Founder of B Lab Europe moves to global position
Statement from the Co-Founders of B Lab Europe
Amsterdam, March 2017
B Lab Europe is pleased to announce that Marcello Palazzi, co-founder, has accepted the new role of Global Ambassador, working for B Lab worldwide. With this important step, Marcello will be able to support the global development of the B Corp movement with a specific aim to help and encourage multinational companies, that are global in scope, get more involved with this community.
In 2013, Mr. Palazzi co-founded B Lab Europe together with Leen Zevenbergen. Over the past three years under their leadership the B Corp community has grown rapidly with more than 200 Certified B Corporations across 15 different countries, drawing support and participation from well known companies such as Triodos Bank, Tony Chocolonely and Dopper, among others. The European B Corp community joins more than 2000 other B Corps from 50 countries which together make up the largest community of sustainable companies in the world.
Mr. Palazzi: “I am very excited to be able to contribute to the further exponential growth of the B Corp community worldwide. Many small and mid-sized companies are turning into B Corps, but also large multinationals are committed to making their first steps to becoming a B Corp. I look forward to supporting them on their journey.”
Bart Houlahan, co-founder of the B Lab movement worldwide: “We are extremely pleased to see Marcello take this new role. He is the ideal matchmaker and has inspired many business leaders to join this movement. We are certain that Marcello will add greatly to our further growth.”
As of April 1st, 2017 Mr. Palazzi will assume the new role of Global Ambassador. B Lab Europe would like to congratulate him on this new position. We are grateful for his leadership and stewardship and look forward to continuing to work together.
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