Governance

Mission first.
Purpose led.
B-corp certified.

LiisBeth Media is a for-profit social enterprise and a registered B Corporation (Eve-Volution Inc).

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 means we are not driven by shorter term program grants, features less administrative costs, and enables the decision making agility required to respond to Liisbeth community needs.

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 subscription revenue, community membership dues, content licensing, crowdfunding, and occasionally sponsorships.

Ownership and Equity

As of Feb 2019, LiisBeth is a three-year-old, founder-led, four-shareholder (all women) growth stage startup.  Future plans include diversified equity investment based ownership, a feminist business accelerator and the development of a separate editorial board.

Social Procurement Commitment

LiisBeth strives to do business with like-minded and values aligned enterprises. In making purchasing decisions, we prioritize buying from startup womxn (we use the term with intersectionality in mind) and non-conforming gender-led, 51%+ majority-owned firms. As a proxy for assessing commitment to gender equity, we ask all our large corporate 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.

We source suppliers via the following networks:

  • AWBEN (Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network)
  • IWB (Immigrant Women in Business) members are automatically approved.
  • CGLCC (Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce)
  • CanWCC (Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce)
  • WeConnect International: WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world.
  • WBENC: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • TRANS Entrepreneur networks

LiisBeth suppliers who do no fall into one of our social procurement priority categories are all invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment which is 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 free Gender-Based Analysis Plus online course available here through The Status of Women Canada.

Privacy Policy

LiisBeth.com is committed to protecting the privacy of newsletter subscribers all who visit and participate in the Liisbeth community, website and newsletter. The website is an open access site. When you visit Liisbeth.com, our systems collect basic information via Google analytics about your computer hardware/device (if you are viewing Liisbeth on a mobile device or desktop), which operating system (e.g., Windows 95), browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape), Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). We also have access to information about what you view on the site via your IP address. We do not collect your name or other personal information. Device/computer and page visit information is viewed in aggregate to give us insight into the user population as a whole and to help us better understand the Liisbeth community. This “trend” information helps us identify popular features and content on our site–it helps us do a better job of choosing what to publish in the future.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we only ask for your name and email address. That’s it. We store this information in Mail Chimp.We NEVER re-sell or give away our subscriber list to anyone else. Period. We use third party payment systems such as PayPal, Stripe, Patreon to process payments so we do not collect credit card information.

When you sign up to the newsletter, you will receive one newsletter per month plus the occasional special edition or announcement.  You can always unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our content.

Any questions with respect to this Privacy Policy, or any request to access or change Personal Information, should be directed to publisher@liisbeth.com

The Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable in Ontario.

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 Media is a for-profit social enterprise and a registered B Corporation (Eve-Volution Inc).

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 means we are not driven by shorter term program grants, features less administrative costs, and enables the decision making agility required to respond to Liisbeth community needs.

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 subscription revenue, community membership dues, content licensing, crowdfunding, and occasionally sponsorships.

Ownership and Equity

As of Feb 2019, LiisBeth is a three-year-old, founder-led, four-shareholder (all women) growth stage startup.  Future plans include diversified equity investment based ownership, a feminist business accelerator and the development of a separate editorial board.

Social Procurement Commitment

LiisBeth strives to do business with like-minded and values aligned enterprises. In making purchasing decisions, we prioritize buying from startup womxn (we use the term with intersectionality in mind) and non-conforming gender-led, 51%+ majority-owned firms. As a proxy for assessing commitment to gender equity, we ask all our large corporate 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.

We source suppliers via the following networks:

  • AWBEN (Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network)
  • IWB (Immigrant Women in Business) members are automatically approved.
  • CGLCC (Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce)
  • CanWCC (Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce)
  • WeConnect International: WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world.
  • WBENC: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
  • TRANS Entrepreneur networks

LiisBeth suppliers who do no fall into one of our social procurement priority categories are all invited to (1) become signatories to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), or (2) sign the Voluntary Agreement to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment which is 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 free Gender-Based Analysis Plus online course available here through The Status of Women Canada.

Privacy Policy

LiisBeth.com is committed to protecting the privacy of newsletter subscribers all who visit and participate in the Liisbeth community, website and newsletter. The website is an open access site. When you visit Liisbeth.com, our systems collect basic information via Google analytics about your computer hardware/device (if you are viewing Liisbeth on a mobile device or desktop), which operating system (e.g., Windows 95), browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape), Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). We also have access to information about what you view on the site via your IP address. We do not collect your name or other personal information. Device/computer and page visit information is viewed in aggregate to give us insight into the user population as a whole and to help us better understand the Liisbeth community. This “trend” information helps us identify popular features and content on our site–it helps us do a better job of choosing what to publish in the future.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we only ask for your name and email address. That’s it. We store this information in Mail Chimp.We NEVER re-sell or give away our subscriber list to anyone else. Period. We use third party payment systems such as PayPal, Stripe, Patreon to process payments so we do not collect credit card information.

When you sign up to the newsletter, you will receive one newsletter per month plus the occasional special edition or announcement.  You can always unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our content.

Any questions with respect to this Privacy Policy, or any request to access or change Personal Information, should be directed to publisher@liisbeth.com

The Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable in Ontario.

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.