Governance

Mission first.
Purpose led.
B-corp certified.

LiisBeth, a media brand, community and content development initiative, is stewarded by Eve-Volution Inc, a start-up, for-profit social enterprise and a registered B Corporation.

B the Change Bcorporation

We are governed by independent advisers which make up the LiisBeth Advisory Board. We incorporated as for profit, social purpose venture; It enables more flexibility down the road, allows for broader access to resources (which enhances chances of long term financial viability), features less administrative costs, and enables the decision making agility needed for a start-up enterprise to succeed.

While a proper dual purpose legal form does not yet exist in Ontario, we wrote and registered our articles in a way that is consistent with benefit corporate legal forms in the U.S.

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GIIRS Impact Rating

GIIRS is an impact model rating system which recognizes business models that are specifically designed to solve social or environmental problems through the creation of companies that deliver products, services, and design their value chain, ownership structures and manage operations in way that creates social benefits while remaining financially sustainable.

Over 40 000 users in 57 countries have accessed the GIIRS Ratings reports to find out more about the companies they are dealing with. Eve-Volution Inc.’s GIIRS Rating Report is available here.

Core Operating Values

  • Fairness, transparency, collaborative decision making, community-led, and operate with generosity of spirit.
  • Prioritize inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
  • We aim to be exemplary supporters of creativity and its value; we pay for work. No one contributes for free on LiisBeth.
  • Maintain high standards of editorial integrity and uphold journalistic ethics code as outlined by The Canadian Association of Journalists
  • To provide a safe, inclusive space for the LiisBeth Community
  • To meet or exceed B Corp Standards in terms of governance, transparent reporting, employee wellness, community wellness and the environment.
  • To grow to increase impact, plus achieve and maintain financial sustainability.

Business Model

To maintain editorial freedom and independence, LiisBeth is fueled by voluntary subscription fees, community membership dues, content licensing, crowdfunding, and sponsorships, and an access fee for service business model.

Ownership and Equity

As of May 2017, LiisBeth is a 15-month-old, founder-led, four-shareholder (all women), boot-strapped, early-stage startup.  Future plans include diversified equity investment based ownership and the development of a separate editorial board.

Gender Responsive Procurement Commitment

LiisBeth strives to do business with like-minded enterprises. As a proxy for assessing gender equity, we ask all our suppliers to provide information regarding the percentage of women (1) employed in the supplier’s organization, (2) in board, executive and senior positions, and (3) shareholders.

WeConnect International members are automatically approved.

LiisBeth suppliers are also invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for companies with more than 10 employees, fee is $500), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment  for companies with fewer than 10 employees, free) or, 3) Complete B Corp’s Inclusion Challenge self-assessment (free) and submit the results. Self-employed suppliers are invited to complete the fre Gender-Based Analysis Plus online course available here through The Status of Women Canada.

Companies that have either signed the voluntary agreement or the WEPs and have exceptionally strong gender-responsive policies or outcomes will be invited to do business with LiisBeth.

Sponsorship

In vetting sponsorship requests, the LiisBeth community will carefully take into account the enterprises’ alignment with our mission and values. LiisBeth sponsors, like suppliers, are also invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for companies with more than 10 employees), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (free), for companies with fewer than 10 employees, or 3) Complete B Corp’s Inclusion Challenge  self-assessment (free) and submit the results. Transparency will be paramount in all our dealings with our subscriber base and identified stakeholder group. For more information about sponsorship, please contact us.

 

Mission first.
Purpose led.
B-corp certified.

LiisBeth, a media brand, community and content development initiative, is stewarded by Eve-Volution Inc, a start-up, for-profit social enterprise and a registered B Corporation.

B the Change Bcorporation

We are governed by independent advisers which make up the LiisBeth Advisory Board. We incorporated as for profit, social purpose venture; It enables more flexibility down the road, allows for broader access to resources (which enhances chances of long term financial viability), features less administrative costs, and enables the decision making agility needed for a start-up enterprise to succeed.

While a proper dual purpose legal form does not yet exist in Ontario, we wrote and registered our articles in a way that is consistent with benefit corporate legal forms in the U.S.

GIIRS-Impact-Rated-01C2

GIIRS Impact Rating

GIIRS is an impact model rating system which recognizes business models that are specifically designed to solve social or environmental problems through the creation of companies that deliver products, services, and design their value chain, ownership structures and manage operations in way that creates social benefits while remaining financially sustainable.

Over 40 000 users in 57 countries have accessed the GIIRS Ratings reports to find out more about the companies they are dealing with. Eve-Volution Inc.’s GIIRS Rating Report is available here.

Core Operating Values

  • Fairness, transparency, collaborative decision making, community-led, and operate with generosity of spirit.
  • Prioritize inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
  • We aim to be exemplary supporters of creativity and its value; we pay for work. No one contributes for free on LiisBeth.
  • Maintain high standards of editorial integrity and uphold journalistic ethics code as outlined by The Canadian Association of Journalists
  • To provide a safe, inclusive space for the LiisBeth Community
  • To meet or exceed B Corp Standards in terms of governance, transparent reporting, employee wellness, community wellness and the environment.
  • To grow to increase impact, plus achieve and maintain financial sustainability.

Business Model

To maintain editorial freedom and independence, LiisBeth is fueled by voluntary subscription fees, community membership dues, content licensing, crowdfunding, and sponsorships, and an access fee for service business model.

Ownership and Equity

As of May 2017, LiisBeth is a 15-month-old, founder-led, four-shareholder (all women), boot-strapped, early-stage startup.  Future plans include diversified equity investment based ownership and the development of a separate editorial board.

Gender Responsive Procurement Commitment

LiisBeth strives to do business with like-minded enterprises. As a proxy for assessing gender equity, we ask all our suppliers to provide information regarding the percentage of women (1) employed in the supplier’s organization, (2) in board, executive and senior positions, and (3) shareholders.

WeConnect International members are automatically approved.

LiisBeth suppliers are also invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for companies with more than 10 employees, fee is $500), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment  for companies with fewer than 10 employees, free) or, 3) Complete B Corp’s Inclusion Challenge self-assessment (free) and submit the results. Self-employed suppliers are invited to complete the fre Gender-Based Analysis Plus online course available here through The Status of Women Canada.

Companies that have either signed the voluntary agreement or the WEPs and have exceptionally strong gender-responsive policies or outcomes will be invited to do business with LiisBeth.

Sponsorship

In vetting sponsorship requests, the LiisBeth community will carefully take into account the enterprises’ alignment with our mission and values. LiisBeth sponsors, like suppliers, are also invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for companies with more than 10 employees), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (free), for companies with fewer than 10 employees, or 3) Complete B Corp’s Inclusion Challenge  self-assessment (free) and submit the results. Transparency will be paramount in all our dealings with our subscriber base and identified stakeholder group. For more information about sponsorship, please contact us.