Best for the World™️ all around the globe
The lists may have been announced in July, but the opportunity to learn from the Best for the World™️ B Corps runs all the year round.
The B Global Network and B Corp community continue to recognize the B Corps in their regions with the highest scores across our five core impact areas — workers, customers, community, environment, and governance — through online and in-person events and activations.
Read on for a roundup of Best for the World 2022 happenings across the globe — plus keep an eye out for more webinars, events, and panels coming up as we continue to celebrate. (And check out the full Best for the World 2022 lists here!)
The achievement of Best for the World companies demonstrates leadership on social and environmental performance — both to the B Corp community and all businesses looking to improve their social and environmental impact. Around our Global Network, B Lab and Sistema B have been celebrating and sharing the significance of this achievement.
On the B Lab UK blog, Impact Manager Debbie Thackray shares what the Best for the World can teach us about business impact, and how she works with companies to plan for performance improvement on the B Impact Assessment through the process of B Corp Certification and recertification.
Lucia Baruzzi and Gudrun Drexler of B Lab Europe’s Communications team lead a webinar and roundtable discussion with Best for the World European B Corps across a wide range of business sectors, touching on their impact work and journeys of continuous improvement.
Plus, there have been online and in-person gatherings around the world to celebrate the winners, including events hosted by Sistema B Mexico, Sistema B Chile, B Lab UK, and B Lab Germany.
Let’s have an in-depth look at how Best for the World B Corps across the five impact areas are being recognized for high performance in their regions:
To be Best for the World in the Workers Impact Area, businesses demonstrate leadership in providing employee benefits and promoting workforce well-being — across compensation, benefit packages, professional development and training, and ownership opportunities, as well as day-to day factors such as job flexibility, communication, and health and safety practices.
On their blog, B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand round up their region’s Best for the World: Workers B Corps, and break down some of the core strategies that earn them the distinction, including worker-ownership, centering work-life balance, flex time, and creating company culture with empathy at its core.
Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate their Best for the World: Workers B Corps, including FAMA Investimentos, an equity fund manager committed to responsible investment.
B Lab U.S. & Canada share the B Corps leading on worker impact across both nations, highlighting People of Color and women-owned businesses that offer proactive and expansive workplace benefits (Avenue, Bluedog Design), as well as EnGen, a company that works to recruit and provide career development to English language learners. U.S. & Canada also shares a livestream coffee chat with Best for the World: Workers B Corp Cream City Conservation & Consulting, a social enterprise and consulting firm that also operates a land stewardship training program for traditionally underrepresented youth and young adults.
B Lab Hong Kong & Macau share a spotlight on PIE Strategy Limited, a sustainability consulting firm and Best for the World: Workers B Corp that has had an employee profit-sharing policy in place since its foundation.
On August 31, 2022, B Lab UK will host a free webinar featuring learnings from Best for the World: Workers B Corps in their region about reflecting high performance in this area in the B Impact Assessment. Register here!
Best for the World B Corps leading in the Customers Impact Area are businesses whose goods and services go beyond the ordinary to drive meaningful benefit in the lives of the people they serve. They listen to their customer communities and incorporate feedback, and implement safety and trust measures in their marketing and privacy policies.
In Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand, Best for the World: Customers B Corps include ethical investment and financial services companies (Ethinvest, Future Super), educational service providers (Maths Pathway), and Your Call Whistleblowing Solutions, a business focused on resources and consultation for corporate whistleblowing.
Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate their Best for the World: Customers B Corps, including Trybe, a web development school providing fair and equitable access to tech education, and Welight, a hybrid organization driving technological solutions towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
B Lab U.S. & Canada’s BFTW Customers list ranges from companies creating access for under-resourced communities to critical resources like financial services (Capital Plus Financial), wages (Payactiv), and health insurance (Vonzella) to Kids in the Game, a youth sports organization in New York City with a pricing model that provides equitable access to kids and families regardless of economic status. U.S. & Canada also shares a livestream coffee chat with Best for the World: Customers B Corp Momenta, an experiential learning and outdoor education program.
On November 7, 2022, B Lab UK will host a free webinar featuring learnings from Best for the World: Customers B Corps in their region about reflecting high performance in this area in the B Impact Assessment. Register here!
To prove they’re Best for the World in the Community Impact Area, B Corps demonstrate exceptionalism in their practices in both local and global communities, relating to hiring and supply chains, social engagement, giving back, and more.
On their website, B Lab UK profiles Y.O.U. Underwear, a three-employee business that became the UK’s highest-scoring B Corp when they achieved certification in November of 2021. Y.O.U. earns their high marks in the Community Impact Area through a business model that incorporates both charitable giving and in-kind donation of their underwear to organizations in Africa and the UK that help girls stay in school during their menstrual periods.
B Lab Hong Kong & Macau shared a soundbite from Work for Impact, a talent platform B Corp that provides young people in countries with developing economies with pathways to job skills training.
Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate their Best for the World: Community B Corps, including Papel Semente, a recycled paper manufacturer that sources material and provides income to a cooperative of garbage pickers in their local community, and eureciclo, a sustainability seal for recyclable products.
Sustainability publication Youtopia highlightsHoja Verde, an environmentally friendly flower farm and Empresa B within Sistema B Ecuador that supports its local community in the country’s mountainous region by providing workforce development initiatives.
Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand run down their B Corps with highest community impact, including Eat Me Chutneys, which sources produce from populations regionally and history excluded from supply chains and Who Gives A Crap, a toilet paper and tissue company that donates 50 percent of profits to sanitation charities.
In the U.S. & Canada B Corps, the Best For The World B Corps earning the Community accolade include Measure Meant, a social impact consulting firm that funds the salary for a part-time position at an organization serving the local Black community and Public Supply, a stationery company that donates a quarter of annual profits towards purchasing supplies for public school classrooms. U.S. & Canada also shares a livestream coffee chat with Best for the World: Community B Corp Looptworks, a zero-waste bag and apparel retailer.
On November 28, 2022, B Lab UK will host a free webinar featuring learnings from Best for the World: Community B Corps in their region about reflecting high performance in this area in the B Impact Assessment. Register here!
Best for the World B Corps in the Environment Impact Area realize that there is no future for economic activity without a sustainable planetary system supporting all people. They work to center positive impact on climate in their business practices by doing work designed to solve environmental issues, as well as remediating climate impacts of these workstreams.
B Lab Hong Kong & Macau highlights Hyginova, a B Corp disrupting unsustainable practices in the hygiene industry by using post-consumer materials in their product packaging and implementing a packaging recycling program, as well as using renewable energy.
Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate their Best for the World: Environment B Corps, including Boomera, a circular engineering company working to transform waste products into reusable material, and Combio Energia, an energy company promoting the use of sustainable biomass as a fossil fuel alternative.
Sustainability publication Youtopia recognizesEcuadorian Empresa B Organic Life, a producer and delivery service that earns their Best for the World recognition through their production of organic eggs, fruits, vegetables, and grains.
Leading the pack on environmental impact in Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand are Reef Ecologic, which provides solutions and marine education services related to oceanic reef conservation, Flow Hive, a honey company that harvests with minimal impact to bees and their habitat, and Boody, a line of bamboo underwear that prohibits toxic chemical use in their supply chain.
U.S. & Canadian Best for the World: Environment B Corps include Aether Diamonds, a jeweler that manufactures gemstones out of sequestered carbon harvested from the air, ChopValue, which uses a circular model to build furniture and houseware out of post-consumer chopsticks; and Petaluma, a sustainable, plant-based dog food brand.
On October 3, 2022, B Lab UK will host a free webinar featuring learnings from Best for the World: Environment B Corps in their region about reflecting high performance in this area in the B Impact Assessment. Register here!
All Certified B Corps are required to embed stakeholder governance into their business models. Best for the World companies in the Governance category go above and beyond in their best practices by demonstrating exceptional stakeholder engagement and response to feedback, financial transparency, and incorporation of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in their governing bodies.
U.S. & Canada-based B Corps recognized for Governance include Justo’s Plant-Based Dips, a food company that actively adjusts business practice based on stakeholder feedback, and Sensiba San Filippo LLP, an accounting firm that tracks its progress on B Corp values in a leadership dashboard that is reviewed every month.
Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate their Best for the World: Governance B Corps, including All Set, an advertising and communications firm, and Rise Ventures, an investment firm working with early growth and high potential companies related to social impact, environment, and well-being.
B Lab U.S. & Canada also shares a livestream coffee chat with Best for the World: Governance B Corp Spring Bank, a community bank dedicated to providing equitable access to financial services to unbanked and underbanked consumers as well as small businesses in the New York City, U.S. area.
Sustainability publication Youtopia recognizes Ecuadorian Empresa B Wanderbus Ecuador for their achievement in this category. Wanderbus is a tour company that works in partnership with rural communities to provide positive economic impact, while giving tourists an authentic and meaningful experience.
On September 12, 2022, B Lab UK will host a free webinar featuring learnings from Best for the World: Governance B Corps in their region about reflecting high performance in this area in the B Impact Assessment. Register here!
And these activations are just the beginning — Best for the World commemorations and educational opportunities will continue throughout the B Global Network in the months to come. Connect with B Lab on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay updated.
Every year, B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corps creating great impact through their businesses. Browse the lists of 2022 Best for the World ™️ B Corps.
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