About B Lab

B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
There's no Planet B.

Our international network of organizations leads economic systems change to support our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.

We began in 2006 with the idea that a different kind of economy was not only possible, but necessary — and that business could lead the way towards a new, stakeholder-driven model. B Lab became known for certifying B Corporations, which are companies that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

But we do much more than that. We’re building the B Corp movement to change our economic system — and to do so, we must change the rules of the game. B Lab creates standards, policies, tools, and programs that shift the behavior, culture, and structural underpinnings of capitalism. We mobilize the B Corp community towards collective action to address society’s most critical challenges.

By harnessing the power of business, B Lab positively impacts companies around the world, helping them balance profit with purpose. Together, we are shifting our global economy from a system that profits few to one that benefits all: advancing a new model that moves from concentrating wealth and power to ensuring equity, from extraction to generation, and from prioritizing individualism to embracing interdependence.

We won’t stop until all business is a force for good.


B Lab has developed guidelines to minimize conflict of interest, reputational risk, and mission drift. We maintain a balance of mission-aligned philanthropic and earned revenue. Our Standards development and certification processes are transparent and clearly articulated, as is our complaints mechanism to address controversial issues and industries.  


To underscore B Lab Global's commitment to collective action, we agree to adopt a position of neutrality regarding the unionization of any employees of the organization.


In 2020, B Lab Global established B Interdependent as a standalone resource for companies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global uprising against racism. B Interdependent encourages the business community to lead with stakeholders at heart, with practices that ensure an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative future.

This website was developed with funding from Partners for a New Economy.

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