B Lab Research Fellowship - Call for Proposals

Apply to become a 1-year virtual research “fellow” at B Lab Global, exploring our datasets on corporate sustainability and business governance efforts.
By B Lab Global Insights Team
February 9, 2023

B Lab is the nonprofit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. Building on our standards and certification process, our network leads economic systems change to support our collective vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. The growth of the B Corp movement has also been of interest to researchers, and many seek to utilize the publicly available database “B Corp Impact Data” at Data.World. This database is made available and maintained by the Insights team at B Lab Global. A large part of the data, the wider B Impact Assessment data, is not easily accessible by researchers however, given data privacy considerations. Still, this can be an invaluable source of data as over 200,000 companies have registered on the B Impact Assessment, and a large number have completed significant sections of it. On top of B Corp data, this therefore represents a large database on corporate sustainability and governance efforts. To create a real win-win opportunity, the Insights team would like to launch a “researcher fellowship” pilot to enable researchers to work with a much wider range of our data, with support from the Insights team.

The Insights team at B Lab Global is launching this research fellowship pilot because we believe there are a wide range of research questions that, given their importance, are of interest both to B Lab and the academic community. To accelerate learning about these questions, the Insights Team wants to invite researchers to become a 1-year virtual “fellow” at B Lab Global, and support them to explore these questions using the full datasets B Lab Global has available (and following necessary data protection steps and measures - see the full Call For Proposals). In this call B Lab is inviting scholars to submit a 2 page proposal explaining the questions they would like to explore using the wide range of B Lab data. In this first pilot, B Lab is looking to host 2 fellows from diverse geographies.

Submission deadline: March 31st 2023

Submission address: insights@bcorporation.net

Attachment: Call for Proposals

We aim to announce the selection of the 2 fellows early May, with a start in June 2023.

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