ABOUT US

B Local NYC

Our mission is to foster an inclusive community and build a game-changing economy in New York City. Our first-year focus is to develop connections within the existing community through intentional networking, strategic collaboration, and resource-sharing. The newly formed B Local NYC board invites you to join us as we strengthen the B Corp community in NYC together.

MEET THE B LOCAL NYC BOARD

BLAIR BALDWIN

Events Chair

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Blair is a VP of Marketing at Amalgamated Bank, where she is responsible for brand strategy and project support. She is proud to work for a company and be a part of a movement that champions social responsibility and financial inclusivity for all. Although originally from the Midwest, she considers NYC the place she was meant to be!

JO EHRENREICH​

Education Chair

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Jo has spent her career at NYC food startups, most recently as an early stage hire at Blue Apron. She helped run Blue Apron's sustainability efforts as well as brand marketing. She believes in business as a force for good and joined the Toast US team in 2018 as General Manager.

JULIE FAHNESTOCK

Co-Chair

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Julie is the Founder & Creative Director of B Storytelling, a creative agency committed to growing the B Corp movement through targeted brand strategy and content development. She is also the Co-Founder of The Love Economy, a movement of soul-forward entrepreneurs committed to a new story. She holds an MBA in Sustainability from Marlboro College Graduate School where she first learned of and fell in love with the B Corp model.  Julie lives in Brooklyn with her sister and can be found jamming out on her piano, ecstatic dancing or trying to keep up with the runners in Prospect Park.

BERNADETTE HOPEN

Co-Chair

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Bernadette is the Community & Brand Manager at Inspiring Capital, a learning & development firm focused on implementing change in corporate America through social impact. Prior to her time at IC, Bernadette graduated from Bentley University and then spent half a year solo backpacking throughout Southeast Asia. While abroad, she worked at three different NGOs. Bernadette’s mission is to empower and support the next generation of business leaders to tackle yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s societal challenges. She's thrilled to be working with B Local NYC to make that a reality!

LAUREN MATHIS

Membership Chair

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Lauren's commitment and support of the B Corp movement is unwavering and tireless. She believes that with the courage to see freshly and make the necessary innovations without ego, real change is not only possible but profitable. She puts those beliefs to work consulting for businesses on their social and environmental impact strategies. Lauren fell in love with NYC as a young ballet dancer and the magic has not worn off. She believes it is a crucial place to foster an inclusive and game-changing economy, in the heart of it.

BRYAN MILLER

Finance Chair

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Bryan spent twelve years on Wall Street, from back office to front office, from legal to sales. Although it wouldn’t seem like a natural transition to this industry and movement, it left him uniquely qualified to change the way financial puzzles are put together. He continuously plays between theory, strategy, execution as well as the ever-present unknown. Bryan agrees, the B-Corp movement has proven itself to move the needle on how business should be done. Bryan has amorously called New York City his home the past 15 years, even while living in Seoul and Rome for some time.

LIZ RUBIN

Communications Chair

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Liz is passionate about amplifying climate solutions, fostering environmental & social justice through impactful communications, video and film storytelling. Liz is  the Founder & CEO of Ecodeo (ecodeo.co) a video & digital firm that produces content toward a sustainable future. Her work is about amplifying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as CSR values and the Global B Corp Mission. Liz has a 20 year career in film, entertainment and broadcast, has traveled extensively as a documentarian, worked on President Obama’s 2012 campaign, and covered many  UN climate talks behind the lens. Liz is a climate optimist, Gemini, dog-lover, community person, and lives to get lost in natural ecosystems with no cell reception.

REED SHAPIRO

Partnerships Chair

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Reed serves as Dir. of Business Development at Carbon Credit Capital—a Manhattan-based carbon offset and carbon footprint management firm—where he oversees Carbon Neutral Checkout, a certification for carbon neutral products and services. He is also a full-time second-year student at Bard College's MBA in Sustainability. Reed sits on the advisory board of C4Coin.org, the first carbon-negative blockchain crypto currency. Reed is a 7th generation New Yorker with roots in NYC and Dutchess County, and when not working to make the world a little better for everyone, he can be found skiing, cooking and/or painting in upstate NY.

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