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2 Magazines | 367 Articles | 25,249 Followers | @BCorporation | B Lab is a 501(c)(3) serving the world's leading entrepreneurs of the B Corporation Community, a global collection of companies using the power of business as a force for good. There are currently 760 B Corps in 27 countries and 60 industries around the world. For more information, visit http://www.bcorporation.net

B Corps are Best for the World

B Corp certification shines a light on the companies leading the global movement of people using business as a force for good. Today, over 500 …

Business School

How B Corps like Persephone Brewing are Democratizing Fundraising

Ownership of privately-held companies is changing, and B Corps are at the front of the wave.<p>In the past, equity investment—the purchase of shares …

Investing

B Corp Movement Profile in Brookings

The Brookings Institution, one of the USA's oldest nonprofit think tanks, released a paper last week on B Lab and the B Corp movement. Brookings …

Capitalism

Certifying a Large Company: A B Corp Case Study with Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher became a Certified B Corp in December of 2015. The company makes and sells upscale women's business and casual clothing made mostly …

Bancolombia Launches Major B Lab Partnership

In May 2016, Bancolombia announced a Measure What Matters partnership with Sistema B (B Lab's South American partner) and B Lab. This partnership is …

Colombia

Treefort Music Fest, Planet Bluegrass, and Playing for Change: How B Corps Got Musical

How did the B Corp community meet the music industry? It started with a Michael Franti show in 2011.<p>Michael Franti is an activist beyond the …

Bluegrass Music

4 Ways to Improve Your Score on the B Impact Assessment

To certify as a B Corporation, a company must score over 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, a free online platform to evaluate your company’s …

Parental Leave

Public Comment Period for Educational Standards

B Lab has developed an educational products and services addendum to the B Impact Assessment and is now accepting stakeholder feedback through Friday …

Education

B Lab Statement on North Carolina HB2 and B Corp Champions Retreat

The 2016 B Corp Champions Retreat and related events will be relocated from North Carolina in light of a newly enacted State law called HB2 which …

North Carolina

Danone Joins Multinational Advisory Council

In December of 2015, Danone, a leading global food company, pledged to help more people use business as a force for good by joining B Lab's …

Fortune 500

2015 Year in Review

2015 was a year of building bridges—to new partners, new regions, and new markets. B Corps and benefit corporations were everywhere in 2015. Take a …

Impact Investing

Laureate Education Becomes Largest Certified B Corporation

Laureate Education is the largest degree-granting higher education institution in the world. Laureate's 88 institutions across 28 countries graduate …

Education

Public Comment Period for Draft B Impact Assessment Version 5.0

B Lab invites you and all stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft B Impact Assessment Version 5, now available for public comment from October …

Unilever, Multinationals, and the B Corp Movement

A growing number of multinational companies are interested in engaging with the B Corp movement. This is good news, because we need an inclusive …

Unilever

Version 5 of the B Impact Assessment coming January 2016

B Lab is excited to announce that the next version of the B Impact Assessment, Version 5, is scheduled for launch in January of 2016. Every two …

Performance Testing

Good Growth: 26 B Corps on the Inc 5000 List

Too often, companies that focus on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit) are assumed to be skimping on the third. Too often, it is …

Nonprofits

Worker Transparency: Positive Conflict Resolution for Dharma Merchant Services

In order to engage your employees, you have to understand them. Clearing sessions are a unique approach that Best for Workers B Corp Dharma Merchant …

Transparency

Call for Public Comment: New Higher Education Standards

B Lab is creating an addendum to the B Impact Assessment with targeted questions to measure for-profit postsecondary providers’ unique impact—for …

Education

Being a Worker-Owned Cooperative can make your Company Best for the World

PV Squared, a Best for Workers B Corp, is an accredited solar energy design and installation company based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. PV Squared …

Business

Worker Transparency: QoC Health Reinvents Quarterly Meetings

Employees are the force that drives every company in the world. It would make sense to ensure that all employees have a voice within the company, …

Transparency

Seventh Generation’s New Way of Transforming Commerce

As a company, how do you help ‘transform commerce’ such that companies do business in a way that values people and place? Seventh Generation, a …

Employment

Roadmap for a B Corp Summer

As summer gets underway, the time for vacationing, relaxing, and spending quality time with your family is near. In honor of the season, we've come …

Energy

5 Reasons #SocEnt Start-Ups should Measure their Impact

Seven months into their operations, the co-founders of EcoZoom took time to go through the B Impact Assessment — a comprehensive assessment of a …

Startups

Being the Best Boss for the World

Starting a small business comes with plenty of challenges. For example: what happens when you’re not quite as small any more? We spoke to Nora …

Self-improvement

3 Ways the Top-Performing B Corps Improve their Impact

There’s one thing all Best for the World honorees have in common: they never stop trying to improve. We asked the top-scoring B Corps what practices …

Environment

Win-Win-Win: This Best for Communities Honoree Just Gave Itself Away

One of the Best for the World lists that requires the most explanation is our Best for Communities list. While our Best for Workers and Best for the …

Social Enterprise

Start Here - Advice from the Best for the World

Our Best for the World honorees all commit to dozens of exceptional business practices to improve their impact on the world — but what do they think …

Business

What makes Greyston Bakery and New Belgium Brewing Best for the World?

What makes a company Best for the World — and what pushes them to keep getting better? Each of the 350 companies honored this year has an amazing …

Craft Brewing

Why Measure What Matters?

All our Best for the World honorees have something in common: they’ve all measured their company’s social and environmental impact by taking the B …

Better Know a B: Galileo Learning Maintains Positive Culture

One of the best parts about being a B Corp is being part of a community dedicated to creating great places to work. Galileo Learning has had the good …

Learning