About the B Corp Community Q&A Series
In an effort to provide transparency and information about issues important to the B Corp community, B Lab U.S. & Canada will host a two-part Fall webinar series in September and October. After a brief introduction, we will spend time answering selected questions submitted in advance via the event registration form, and will provide additional time for attendees to ask questions live of our team.
This second session on October 4 will include information about the recent growth of the B Corp community and evolution of B Lab’s standards for Certified B Corporations. The first session (Part 1) will happen on September 20 and will cover the phased pricing update. Learn more and register here for Part 1.
About the October 4 Session: The Growing B Corp Community and the Evolution of B Lab’s Standards
In today’s business climate, companies of all sizes are considering how they can rethink business practices and improve their social and environmental impact. Over the past two years this has led to a huge acceleration in both the number of Certified B Corporations and companies applying for certification. The growing visibility of the B Corp movement invites scrutiny, and rightfully so. There have been conversations about B Lab’s standards and certification among B Corps, sustainability advocates, consumers, and other stakeholders. This has grown as we welcome larger, more complex businesses into the B Corp movement.
This feedback is welcome. Our movement is built on continuous improvement and stakeholder input — both are critical to the ongoing evolution of our standards. B Lab sets rigorous standards not to designate perfect companies, but to provide a framework for systemic change. For a recent overview of B Lab responses to community members’ questions, refer to this June blog post.
During this 60-minute session, we will welcome pre-submitted B Corp and B Corp-adjacent community members’ questions about this growth and evolution, and will provide additional time to respond to questions live. Speakers will include:
- Eleanor Allen, Lead Executive, B Lab Global
- Jodi Beasley, Senior Director of Community, B Lab U.S. & Canada
- Sarah Ford, Senior Community Success Manager, B Lab U.S. & Canada
- Jorge Fontanez, CEO, B Lab U.S. & Canada
- Dan Osusky, Head of Standards and Insights, B Lab Global
- Lindsey Wilson, Associate Director of Growth, B Lab U.S. & Canada
Who Should Attend?
These webinars are geared toward our community of current Certified B Corporation businesses and B Corp-adjacent communities or networks like B Academics, B Local members, growth partners and B Corp consultants.
Questions you would like to see addressed during the Q&A portion of the webinar can be submitted in advance during registration. General questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.