The Business Case for Socially Impactful Business Practices

Socially impactful business practices are not only good for workers, communities, and the environment, they’re also great for business. You can explore some of the current research on this topic here:

Best for Rhode Island Resource Guides

The following 2-page resource guides are linked to various topics addressed in the Best for RI Challenge. They are intended to spark ideas and point you to case studies, organizations, and articles that may be useful as you chart your path towards incremental improvements.

Community_Community Engagement Programs

Community_Corporate Charitable Giving

Community_Employee Diversity

Community_Influencing Social & Environmental Standards

Community_Ownership Board & Supplier Diversity

Community_Screening Suppliers & Purchasing Locally

Environment_Accredited Green Buildings & Working with Landlords

Environment_Energy Conservation & Efficiency


Governance_Corporate Mission Statements

Governance_Financial Transparency

Governance_Training Employees on Social & Environmental Aims

Workers_Bonus Programs

Workers_Employee Engagement & Feedback

Workers_Employee Handbooks

Workers_Employee-Owned Companies

Workers_Health Insurance Benefits

Workers_Living Wage & Wage Equity

Workers_Mentoring & Internal Promotion

Workers_Retirement Plans

Workers_Supplementary Benefits