General Blog

  • Doing Well by Doing Good

    _[As originally in Virginia Business by Nicole Anderson Ellis]_ In 2002, Matt Bauer’s telecommunications career was at a crossroads. In the wake of Enron’s collapse and more than a trillion dollars in global write-offs, the industry was slogging through what Bauer calls its “darkest period.” He’d had enough and faced a choice: leave the field or change it. ...
  • Community Technology Network

    Computer skills in today’s world are not optional, in fact, even those seeking help and training are often hampered by resources designed for them that exist online....
  • Goodwill – Making 2012 Count

    It’s that time of year again, time to reflect back at the last twelve months and take a big picture view of what lies ahead, in 2013. There were lots of great numbers in 2012:...
  • An Impeccable Method

    “Innovation is an unreasonable request” says Adam Lowry, Co-founder of Method, the ground-breaking San Francisco-based company who has taken soap to heights of “coolness” normally reserved for electronics and pop culture. Lowry was just one of many business leaders in discussion at the inaugural Sustainable Corporation conference, put together recently by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and held at Oracle’s campus in Silicon Valley....
  • SFMade Ramps It Up!

    BetterWorld was out supporting locally made industry and products yesterday at SFMade’s Ramp It Up celebration at SpeakEasy Brewery in San Francisco....
  • The Garden of Business

    Being a good business is like being a good gardener. Or so says William Rosenzwieg, 2010 recipient of the Oslo Business for Peace Award. Rosenzwieg is the Co-founder at Bay Area-based Physic Ventures and works with purpose-driven businesses like Recyclebank, Revolution Foods, GoodGuide, and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy....
  • Historic Benefit Corp Legislation Passed in SF

    Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves City Incentives for New Type of Socially Responsible Corporations Legislation Provides Bid Preferences to Benefit Corporations Contracting With the City ...
  • Celebrating Telework Week

    It’s National Telework Week next week March 5-9th, where individuals and organizations pledge to telework for one week. In celebration, BetterWorld is offering special pricing and discounts in both of our donation programs for nonprofits for the full month of March. ...
  • Reston Interfaith

    BetterWorld  was out this past weekend supporting the 29th anniversary fundraiser for Reston Interfaith,  a leading service provider promoting self-sufficiency for those in need of food, immediate shelter, affordable housing, quality child care, and other human services.  Reston Interfaith offers comprehensive programs for about 20,000 people each year in Reston, Herndon and northwest Fairfax County....
  • BetterWorld Featured on Kansas City Star

    “Will Our Plugged-In Planet Have a Green or Black Future?” As originally featured on kansascity.com by Scott Canon Chances are the Internet has changed something about your life. How you shop. How you stay in touch with school buddies or look for a job. ...
  • BetterWorld on The Wendel Forum

    BetterWorld’s Matt Bauer recently visited The Wendel Forum, a radio show dedicated to focusing on the legal side of the green economy. Interviewed by Bill Acevedo, The Green Business Practice Leader at Wendel Rosen, Bauer spoke of BetterWorld’s journey as a company, bringing purpose and mission to an industry traditionally not involved in the green economy and sustainability efforts. ...
  • With spread of high-tech devices, telecom expecting explosive growth

    As originally featured in Washington Post.com by Matt Bauer, President, BetterWorld Telecom. By all accounts, the telecom carrier industry is set to grow again in the coming year. In a world of 7 billion people, almost every one of them owns a handset. And more than 10 percent of the globe is now wired on broadband. BetterWorld has been a part of the telecom industry’s tremendous growth and was fortunate to make the 2011 Inc. 5000 List. We are on pace to be there again in 2012 due, in part, to industry growth, growing demand as our customers use more teleconferencing and telecommuting and BetterWorld’s firm commitment to social and environmental sustainability. This commitment has engendered customer loyalty through tough times, and it helped us build partnerships and goodwill rarely found in our industry. ...
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