B Corp Inclusive Economy Challenge


A living wage for all workers. A boardroom with the same mix of people as the factory floor. Business that works for everyone.

Resources for Participating Companies

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An inclusive economy is one that creates opportunity for all people of all backgrounds and experiences to live with dignity, to support themselves and their families, and to make a contribution to their communities.

The Inclusive Economy Challenge is a call to action for the community of Certified B Corporations to improve our collective impact and move toward an inclusive economy. 175 companies participated in the Challenge's pilot year, collectively achieving 298 measurable inclusion goals. Read the full Inclusive Economy 2017 Impact Report.

Program Details

Companies participating in the Inclusive Economy Challenge choose three or more goals from the Inclusive Economy Metric Set to improve on before the 2018 B Corp Champions Retreat in September. The Inclusive Economy Metric Set offers concrete metrics on themes like supporting vulnerable workers, climate change mitigation, supplier screening, and corporate governance.

Throughout the year, B Lab will check in with quarterly progress reports.. We’ll regularly share relevant resources, including step-by-step workbooks to guide you through the process, best practice guides assembled by B Lab, and content from trusted topic experts.

B Corps who want to participate in the 2018 Inclusive Economy Challenge are encouraged to sign up and choose goal metrics by January 12th, 2018 to be able to take advantage of all resources and participate in all progress reports. Regardless of when you join, we’ll be celebrating our collective impact and sharing stories at the Champions Retreat in the fall.

Inclusive Economy Challenge FAQ

648 Inclusive Economy goals set. 298 Inclusive Economy goals achieved.39 companies increased the diversity and inclusion of their workforce. 31 companies increased the diversity and inclusion of their supply chains. 21 companies adopted or improved family friendly policies, including caregiver leave and job flexibility options.19 companies offered new or improved financial services to part-time and hourly workers. 9 companies improved the diversity of their Board of Directors. 6 companies created more inclusive ownership opportunities for employees, including those from underrepresented groups.

Inclusive Economy Stories

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Fill out the form below to start your company’s journey to a more inclusive economy! We’ll contact you by email to send you everything you need to choose your company’s goals, set targets, and take action.

Join us! An inclusive economy isn't built in a year. Sign up fro the 2018 Challenge!