’s largest engaged audience of people with a passion for using business as a force for good. B the Change Media has editorial and operating independence and covers compelling stories about business as a force for good, not just stories about B Corporations. B the Change Media has independent investors and is a subsidiary of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that administers the Impact Assessment and aggregates the B Corporation community. B the Change Media is a Pending B Corporation. For more information, visit http://www.bthechange.com.

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.  Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world and society will enjoy prosperity for all for the long term.

B Lab drives this systemic change by: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing benefit corporation legislation to give business leaders the freedom to create value for society as well as shareholders; 3) helping businesses measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance with the free B Impact Assessment; 4) driving capital to impact investments through use of its B Analytics and GIIRS Ratings platform. For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.