Local marketing, communication agency recognized by the association • Current Publishing

A Fishers marketing and communications agency has received Best for the World governance recognition for the second year in a row.

The Bohlsen Group has been recognized by B Lab, which describes itself as a “nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities and the planet,” according to its website. B Lab has become known for certifying B Corporations, companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, according to B Lab.

The Bohlsen Group is considered part of a for-profit corporate group known as B Corps, and each year the top performing B Corps are recognized for having the greatest positive impact on their business, according to A press release. The Bohlsen Group has been B Corp certified since April 2015, according to the B Lab.

B Corps are named Best for the World based on the ratings they receive in five key areas: community, customers, environment, governance and workers. The Bohlsen Group, which was the first certified B Corp in Indiana, was awarded Best for the World based on the score achieved in one or more of the impact areas assessed during the Impact Assessment B and is in the top 5% in their size group worldwide.

“We are very honored to have received the Best for the World Award for Governance for the second consecutive year,” said Vicki Bohlsen, President and CEO of the Bohlsen Group. “Since we joined the B Corp community in 2015, not a single decision has been made without thinking about how we can make the world a better place.”

Bohlsen, who originally founded her company 12 years ago as Bohlsen PR, said she primarily works with nonprofits or mission-driven for-profit businesses. The Bohlsen Group helps clients with various needs such as creating an editorial calendar or an overall social media campaign, in addition to advertising, earned media and more, according to Bohlsen.

Among his most recent clients is a Canadian company known as Grosche which sells tea, coffee and bottled water. Grosche has developed drinking water projects in six countries and has also planted 10,000 trees in Haiti and Africa, according to his website.

Bohlsen’s agency has also worked with the Indianapolis-based Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Ronald McDonald House, among others. Bohlsen said she focuses on working with mission-aligned organizations.

“We’re really proud of our portfolio where we can help fight hunger, homelessness, abuse, women’s empowerment, and we sit on a lot of boards, we do a lot of volunteer work,” Bohlsen said. “I’m the luckiest person in the world to do what I do, you know, and I feel like I’m making a difference.”

For more information on the Bohlsen Group, visit www.bohlsengroup.com.