Associate Bobby W. Dishell shared how Moye White helped create the Building Change Handbook with the Healthy Colorado Initiatives, a partnership between The Colorado Forum and The Nature Conservancy, with B Corp’s B The Change lead Susie Fagan.
As one of the earliest national law firms to achieve B Corp certification, Moye White meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
The interview was featured in a B The Change article, Behind the B: How B Corps Are Advocating for the Spread of Positive Impact, was published on March 18. An excerpt from the article is below.
The companies in the Certified B Corporation community not only seek to change their internal business policies to increase their positive impact, they also reach out to develop partnerships and publicly advocate for broader adoption of practices that improve the lives of people and take better care of our planet. By creating community connections, enhancing worker development, and sharing best practices to better protect our environment, B Corps advocate to create the most value for their stakeholders – the workers and community around them, and the planet that we call home.
As the more than 4,700 B Corps worldwide demonstrate, it is possible to run a more compassionate, accountable, and impactful business while also creating a profit. During B Corp Month, they celebrate what sets them apart from other companies and share that the B Corp logo isn’t just for show. It’s a mark of a community that seeks to change the world by using business as a force for good — and publicly sharing how and why that should be the norm.
With the knowledge that buildings play a large role in the climate crisis — generating almost 40% of the world’s annual CO2 emissions through operations, material, and construction — Moye White LLP helped develop a collaborative publication that looks to address climate change through changes to the built environment.
The Building Change Handbook came about through Moye White’s involvement with the Healthy Colorado Initiatives, a partnership between The Colorado Forum and The Nature Conservancy. As a Denver law firm and B Corp that specializes in commercial transactions, litigation, and real estate, Moye White tapped into that experience while collaborating on the handbook and partnering to build awareness and use of market-based solutions that reduce carbon impact, improve well-being for building occupants, and generate a return for building owners.
“The primary audiences here are smaller landlords, tenants, and developers who may have heard about electrification or net zero, but are unsure how to get there or what it may mean,” says Bobby Dishell, Associate Attorney at Moye White. “The handbook incorporates real-world examples of designing, constructing, and transitioning buildings to net zero with comments from developers and occupants.”
Read the full article in B The Change.
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