Sharing the load - building better businesses and a better economy together
All businesses want to be successful. But as a three-thinking business, that means more than just being profitable â€“ it means adding social value too. It might also mean working to change peopleâ€™s behaviour by selling a message about ethics or sustainability. All of this can be hard to do. Yet these are aims and challenges you share with other three-thinking businesses. So wouldnâ€™t it be good to share the load?
By connecting with other businesses in your area, you could split marketing costs, cross-promote your different ventures, and create a common voice in your sector. Or you could pass on the skills and knowledge youâ€™ve already gained to those just starting out â€“ helping to grow the three-thinking economy even more. We're currently working on some projects to help you do just this.
Thereâ€™s also already a range of support and free advice you can tap into through local and national sector specific business networks. Helping your business create more social value, become more sustainable or lower its carbon footprint, which may help you to save money too.
Weâ€™ll be updating this section of the website over time, providing information on any new networks we find or any collaborative projects weâ€™re running to help connect the dots and grow a better economy for everyone.
- Purple mapping
- Add a business
- Standards And Guides
- Can I add a business to the map?
- Do ethical standards labels approve brands or products?
- Does BUAV approved differ from a product claim of â€˜not tested on animalsâ€™?
- Have the ethical credentials of businesses on the map been verified?
- How are a businessâ€™s ethics demonstrated in its mapping entry?
- How are organic products certified, labelled and categorised in the directory?
- How are vegetarian and vegan options more environmentally sustainable?
- How do â€˜Ethics keywordsâ€™ and â€˜Ethical standards labelsâ€™ differ?
- What are BAFTS and WFTO members?
- What are the ethical considerations when buying jewellery?
- What do the terms organic, biodynamic and permaculture mean?
- What does paraben-free mean?
- What is a three-thinking business?
- What is the difference between Fairtrade and fairly-traded?
- Community networks
- Content partners