You may have seen the Certified B Corporation (or the “circle-B”) logo on many of your favorite products, but what does that little stamp really mean? Join us as we go behind the scenes – Behind the B – to learn what it takes for a business to become a B Corp.
Who should attend?
All are welcome! This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about what it means for a business to become a Certified B Corporation. Whether you’re an employee of a B Corp looking to learn more, a business that’s interested in certifying, or a general supporter of socially and environmentally responsible business – this event is for everyone!
About Certified B Corporations (B Corps)
B Corp Certification means that a business meets high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. These companies are certified by the nonprofit, B Lab. In order to achieve certification, a company must:
- Demonstrate high social and environmental performance by achieving a B Impact Assessment score of 80 or above and passing our risk review. Multinational corporations must also meet baseline requirement standards.
- Make a legal commitment by changing their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders, and achieve benefit corporation status if available in their jurisdiction.
- Exhibit transparency by allowing information about their performance measured against B Lab’s standards to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab’s website.
As leaders in the movement for economic systems change, B Corps reap remarkable benefits. They build trust with consumers, communities, and suppliers; attract and retain employees; and draw mission-aligned investors. As they are required to undergo the verification process every three years in order to recertify, B Corps are by definition also focused on continuous improvement, leading to their long-term resiliency.