Give Something Back Business Products

(For-profit organisation)

Give Something Back Business Products (GSB) is a for-profit business based in Oakland, California. It was established in 1991 by Mike Hannigan and Sean Marx to sell business products for less while donating a significant share of profits back to the community in the form of charitable contributions. GSB has strong catalogue and e-commerce operations, which cater to small businesses and corporate clients. In its first eleven years, Give Something Back amassed over 13,000 customers and contributed nearly three million dollars to charitable community organisations chosen by its customers and employees. The company is now the largest independent office supplies dealer in the Western United States.

GSB is a green certified business and a B Corporation providing 40,000 everyday office items, including over 6,000 environmentally preferred products, that are delivered to customers’ doors, next day, all over the United States. They meet the criteria for three independent environmental and socially responsible business certifications: the Bay Area Green Business and Sacramento Sustainable Business Programs, which certify operations, and B Corporation.


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Environment and climate change

Goods categories

Packaging & paper products

Business sectors

Retail trade