Social Impact Marketplace
We love Social Impact Businesses at NI4SI so we decided to share with you some of our favorite businesses.
NI4SI Staff Picks
Businesses We Have Trained
NI4SI is proud to offer cutting edge, professional curriculum for business professionals that gives them the skills necessary to create powerful Social Impact. While these businesses are not certified by the Institute, they have sent their employees to train and learn with us and believe in the mission and vision of our organization, so we want to give them a shout out on our website!
Other Favorite Social Impact Businesses Across the Nation
Every 4ocean product purchased comes with their One Pound Promise to pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines. Every pound pulled helps fund their global ocean cleanup operation, supports a growing movement to end the world’s reliance on single-use plastic, and advances their mission to end the ocean plastic crisis.
Tentree makes Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable (and comfortable) materials in the world. Every time you purchase an item, wthey plant 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, they’re making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have.
BBB Institute partnered with local BBBs to launch the BBB4Good initiative to support and elevate purpose-driven businesses. In partnership with their network of BBBs located in communities throughout North America, BBB4Good works to:
Empower consumers to identify purpose-driven businesses,
Spotlight, recognize and support organizations that integrate social impact into their business plans, and
Expand the growth of this powerful new marketplace sector via new research and partnerships with like-minded organizations that are providing critical support to purpose-driven businesses.
Conscious Living’s mission is to advocate for a more conscious way of life that focuses on using and producing less waste; thereby, eliminating the need for disposables that put a strain on our finite resources and damage our environment. They hope to accomplish this by offering simple, everyday options that are eco-friendly, sustainable, fair trade and vegan-friendly. They also offer bulk refill solutions for home and body products, including, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, hand soap, laundry soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaners, facial care, dental care, and MORE!
In 2018, Costa celebrated 35 years of providing the best polarized sunglasses on the planet! Since they were born on the water, they alongside volunteers, helped protect what they love – the beach! From October 1st to December 31st, their Kick Plastic campaign joined forces with the Surfrider Foundation and hosted 35 beach cleanups around the country.
EarthHero gives you the tools to decide what’s important to you. They find companies that utilize sustainable materials, manufacturing processes, and business practices to create products that keep the planet’s best interests in mind. They tell you exactly what’s sustainable about each product; no smoke and mirrors.
Eclectic CO. is a cooperative retail space that provides support, education, and camaraderie to makers, as well as buttress the communities that they exist in. Eclectic CO. supports local artisans, healthy local economies, and social impact enterprises to promote social justice and environmental improvement.
Kids On Bikes aims to inspire and empower all kids to lead healthy, active, and happy lives through bicycling.
Mission Catering is a social enterprise of Springs Rescue Mission. So, when you choose to dine with us, you’re also helping to feed, shelter and clothe our homeless neighbors in Colorado Springs. Your business also brings hours of vocational culinary experience to men building careers through the New Life Program at SRM.
Montanya Rums are the culmination of a 30-year love affair with rum and a passion for introducing it to others—all while building a business that is a force for good in the world.
Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc. (MER) is a retail and consignment store selling new and used high-quality outdoor equipment located in Colorado Springs, CO. Gear includes camping, backpacking, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, running, climbing, fly fishing, canoes/kayaks, and many other outdoor activities associated with beautiful Colorado.
Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell a constantly changing inventory of diverse, high-quality merchandise to the public at a fraction of the retail price, while diverting reusable household items and building materials from area landfills.
Over 30 million mattresses end up in landfills each year in the U.S. Mattress recycling reduces this huge, expensive, toxic, and unnecessary demand on critically over-burdened landfills. Our mattress recycling process breaks down over 90% of each mattress into individual components (steel, foam, ticking, cotton, wood) and recycles or re-purposes them.
Trails End is a modern self-pour taproom that focuses on serving local and global craft beer, cider , wine and kombucha. Tired of ordering a beer just to find out you don’t really like it, even know what you like? At Trails End Taproom, just try a few ounces then try something else – you only pay by the ounce. It’s like a beer fest everyday! In addition to allowing you to taste some of the best craft beer in the world, we support the community with a generous giving program that supports local non-profits.
Who Gives a SCRAP is a donation based scrap store that carries an impressive mix of arts and craft and hobbies supplies in addition to unique vintage finds. We carry everything from scrapbook paper to game pieces, used books and sewing patterns, the variety is a crafters dream. We believe that the reuse of goods and materials is the most efficient, environmentally friendly and economically viable way to reduce the waste stream.
Women’s Bean Project is a nonprofit social enterprise. We have a food manufacturing business tied directly to our transitional employment program. One cannot exist without the other. We believe all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who are chronically unemployed and we teach them to work making nourishing products that we sell across the U.S. Through their work at Women’s Bean Project, women learn to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.