Karen Graham, MBA ’03, can now say she truly has one of the “Best for the World” jobs.  Her employer, thedatabank, inc., was recently recognized by B Lab, a nonprofit organization committed to building a portion of the ecomony dedicated to solving social and environmental problems, as one of the ‘Best for the World’ companies.

The Best for the World list is comprised of businesses who have completed the B Impact Assessment and, on average, hold a score that is two times higher than other sustainable businesses.  The B Impact Assessment is the most detailed assessment of overall corporate impact.

“thedatabank is a leader in the global movement to redefine success in business,” said Jay Coen Gilbert, co founder of B Lab, the nonprofit organization that governs the B Impact Assessment and certifies B Corporations. “thedatabank is among the best in the world at being the best for the world.”

Karen has been working with thedatabank since earning her MBA from the University of St. Thomas in 2003. Since joining thedatabank she has adhered to the shared vision of being a profitable business with a social mission.  thedatabank is driven to provide high performance software solutions to nonprofit organizations.  Chris Hanson, thedatabank CEO is also a Tommy. Furthermore, the culture at thedatabank is formed on guiding principles of respecting diversity, fostering innovation, and producing sustainable employment for the community.

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Clark Gregor has more than a decade of business marketing, communication and public relations experience, primarily in higher education, with shorter stints in corporate public relations and the federal government. At the University of St. Thomas he manages communications at the Opus College of Business and edits the university blog for graduate business programs, Opus Magnum along with other marketing efforts.

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