The new sector of the economy needed its own "State of the Community" address so we teamed up with the folks at Sustainable Industries to bring you the first annual B Corporation Annual Report. It features in-depth profiles on B Corporations, commentary on issues facing our community and has a complete directory listing of every B Corporation certified to date by industry. A must read as well as a must pass-on.
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More than 200 B Corps are differentiating their company, not just their products (and saving money too!). by Celeste Reid and Amie Vacaro
B Lab is working to create a new corporate form with higher standards of purpose, accountability and transparency. by Amy Westervelt
B Impact Rating System helps private equity investors and credit providers go beyond SRI to Impact. by Matt Krogh
B Corps are re-defining success in business by creating neconomic opportunity, restoring the environment and building strong communities.
Method’s pay-it-forward carbon reduction program. South Mountain’s employee-owned democratic workplace.
How to get involved.
In more than 50 industries, find a B at work, home or play.
Our Progress Summary
The leadership of the B Corp community has helped B Lab accomplish the following in the last two years:
Building a Community of Leaders
We’re certified more than 200 B Corporations from 54 industries and 28 states, representing about $1 billion in sales and $7 billion of investment assets.
Saving Money in a Recession
We’ve saved B Corps more than $600,000 through our 23 Service Partners.
Creating a New Corporate Form
B Lab is working to create a new corporate form with higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.
Driving Impact Investing
The Global Impact Investing Network (led by members Prudential, JPMorgan Chase, Rockefeller Foundation and others) has asked B Lab to develop the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS).
Catalyzing a Marketplace around Standards
More than 1,000 companies are benchmarking their social and environmental performance with the B Impact Rating System (BIRS)
Launching V2.0 of the B Impact Ratings System (BIRS)
More than 40 thought leaders, practitioners and academics spent eighteen months creating the Public Beta of V2.0.