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There’s no denying that most everything has sped up in recent years.
While we are more connected than ever, there is now a premium on slowing down and engaging with the world around us. Citizens and consumers might have more readily-available information through phones and tablets, but those devices can create personally-curated bubbles blocking us out from our own shared spaces.
What if we could slow down the process and take in our surroundings in a new way?
Every week, Boston Organics finds itself providing fresh, organic produce to households all over the Greater Boston area. But our residential customers aren’t the only ones benefiting from these healthy food options. Many offices, both small and large, have begun providing wellness benefits to their employees to bolster their health and happiness. Once a week (or more!), Boston Organics finds itself powering local economies of the metro area.
Over in Back Bay, you’ll find the headquarters of Cerulli Associates – a worldwide asset management company who works with nearly all of the top 50 global asset management firms.
Founded in 1992, Cerulli has since set out to become the leading advisory resource for financial services executives. But their leadership doesn’t stop there – Cerulli Associates is also setting the tone for what it means to care for the complete health and well-being of their employees, the local Boston community and the planet.
Rockhill Management, a commercial real estate company that owns several buildings in Downtown Boston and throughout the US, watched as tenants left to move to trendy neighborhoods like The Leather District or Seaport. As a result of shifting makeup of office buildings Downtown, they decided a change in culture at their buildings would go a long way.
"The market has really changed downtown," said Jennifer Twombly, a senior property manager at Rockhill. "It went from a very traditional base to trying to attract companies from the Seaport and Cambridge that are getting priced out of those areas.”
"We started saying we need to attract different types of businesses here."
Just because AIR doesn't mean anything doesn't mean the company doesn't stand for something. In the last year, AIR has gotten serious about employee wellness, prompted in part by a grant from the State of Massachusetts' Working On Wellness initiative.
We've been delivering organic fruit to Ceres since 2016, and we just love what they do. Located near Boston's Chinatown, the advocacy group works to transform the economy to promote sustainability. Among other things, they work with companies and investors on solutions to climate change, water scarcity and human rights issues.
Ceres asks the corporations in its Company Network to take steps be more sustainable, and each of these companies publishes a sustainability report documenting their success. But Ceres also "walks the talk," according to Brian Sant, Ceres' director of digital communications and marketing.
"We publish our own sustainability report," he says, "and we work hard to minimize our carbon footprint and promote employee wellness."
We discovered Justin Klaassen, a product developer and father of two who lives in South Boston, when he started tagging us on Instagram, where he posts under the name @hoppybeerman. Always the posts would feature a beer next to some fruits or vegetables that he got in his Boston Organics box.