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For-Profit Companies That Are Not Just For Profit

Some companies have the common good coded into their organizational DNA. They are called benefit corporations or sustainable business corporations, and here’s how they operate, why they chose this path and what the alternatives are.

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  1. For-Profit Companies That Are Not Just For Profit

    Tiffany Hill

    January, 2015
  2. Dealing with Resistance to Change

    Robbie Alm

    January, 2015
  3. What’s Your View of Uber, Airbnb & Other Parts of Hawaii’s “Sharing Economy”?

    Lavonne Leong

    January, 2015
  4. Alive and Doing Well

    Aja Hannah

    December, 2014
  5. Eyes on the Sky

    Ilima Loomis

    December, 2014
  6. Where Has All the Flour Gone?

    Jackie M. Young

    December, 2014
  7. BOSS survey asks 402 Local Business Leaders:

    Steve Petranik

    December, 2014
  8. CEO of the Year: Expanding the Queen’s Care

    Beverly Creamer

    December, 2014
  9. Finding the Signal Amid All the Noise

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2014
  10. A New Way of Thinking

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2014
  11. As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven

    Carlyn Tani, Illustrations by Andrew J. Catanzariti

    November, 2014
  12. Hawaii’ Most Charitable Companies

    Gina Gelber

    November, 2014
  13. Nominate Exceptional People and Companies

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2014
  14. California Dreaming

    Alex Bitter

    November, 2014
  15. Parting Shot: Perfect Match

    HB - Author

    October, 2014
  16. A Guardian During Your Darkest Times

    Tiffany Hill

    October, 2014
  17. Strike a Pose: Intro to Yoga

    Lavonne Leong

    October, 2014
  18. Too Old for Coaching? Think Again

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  19. Editor’s Note: Who Works the Second Shift at Your House?

    Steve Petranik

    October, 2014
  20. Skai Ventures: Strategies for Takeoff

    Jana Wolff

    October, 2014
  21. When to Seek Mainland Care

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2014
  22. How Safe Is Your Hospital?

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2014
  23. The Fight Against Infection

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2014
  24. Deadly “Superbug” arrives in Hawaii

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2014
  25. Love (and success) Stories

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2014
  26. Kelley family and Outrigger Timeline

    September, 2014
  27. From Hawaii to Halfway Around the World

    Mark Brislin

    September, 2014
  28. Hawaii is the World’s Shrimp-Breeding Capital

    Jim Wyban

    September, 2014
  29. Ask the Expert: Connecting with Asian Travelers

    Dave Erdman

    September, 2014
  30. Nominate Exceptional People and Companies

    September, 2014
  31. Translating Development into Hawaiian

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2014
  32. House for Sale, So Let’s Party

    Catherine E. Toth

    September, 2014
  33. Good Locations, Lots of Space, but Unused for Years and Years

    Alex Bitter

    September, 2014
  34. Editor’s Note: What Our Readers Told Us

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2014
  35. 2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: A guide to Hawaii’s biggest companies and nonprofits

    Gina Gelber

    August, 2014
  36. Divorce Is Big Business

    Powell Berger

    August, 2014
  37. Doing Business Island Style, 2014 Remix

    Lavonne Leong

    August, 2014
  38. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – June 2014

    June, 2014
  39. China is the Land of Opportunity

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2014
  40. Your Company is a Target for Hackers

    Gina Gelber

    June, 2014
  41. Investing in Education

    HB - Author

    April, 2014
  42. Fiery Feud

    Cathy S. Cruz

    February, 2014
  43. Ask the Expert: Flood Insurance

    JOHN FOSTER, MANAGER, FIRST INSURANCE CO. OF HAWAII

    February, 2014
  44. Raising Funds for Hokulea’s Worldwide Voyage

    Lynn Cook

    February, 2014
  45. Editor’s Note: That is What Your Brain Looks Like on Multitasking

    Steve Petranik

    December, 2013
  46. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – December 2013

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2013
  47. Editor’s Note: Sorry, You Can’t Read the Story Before It Runs

    Steve Petranik

    November, 2013
  48. Editor’s Note: Does God Believe in Gay Marriages?

    Steve Petranik

    October, 2013
  49. Inside Hawaii’s Wage Gap Between Men and Women

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  50. How Fashion Happens in Hawaii

    Paula Rath

    October, 2013
  51. Building Bridges to China

    Dennis Hollier

    October, 2013
  52. Editor’s Note: Sorry, we’re too busy collaborating to think

    Steve Petranik

    September, 2013
  53. Winners and Losers in Hawaii’s Job Market

    Ashley Shaffer

    September, 2013
  54. Which is better: Cubicles and Offices or Open Workspaces?

    Stacy Yuen

    September, 2013
  55. Editor’s Note: China as No. 1: True or False?

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2013
  56. Hawaii Business BOSS – June 2013

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2013
  57. Pelatron’s Networking-on-the-Move system improves battlefield communications

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2013
  58. Fit and Effective Hawaii Business Professionals

    Paula Rath

    May, 2013
  59. Hawaii’s Latinos Defy Stereotypes

    Pavel Stankov

    May, 2013
  60. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – December 2012

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2012
  61. Professional Addicts

    Matthew Kain

    December, 2012
  62. Dozens of online job boards give job seekers and recruiters plenty of options

    Stacy Yuen

    November, 2012
  63. Editor’s Note: More women needed in the C-suite and boardrooms

    David Tumilowicz

    October, 2012
  64. Not just poor women, but educated professionals can be victims of domestic violence

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2012
  65. Preparing the workforce of tomorrow at Hawaii’s public schools

    Matthew Kain

    October, 2012
  66. 14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2012
  67. Editor’s Note: Hawaii needs more people with entrepreneurial courage

    Steve Petranik

    September, 2012
  68. Preserving Paradise While Making a Living

    Steve Petranik

    July, 2012
  69. Hawaii’s Best Company Vehicles

    Hawaii Business magazine

    July, 2012
  70. Editor’s Note: Avoiding Taxes in Cyberspace

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2012
  71. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – June 2012

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2012
  72. SEO Tips for your Small Business

    HB - Author

    March, 2012
  73. Editor’s Note: More Than Just the Chinese Will Visit Hawaii

    Steve Petranik

    March, 2012
  74. Aloha for Japan Revealed Hawaii’s Heart

    Stu Glauberman

    March, 2012
  75. Best Practical Jokes at Work

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2012
  76. Cheaper Now to Fly into Kalaupapa

    Stacy Yuen

    March, 2012
  77. Feedback—February 2012

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2012
  78. Feedback – January 2012

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2012
  79. BOSS Survey – December 2011

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2011
  80. Not Made in Hawaii

    Shara Enay

    November, 2011
  81. Understand Your Customers by Using Market Research

    Dennis Hollier

    October, 2011
  82. From the Editor’s Desk: An Important Message from the Continental United CEO

    Steve Petranik

    October, 2011
  83. Data on Women and Money in Hawaii and Nationally

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2011
  84. Some Hawaii Pet Stores Don’t Sell Pets, But Offer Adoptions Instead

    Theresa Donnelly

    October, 2011
  85. Hawaii Food and Wine Festival unlike mainland counterparts

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  86. Hawaii Beekeepers Overwhelmed by Three Pests

    Tiffany Edwards-Hunt

    September, 2011
  87. Developmentally Disabled Can and Want to Work

    Jolyn Okimoto

    September, 2011
  88. The Hawaii Business Sharpest Dressed Executives and Professionals

    Janel Lubanski

    September, 2011
  89. Variety of Tenants at Barbers Point

    Victoria Wiseman

    August, 2011
  90. Mobile Entrepreneurs Meet Clients at the Coffice

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2011
  91. Editor’s Note: APEC Enhances Hawaii’s Reputation

    Steve Petranik

    August, 2011
  92. Hawaii’s Most Profitable Companies

    Dennis Hollier

    August, 2011
  93. Brides Love Kauai Weddings

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2011
  94. Editor’s Note: It Take Guts to Offer Ex-Cons a Job

    Steve Petranik

    July, 2011
  95. Ex Cons Make Great Employees

    Janel Lubanski

    July, 2011
  96. What Makes A Great Realtor?

    Harold Nedo

    June, 2011
  97. Paying For Honolulu News

    Jerry Burris & Bev Creamer

    June, 2011
  98. KHON2, KITV, Hawaii News Now Face Uncertain Future

    Shara Enay

    June, 2011
  99. Banking Revolution

    Greg Wiles

    May, 2011
  100. Big Box Stores

    Jerry Burris

    May, 2011
  101. Timeshare in Hawaii: Build it and They Will Come

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2011
  102. Hawaii’s Coolest Office Winners

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2011
  103. Employing the Military

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2011
  104. Business Etiquette Dilemma: Smartphones or Rude Phones

    Catherine E. Toth

    April, 2011
  105. Private Jets Bring Wealthy to Hawaii

    Harold Nedd

    April, 2011
  106. With Columbia Inn Gone, Where is THE Meeting Place for Hawaii’s Power Brokers?

    Jerry Burris

    March, 2011
  107. Best Honolulu Bars for Networking

    Catherine E. Toth

    March, 2011
  108. Businesses Love to Hate the Hawaii PUC

    Dennis Hollier

    March, 2011
  109. Legalizing Civil Unions – Boon or Bane for Hawaii’s Economy?

    Jerry Burris

    January, 2011
  110. BOSS Survey: Tourism, Big Companies Lead Hawaii’s Recovery

    Beverly Creamer

    December, 2010
  111. Some Kind of Jedi

    LEE TONOUCHI

    December, 2010
  112. Editor’s Note: Please Remove Preconceptions Before Boarding

    Steve Petranik

    November, 2010
  113. Paying Out More than It Earns for Years

    Greg Wiles

    November, 2010
  114. The Business of Local Fashion

    Paula Rath

    October, 2010
  115. Transformers

    Dennis Hollier

    August, 2010
  116. Hawaii’s Lowest Grocery Store Prices: Don Quijote

    Matt Tuohy

    July, 2010
  117. Food Fight

    Shara Enay

    July, 2010
  118. BOSS Survey: Optimism & Concern

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2010
  119. Hawaii’s Underground Economy

    Shara Enay

    June, 2010
  120. Wellness at Work Pays Off

    Shara Enay

    April, 2010
  121. Using Feedback to Improve Your Company

    Matt Tuohy

    April, 2010
  122. Big Island Big Ideas

    HB - Author

    November, 2009
  123. Franchising Can Win in a Downturn

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2009
  124. TalkStory: Frances T. Gendrano

    Jerry Burris

    July, 2009
  125. Does the Glass Ceiling for Professional Women Still Exist?

    Dr. Virginia S. Hinshaw, Michelle Shin

    July, 2009
  126. Building a New Girls’ Network

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  127. Work At It!

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    October, 2007
  128. Healthy Bites

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2007
  129. Spin Zone: Should Hawaii Support Ethanol?

    HB - Author

    June, 2007
  130. 21 Ways to Save the Earth and Make More Money

    Scott Radway

    June, 2007
  131. Parting Shot – Enter the Dragon

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2007
  132. Working Wounded

    Jacy L. Youn

    April, 2007
  133. How to Save Your Business Your People & Yourself

    David K. Choo

    February, 2007
  134. Parting Shot – Lost in Translation

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2007
  135. The Price is Right

    David K. Choo

    January, 2007
  136. Parting Shot: Shirts and Footwear Required

    HB - Author

    November, 2006
  137. Unconditional Spending

    Scott Radway

    September, 2006
  138. Space Wars

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2006
  139. Parting Shot: Life on the Edgy

    HB - Author

    September, 2006
  140. Parting Shot: Hatching a Honu

    HB - Author

    August, 2006
  141. Intern Management 101

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    July, 2006
  142. The Fruits of Their Labor

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2006
  143. Once Is Too Much

    David K. Choo

    May, 2006
  144. Riding the Korean Wave

    David K. Choo

    February, 2006
  145. Fasten Your Seatbelts

    HB - Author

    February, 2006
  146. Supersizing a Generation

    Scott Radway

    January, 2006
  147. Meet MN Capital Partners LLC

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2005
  148. Hawaii’s Wealthiest Landowners

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2005
  149. HRPT Properties Trust

    Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2005
  150. Part 4

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2005
  151. Part 3

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2005
  152. Part 2

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2005
  153. Part 1

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2005
  154. Law Watch

    Jeffrey Harris

    February, 2005
  155. On The Map

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2004
  156. Hawaii’s Top Landowners 2004: Research and Methodology

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2004
  157. Meet MN Capital Partners

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2004
  158. Chinese Takeout

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2004
  159. Local Style For Lo–lo–s

    David K. Choo

    September, 2004
  160. Wholesale Changes

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    August, 2004
  161. Hawaii Outlook

    CARL S. BONHAM, PHD. AND BYRON GANGNES, PHD. UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION

    August, 2004
  162. Mapunapuna

    David K. Choo

    August, 2004
  163. Love/Hate Relationships

    David K. Choo

    June, 2004
  164. Ensuring Their Insurance

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2004
  165. Boom or Bust

    Kelli Abe-Trifonovich

    May, 2004
  166. Boomer Town

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2004
  167. The Low-Carb Craze

    Catherine E. Toth

    April, 2004
  168. Home Is Where The Couch Is

    David K. Choo

    November, 2003
  169. Bishop Street

    Cathy S. Cruz

    November, 2003
  170. Research and Methodology

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2003
  171. Meet MN Capital Partners

    HB - Author

    November, 2003
  172. Smooth Ride For Auto Dealers

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2003
  173. Light Trucks’ Big Break

    Huy Vo

    October, 2003
  174. Friend or Foe?

    Ronna Bolante

    September, 2003
  175. King Kyo-Ya

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    August, 2003
  176. Upping the Kamaaina Rate

    Ronna Bolante

    August, 2003
  177. The Lowdown On Layoffs

    Ronna Bolante

    May, 2003
  178. Hawaii’s Top Air Carriers

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2003
  179. Preparing For Disaster Before It Strikes

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2003
  180. Troubled Waters

    Jacy L. Youn

    February, 2003
  181. Out WithThe Old

    Jacy L. Youn

    November, 2002
  182. How Long Will The Ride Last?

    Caroline Wright

    November, 2002
  183. Hawaii 2020

    Tung Bui

    November, 2002
  184. Hawaii Business and MN Capital Partners LLC Compile Hawaii’s Top 20 Wealthiest Landowners

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2002
  185. Ready, Aim, Hire!

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2002
  186. Floral Frenzy

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2002
  187. Hawaiian Storm Heads Toward Japan

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    September, 2002
  188. Japan Top 30 – Part 2

    Cathy S. Cruz

    September, 2002
  189. Japan Top 30 – Part 1

    Cathy S. Cruz

    September, 2002
  190. A Kinder Kahala

    Cathy S. Cruz

    August, 2002
  191. Stepping Up

    Ronna Bolante

    July, 2002
  192. Ergonomics

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    July, 2002
  193. Can Locals Compete?

    Ronna Bolante

    July, 2002
  194. Hawaii’s Top Law Firms

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2002
  195. Top 10 Engineering Firms 2002

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2002
  196. PowerPoll

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2002
  197. Hawaii’s Top Accounting Firms

    Jacy L. Youn

    April, 2002
  198. Workplace Stress

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2002
  199. Architecture firms in Hawaii

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2002
  200. Hawaii’s Largest Insurance Companies

    Jacy L. Youn

    January, 2002
  201. Turbulence!

    Cathy S. Cruz

    January, 2002
  202. Hawaii’s Largest Contractors 2002

    Cathy S. Cruz

    January, 2002
  203. Guide To The Black Book

    HB - Author

    December, 2001
  204. Minivan Mystique

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    November, 2001
  205. Luxury Boxes

    Cathy S. Cruz

    November, 2001
  206. Everything Old is New Again

    Jacy L. Youn

    November, 2001
  207. Incubating the Future

    Jacy L. Youn

    October, 2001
  208. Economies of Scale

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2001
  209. Biotech Bubble

    HB - Author

    October, 2001
  210. The Rules of Retail

    Lance Tominaga

    September, 2001
  211. Lights, Camera, Hawaii

    HB - Author

    September, 2001
  212. Late-Night Playgrounds

    Cathy S. Cruz

    September, 2001
  213. Dole Cannery’s Lifesaver

    Tom Chapman

    September, 2001
  214. It’s A Mall World

    Tom Chapman

    August, 2001
  215. Self-Prescribed Solutions

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2001
  216. Island in the Stream

    David K. Choo

    July, 2001
  217. Institutions of Hired Learning

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2001
  218. Software and Soft Selling

    David K. Choo

    June, 2001
  219. Power Players

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2001
  220. Light Savers

    Cathy S. Cruz

    May, 2001
  221. Trolley Folly

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2001
  222. Still the One

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2001
  223. Investment Sprees

    Cathy S. Cruz

    March, 2001
  224. After the Fall

    David K. Choo

    March, 2001
  225. Retirement Page

    Jacy L. Youn

    March, 2001
  226. It Takes A Village

    David K. Choo

    March, 2001
  227. The New, Oldest way

    Cathy Cruz

    February, 2001
  228. Flavor Explosion

    Jacy L. Youn

    December, 2000
  229. Black Book

    HB - Author

    December, 2000
  230. Wheelin’ and Dealin’

    John Wythe White

    November, 2000
  231. Big Wheels

    Jacy L. Youn

    November, 2000
  232. All In The Ohana

    Genevieve Ancog

    October, 2000
  233. Going with the Flow

    Genevieve Ancog

    September, 2000
  234. Forget the Beige Walls

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2000
  235. Let The Good Times Roll – Again

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    August, 2000
  236. Spa-ntaneous Combustion

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    July, 2000
  237. Primed to be the next Primo

    Alex Salkever

    July, 2000
  238. A Woman’s Place

    Alex Salkever

    July, 2000
  239. The Daily Flight to Work

    Genevieve Ancog

    June, 2000
  240. Got Road?

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    June, 2000
  241. Divorce With Decency

    Bradley Coates

    June, 2000