B Corps “Go Beyond” Business as Usual for B Corp Month 2023

Press Release
By B Lab Global
March 1, 2023

NEW YORK, 1 March 2023 — Today, B Lab announces the start of B Corp Month 2023, its annual campaign celebrating Certified B Corporations (B Corps) around the world. This year’s theme, “We Go Beyond” (#WeGoBeyond), presents the global community of B Corps who “go beyond” the status quo and take action to transform the economic system. 

Throughout the month, B Corps around the world will invite their stakeholders to understand how and why B Corps have chosen to pursue a more impactful path, and showcase that the B Corp Certification isn’t just a mark; it’s a global movement of people going beyond business as usual to make their mark on the world. The campaign will be activated by the more than 6,000 Certified B Corps across 88 countries and 159 industries, and representing more than 500,000 workers; and B Lab’s B Global Network, the unified group of global, regional, and national organizations that power the B Corp movement at the local level. 

“B Corp Month is an opportunity for those both in and outside of the B Corp movement to learn how B Corps are doing business differently, by creating positive impact for all of their stakeholders and taking strides to minimize their negative impact,” said Eleanor Allen, Lead Executive of B Lab Global. “This year is a transformative year for the B Corp movement. With the rapid growth we’ve achieved over the last few years, we’re excited to show how the global B Corp community truly demonstrates what it means when business is a force for good.”

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet high standards of positive social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service, it assesses the overall social and environmental impact of the company that stands behind it. To achieve B Corp Certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact, and pass a risk review, an evaluation of a company’s negative impact; change their corporate governance structure to be accountable to all stakeholders, not just shareholders; and exhibit transparency by allowing information about their B Corp Certification performance to be publicly available on their B Corp profile on B Lab Global’s website.

More information on B Corp Month 2023 can be found here.

About B Lab: B Lab is transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet. A leader in economic systems change, our global network creates standards, policies, tools, and programs for business, and we certify companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. To date, our community includes 500,000 workers in over 6,000 B Corps across 80 countries and 150 industries, and more than 200,000 companies manage their impact with the B Impact Assessment and the SDG Action Manager. B Lab has created and led efforts to pass over 50 corporate statutes globally that enable stakeholder governance, with over 10,000 companies using the legal framework. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.bcorporation.net

Media Contact: press@bcorporation.net

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