Best Corporate Steward: Small and Middle-Market Business Finalists

Adore Me, Inc.

Adore Me is a womenswear brand applying industry-leading technology and innovation to redesign fashion’s unsustainable business model. The company’s commitment to bringing sustainable fashion to the mass market consumer has driven its growth and transition towards becoming a fully sustainable business.

The company aims to demonstrate how affordable apparel can be made sustainably on a large scale. To do this, priorities include engineering operational efficiency; evaluating supply chain and individual product impact; investing in sustainable materials and impact brands for scalability; designing sustainably-made apparel that is both affordable and accessible to everyone; and engaging in an open-sourced framework of tools that support other brands to measure impact and expand production of affordable sustainable fashion.


Blackbaud

From day one, Blackbaud has been 100% focused on social good. As a 40-year-old company founded on a shared-value concept of helping nonprofits leverage technology, Blackbaud has grown to serve the broader ecosystem of social good organizations. Blackbaud continually innovates to help organizations leverage digital tools and its technology has enabled customers to raise, grant, and invest more than $100B each year.  

Ninety-two percent of Blackbaud’s employees volunteer, serving a combined 100,000 hours per year, demonstrating their strong commitment to being a part of a community dedicated to service. Blackbaud has made bold commitments to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), and the company’s employees, culture, and community are an integral part of its formal growth strategy. Its employees have given “the company’s contribution to a broader purpose” a 93 percent favorable rating.


Primo Partners

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Primo Partners
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Primo Partners LLC DBA Ben & Jerry's Primo are the Ben & Jerry’s ambassadors for nine franchises across Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas. The company also runs a robust ice cream catering and vending operation throughout Southeast U.S. Its leadership team is majority female with over 90 percent being people of color. 

Primo Partners exists to grow the collective opportunity for marginalized communities across the Southeastern U.S. and are committed to improving racial and socioeconomic equity in local communities. The company donates 1 percent of their revenue to social equity, civic, and community engagement projects.