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Shades of Green Permaculture recognized as a “Best For The World” top B Corp for their exemplary societal and environmental impact. 

ATLANTA, GA; September 4th, 2019

SHADES OF GREEN PERMACULTURE, a Certified B Corporation, has been named a Best For The World honoree in recognition of their company’s positive impact on the environment, their workforce, their local communities, their suppliers, their customers, and their corporate governance. SHADES OF GREEN PERMACULTURE ranks in the top 10% of all B Corps across all of these impact areas, earning them a well-deserved spot on the Best For The World: Overall list. Whether it’s ecosystem restoration or transitioning your backyard to be self-regenerative and chemical-free, Shades of Green Permaculture Design has set the bar for responsible and successful businesses around the world. 

“We are extremely excited and proud to be honored amongst some of the most impactful businesses around the globe. We have the capacity at this moment in time to reframe how businesses operate, and it is our responsibility as global citizens to serve our communities and our planet with the highest standard of ethical and regenerative business practices," says Shades of Green's Founder & Managing Director, Brandy Hall. 

Best For The World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports Certified B Corporations, which are for-profit companies dedicated to using business as a force for good. Today there are 3,000 Certified B Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business. 

B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it—like Shades of Green Permaculture. Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impact its workers, community, environment, and customers. To achieve the B Corp Certification, a company must achieve a score of at least 80 points on the assessment. 

“We’re incredibly proud of this year’s Best For The World honorees,” says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer of B Lab. “These inspiring companies represent the kinds of business models and impact-driven business strategies that are building a new economy—one that is inclusive, regenerative, and delivers value to all stakeholders, not just shareholders. To that end, B Corps like Shades of Green Permaculture are redefining capitalism and showing that it actually can work for everyone.”

1,000 B Corps from 44 countries were named to the 2019 Best For The World lists, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation, and Greyston Bakery. The 2019 Best For The World honorees are determined based on the verified B Impact Assessments of Certified B Corporations. The full lists are available on

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underrepresented populations.

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