B Corp businesses, what are they, and why have they risen in popularity among those looking to adopt a socially conscious business model? This is the program topic featured at the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 27.

Jennifer Cantero, Director of Marketing at Sensiba San Filippo LLP, an accounting firm located in Pleasanton, is the featured speaker and moderator. SSF is the first, and currently, the only B Corp accounting firm in California.

“We are excited about introducing the B Corp model to Chamber members, many of whom strive to incorporate the ‘people, planet, profit’ approach to their business,” said Dawn Argula, Chamber CEO. “B Corp certification employs best management practices that support businesses in being good stewards of the human and environmental elements of their operations without ignoring the bottom line.”

Cantero will moderate a panel of local B Corp businesses from various industries to discuss the process of becoming a B Corp, the benefits both inside and outside a business, and current topics of global conversation among B-Corps. The panel includes – Emily Allbritten of Athleta, a producer of athletic apparel for women and girls; Andrea Walker of Beneficial State Bank, a socially responsible and financially sustainable banking institution; and Carolina Miranda, founder and CEO of Cultivating Capital, sustainability coach for the public and private sectors.

The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday June 27 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the LARPD Robert Livermore Community Center. For information and to make reservations for the LVCC luncheon and the luncheon series visit www.livermorechamber.org or call 925-447-1606. Luncheon tickets are $55 for LVCC members and their guests and $65 for “Not-Yet” LVCC members.